La Société canadienne
de géotechnique
The Canadian
Geotechnical Society
La Société canadienne canadienne de géotechnique
The Canadian Geotechnical Society
The Canadian

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
Feb 16-17, 2016Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton, ON2016 CGS-SOS Two One-Day Seminars: Soil to Rock -Fundamentals to Advanced
CGS-SOS is pleased to present two, one-day seminars designed for Geotechnical Consultants, Geo-structural Designers, Specialty Geotechnical Contractors, Government Agencies, University Students and other contractors and designers who desire continual improvement to their geotechnical engineering skills.
See Website or Contact Andrew.DeSira@ontario.ca
Feb 24, 2016Best Western Seven Oaks - 777 Albert Street Regina, SKCharacterization of Subgrade and Unbound Granular Materials for Flexible Pavements - Evolutions and Future Challenges
For details see website
See Website or Contact regina@cgs.ca
Mar 01, 2016Pan Pacific Hotel - Crystal PavilionMarch 1st: The Sustainable Road to Prosperity in Latin America Seminar
Our upcoming Expoplaza Latina seminar in partnership with GLOBE 2016 is focused on initiatives in clean tech business and sustainable practices.
See Website or Contact paolavm@latincouver.ca
Mar 02, 2016Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, QCCPT Short-Course
The seminar will introduce CPT technology and provide an overview of CPT interpretation. CPT applications and case histories will be covered with an emphasis on geotechnical
See Website or Contact toronto@conetec.com
Mar 04, 2016Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ONCPT Short-Course
The seminar will introduce CPT technology and provide an overview of CPT interpretation. CPT applications and case histories will be covered with an emphasis on geotechnical
See Website or Contact toronto@conetec.com
Mar 16, 2016Best Western Seven Oaks, 777 Albert Street, Regina, SKRelationship among creep, secondary consolidation and stress relaxation using a simple viscous model and incorporating the effects of the rigidity of the testing system
More details here https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/relationship-among-creep-secondary-consolidation-and-stress-relaxation-using-a-simple-viscous-model-tickets-22179765275
See Website or Contact regina@cgs.ca
Mar 21-22, 2016Atlanta, GeorgiaEnhanced In-Situ Geotechnical Testing Short Course
The course provides an overview on the types of in-situ geotechnical tests (SPT, CPT, CPTu, DMT, PMT, VST) and geophysical methods (Refraction, CHT, DHT, SASW), and places special emphasis on the utilization of the expedient SCPTu (and related SDMTa) for efficient collection of site-specific data for geotechnical investigations.
See Website or Contact catherine.shaw@pe.gatech.edu
Mar 25, 2016Los Angeles, California2016 Helical Piles & Tiebacks Seminar
2016 Helical Piles & Tiebacks Seminar on Use of Helical Piles and Tiebacks in Seismic & Lateral Load Conditions. Seminar date t.b.d (July/August 2016).Abstract deadline is March 25, 2016.
See Website or Contact events@dfi.org
Mar 30-31, 2016Prague, Czech RepublicInternational Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE'16)
The International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE'16) aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to geotechnical engineering.
See Website or Contact info@icgre.org
Apr 10, 2016Loews Miami BeachGeoAmericas 2016 Short Courses
GeoAmericas 2016 is offering full and half-day short courses ahead of the conference program on Sunday April 10 at the conference site, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
See Website or Contact BSlaybaugh@Minervatri.com
Apr 10-13, 2016Loews Miami BeachGeoAmericas 2016 - 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics
A comprehensive 3 day technical program addressing topics including: mining, transportation: roads, walls GRS-IBS, sustainability, coastal protection, environmental and more. GeoAmericas 2016 will be hosted by the North American Geosynthetics Society.
See Website or Contact Elizabeth@geosynthetica.net
Apr 10, 2016Lowes Miami Beach Geosynthetics 101 (Short Course) - Richard Brachman (Queen's University)
Held in conjunction with GeoAmericas 2016. This day-long course is designed to equip engineers, contractors and manufacturers new to geosynthetics with fundamental knowledge.
