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Geo15 registration is now open

News | August 29, 2014 | By:

IFAI’s biennial geosynthetics conference is Feb. 15-18 in Portland.

Registration for the Geosynthetics 2015 is now open. Join us for the first-ever co-location with the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) Environmental Connections conference (EC’15).

Attendees will enjoy the largest trade show floor in Geosynthetics conference history and the event offers opportunities to mingle with IECA attendees during shared networking meetings and most educational/technical sessions and panel discussions.


Announcing: Plenary Sessions

Official Welcome and Oso, Washington Landslide Keynote
Monday, Feb. 16, 8-9 a.m.

Kick off the Geosynthetics and Environmental Connection conferences with the official welcome and dual keynote presentations featuring an in-depth look at the 2014 landslide itself, implications for the future, and the rebuilding efforts.

Oso Landslide Causes, Implications, and Prevention Options
Professor Scott Burns, University of Oregon

Reconstruction of State Route 530 after the 2014 Oso Landslide
Shaun Stauffer, Principal, GeoEngineers Inc.

Plenary Panel Discussion:
Geosynthetic Installation-What’s important, what’s not?

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 8-9:30 a.m.
Moderator: Boyd Ramsey, GSE Environmental Inc.
Panel members:

  • Archie Filshill, Golder Associates
  • Richard Thiel, Thiel Engineering
  • Mark Sieracke, Weaver Boos
  • Jimmy Youngblood, GSE Environmental

Plenary Panel Discussion:
Geosynthetic Stagnation-Selling Geosynthetic Solutions and Systems instead of Products

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8-9:30 a.m.
Moderator: Stan Boyle, Shannon & Wilson Inc.
Panel members:

  • Jorge Zornberg, University of Texas at Austin
  • Brian Baillie, Huesker Inc.
  • Dean Sandri, Anchor Wall Systems Inc.

Geosynthetics 2015 is organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), supported by the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

Source: IFAI

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