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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Date Location Event Contact
Jan 14-17, 2014University Club, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014 (ICPMG)
The Technical Committee on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE TC104) is pleased to announce the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG2014).
See Website or Contact icpmg2014@arinex.com.au
Jan 15, 2014TBAMesh-free particle method - New approach of modeling
Presenter: Dr. Yee-chung Jin – Professor, Engineering and Applied Science, University of Regina
Contact shahid.azam@uregina.ca
Jan 15, 2014Mastro’s Ristorante, TorontoGraduate Student Competition
Join us for the CGS Southern Ontario Section's annual Graduate Student Competition.
See Website or Contact info@cgs-sos-toronto.com
Jan 15, 2014Best Western Seven Oaks, ReginaThe Evaluation of Gardiner Dam’s Ongoing Movement
Regina Geotechnical Group Luncheon Event. Presented by Jody Scammell - Water Security Agency
Contact regina@cgs.ca
Feb 12, 2014Pearson Convention Centre, TorontoOne-day Seminar: Ground Improvement - Techniques and Advancements
Sponsored by the CGS Southern Ontario Section
See Website or Contact info@cgs-sos-toronto.com
Feb 12, 2014Best Western Seven Oaks, ReginaMSW landfill design with respect to the Saskatchewan Environmental Code (SEC)
Regina Geotechnical Group Luncheon Event. Presented by Dr. Kelvin T.W. Ng - University of Regina
Contact regina@cgs.ca
Feb 23-26, 2014Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, USAGeo-Congress
Registration Opens Sept. 25, 2013
See Website or Contact registrations@asce.org
Feb 26, 2014Howard Johnson Inn & Suites – 4670 Elk Lake DriveVancouver Island Geotechnical Group Technical Luncheon
SOUTH FRASER PERIMETER ROAD PROJECT by Uthaya) M. Uthayakumar, Ph.D., P.Eng. Principal Specialist, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Tetra Tech, Vancouver, BC
Mar 12, 2014Best Western Seven Oaks, ReginaInstability along the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon
Regina Geotechnical Group Luncheon Event. Presented by Phil Bruch - Golder Associates
Contact regina@cgs.ca
Mar 19, 2014Online WebinarNAGS/CGS Geosynthetics Division WEBINAR SERIES
The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society - and the Geosynthetics Division of the CGS are very pleased to announce the following Webinar: Recent insights on the performance of GCLs in bottom liners and covers, by R. Kerry Rowe, of Queen’s University. The webinar will run from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT.
See Website
Apr 02, 2014Howard Johnson Inn & Suites – 4670 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BCBasics of Design of Piled Foundations
This 1-day seminar given by Bengt Fellenius, Dr. Tech., P.Eng., comprises four main lectures leading up to and presenting the essentials of the Unified Method of deep foundations design for capacity, drag load, settlement, and downdrag for single piles, pile groups, and piled foundations. Please see the weblink for more details and registration information.
See Website or Contact jmcintyre@thurber.ca
Apr 03-04, 2014Edmonton Petroleum ClubGSE 2014 Symposium: Landslides – Assessment, Characterization and Risk
This symposium represents a unique opportunity where a number of world class speakers will be brought together at one time. Please visit the website for details and speakers.
See Website or Contact events@geotechnical.ca
Apr 15, 2014Howard Johnson Inn & Suites – 4670 Elk Lake DriveVancouver Island Geotechnical Group Technical Luncheon - April 15, 2014
Patrick McLaren, Ph.D., P.Geo. –SedTrend Analysis Ltd.

Patrick McLaren is a leading expert in marine and coastal processes and a world authority on sediment transport and dynamics, with over 30 years of experience of mapping sediment transport pathways in a wide range of aquatic environments. This presentation will examine briefly methods that are commonly used to achieve an understanding of sediment transport including tracers, the collection of in-situ process measurements and numerical modeling.