See Website or Contact BSlaybaugh@Minervatri.com
Apr 11, 2016Shaw Centre, OttawaIntegrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development - Professional Development Workshop
This workshop will cover background and use of Engineers Canada’s PIEVC tool that systematically assesses risks of current and future climate on public infrastructure.
See Website or Contact jrichard@mirarco.org
Apr 17-22, 2016Vienna, AustriaEuropean Geosciences Union - General Assembly 2016 - EGU
The EGU General Assembly 2016 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna. Abstract submission: deadline: 13 January 2016, 13:00 CET
See Website
Apr 28-29, 2016Leuven, BelgiumDesign of Piles in Europe - ETC3
This International Symposium will provide an exchange of information on how pile design has evolved in different European countries, including
- evolution of the standardisation with regard to the execution of piles;
- standardisation on pile testing in Europe (static, dynamic and rapid load testing; and
- quality control, monitoring and new measuring techniques.
See Website or Contact carine.godard@bbri.be
Apr 28 - May 03, 2016Edmonton, AlbertaInternational Short Course on Permafrost Engineering
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. Lecturers include Dave Sego, Kevin Biggar, Lukas Arenson and other distinguished researchers and practitioners.
See Website or Contact sally.petaske@ualberta.ca
May 09-10, 2016Vancouver, British ColumbiaTwo-Day Short Course on Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering
The Vancouver Geotechnical Society is hosting a two day short course on Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering presented by Dr. Gordon Fenton (Dalhousie University) and Dr. Vaughan Griffiths (Colorado School of Mines).
See Website or Contact mbosse@thurber.ca
May 25-28, 2016Reykjavik, Iceland17th Nordic Geotechnical Meeting
NGM 2016 will strengthen the relationships between practicing engineers, researchers and scientists within the fields of geotechnics, geotechnical engineering and engineering geology with special emphasis on the Nordic region.
See Website or Contact ngm2016@road.is
Jun 01-04, 2016London, ONCSCE Annual Conference
London Ontario will be host city to the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, with specialty conferences in Environmental, Materials, Structural and Transportation Engineering and Natural Disaster Mitigation. The 2016 annual conference will address the CSCE Strategic Direction “Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure” through the theme RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE.
See Website or Contact csce2016london@gmail.com
Jun 02-04, 2016Nicosia, North CypressFourth International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
The conference is organised jointly by the Turkish Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Near East University with the aim of bringing scientists, engineers, practitioners, and researchers together, to exchange knowledge and discuss the new developments in the field of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The extended deadline for abstracts is February 5, 2016.
See Website or Contact zm2016@neu.edu.tr
Jun 02-03, 2016Nantes, FranceGeo-Environmental Engineering 2016
The goals of the GEE 2016 Conference are:
• up-to-date knowledge acquisition as far as geo-environmental engineering in the world is concerned;
• allowing exchange of ideas between specialists on concerned subjects;
• promoting comparison of analyses and experience between researchers and public and private sectors;
• presenting new material and techniques, together with the available documents (technical stands);
• developing Japan-Korea-France-Canada inter-university and inter-corporation collaborations. Abstract deadline is February 15, 2016.
See Website or Contact daniel.levacher@unicaen.fr
Jun 06, 2016Best Western Seven Oaks, 777 Albert Street, Regina, SK Introduction to EPS Geofoam
The presentation provides an introduction to the successful use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam in geotechnical applications over the last 40 years.
See Website or Contact regina@cgs.ca
Jun 07-09, 2016Poppi, Tuscany, Italy3rd International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring
This course will guide participants on how to plan and execute effective geotechnical and structural monitoring programs under the guidance of John Dunnicliff and other international leading experts. The course is intended for project managers and other decision-makers who are concerned with management of RISK during construction, geotechnical and structural engineers, end users, consultants, service providers, manufacturers and researchers. Registration closes on May 22, 2016.
