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Geosynthetics Conference 2019

Events, Final Inspection, News | October 1, 2017 | By:

Plenary lecture audience at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 in Orlando, Fla.  Geotechnical Frontiers is a once-every-six-years event combining IFAI’s Geosynthetics Conference and ASCE Geo-Institutes’s Geo-Congress. Photograph courtesy of Mark Skalny

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host Geosynthetics (GEO) 2019 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas, Feb. 10–13, 2019. More than 1,000 attendees, exhibitors, speakers, instructors and sponsors will attend the biennial conference’s plenary lectures, short courses, technical sessions, panel discussions and welcome reception, taking advantage of the exceptional educational and networking opportunities the conference affords.

GEO 2019 secretary general Barbara J. Connett announced the chairs of the conference:

Program Committee Chair

Richard Thiel, Thiel Engineering

Technical Program Cochairs

Mike Adams, FHWA

Phillip Ooi, Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa

Short Course Chair

Mark Wayne, Tensar

Conference Advisor, GMA

Daniel Selander, Thrace-LINQ

Conference Advisor, LOCAL

Jimmy Youngblood, GSE Environmental

Technical program

The Geosynthetics 2019 Technical Program is developed, presented and vetted by experts in the geotechnical industry. Practitioners, professors and students come together to provide 25 PDH of education covering the full spectrum of geosynthetics uses. The program will include short courses, technical paper submissions and panel discussions.

Submit your proposal for sessions, topics, panel discussions and short courses online at

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