Contact jmcintyre@thurber.ca
Apr 22, 2014Hydro-Québec, 855, Sainte-Catherine Est, MontréalConférence Pan-Canadienne – Printemps 2014/Cross Canada Lecture Tour - Spring 2014
"Embankment deformations include creep in compression and shear", presented by Dr. James Graham, Professor Emeritus, Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Manitoba
Contact dore-richard.steven@hydro.qc.ca
Apr 24-25, 2014Shaw Conference Centre - Edmonton, ABWellbore Integrity and Shale Gas Development: Geomechanics, Geochemistry and Hydrogeology
A two-day APEGA Professional Development Seminar for professional geoscientists and engineers addressing wellbore integrity stressing the application of geomechanics, geochemistry and hydrogeology to issues concerning hydraulic fracture stimulation, gas seepage during production and following abandonment, aquifer protection and groundwater contamination.
See Website or Contact edmevents@apega.ca
May 11-14, 2014The Vancouver Convention CentreCIM Annual Convention 2014 / Congrès annuel de l'ICM 2014
CIM CONVENTION 2014 “Mining 4 Everyone” is the theme to be explored at the 2014 CIM Convention in Vancouver. This signature event of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum promises to be the mining event of the year.
See Website or Contact nbakka@cim.org
May 20-22, 2014Perth, Western Australia11th International Symposium on Mining with Backfill
This event will explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of the application of mine fill, with many case studies expected from both underground and open pit mines.
See Website or Contact marketing-acg@uwa.edu.au
May 21 - Oct 23, 2014Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm, SwedenDFI-EFFC International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations
See Website or Contact staff@dfi.org
May 22-23, 20141180 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5, CanadaVGS Short Course: A Fresh Perspective on Soil Mechanics with Application to Geotechnical Design
Professor Malcolm Bolton of Cambridge University will lead a two-day short course focusing on critical state soil mechanics and applications to geotechnical design. Soil mechanics theory will be covered on Day 1 and practical aspects and implications for design will be covered on Day 2. The short course will take place on May 22 & 23 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel.
See Website or Contact Robyn.Barnett@tetratech.com
May 26-28, 2014Shanghai, China GeoShanghai 2014
GeoShanghai is an international conference on geotechnical engineering held in Shanghai once every four years.
See Website or Contact xzhang11@alaska.edu
May 26-28, 2014Beijing, Geosciences International Conference CentreThe 2014 China Global Resource Investment Conference
The 4th annual Global Resource Investment Conference (“GRIC”) will be held by GCFF on 26th May in Beijing and 28th May in Shanghai, 2014 China.
See Website or Contact jerry@nai500.com
Jun 02-06, 2014Beijing, ChinaWorld Landslide Forum 3
The World Landslide Forum is being organised by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) and China Geological Survey (CGS). Abstract submission deadline is May 31, 2013.
See Website or Contact secretariat@wlf3.org
Jun 11, 2014River Oaks Golf Course14th Annual CGS Golf Tournament - Manitoba
Proceeds go toward the Neil Burgess Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Contact cgs.manitoba@gmail.com
Jun 13, 2014Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver BC22nd Symposium of the Vancouver Geotechnical Society – Foreshore Engineering
The 22nd Symposium of the Vancouver Geotechnical Society will take place on Friday June 13, 2014 on the topic of Foreshore Engineering. Abstracts are called for papers which draw attention to case-histories, construction challenges, design, modelling, and/or any submission which may be thought relevant to the topic of Foreshore Engineering. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be forwarded to the Symposium Chair, Marc Bosse (mbosse@thurber.ca) no later than February 21, 2014. Please see the VGS website or contact Marc Bosse for more details.
See Website or Contact mbosse@thurber.ca
Jun 15-18, 2014Kingston, ON6th Canadian Geohazards Conference
The 6th Canadian Geohazards Conference will be held at Queen's University, Kingston ON, 15-18 June 2014. Be sure to reserve this date in your calendar!
See Website or Contact chair@geohazards6.ca
Jun 16-18, 2014Saint Petersburg, RussiaTC207 Soil-Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls - ISSMGE
The deadline for paper submissions to the TC207 ISSMGE Conference - Soil Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls, has been extended to April 21, 2014.
See Website or Contact georec.spb@gmail.com
Jun 19-20, 2014The Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, MASuperPile 2014
This two-day conference features 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, and Drilled Shafts. The Call for Presentation Proposals is open until February 3, 2014.