See Website or Contact info@geotechnicalmonitoring.com
Jun 07-09, 2016Chicago, ILSuperPile 2016
This two-day conference will include presentations on the latest developments in Driven Piles, Augered Cast-in-Place/Drilled Displacement Piles, Micropiles, Marine Foundations, Testing and Evaluation of Foundation Systems, Seismic and Lateral Loads, Drilled Shafts, Ground Improvement and Helical Piles and Tiebacks. Abstracts are due by January 8, 2016.
See Website or Contact events@dfi.org
Jun 12-19, 2016Naples, Italy12th International Symposium on Landslides
ISL 2016 will include four days of technical sessions, three days of technical excursions and field trips, and numerous special sessions and lectures. Abstracts are due by May 31, 2015
See Website or Contact technical@isl2016.it
Jun 13-17, 2016Thompson Conference Center 2405 Robert Dedman Dr Austin, TX 7871237th Annual Short Course Grouting Fundamentals and Current Practice
This course covers injection grouting as a method to improve geotechnical characteristics of soils and rock.
See Website or Contact krystalb@austin.utexas.edu
Jun 16-17, 2016Mississauga, OntarioHigh Strain Dynamic Foundation Testing Workshop part 1 & 2
Users of the Pile Driving Analyzer® (PDA) system and CAPWAP® software interested in sharpening their skills. At the end of the High Strain Dynamic Testing Workshop participants may take a multiple choice Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test which will take less than 1-½ hours to complete. The test will cover the theory of Wave Mechanics, Case Method (PDA) equations, data quality assessment, data interpretation and basic CAPWAP analysis.
See Website or Contact Holly@piledrivers.org
Jun 20-23, 2016Sofia, BulgariaChallenges for Engineering Geology and Geotechnics after Natural Disasters
The terrifying natural disasters in the past few years have affected almost all continents and resulted in huge human losses and material damage. As a result the construction of new geo-protective facilities, now require huge geotechnical and financial resources. The joint efforts of engineering geologists, geotechnical specialists and government organizations is crucial in these critical situations. This Symposium will contribute to the development of international cooperation and the sharing of solutions in the fight against natural disasters. Abstract deadline is March 15, 2016.
See Website
Jun 26-29, 2016Houston, Texas50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium
The 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium encompasses all aspects of rock mechanics, rock engineering, and geomechanics.The abstract submission deadline is November 15, 2015.
See Website or Contact info@armarocks.org
Jul 25-27, 2016Shandong, China 4th GeoChina International Conference
Abstracts addressing the theme Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Innovative Technologies for Severe Weathers and Climate Changes are due by April 15. This conference 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 GEOCHINA.ADM@GMAIL
Aug 01-06, 2016Noida, India6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics
The abstract deadline has been extended to September 15 for this sixth in a series of conferences organized by the Missouri University of Science and Technology. A session on the Nepal earthquake has also been added.
See Website
Aug 01-03, 2016Denver, CODeep Foundations for Slope Stabilization and Excavation Support
The Deep Foundations for Landslides/Slope Stabilization and Tiebacks & Soil Nailing committees of Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) are organizing a 3-day event featuring lectures by industry experts on current technologies, key design concepts and case histories that illustrate effective application of deep foundations for stabilization of slopes and excavation support. the abstract submission deadline is February 5, 2016.
See Website or Contact events@dfi.org
Aug 14-18, 2016Chicago, ILGeo-Chicago 2016: Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment
The theme of Geo-Chicago 2016 is Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment and it will feature the latest research advances and engineering‐practice innovations with a focus on characterization, modeling, design, construction, and field performance. Abstracts are due by May 15, 2015.
