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Call for proposals—deadline extended to Feb. 8

February 2nd, 2012 / By: / Industry News

Geosynthetics 2013: Geosynthetics for Water & Energy Challenges

The objective of Geosynthetics 2013 is to share new developments in geosynthetic engineering and technologies. The conference will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, panel discussions and papers.

Call for Proposals

This Call for Proposals is issued to solicit topics and programs that will create an innovative, varied, and exciting Technical Program. In addition to traditional paper sessions, this Call seeks proposals for activities that will allow professional colleagues to share their expertise through panel discussions and short courses.

Due Feb. 8, 2012

Submit proposals online

Panel Discussions

Panel discussions are 90-minute sessions that bring professionals together for discussion and debate about technical and non-technical subjects and industry issues, such as political influences or social trends and their impact. Panel Discussions have a facilitator with several panelists to present differing viewpoints

Proposals should include an outline and title, a synopsis of the expected outcome of the discussion, preliminary names for facilitators and panelists. Facilitators are responsible for securing panel members and organizing the panel discussion. Meeting room and standard AV equipment (laptop, projector and sound, will be provided.

Short Courses

Short Courses will be emphasized in the technical program. Geosynthetics 2013 is committed to provide continuing education opportunities for participants. Short Courses at Geosynthetics 2013 may include beginner, intermediate and advanced courses.

Proposals should include the course title, a description of the course with a summary of its learning objectives, a list of instructors and their qualifications, a summary of course handouts, and whether the course should be scheduled as a half or full day. Also indicate whether the course will offer professional development hours (PDHs).

Technical Paper Sessions—Call for Chairs

Technical Paper Sessions are 90-minutes in length during which four to six related papers are presented by their authors. Multiple papers that present various facets of a project are encouraged. Multiple sessions with a related theme are possible. Technical Paper Sessions require at least one Session Chair who solicits paper submissions (if needed), conducts anonymous reviews and conducts the session onsite. Co-chairs are preferred but are not required. Complete Session Chair responsibilities are available here.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Energy
  • Drainage
  • Mining
  • Water
  • Dams and Levees
  • Environmental
  • Case Histories
  • Renewable Energy
  • Conveyance and Storage
  • Failure
  • Agriculture/Aquaculture
  • Foundations
  • Transportation
  • Shoreline and Water Protection
  • Geo-Hazards
  • Geosynthetics Properties
  • Ground Improvement
  • Hydrofracking
  • Temporary Roads
  • Other

Proposals should include the topic and contact details for the proposed Session Chair.

Technical Paper Program Submission Deadlines
Proposals due: Feb. 8, 2012

Acceptance notification: Feb. 29, 2012
Submit online

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Shobha Bhatia
Syracuse University
skbhatia@syr.edu

Stan Boyle
Shannon & Wilson
srb@shanwil.com

Technical Program Manager:
Barbara Connett
+1 651 225 6914
800 486 3980
bjconnett@ifai.com

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