See Website or Contact events@dfi.org
Jul 02-04, 2014Sydney, Australia6th International UNSAT2014
The 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications (UNSAT2014) will be held in Sydney, Australia. Abstract submission deadline is April 30, 2013.
See Website or Contact info@unsat2014.com
Jul 14-29, 2014Western University, London, OntarioGRC Short Course: Tunnels and Underground Structures in Rock
Drs. Lo, Yuen, Micic and guest lecturers are offering an intensive course for practicing engineers, to be held at Western University. The course is divided into 3 sections.
See Website or Contact cquintus@eng.uwo.ca
Jul 15-18, 2014Hyatt Regency Hotel, Calgary, AB9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, SMSB-IX
The Calgary bridge engineering community is pleased to host the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s 9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, SMSB-IX, July 15 - 18, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. Delegate registration is now open - early pricing ends on May 31, 2014.
See Website or Contact techchair@smsb2014.ca
Jul 20-22, 2014Three Gorges Dam, Hubei, ChinaGeohubei International Conference 2014
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the GeoHubei International Conference 2014 to be held in Hubei, China from July 20 to 22, 2014.
See Website or Contact geohubei.adm.@gmail.com
Jul 21-22, 2014Durham University, Durham, UK2nd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering
The 2nd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering will be held in Durham from the 21 - 22 of July, 2014. The conference is organised under the auspices of the Joint Technical Committee (JTC2) of the Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS).
See Website or Contact icitg@duram.ac.uk
Aug 05-08, 2014McMaster UniversityEMI 2014 - Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference
The theme of this year’s conference is Mechanics for Sustainable and Resilient Systems.
See Website
Aug 06-08, 2014The Sheraton Hotel - St. John’s, NLInternational Conference on Marine and Freshwater Environments (iMFE) 2014
The abstract submission deadline for iMFE 2014 has been officially extended to March 31, 2014. On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the International Conference on Marine and Freshwater Environments (iMFE) 2014. Please join us in St. John’s NL, Canada, August 6-8, 2014, at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, a stone's throw from the harbour.
See Website or Contact nrpop@mun.ca
Aug 12-14, 2014Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel, Albuquerque, NMNational Conference on Mining Influenced Waters
The conference will provide participants with an opportunity to examine and discuss current and emerging approaches related to characterization, source control and treatment of mining-influenced waters. Abstract Submission Deadline is March 28, 2014.
See Website or Contact grosse.douglas@epa.gov
Aug 25-27, 2014Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, Seoul, Korea TC204 ISSMGE International Symposium on "Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground"
The 8th symposium will be held in Seoul, Korea with the themes in line with the terms of reference of the Technical Committee of TC204 such as tunneling in soft ground, deep excavations, field monitoring, physical and numerical modeling, and mitigation measures. This symposium will act as a platform to disseminate the most recent research and field advances in the design and construction of underground excavations in soft ground through keynote lectures and technical presentations. Abstract Due : August 31, 2013, Acceptance of Abstract : September 31, 2013
See Website or Contact tc204@is-seoul2014.org
Sep 01-03, 2014University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UKInternational Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro (IS-Cambridge, TC105)
Abstract deadline: 30 November 2013 Full paper deadline: 28 February 2014
See Website or Contact issmge-tc105@eng.cam.ac.uk
Sep 09-11, 2014Vienna University of Technology,Vienna, AustriaXV Danube-European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering
Deadline to submit an abstract: September 15, 2013
See Website or Contact igb@tuwien.ac.at
Sep 15-18, 2014Torino, ItalyIAEG XII CONGRESS
The Congress aims to analyze the dynamic role of Engineering Geology in our changing world: by means of a series of topics and sessions offered to the participants' choice through the interpretative key of four main themes: 1.ENVIRONMENT 2.PROCESSES 3.ISSUES 4.APPROACHES To learn more, please visit IAEG XII Congress website. You can also sign up for the Congress newsletter to get updates. Abstract submission deadline is April 15, 2013.
See Website or Contact info@iaeg2014.com
Sep 16-18, 2014Sudbury, CanadaSeventh International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining
The seminar series objective is to promote documentation of the latest technologies and practices of mining in deep and high stress mining environment.
