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Calendar of Events

The Calendar of Events lists upcoming Canadian Geotechnical Society sponsored or co-sponsored events, and other geotechnically-related events in Canada, the USA and elsewhere.

Use the selection boxes provided to search for events by Year, Geographic Location (as per CGS Section catchment areas), and Practice Area (as per CGS Technical Division geotechnical practice areas).

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While the CGS makes every effort to provide correct information in the Calendar of Events, the event website or contact associated with a listing should be relied on as the most up to date.

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Date Location Event Contact
Jan 23, 2018SaskPower Conference Room Regina Geotechnical Group Lunch and Learn
Topic: Geotechnical Challenges of the North Commuter Parkway - Saskatoon Presenter: Rashedul Chowdhury
Contact reginageotechgroup@gmail.com
Jan 23-25, 2018Villars-sur-Ollon, SwitzerlandWinter School on Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment
Geomechanics, Environment and Energy are increasingly related, and important contemporary themes. The school aims to provide participants with a deep understanding on selected topics through lectures given by renowned international experts. The deadline for registering for the Winter School, and for submission of extended abstracts is January 15, 2018.
See Website or Contact gete-school@epfl.ch
Feb 05, 2018Université McGill, Pavillon Macdonald, 817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Salle 497Conférence technique : Analyse et interprétation d’essais de pénétration au piézocône électrique dans le pergélisol riche en glace.
Analyse et interprétation d’essais de pénétration au piézocône électrique dans le pergélisol riche en glace / Analysis and interpretation of electric piezocone penetration tests in ice-rich permafrost
Richard Fortier, ing., Ph.D. Professeur titulaire, Département de géologie et de génie géologique, Université Laval
Contact qcouest.cgs@gmail.com
Feb 12-16, 2018Austin, Texas, USAGrouting Fundamentals Course Held February 12-16, 2018
Texas Engineering Hosts 39th Annual Grouting Short Course February 12-16, 2018 Texas Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin invites you to join the 39th Annual Grouting Short Course. The course will be held in Austin, Texas from February
See Website or Contact kieffer@tugraz.at
Feb 15, 2018Best Western Seven Oaks - 777 Albert Street Regina, SK S4R 2P6 CARegina Geotechnical Group Lunch and Learn
Topic: Landslides Triggered by Extreme Climatic Events Presenter: Ryan Kozun
Contact reginageotechgroup@gmail.com
Feb 16, 2018Vancouver, BCCall for Abstracts - 25th Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium
The 25th Symposium of the Vancouver Geotechnical Society will take place in late May or early June of 2018 and will focus on Ground Improvement.

Abstracts for papers on modeling, design, construction, case histories, or any topic relevant to static or seismic applications of Ground Improvement are due by February 16, 2018. Submissions concerning any engineering activity of particular interest in the Lower Mainland are also welcome.
See Website or Contact mbosse@thurber.ca
Feb 23, 2018Université McGill, Pavillon Macdonald, 817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Salle 497Conférence technique: Méthodes d’injection spécialisée et d’amélioration du sol - Techniques et Études de cas.
Méthodes d’injection spécialisée et d’amélioration du sol - Techniques et Études de cas / Specialty Grouting and Ground Improvement – Techniques & Case Histories
Naresh Gurpersaud, M.A.Sc. P.Eng, Vice President of Engineering for Keller
Contact qcouest.cgs@gmail.com
Mar 05-10, 2018Orlando, FloridaInternational Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo
ADSC (The International Association of Foundation Drilling), DFI (Deep Foundations Institute), G-I ASCE (Geo-Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers), and PDCA (Pile Driving Contractors Association) have joined forces for the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo. Abstracts are due by March 29, 2017.
See Website or Contact ifcee2018@adsc-iafd.com
Mar 12-13, 2018Atlanta, Georgia USAIn-Situ Geotechnical Testing
Course introduces variety of site exploratory methods including geophysics and in-situ testing (SPT, CPT, DMT, SCPTU) and shows how to obtain geoengineering parameters for analysis and design. A module on critical-state soil mechanics is included.
