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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Year: Geographic Region: Practice Area:Highlighted listings indicate CGS-sponsored events
|Mar 28-30, 2017||Perth Australia||Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining|
The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) will host the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining in Perth in March 2017. The momentum of this event series continues unabated. Initiated in 2002, these events continue to explore and document the latest technologies and practices of mining in deep and high stress environs. Early delegate registration pricing ends February 17, 2017.
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|Mar 29 - Apr 01, 2017||Vancouver, BC||ISM 2017: Micropiles Resisting and Remediating the Effects of Mother Nature|
The International Workshop on Micropiles returns to North America and will include 2.5 days of lecture and discussion sessions on all aspects of micropile technology. The second World Cup of Micropiles will also select the best micropile project in the world.
|Mar 29 - Apr 01, 2017||The Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, BC, Canada||13th Annual International Workshop on Micropiles|
The International Society for Micropiles (ISM), in alliance with ADSC and DFI, will host its 13th workshop. This three-day technical program will include presentations on all aspects of micropile technology worldwide, including advancements in materials, design and construction methods, innovative case histories, and research and development. Please join us for three days of camaraderie, innovation, and education.
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|Apr 20, 2017||École de technologie supérieure||Conférence technique (CCLT): Risk Assessment in Geothechnical Engineering|
Par : Vaughan Griffiths, Ph.D. Quand : 20 avril 2017, 12h00. Lieu : École de technologie supérieure, 1100, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, local A-1424.
|Apr 21, 2017||Columbia Tower Club, Seattle, WA||Seattle Spring Short Course: Ground Improvement|
ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group and Seattle Geo-Institute Chapter will be hosting a 1-day short course. This event will focus on Ground Improvement and will be put on jointly by Hayward Baker, Menard Group USA and Condon Johnson. Additional information and course schedule will be provided soon.
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|Apr 22, 2017||Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA||34th Annual Spring Seminar: Ground Improvement |
The ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group is pleased to announce our 34th annual Spring Seminar. Following completion of our first of its kind document “Commentary Guidelines for Ground Improvement Using Discrete Elements”, this year’s topic is Ground Improvement and will many types and aspects of ground improvement. Early Registration (before April 7, 2017) - $200 After Registration Deadline - $250 Students - $75
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|Apr 22, 2017||Seattle, Washington||ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group Spring Seminar|
The ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group is pleased to announce its 34th annual Spring Seminar. Following completion of their document Commentary Guidelines for Ground Improvement Using Discrete Elements, this years topic is Ground Improvement and will feature many types and aspects of ground improvement.
|Apr 30 - May 03, 2017||Montréal, Québec||CIM 2017 Convention|
Mining will be examined through the lens of safety, innovation, employment, leadership, and much more, as well as a strong technical program.
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|May 02, 2017||Steamworks Pub, 375 Water Street – Uber Room (Main Floor), Vancouver, BC||Canadian Dam Association: Technical Presentation by Andrew Watson|
Andrew Watson will present an Overview of the Site C Project Design. Social Hour: 5:30 to 6:30 pm (appetizers will be provided) Technical Presentation: 6:30 to 7:30 pm Questions and Discussion: 7:30 to 8:00 pm Fee (cash only at the door): $5 for CDA members, $10 for non-members
|May 04-09, 2017||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||2017 International 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.
|May 11-12, 2017||Atlanta, Georgia USA||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, CSW, MASW, PSW, and ReMi), and places special emphasis on the utilization of the expedien
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|May 11-16, 2017||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||International Short Course on Design and Assessment of Mine Waste Structures|
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.
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|May 15-19, 2017||University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX||38th Annual Short Course Grouting Fundamentals and Current Practice|
The same popular course previously hosted by the University of Florida, Missouri-Rolla, and most recently at the Colorado School of Mines has a proud new home at Univ. of TX
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|May 17-19, 2017||St.Petersburg, Russia||Transportation Geotechnics and Geoecology|
The international scientific conference “Transportation Geotechnics and Geoecology” will be held May 17 – 19, 2017 to give an up-to-date picture of the field of design, construction and exploitation of transport facilities and to share the latest experiences. The abstract submission deadline is December 16, 2016.
