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Geo-Frontiers 2011 update

News | August 1, 2010 | By:

Exhibits and sponsorship activity is well under way

Geo-Frontiers 2011 will provide a unique opportunity to present products and services to an audience much broader than the traditional geosynthetics conference audience. Partners in this event March 13–16 in Dallas include ASCE’s Geo-Institute (G-I), IFAI, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), and the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS). The show also features the Geosynthetic Institute’s annual conference, GRI-24.

Perhaps you recall the success of Geo-Frontiers in 2005 when these same partners put together what many attendees still refer to the “best geo conference ever.” Even more successes are expected at Geo-Frontiers 2011.

An estimated 1,800 participants—practitioners, designers, regulators, contractors, installers, academics, and manufacturers—will attend. These attendees will not only be drawn to the conference by the excellent educational sessions but also the opportunity to see and hear about the advancements in geo products and services displayed on the show floor.

An unprecedented 1,161 authors from 60 countries submitted a record 809 abstracts, a key indicator of the number of participants expected. The conference will feature more than 90 technical sessions, numerous receptions, and seven full-day short courses.

The lineup begins on Sunday, March 13, with short courses. The balance of the week is scheduled via nine distinct tracks, 85 technical paper sessions, and more than 400 individual presentations.

Technical session papers are peer-reviewed to ensure that the caliber of the presentations meets the intellectual needs of geotechnical professionals. Attendees can earn PDH credits throughout the show.


This show presents many valuable sponsorship opportunities. They are available in packages or à la carte.

AgruAmerica is the sponsor of the opening night reception in the exhibit hall, a great time to meet and network with colleagues and friends.

TenCate and Huesker are platinum level sponsors. They enjoy company exposure on the Geo-Frontiers website, show program, and throughout the conference including the exhibit hall. They will also provide a welcome address prior to plenary lectures.

Go to to see a complete list of sponsorship opportunities.


Attendees can visit with vendors and service providers on the show floor beginning with the opening night reception on Monday, March 14.

Three days of exhibits will provide ample connection time with potential new buyers and specifiers. The show schedule is structured to provide exclusive trade floor time for attendees with the opening reception, refreshment breaks, and lunches on the show floor.

Exhibit space can be reserved by accessing the show site or calling IFAI exhibit sales at 800 225 4324.

Geo-Frontiers 2011 promises to be the geotechnical event of 2011. Jeff Sponseller, executive vice president of Miller Weldmaster has this to say about the event: “The first Geo-Frontiers event in Austin in 2005 was a great show. We were excited to learn the GeoCongress and Geosynthetics events are combined again for Geo-Frontiers in 2011. As an exhibitor, we love seeing all the extra customers, and I know that attendees like the larger number of exhibitors they get to meet.”

—Andrew Aho, GMA managing director and Geo-Frontiers exhibits/sponsorship chair

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