La Société canadienne
de géotechnique
The Canadian
Geotechnical Society
La Société 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
Mar 23, 2021OnlineUniversity of Alberta Student Chapter: Soil Matters
A Dive into Geosciences with Industry Experts Featuring: Gord McKenna, Neeltje Slingerland, Adedeji Dunmola, Ahlam Abdulnabi, and Silawat Jeeravipoolvarn
See Website
Mar 26, 2021OnlineCGS Education Committee Webinar Series: Future of Geotechnical Education at the University Level
Embracing Uncertainty: lessons from my journey from Graduate Research to Entrepreneurship Presenter: Dr. Hamed Layssi
See Website
Apr 07, 2021ZOOMWCE Vancouver: Stand-Up Mentorship
Interested in chatting candidly with senior women in engineering consulting about the issues that matter to you?
See Website or Contact events.wce@gmail.com
Apr 21, 2021ZOOMCalgary Geotechnical Society Webinar Series 6: 194th Ave Overpass Project
Speakers: Martin Lun & Charles Kwok, Thurber Engineering Ltd.
See Website
Apr 29, 2021OnlineGeotechnical Research Centre & Canadian Geotechnical Society Western Student Chapter Seminar
Geotechnical Research Centre & Canadian Geotechnical Society Western Student Chapter Seminar Presentation Title: Case Studies: Managing the Risk Associated with Knowledge Gaps! Speaker: Dr. Sean Hinchberger
See Website or Contact cquintus@uwo.ca
May 03-14, 2021VirtualInternational Short Course on Design and Assessment of Mine Waste Structures
This comprehensive 40-hour course covers the design, construction, operation, monitoring, evaluation and safety of mining facilities.
See Website or Contact sally.petaske@ualberta.ca
May 05 - Jun 16, 2021ZOOMGeohazard Connections 2021: Graduate Student Research Series
May 5, May 26, and June 16, 2021 The goals of this series are to showcase a diversity of geohazards research, promote student-to-student connections and student-to-practitioner connections across Canada, and encourage presentations from graduate students in the early stages of their research. Summer 2021 hosts are Dr. Dwayne Tannant (Professor) and Kaushal Raj Gnyawali (PhD student), UBC Okanagan. Graduate students wishing to make a presentation must provide information BEFORE April 15 on a Google Form found at: https://forms.gle/4Qcy3tdip1faH2Qx5
See Website or Contact Dwayne.Tannant@ubc.ca
May 17-19, 2021onlineOnline Short Course and Workshop on Design of Machine Foundations
The online 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 analysis and design of flexible,pile foundations dynamic
See Website or Contact cquintus@uwo.ca
May 28, 2021Online27th Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium: Risk and Liability
The 27th Symposium of the Vancouver Geotechnical Society, focusing on the topic of Risk and Liability, will take place on Friday May 28, 2021 on a virtual platform. Note that this Symposium is a replacement to the 2020 in-person Symposium which could not take place due to the restrictions on gatherings imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, as per the Orders of the Provincial Health Officer. Early bird registration: $125 CAD before and on April 30, 2021.
See Website or Contact smagnusson@bgcengineering.ca
Jun 14-16, 2021OnlineSymposium 2021 on Mines and the Environment
The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), invite you to attend the virtual Symposium 2021 on Mines and the Environment, from June 14 to 16, 2021. The Symposium is the result of a collaboration between the Research Institute on Mines and Environment (RIME) UQAT-Polytechnique, the Unité de Recherche et de Service en Technologie Minérale (URSTM), and many government actors and mining companies.
See Website
Jun 27-30, 2021Lisboa, PortugalISSMGE TC307 - 1st International Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering
*ICSGE has been postponed, and the new date will be announced soon. Under the auspices of Sociedade Portuguesa de Geotecnia (SPG - Portuguese Geotechnical Society) and ISSMGE TC307 – Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering, the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) is organizing the 1st International Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering – Geodiversity & Resilience (1st ICSGE’21), which will take place at the Congress Centre of LNEC (Lisboa, Portugal).
See Website or Contact formacao@lnec.pt
Jul 25-28, 2021Online3rd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (PanAm UNSAT 2021)
The conference will be hosted at PUC-Rio, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 25th to 28th of July 2021. It is supported by the TC106 - Technical Committee on Unsaturated Soils of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and the Technical Commission on Unsaturated Soils of the Brazilian Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Abstract submission deadline is March 31, 2020.
See Website or Contact panam2021unsat@puc-rio.br
Sep 18-19, 2021NanChang, China GeoChina 2021
The Sixth GeoChina International Conference 2021 has the theme of Civil & Transportation Infrastructures: From Engineering to Smart & Green Life Cycle Solutions is endorsed by a number of leading international professional organizations. Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2020
See Website or Contact geochina.adm@gmail.com
Sep 26-29, 2021Niagara Falls, OntarioGeoNiagara 2021: 74th Annual Canadian Geotechical Society & 14th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC), the Southern Ontario Section of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS-SOS), and the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC) are honoured to host this year’s conference featuring the theme "Creating a Sustainable and Smart Future".
See Website or Contact info@geoniagara2021.ca
Sep 26-29, 2021Budapest Congress Centre, Hungary6th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization
The ISC (International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization) conferences are the major events in the life of ISSMGE’s TC102 (Technical Committee for Ground Property Characterization from In-Situ Tests).
See Website or Contact info@isc6.org
Oct 01, 2021OnlineCanadian Dam Association Annual Conference: CDA 2021
The planning committee is looking forward to the unique opportunity that this delivery platform provides for reaching a wider audience across the global dam industry. The theme for 2021 is Balancing Past Performance with Future Expectations.
See Website or Contact 2021technical@cda.ca
Oct 24-26, 2021OnlineICGRE '21: 6th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering
The 7th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE'21) aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to Geotechnical Engineering. The goal of ICGRE'21 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the relevant fields and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.
See Website or Contact info@icgre.org
Nov 07-10, 2021Banff, Alberta, CanadaTailings and Mine Waste 2021 Conference
Mine waste managers, engineers involved with tailings management and reclamation, regulators and researchers are invited to Tailings and Mine Waste ’21!
See Website or Contact sally.petaske@ualberta.ca