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Geosynthetics Conference 2021

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Make your plans now to participate in Geosynthetics Conference 2021—Colocated with IECA’s Annual Conference

Speaker at 2019 Geosynthetics Conference. Courtesy Marky Skalny / Mark Skalny Corporate Photography


Who is on the Organizing Committee for this event?

Organizing Committee Chair

Jie Han, Ph.D., The University of Kansas

Technical Program Co-chairs 

Melissa Beauregard, Ph.D., P.E., United States Air Force Academy

Jennifer E. Nicks, Ph.D., P.E., Federal Highway Administration

Application Experts

Barriers: Ed Silva, E Squared

Drainage: Nilay Patel, SKAPS

Environmental: Chris Eichelberger, AGRU America Inc.

Erosion Control: TBD

Reinforcement: Lilma Schimmel, HUESKER Inc.

Stabilization/Seperation: David Andrews, Propex

General Committee Members

Robert Lozano, The Reinforced Earth Co.

Fred Chuck, Geosynthetic Materials Association

Todd R. Berger, Geosynthetics magazine

Exhibit Chair 

Kathryn Grant, Propex

Short Course Chair 

Michael R. Simac, P.E., EARTH Improvement Technologies 

Conference Advisor—IGS-NA 

Ben Leshchinsky, Ph.D., Oregon State University


What else will be included at Geosynthetics 2021?

The conference will include a joint plenary breakfast, short courses, technical sessions, special sessions, panel discussions, a welcome reception in the exhibit hall and networking opportunities. . . . See you there!


The conference will take place in Kansas City, Mo., at the Kansas City Convention Center; housing now available. Reserve your room online at


Save the dates: Feb. 21–24, 2021


How can you participate in the technical program? While the deadline for the Call for Proposals and Abstracts has passed we are still happy to hear any unique out-of-the-box session ideas you may have. Do you have a great idea for a discussion panel or roundtable session? Maybe it is a topic that you have never seen addressed and you have an idea for how to bring it to life. 

For information or to participate as a session chair, panel member, technical paper reviewer or student volunteer, contact 

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