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|May 18-19, 2017||Calgary, AB||Short Course on Design of Machine Foundations|
The short course and workshop should be of interest to geotechnical engineers and civil engineers who wish to have a better understanding of the current state-of-the-art with respect to the analysis and design of flexible, rigid and pile foundations subjected to all types of dynamic loads. All key concepts and terminology will be explained and emphasis will be placed on the practical application of the information provided.
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|May 18, 2017||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada||Technical Seminar - Modern Geotechnical Monitoring Practices|
This is a full-day interactive seminar, with presentations and case studies in modern geotechnical monitoring practices. It will be split into 5 learning blocks covering monitoring and metrology concepts, data management, noise and vibration, non-contact monitoring and example case studies respectively. For additional detail please see the linked registration form.
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|May 31 - Jun 03, 2017||Vancouver, BC||2017 CSCE Annual Conference and AGM|
The CSCE has selected “Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure” as the theme of the 2017 general conference and is pleased to offer the following specialty conferences:
- 6th International Conference on Engineering Mechanics and Materials
- 5th International Conference on Environmental Engineering
- 23rd Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference
- 6th CSCE/CRC International Construction Specialty Conference, and
- the First National Conference on First Nation’s Infrastructure.
The abstract submission deadline is November 30, 2016.
|Jun 04-08, 2017||Roanoke, VA||3rd North American Symposium on Landslides (NASL 2017)|
NASL 2017 will provide a stimulating forum for geoscientists, engineers, planners, economists, program managers, and other decision makers concerned with landslide hazards and their impact on society. Papers related to investigation, classification, monitoring, analysis and mitigation of landslides, as well as case studies on innovative analysis techniques and solutions will be presented. The abstract submission deadline is extended to June 30, 2016.
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|Jun 04-07, 2017||Denver, Colorado, USA||Geo-Risk 2017: Geotechnical Risk from Theory to Practice|
The conference will feature the latest research advances and engineering-practice innovations with a focus on the use of probabilistic and risk methodologies in geotechnical engineering. Abstract deadline has been extended to June 1, 2016.
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|Jun 12-14, 2017||Trondheim, Norway||2nd International Workshop on Landslides in Sensitive Clays (IWLSC 2017)|
The organizing committee has accepted 61 abstracts and invitedt authors to submit full-length papers. Dr. Suzanne Lacasse (NGI, Norway) and Professor Emeritus Guy Lefebvre (Sherbrooke University, Canada) will be the keynote speakers during the workshop.
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|Jun 14-16, 2017||Loews Coronado Bay, Coronado, San Diego, CA||SuperPile '17|
Technical committees of DFI and ADSC will combine their industry expertise to provide presentations on the latest developments in augered cast-inplace/ 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. Discounted rate for CGS members. Abstract deadline is January 6, 2017.
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|Jun 25-28, 2017||San Francisco, CA||ARMA San Francisco 2017 |
The American Rock Mechanics Association invites you to its 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium to be held in San Francisco, California, USA on 25-28 June 2017. The symposium will be held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in Union Square.
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|Jul 03-07, 2017||Prague, Czech Republic||85th Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams|
The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) is a non-governmental organization that provides a forum for Exchange of knowledge and experience in dam engineering construction and operational at the international level. ICOLD leads the profession in ensuring that dams are built safely, effiiently, economically, and without detrimental effects for the environment.
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|Jul 15-19, 2017||Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt||GeoMEast 2017 International Conference|
"Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Innovative Infrastructure Geotechnology". GeoMEast 2017 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. Paper submission deadline is September 30, 2016.