See Website or Contact hcook@asce.org
Aug 27 - Sep 04, 2016Cape Town, South Africa35th International Geological Congress
South Africa will be hosting the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC)of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). The core topics for the Congress are Geoscience for Society, Fundamental Geoscience and Geoscience in the Economy. A total of 49 themes covering all disciplines in the geosciences will form the basis of the technical programme. The abstract deadline has been exented to February 29, 2016.
See Website or Contact barnardo@geoscience.org.za
Aug 29-31, 2016Mississauga, OntarioSeminar on Deep Foundation Integrity Testing and Wave Equation Analysis
This seminar is suitable for those new to the field of Foundation Testing and Analysis, and includes an overview of non-destructive testing methods (integrity and load testing) and their applications.
See Website or Contact Holly@piledrivers.org
Sep 04-07, 2016Guimarães, Portugal3rd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics
The 3rd ICTG will address the interactions of geotechnics on roads, rails, airports, harbours and other ground transportation infrastructure with the goal of providing safe, economic, environmental, reliable and sustainable infrastructure. Abstracts are due by May 15, 2015.
See Website or Contact 3ictrgeo2016@civil.uminho.pt
Sep 05, 2016Gold Coast, QLD, Australia5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation
Site characterisation is unarguably the most important, but also most “difficult”, component of geo-engineering. ISC’5 brings together the world’s experts.
See Website or Contact hannah@leishman-associates.com.au
Sep 05-09, 2016Prague, Czech RepublicWorld Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium - WMESS
The main mission of the World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium is to lead to contribute in multidisciplinary studies related with atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and pedosphere of the Earth and interaction of the human with them. The abstract deadline is June 3, 2016.
See Website or Contact mess@mess-earth.org
Sep 06-09, 2016SingaporeUrban Underground Space & Tunneling Summit 2016
Asia’s Leading Urban Underground Space & Tunneling Summit will return to discuss leading practices, innovative techniques and sustainable solutions for Design, Engineering &
See Website or Contact lucastan@equip-global.com
Sep 12-15, 2016Saint Petersburg, Russia15th World Conference of Associated Research Centers for the Urban Underground Space
The programme of the World Conference ACUUS 2016 includes:
•Presentations by leading specialists in underground design and construction;
•Exhibition displaying underground infrastructure projects from different countries of the world;
•International competition of students works in the field of urban planning and architectural design of underground structures;
Abstract deadline is February 28, 2016.
See Website or Contact info@acuus2016.com
Sep 18-24, 2016Kailua-Kona, HawaiiAEG 2016 Annual Meeting
The Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists 2016 Annual Conference invites abstracts for three symposia: Dam and Dam Foundation Design, Repair, and Rehabilitation; Archeology and Engineering Geology; and Coastal and Harbors Projects. Abstracts are due by May 1, 2016.
See Website or Contact heather@aegweb.org
Sep 22-23, 2016Belgrade, SerbiaXV International Symposium on Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
Sponsored by the Society of Geological Engineers and Technicians of Serbia, this 15th Symposium invites interested colleagues to actively participate by presenting results of recent research and investigations. Abstract submission deadline is April 15, 2016.
See Website or Contact simpozijum2016@gmail.com
Sep 29 - Oct 01, 2016Whistler, BC5th Canadian Young Geotechnical Engineers & Geoscientists Conference
CYGEGC is targeted towards young engineers and geoscientists who are looking to exchange technical information with their peers and build meaningful networks in a relaxed, supportive, and motivational environment.
See Website or Contact Chair@cygegc2016.com
Oct 02-05, 2016Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC, CanadaGeoVancouver 2016
The Canadian Geotechnical Society's 69th Annual Conference takes place October 2-5, 2016 in Vancouver, BC, featuring the theme History and Innovation. The abstract submission deadline is January 29, 2016.
See Website or Contact secretariat@geovancouver2016.com
Oct 12-15, 2016New York, NYDFI International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation
DFI's 41st Annual Conference is introducing a new technical track in 2016, featuring seepage control and remediation for dam and levee projects worldwide. To reflect this addition, the conference title is DFI International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation. Abstracts are due December 18, 2015.
