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Geo15 Watch

February 1st, 2014 / By: / Industry News

If you liked Geosynthetics 2013 in Long Beach, you will love Geosynthetics 2015 in Portland, Feb. 15-18, 2015, co-locating with the International Erosion Control Association’s Environmental Connection, EC-’15

Who should attend?

You and a couple thousand other attendees, exhibitors, speakers, instructors, organizers, presenters, and sponsors.

Who is the organizer?

Geosynthetics 2015 is organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), a not-for-profit trade association that celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2012. IFAI has made countless contributions to the world of geosynthetic materials, including the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine. IFAI has been a linchpin supporter for geosynthetics for decades, growing the geosynthetics industry by organizing successful biennial industry events since 1982, including the recent Geo-Frontiers 2011 in Dallas and Geosynthetics 2013 in Long Beach. IFAI conferences have provided excellent networking opportunities and first-rate applications exposure for industry engineers, installers, specifiers, contractors, distributors, fabricators, government agencies, and academics.

Who are the chairs for this event?

Stan Boyle from Shannon Wilson is the chairman for the event. James McKelvey III from Earth Engineering Inc. and John McCartney from the University of Colorado-Boulder are the technical program co-chairs. Robert D. Holtz from the University of Washington is a conference advisor. Andy Durham from Propex Infrastructure Solutions, L. David Suits from NAGS, Karen Henry from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Melissa Hurley from ACF West, Shobha Bhatia from Syracuse University, and Craig Lake from Dalhousie University are members-at-large. Jennifer Smith from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is student liaison chair.

Who else will be there?

Geosynthetic 2015 is co-locating with the International Erosion Control Association’s Environmental Connection 2015. Attendees can look forward to a shared opening plenary event and a shared show floor.

What else will be included at Geosynthetics 2015?

Short courses, an opening night reception in the exhibit hall, plenary lectures, technical sessions, panel discussions, networking with colleagues … see you there!

Barbara Connett
Secretary General, Geosynthetics 2015

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