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|Jul 16-19, 2017||Vancouver, BC||PBD-III Vancouver 2017 – The 3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering |
The 3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (PBD-III Vancouver), organized under the auspices of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering - Technical Committee TC203 on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Associated Problems (ISSMGE-TC203), will be held July 16-19, 2017, in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Supporting organizations include the Canadian Geotechnical Society, ASCE Geo-Institute, and EERI. Abstracts are due July 31, 2016.
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|Sep 06-07, 2017||Leeds, UK||Second International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics|
CPEG2 follows the very successful first CPEG held in Torino (Italy) in 2013 and is being organised under the auspices of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering TC215 (Environmental Geotechnics). Abstract Deadline is November 30, 2016.
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|Sep 17-22, 2017||Seoul, Korea||19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE 2017) |
ICSMGE 2017 will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from September 17 to 22, 2017. The deadline for CGS member abstracts has been extended to March 31, 2016. All CGS abstracts must be submitted to the CGS National Office at email@example.com.
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|Sep 25-27, 2017||Bali, Indonesia||PILE 2017 - International Conference on Advancement of Pile Technologies and Case Histories|
The conference is organized by the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Indonesia under the auspices of Indonesian Society for Geotechnical Engineering (HATTI), International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMGE), Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Government of Indonesia, Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), and The International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC). The deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2017.
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|Oct 01-04, 2017||Shaw Centre, Ottawa,Ontario||GeoOttawa 2017|
GeoOttawa 2017 will be the 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 12th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference. The conference theme is 70 Years of Canadian Geotechnics and Geoscience. Abstract submission deadline is January 15, 2017.
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|Oct 05-07, 2017||Chennai, India||DFI-India 2017 Conference|
Deep Foundations Institute of India (DFI of India), in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and Indian Geotechnical Society, Chennai Chapter, will host DFI-India 2017: International Conference on Deep Foundations Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India in October 2017 at IIT Madras, Chennai, India. Abstract submission deadline is January 20, 2017.
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|Oct 11-13, 2017||Sudbury, ON, Canada||First International Conference on Underground Mining Technology|
This inaugural event will provide opportunities for underground mining practitioners to explore the latest mining technologies and methodologies that will drive industry into the future. Abstract deadline is January 25, 2017.
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|Oct 11-12, 2017||Helsinki, Finland||3rd Nordic Rock Mechanics Symposium (NRMS 2018)|
1 March 2017 Abstract deadline
1 April 2017 Abstract notification
1 June 2017 Full papers deadline
1 July 2017 Full papers notification
1 September 2017 Camera ready and payment deadline
11-12 October 2017 NRMS 2018 Helsinki
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|Oct 24-27, 2017||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||DFI 42nd Annual Conference|
The Deep Foundation Institute's 2017 Conference is your opportunity to network with the largest gathering of practitioners specializing in the deep foundation industry. Abstract deadline for technical papers and panel sessions is December 16, 2016.
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|Nov 05-08, 2017||Banff, Alberta, Canada||Tailings and Mine Waste 2017|
Conference participants will have opportunities to present ideas, learn of new developments and technologies, make professional contacts and discuss issues related to the impact of mine wastes on the environment.
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|Nov 12-15, 2017||Dallas, Texas||2nd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Pan-Am-UNSAT 2017)|
Pan-Am-UNSAT 2017 will bring together researchers, practitioners, students and policy makers to share the latest advances, engineering applications and pedagogical approches in the unsaturated soil mechanics discipline. The abstract submissione deadline is November 23, 2016.
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|Nov 28-30, 2017||Kathmandu, Nepal||11th Asian Regional Conference (ARC-11)|
The Nepal Geotechnical Society is organizing the 11th Asian Regional Conference (ARC-11) of the IAEG from November 28-30, 2017. The theme is "Engineering Geology for Geodisaster Management" reflecting the need for a revisit of practices in light of the 2015-Gorkha Earthquake. Prospective participants are asked to pre-register to express their interest in presenting a paper - abstract submission will open on Nov 15, 2016.
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