See Website or Contact paul.mayne@ce.gatech.edu
Mar 13, 2018Université McGill, Pavillon Macdonald, 817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Salle 497 Conférence technique: Certains défis imposés par les argiles marines de l'Est du Canada: la perspective d’un consultant
Certains défis imposés par les argiles marines de l'Est du Canada: la perspective d’un consultant / Challenges imposed by the marine clays of Eastern Canada: a consultant’s perspective Raymond Haché, M.Sc., P.Eng., ing. Directeur technique des services de l’ingénierie en géotechnique Stantec Experts-Conseil ltée
Contact qcouest.cgs@gmail.com
Mar 15, 2018Exhibit Floor, Saskatchewan Science Centre, 2903 Powerhouse Drive, Regina, SK S4N 0A1, CanadaGeo-Celebration - Regina Geotechnical Group
The Regina Geotechnical Group (RGG) will be hosting a geo-celebration including dinner, entertainment, and celebration of excellence. Together we will honour the passing of a true legend Dr. Jack Mollard and local professionals.
Contact reginageotechgroup@gmail.com
Apr 09, 2018Seville, SpainACG's Instrumentation and Slope Monitoring Workshop
This workshop is hosted by the Australian Centre for Geomechanics, featuring Professor Phil Dight. The focus will be on new developments relating to conventional terrestrial monitoring systems such as open pit radars, prisms, laser scanning, photogrammetry, as well as the integration of the different types of these monitoring systems and their interpretation.
See Website or Contact info-acg@uwa.edu.au
Apr 10, 2018Seville, SpainACG's InSAR, Radar and Emerging Technologies Workshop
The Australian Centre for Geomechanics hosts this workshop with Professor Phil Dight; it will focus on the use of remote sensing and the application of emerging types of remote monitoring technology.
See Website or Contact info-acg@uwa.edu.au
Apr 12, 2018Montreal, QC and Toronto, ONWorkshop: Noise and Vibration Monitoring and Measurement
Hosted by GKM, this workshop is for all contractors, engineers and technicians working in construction or the operation of mines and quarries who want to improve their theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of noise and vibration monitoring and measurement.
See Website or Contact krheault@gkmconsultants.com
May 03-08, 2018Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaInternational Short Course on Design and Assessment of Mine Waste Structures (Tailings Dams and Rock Dumps)
This comprehensive short course is comprised of five days of 40 lecture hours and three tutorials on the design, construction, operation, monitoring, evaluation and safety of mining facilities.
See Website or Contact sally.petaske@ualberta.ca
May 07-09, 2018Victoria, British Columbia8th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences
ISSMMTC) gathers together international researchers concerned with offshore geohazards. In particular, it is the venue for those working on submarine landslides and the results of those landslides, such as tsunamis, and their impacts on society. Abstracts are due by February 15, 2017.
See Website
May 14, 2018École de technologie supérieure, 1100 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, salle A1424CCLT Spring Speaker – Tom O’Rourke
Artère Centrale de Boston; Leçons apprises sur les mouvements de terrain et la stabilisation des sols / Lessons Learned for Ground Movements and Soil Stabilization from The Boston Central Artery Confirm your participation before May 7.
Contact qcouest.cgs @gmail.com
May 24, 2018Best Western Seven Oaks. 12:00 PM to 1:30 PMCross Canada Lecture Tour - Ground Deformation Effects on Subsurface Pipelines and Infrastructure Systems
Contact reginageotechgroup@gmail.com
Jun 03-06, 2018Canmore, AB7th Canadian Geohazards Conference: Geohazards 7
Geohazards 7 will be held June 3-6, 2018 at the Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre in Alberta. Look for the full Geohazards 7 conference website and the opening of the Call for Abstracts in early 2017.
See Website or Contact info@geohazards7.ca
Jun 06-08, 2018Rome, ItalyInternational Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and the European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC) are both committed to improving quality, safety, innovation, durability, sustainability and standards of technical competence. The conference's intent is to explore the industry’s challenges presented by owners and owners' representative's(consultants/construction managers) who are associated with building the infrastructure systems that meet modern demands. Abstract deadline is June 16, 2017.
See Website
Jun 10-13, 2018Austin, TexasGeotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics 2018 (GEESD V)
On behalf of the Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Committee of the Geo-Institute (G-I) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 5th Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (GEESD V). GEESD V 2018 builds upon the success of past events in Sacramento CA (2008), Seattle WA (1998), Park City UT (1988), and Pasadena CA (1978). The deadline for abstract submission is May 24, 2017.