See Website or Contact marketing-acg@uwa.edu.au
Sep 19-20, 2014Delhi, IndiaDeep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) of India, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) Delhi Chapter and Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) will host a two-day conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India at IIT Delhi on September 19-20, 2014
See Website
Sep 21-25, 2014Berlin, Germany10th International Conference on Geosynthetics
The German Geotechnical Society (DGGT) and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) German Chapter, as a special group within the DGGT, cordially invite you to participate in the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10ICG) in 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
See Website
Sep 24, 2014Hydro-Québec, Salle bleue, 2e étage, 855, Sainte-Catherine EstPrésentation - SCG Section Ouest du Québec - 24 septembre 2014 17h30
The Response of the Franklin Falls Dam to the 1982 Gaza (New Hampshire Earthquake (Magnitude 4.7)par Michael James, P.Eng., Ph.D.
Sep 28 - Oct 02, 2014The Delta Regina Hotel - Regina, SK2014 Canadian Geotechnical Conference
Mark your calendars and save the dates for the 2014 Canadian Geotechnical Conference at Regina's Delta Hotel and Conference Centre. Abstracts are due by January 17, 2014.
See Website or Contact chair@georegina2014.ca
Oct 07-11, 2014Hotel Riu Panama Plaza ASCE Global Engineering Conference
See Website
Oct 12-14, 2014Nanjing, China5th International Forum on Opto-electronic Sensor-based Monitoring in Geo-engineering
The 5th International Forum on Opto-electronic Sensor-based Monitoring in Geo-engineering (5th OSMG-2014) will be held in Nanjing, China, on Oct 12-14, 2014. The theme of this forum is “Monitoring and Early Warning of Geological Disasters”. There will be about 250 delegates in this forum. About 20 outstanding experts will be invited to give the plenary presentations.
See Website or Contact osmg2014@nju.edu.cn
Oct 19-22, 2014Vancouver, CanadaInternational Discrete Fracture Network Engineering Conference
This special conference will explore recent innovation and key developments in the applicationof Discrete Fracture Networks in rock engineering. DFNE will provide a forum for consultants, engineers, mining and petroleum companies, and researchers to exchange best practices in DFNE.
See Website or Contact chair@dfne2014.ca
Oct 21-24, 2014The Marriott Marquis2014 DFI Annual Conference
The deadline for abstracts is January 10, 2014.
See Website
Oct 26-28, 2014The Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, BCVancouver TAC 2014
The Tunnelling Association of Canada is pleased to welcome you to Vancouver TAC 2014: Tunnelling in a Resource Driven World! The 2014 TAC conference will include plenary presentations, technical sessions, and a trade exhibition all designed to highlight advancements in tunnelling research and practice from around the globe. The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2014.
See Website or Contact info@tac2014.ca
Nov 10-14, 2014Melbourne, AustraliaThe 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics
The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and TC 215 Environmental Geotechnics is pleased to announce that the 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics (7ICEG2014) will be held in Melbourne, Australia. The call for abstracts deadline is Nov. 29, 2013, The deadline for early bird registration is Sept. 10, 2014.
See Website or Contact 7iceg2014@wsm.com.au
Nov 17-19, 2014Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina, SKRegina 2014 GeoStudio 2012 Geotechnical Modeling Workshop
GEO-SLOPE International Ltd is offering a 3-day workshop focusing on SLOPE/W, SEEP/W and SIGMA/W. Active CGS members will receive a $200 price reduction.
See Website or Contact training@geo-slope.com
Dec 04-09, 2014OnlineBasic Soil Mechanics, Water in Soils, Slope Stability - WEBINARS
EPIC is offering 3 Geotechnical Engineering Fundamentals webinar topics on Water in Soils Permeability and Seepage, Water in Soils Permeability and Seepage and Slope Stability
See Website
Dec 07-10, 2014Lake Louis, AlbertaFourth International Oil Sands Tailings Conference
This conference offers the most recent developments in oil sands tailings and management to the international community through invited speakers and technical presentations.
See Website or Contact conference@ostrf.com