JANUARY 

TRB Annual Meeting 

JAN. 7–11  |  WASHINGTON, D.C. 

The meetings at the 2018 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting include the AFS70–Standing Committee on Geosynthetics, chaired by Dr. Jennifer Nicks (Federal Highway Administration). This committee is concerned with the analysis, design, installation and performance of geosynthetic materials used in
transportation facilities. 

trb.org/AnnualMeeting 

ASTM Committee D35 
on Geosynthetics 

JAN. 24–26  |  NEW ORLEANS, LA. 

The winter biannual meeting of the ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics will be held
at the Sheraton New Orleans. 

astm.org 

 

FEBRUARY 

IECA’s Environmental 
Connection 2018 

FEB. 11–14  |  LONG BEACH, CALIF. 

The annual Environmental Connection conference and exhibition is Feb. 11–14 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The show features products and services specified by engineers who designate their use, contractors who buy and use products and services, and regulators who monitor the worksites. The conference and exhibition is organized by the International Erosion Control Association.  

ieca.org 

Global Waste 
Management Symposium 

FEB. 11–14  |  INDIAN WELLS, CALIF. 

Waste360 hosts the once-every-two-years Global Waste Management Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa, Feb. 11–14.  Topics will include leachate management, landfill gas/landfill management, landfill operations, coal combustion residuals and MSW landfills.  

wastesymposium.com 

SME Annual Conference 

FEB. 25–28  |  MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) Annual Conference returns to Minneapolis, featuring state-of-the-art production, innovation and development techniques for the iron ore and taconite industry. The conference offers dozens of technical sessions, several short courses, keynote addresses and the opportunity to
earn PDHs for participants. 

smemeetings.com/sme-ace-2018  

 

MARCH 

IFCEE 2018 

MARCH 5–10 | ORLANDO, FLA. 

ADSC—The International Association of Foundation Drilling, DFI (Deep Foundations Institute), G-I (Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers) and PDCA (Pile Driving Contractors Association) have joined forces for the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE), March 5–10. The 2018 event will be held at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. 

ifcee2018.com 

 

April 

NACE 2018 

APRIL 22–26 | WISCONSIN DELLS, WIS. 

The National Association of Country Engineers (NACE) will hold its Annual Meeting/Management and Technical Conference at the Chula Vista Resort. County road officials manage more than 75% of U.S. highways and roads, and attendees rely on the NACE conference for information on the latest innovations in engineering technology, best practices, safety, management systems and software solutions.  

naceevents.org 

WasteExpo 2018 

APRIL 23–26 | LAS VEGAS, NEV. 

WasteExpo, North America’s largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry event, will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event features more than 600 exhibitors and some 13,000 attendees will enjoy a conference program covering everything from anaerobic digestion to zero waste strategies. 

wasteexpo.com 

 

June 

ASTM Committee D35 
on Geosynthetics 

JUNE 27–29  |  SAN DIEGO, CALIF. 

The summer biannual meeting of the ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics will be held
at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. 

astm.org 

 

August 

APWA PWX and IFME 
World Congress 

AUG. 26–29 | KANSAS CITY, MO. 

The American Public Works Association (APWA), in conjunction with the International Federation of Municipal Engineering (IFME), will host the joint APWA Public Works Expo (PWX) and IFME World Congress at the Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Center. The conference, designed for public works professionals at all levels, features traditional and interactive sessions, seminars, workshops and networking opportunities, as well as America’s largest exhibit floor for public works equipment and services. 

pwx.apwa.net 

SWANA WasteCon 2018 

AUG. 20–23 | NASHVILLE, TENN. 

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) WasteCon® features technical presentations, roundtable discussions and workshops on the handling of solid waste. The event will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. 

wastecon.org 

 

September 

11th International Conference 
on Geosynthetics 

SEPT. 16–21 | SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA 

The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) will be held at Coex in Seoul, South Korea, from Sept. 16 to 21, 2018. The Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS), the IGS Korea Chapter and host of the 11ICG, is expecting to attract more than 1,000 experts from more than 100 countries. Under the theme of “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development,” a wealth of scientific programs has been prepared featuring geotechnical and geosynthetics experts.11ICG will offer 63 sessions. 

11icg-seoul.org 

GeoEdmonton 2018 

SEPT. 23–26 | EDMONTON, ALB., CANADA  

The Geotechnical Society of Edmonton and the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), in collaboration with the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC), invite you to GeoEdmonton 2018, the 71st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 13th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference. The conference will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre. The conference will highlight recent achievements in transportation development and their associated geohazards.  

geoedmonton2018.ca 

October 

GeoDallas at IFAI Expo 

OCT. 16–17 | DALLAS, TEXAS 

Join more than 100 geotechnical practitioners in Dallas, Texas, for this geosynthetics event. Attendees will earn 16 PDH over two full days while learning the latest developments in geosynthetics materials and the best practices for designing with geosynthetics, through short courses, lectures, plenary sessions, case study presentations and panel discussions. The conference is colocated with IFAI Expo and CAMX, offering attendees full access to both trade shows at no additional cost. GeoDallas is supported by Geosynthetics magazine and the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA). 

For more information, contact Barbara J. Connett at bjconnett@ifai.com.  

ISWA 2018 World Congress 

OCT. 22–24, 2018 | KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 

The annual International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress features panel sessions and workshops on municipal solid waste treatment, disposal systems, landfills, waste-to-energy operators, e-waste management, construction waste, recycling systems and technologies, and equipment. The World Congress will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. 

iswa.org 

 

November 

GeoMEast 2018 

NOV. 24–28, 2018 | CAIRO, EGYPT 

GeoMEast 2018 will showcase recent developments and advancements in design, construction and safety inspections of transportation infrastructure. Conference topics cover issues related to bridges, pavement, geomechanics, geoenvironmental applications, geotechnical projects, geosciences, geophysics, tunnels, water management and railways. 

geomeast2018.org 

 

Planning Ahead 

Geosynthetics 2019 

FEB. 10–13, 2019 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 

Featuring more than 1,300 geotechnical practitioners, designers, regulators, contractors and installers, Geosynthetics 2019 is the premier geosynthetics conference and trade show, featuring the latest research, materials, applications and case studies. The substantive technical program features more than 150 technical paper presentations across 35 technical sessions. Geosynthetics 2019 features a robust show floor, which will host all meals and a dedicated educational zone where attendees can examine samples of geosynthetics and enjoy a variety of basic geosynthetic education provided by exhibitors.  

geosyntheticsconference.com