See Website or Contact adrianrm@vt.edu; e.rathje@mail.utexas.edu
Jun 13-16, 2018Fredericton, NBCSCE 2018 Annual Conference
The CSCE 2018 conference theme is Building Tomorrow’s Society. Conference speakers will provide insight on the design, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure for tomorrow’s society. Topics are to include general civil engineering, environmental, materials, natural disaster, structural, and transportation themes. The abstract submission deadline is November 30, 2017.
See Website or Contact lois.arkwright@csce.ca
Jun 16-21, 2018Vancouver, BCRFG 2018
RFG 2018 is the first international conference focused on the resources that will be required for future generations.The rapid growth of developing economies and the fundamental needs of many disadvantaged people across the globe are resulting in an increased demand for many resources and changes in the delivery of existing ones. The need for focused environmental priorities and new technologies will add additional requirements and constraints. The deadline for Session Proposals has been extended to May 1, 2017.
See Website or Contact registration@cim.org
Jun 17-20, 2018Seattle, WAARMA 2018 Seattle
The American Rock Mechanics Association invites you to its 52nd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on June 24-27, 2018. Abstracts are due by December 1, 2017.
See Website or Contact info@armarocks.org
Jun 20-22, 2018Seattle, WASecond International Discrete Fracture Network Engineering Conference, DFNE 2018
The Second International Discrete Fracture Network Engineering Conference, DFNE 2018 will take place June 27-29, 2018 in Seattle, WA following the 52nd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. Abstract submission deadline is December 1, 2017.
See Website or Contact info@dfne2018.com
Jun 21-22, 2018Delft, the Netherlands4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT’18)
CPT’18 will focus on the solution of geotechnical challenges using the cone penetration test CPT, CPT add-on measurements and companion in-situ penetration tools (such as full flow and free fall penetrometers), with particular emphasis on practical experience and application of research findings.
See Website
Jun 27-29, 2018New York, NYSuperPile '18
Technical committees of DFI and ADSC will combine their industry expertise to provide presentations on the latest developments in augered cast-in-place/ drilled displacement piles, drilled shafts, driven piles, ground improvement, helical piles and tiebacks, marine foundations, micropiles, testing and evaluation of foundation systems, and seismic and lateral loads. Abstract submission deadline is January 12, 2018
See Website or Contact events@dfi.org
Jul 23-25, 2018 Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, ChinaGeoChina 2018 - 5th International Conference
This conference will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction, and safety inspections of transportation infrastructures. Abstracts are due by March 15, 2017.
See Website or Contact jeffrey.lee@arrb.com.au
Jul 31 - Aug 03, 2018Quebec, QC10th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges: SMSB-X
SMSB-X is dedicated to gathering and disseminating information and exchanging experiences and practices in the field of bridge design, construction and management systems.
See Website or Contact adel.zaki@snclavalin.com
Aug 22-24, 2018Kingston, ON3rd Virtual Geoscience Conference
The 3rd Virtual Geoscience Conference will be held August 22-24, 2018 in Kingston, Canada. This is the premier conference for researchers, government, and industry members conducting innovative research in close range remote sensing and computer visualization applied to the geosciences. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 30, 2018.
See Website or Contact vgc2018@virtualoutcrop.com
Sep 06-07, 2018SwitzerlandInternational Conference on Earth Science and Climate Change
Earth Science 2018 aims to gather eminent scientists, research scholars, notable society, and educationists and professionals to express their views on the latest technologies, trends and concerns in Earth Science and Climate Change.
See Website or Contact earthscience@meetingint.org
Sep 17-21, 2018San Francisco, California, USA61st AEG Annual Meeting/13th IAEG Congress
AEG is partnering with the International Association of Engineering Geologists and the Environment (IAEG) to host the first ever Congress in the United States in IAEG’s 54-year history. The 2018 meeting will have a five-day format featuring prominent national and international keynote speakers, four days of technical sessions and symposia, and an all-day Wednesday tour of local geology for full meeting registrants and guests. The deadline for submission of published paper abstracts is June 30, 2017.
