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News | January 2, 2017 | By:

Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 brings together the biennial Geosynthetics show, organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), and the annual Geo-Congress, organized by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (G-I/ASCE), every six years, making it the largest, most comprehensive gathering of its kind.

This conference and trade show originated as “Geo-Frontiers” and was first held in Austin, Texas, in 2005, and then six years later (2011) in Dallas.


Technical sessions
More than 880 entries were submitted during the Geotechnical Frontiers call for abstracts, shattering the previous record set during preparations for Geo-Frontiers 2011. The abstracts currently span more than 44 topics under these 11 tracks:

  • Foundations and Ground Improvement
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Geo-Hazards
  • Geosynthetic Properties/Performance
  • Geotechnical Testing and Site Characterization
  • Nearshore and Offshore Engineering
  • Other Geotechnical-Related Issues
  • Remote Sensing
  • Renewable Energy
  • Slopes, Embankments, and Earth Retaining Structures
  • Transportation Systems


The trade show
As usual, the exhibit hall for this event will be filled with companies featuring every facet of the geotechnical industry—manufacturers and service providers showcasing geosynthetic and geotechnical products, applications, services, technologies, and innovations.

The show floor is expected to sell out again as it has in every edition of Geotechnical Frontiers (previously Geo-Frontiers). Exhibitors are encouraged to select space now to avoid the wait list.


Many opportunities are built into this conference to meet and greet, including networking lunches and receptions. Attendees can also enjoy meeting colleagues from around the world and from an array of geotechnical professions.

Barbara Connett
Geotechnical Frontiers 2017
651 225 6914

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