Enrolment is now open for flagship conference GeoAmericas 2024 in Toronto.
The 5th Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics will gather worldwide experts to discuss the appropriate use and positive impact of geosynthetics, this time via the theme ‘Connecting State of the Art to State of Practice’.
The conference, organised by IGS North America, takes place on April 28 to May 1, 2024, in Toronto, Canada, and is the first time the event has taken place in Canada.
There will be a particular focus this year on sustainability, energy, mining, and transportations infrastructure, while a regional focus will explore ‘hot topics’ in the Americas including engineering in different environments, geotechnical and civil software advances, and the standardization of geosynthetics. There will also be a technical tour of the Don River project in Toronto, and student teams will be able to take part in the GeoJeopardy technical quiz.
As well as technical sessions, Q&As, presentations, and networking opportunities, delegates will be able to hear the Zornberg Lecture, this time given jointly by Vinicius Benjamim and Victor Pimental. The Lecture was established in 2019 in honor of Dr Jorge Zornberg, for his significant contribution to geosynthetics and leadership in founding the first GeoAmericas conference.
The event will also be celebrating several significant milestones – the 40th anniversaries of the ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics, and the journal Geotextiles & Geomembranes, and the 30th anniversary of the journal Geosynthetics International.
Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are also now open, with further details available here.
Submit your team for the GeoJeopardy quiz, which is accepting applications until November 30.
For more information about GeoAmericas 2024, visit the conference website here.