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Geosynthetics 2023 wrap-up

Events | February 1, 2023 | By: Barbara Connett

We hope you are perusing this issue of Geosynthetics magazine while attending the Geosynthetics Conference 2023 in Kansas City, Mo. If you are not attending, hopefully you will join us in 2025 for the 4th Geotechnical Frontiers, co-organized with the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Geo-Institute. 

If you are in Kansas City right now, be sure to download the mobile app and pick up a copy of the Geosynthetics and International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Annual Conference Program Guide. There is a lot going on, and you aren’t going to want to miss anything. 

Here are some highlights of the Geosynthetics Conference 2023:

  • This conference is co-located with the IECA Annual Conference and Expo. This partnership means that attendees have equal access to the full combined show floor and the education at both shows. If you have a full registration for Geosynthetics Conference, you can attend any educational program you like.
  • There are eight short courses available on Sunday, at no extra cost! Your full registration is your key to attending these detailed, half-day courses. Topics range from beginner to advanced technical information and a course on marketing in the geosynthetics industry.
  • The Monday morning combined Welcome Keynote Lecture takes a close look at the local Kansas City Levee projects, and Tuesday morning is your chance to hear industry icon J.P.  Giroud, Ph.D., when he presents the Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture. 
  • Nine special sessions organized by various supporting organizations.
  • New this year—four in-depth workshops.
  • Basic education and material samples on the show floor in the Learning Zone.
  • One large show floor combining two shows’ worth of exhibitors displaying a myriad of products and services. 
  • More than 40 educational sessions.
  • Networking, refreshments and your first chance to explore the show floor during the welcome reception. 
  • The student poster competition, organized by IGS  North America and Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA). 

Looking ahead to Geotechnical Frontiers 2025

The 4th Geotechnical Frontiers, co-organized with the Geo-Institute, is currently in development. 

Submissions for the educational program will open late 2023/early 2024. This very popular conference is typically held every six years but was pushed out two extra years due to the pandemic. Start thinking about how you would like to participate.

Visit in the Spring for more details. 

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