See Website or Contact staff@dfi.org
Oct 15-20, 2016Halifax, NSCanadian Dam Association 2016 Conference
The CDA Annual Conference is the national forum for engineers, geoscientists, dam owners and operators, regulators and other stakeholders with an interest in dams. Share your experience and expertise, interact with fellow professionals and industry leaders.

Delegate registration is now open - the early deadline is August 15, 2016.
See Website or Contact lamadeleine@cda.ca
Oct 16-18, 2016Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ONTunnelling Association of Canada 2016 Conference
With the theme Capitalizing on Underground Infrastructure, the 2016 TAC Conference will include plenary presentations, technical sessions, and a trade exhibition all designed to highlight advancements in tunnelling design, construction and delivery – in Canada and around the world. Early delegate registration pricing ends on August 14, 2016.
See Website or Contact info@tac2016.ca
Oct 19-22, 2016Belo Horizonte, BrazilCOBRAMSEG/SBMR 2016
In its 18th edition, COBRAMSEG/SBMR 2016 will host four events: XVIII Brazilian Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering; VII Brazilian Symposium on Rock Mechanics; VII Brazilian Symposium and V South American Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference; and the International Conference on Geo-Engineering Education – Shaping the Future of Geotechnical Education. Abstracts are due by November 30, 2015.
See Website or Contact contato@cobramseg2016.com.br
Oct 21-24, 2016Qingdao, ChinaInternational Symposium on Marine Engineering Geology (ISMEG 2016)
Under the theme “Marine Engineering Geology and Geo-environmental safety”, ISMEG 2016 aims to gather academic scientists, leading engineers, industrial researchers and students to exchange their ideas, experiences and share their research results about marine engineering geology. Abstract deadline is May 31, 2016.
See Website or Contact ismeg2016@sina.com
Nov 10, 2016Newport Beach, CAAugered Cast-in-Place & Drilled Displacement Piles Specialty Seminar
This DFI-sponsored one-day seminar will focus on the design, installation methods and quality control and assurance of ACIP Piles and Drilled Displacement (DD) Piles.
See Website or Contact lnance@dfi.org
Nov 18, 2016Webcast (Noon Eastern)Lunch Webinar (EST): Cut Off Walls for Seepage Control and Containment (Thinking Inside the Box)
45 minute free webinar on cut-off wall construction techniques, data needs, design insights and relative strengths, weaknesses and capabilities.
See Website or Contact rpcraig@geo-solutions.com
Nov 18, 2016Webcast (Noon Pacific)Lunch Webinar (PST): Cut Off Walls for Seepage Control and Containment (Thinking Inside the Box)
45 minute free webinar on cut-off wall construction techniques, data needs, design insights and relative strengths, weaknesses and capabilities.
See Website or Contact rpcraig@geo-solutions.com
Nov 24-25, 2016Hanoi, VietnamGEOTEC Hanoi 2016
GEOTEC Hanoi will feature keynote-lectures by five world leading experts: Prof. Bengt H. Fellenius from Canada, Prof. Chang-Yu Ou from Taiwan, Prof. Buddhima Indraratna from Australia, Prof. Kazuya Yasuhara from Japan and Dr. Jamie Standing from the U.K. Abstracts are due by May 25, 2016.
See Website or Contact secretariat@geotechn.vn
Dec 04-07, 2016Lake Louise, AlbertaFifth International Oil Sands Tailings Conference 2016
The premier platform for oil sands operators, consultants, regulators and academia to present tailings management state of practise, technological advances and novel research.
See Website or Contact conference@ostrf.com
Dec 15-16, 2016Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, GAGeotechnical Foundation Systems
Results from in-situ geotechnical tests and geophysics are applied to the analysis of shallow and deep foundations in this 1.5 day course.
See Website or Contact paul.mayne@ce.gatech.edu