IGS North America (IGS-NA) continues its extremely active period of development. We welcome the involvement of Geosynthetics magazine’s readership. If you are not already a member of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and one of its chapters, we strongly encourage you to make 2023 the year you join.
As a not-for-profit engineering group with an educational mission, a great deal of our upcoming work involves virtual and in-person professional development opportunities:
IGS North America’s webinar series returns this fall. We have top-tier presenters lined up, including IGS Past President Dr. Jorge Zornberg, PE; Dr. Erol Tutumluer; Dr. Dov Leshchinsky; Boyd Ramsey; and Dr. Robert Bachus, PE. The full schedule, topics, and registration links will be published soon on the Events page at igs-na.org. All IGS-NA webinars are free. PDHs are issued to members.
Elections for IGS North America’s Board of Directors will be held in 4Q 2022. All IGS-NA members are eligible to run for election. Details will be posted on the chapter website, shared in the monthly newsletter, and posted in social media this fall. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Geosynthetics Conference 2023 (February 5–8, Kansas City). We’re proud to be a partner to this event and to hold our next general meeting at the conference! We are also organizing a Student Poster Competition with cash prizes and conference registrations to be awarded, courtesy of IGS North America and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA).
GeoSaskatoon 2023 (1–4 October 2023, Saskatchewan). IGS-NA is partnering with the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), the Saskatoon Geotechnical Section of the CGS, and the International Association of Hydrogeologists-Canadian National Chapter (IAH-CNC) on GeoSaskatoon 2023. The CGS’s annual conference is a highlight on the North American geotechnical calendar. This edition features a fantastic organizing committee (with IGS-NA members!).
GeoAmericas 2024 (28 April–1 May 2024, Toronto). IGS North America will host the 5th Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, bringing the quadrennial event to Canada for the first time. We are busy forming committees and will begin issuing calls in 3Q 2022. Your involvement is encouraged and welcomed! Some hybrid components will be included.
13th International Conference on Geosynthetics (13-17 September 2026, Montreal). For the first time since 1998, the ICG will be held in North America. IGS-NA is proud to have earned the award to host this seminal engineering event. Details forthcoming.
As always, follow IGS North America on LinkedIn and check out igs-na.org. Thank you for being part of this engineering community! Your work is important.