See Website or Contact contact@aegweb.org
Sep 23-26, 2018Edmonton, ABGeoEdmonton 2018
The 71st Annual CGS Conference and 13th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference will take place at the Shaw Centre September 23-26, 2018. Abstracts are due by December 31, 2017.
See Website or Contact sponsors@geoedmonton2018.ca
Sep 26-28, 2018Lausanne, SwitzerlandInternational Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG-2018)
The International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG) is organized under the auspices of the Technical Committee on Energy Geotechnics (TC-308) of the ISSMGE. Recognizing the strong need for shared knowledge in innovative and challenging applications on energy geotechnics, SEG aims to serve as a forum for promoting the exchange of ideas, practices and state-of-the-art on a broad range of topics in the area. The abstract submission deadline is October 30, 2017.
See Website or Contact seg2018@epfl.ch
Oct 15-17, 2018Vancouver, CanadaFourth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Cavingon
The Australian Centre for Geomechanics looks forward to hosting the Fourth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving. Abstracts are due by February 19, 2018.
See Website or Contact info-acg@uwa.edu.au
Oct 18, 2018Vancouver, CanadaACG Ground Support in Cave Mining Workshop
Professor Yves Potvin will facilitate this interactive and informative ACG workshop, which will explore both the technical and practical aspects of ground support in cave mining operations. The workshop is designed to assist mining personnel involved with the design and implementation of cave mining ground support.
See Website or Contact info-acg@uwa.edu.au
Oct 24-27, 2018Anaheim, CADFI 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations
This conference will feature technical presentations on innovations and advancements that address performance based design and construction of foundations subject to increasingly challenging structural demands. The 2018 Conference will provide an international forum for a wide range of geo-professionals to present, discuss, and debate all aspects of assessment,development, design and mitigation for complex loading conditions in the 21st Century. Abstract submission deadline is December 15, 2017.
See Website or Contact events@dfi.org
Oct 25, 2018Best Western Seven Oaks. 12:00 PM to 1:30 PMRGG Lunch and Learn
USE OF AN INNOVATIVE GEOCOMPOSITE (PARADRAIN) TO BUILD A REINFORCED SLOPE
Contact reginageotechgroup@gmail.com
Nov 24-28, 2018Cairo, EgyptGeoMEast 2018 International Congress and Exhibition
GeoMEast 2018 will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction, and safety Inspections of transportation Infrastructures and offer a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st century.
See Website or Contact info@ssige.org
Nov 27, 2018Liu Institute Case Room, UBC, Vancouver, BC, CanadaSVDESIGNER & SVSLOPE Training Workshop
One-Day Workshop presented by SoilVision Systems.
Key Topics include:
• Focus on mining solutions
• 3D stability analysis of tailings dams and open pits
• Focus on Limit Equilibrium Methods (LEM)
• Simplified 3D model creation in minutes or hours
• Handling complex intersecting geo-strata and topology and using material volumes in 3D models
See Website or Contact contact@soilvision.com
Nov 29 - Dec 04, 2018Edmonton, AB, CanadaInternational Short Course on Permafrost Engineering: Effective Design and Construction in Permafrost Region
This five-day course will cover a variety of topics, including the logistical challenges of building in Northern Regions, understanding the origin and different types of ground ice and evaluating and designing foundations and slopes in permafrost.
See Website or Contact sally.petaske@ualberta.ca
Dec 03-05, 2018Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)The Second JTC1 Workshop on Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides
The Workshop will provide a platform to discuss the latest technical development and knowledge gaps with a view to promoting further advances in the understanding of the subject. The highlights of the Workshop include the Hutchinson Lecture, Hungr Oration, benchmarking exercise for landslide runout analysis, keynote addresses and special lectures. Extended abstracts are due by June 30, 2018.
See Website or Contact hkges@hkges.org
Dec 09-12, 2018Edmonton, AB, CanadaInternational Oil Sands Tailings Conference (IOSTC) 2018
Invited speakers and select technical presentations on topics including innovations in tailings management and dewatering technologies, regulatory policy and guidelines, mine waste structure integrity and closure/reclamation considerations.
See Website or Contact sally.petaske@ualberta.ca