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Geosynthetics Conference watch: Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES

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This summer the organizing committee will be hard at work developing the schedule and other features of the conference, to be held March 8–10, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. Its goal is to bring together a comprehensive array of case studies that focus on the many applications of geosynthetics as well as in-depth pre-show short courses that will be open to all attendees at no extra cost. The following individuals are bringing together the conference. 

Program Committee Chair
Robert Lozano, The Reinforced Earth Company

General Committee Members
Melissa Beauregard, Ph.D., United States Air Force Academy
Todd R. Berger, Geosynthetics magazine
Jon Curry, Geosynthetic Materials Association 
Jennifer E. Nicks, Ph.D., P.E., Federal Highway Administration
Michael R. Simac, P.E., EARTH Improvement Technologies

IGS–NA Representative
John M. Allen, P.E., CETCO Environmental Products

Technical Program Project Manager
Megan Firl, Industrial Fabrics Association International

Secretary General
Barbara J. Connett, Industrial Fabrics Association International

Visit to learn more about the team. 

Supported by IGS North America

Our friends at IGS North America have renewed their commitment to support the conference. They will be taking an active hand in the program development and conference activities.

Supporting Organizations 

The Geosynthetics Conference is proud to announce the initial lineup of supporting organizations. Members and employees of these groups will receive special consideration during registration. In addition, several of these groups are organizing special sessions. 

  • Association for Mechanically Stabilized Earth (AMSE)
  • ASTM International
  • Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS)
  • China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA)
  • Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
  • Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC)
  • Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI)
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Geo-Institute of ASCE (G-I)
  • Geosynthetic Institute (GSI)
  • International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI)
  • Transportation Research Board
  • University of South Carolina Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER)

This list is current as of June 15 and will grow. Visit to see the most up-to-date list. To recommend an additional organization, contact


There are three hotels in the Geosynthetics Conference room block, all within walking distance of the convention center. 

DoubleTree by Hilton North Charleston–Convention Center 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel and Convention Center 

Hyatt Place Charleston Airport/Convention Center

Book your room by February 14, 2020, to receive the conference rate of $179.

Learn more

Barbara J. Connett, Secretary General
Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES

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