[Hgs] Highway Geology Symposium - Submit papers by March 29 to be considered. Sponsor registration now open!

Marie Romanelli marie at delaneymeetingevent.com
Fri Mar 15 08:42:24 EDT 2019

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The 70th Annual Highway Geology Symposium (HGS) will be held October 21-24, 2019 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel in Portland, Oregon.  The Symposium will include technical sessions, field trips, and networking time with industry sponsors and exhibitors.

The review team for Technical Programs is currently accepting papers. We welcome papers on subjects concerning highway related geological and geotechnical problems and the solutions developed to address them are also of interest. Those papers that focus on practical solutions will be given first consideration and will be considered on a first come basis.  Abstracts should be 200-250 words, and must be submitted online by the deadline of Friday, March 29, 2019.

Paper topics:

*         Landslides

*         Karst terrain

*         Foundations

*         Retaining structures

*         Geotech instrumentation

*         Soil & rock slope design

*         Rockfall

*         Geophysical testing methods

*         Geological and geotechnical innovations

*         Geotechnical asset management

*         Risk and Risk Management

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__bit.ly_2TI4VGg&d=DwIFAg&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=TEot7bedYDIhTP_flBEqJXlXYDoS1Uo5_Fbc1Rl2FUY&m=Jox82J12p-WtUHJHuZ7CLnDNGijSQYfIhxRJaroHHbo&s=hBH0VMmfudTEliUvG5DITkrqUjJbgyb6g-BdtnFHrX4&e=

Schedule at-a-Glance
The following schedule is preliminary and subject to change.


*         Afternoon: TRB Mid-Year Session

*         Evening: Registration and Welcome Reception

*         Full Day: Technical Sessions and Guest Field Trip

*         Full Day: Field Trip

*         Evening: Reception and Banquet

*         Morning: Technical Sessions

Submit your program related questions to Tim Shevlin tim.shevlin at geobrugg.com and Darren Beckstrand darrenb at landslidetechnology.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!
A sponsorship will offer you an opportunity to make face-to-face connections with influential staff and key leadership from around the country. This exposure will reinforce your brand awareness and maximize visibility within the geotechnical community, through a positive association and much anticipated event. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, and are outlined in the SPONSOR BROCHURE (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.highwaygeologysymposium.org_wp-2Dcontent_uploads_70th-5FHGS-5FSponsor-5FExhibitor-5FBrochure.pdf&d=DwIFAg&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=TEot7bedYDIhTP_flBEqJXlXYDoS1Uo5_Fbc1Rl2FUY&m=Jox82J12p-WtUHJHuZ7CLnDNGijSQYfIhxRJaroHHbo&s=wQk5jq4dHVJRwSP1G7R40KsPYpWbgJWRGFH3chEiY94&e=), however a customized package can also be created based on your desired level of involvement and financial contribution.

The Highway Geology Symposium was established to foster a closer cooperation and better understanding between geologists and civil engineers in the highway industry. Traditionally the event draws an attendance of 150-175 engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers from state and federal agencies as well as consultants, colleges, and universities from all over the country.

To register as a sponsor, go to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cvent.com_d_t6q24v_4W&d=DwIFAg&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=TEot7bedYDIhTP_flBEqJXlXYDoS1Uo5_Fbc1Rl2FUY&m=Jox82J12p-WtUHJHuZ7CLnDNGijSQYfIhxRJaroHHbo&s=EITwAtrDnTHKek4mbcM9KpZPsIBvOcb3yuO9T58glIg&e=.

Additional Information
Overnight accommodations will be available to Symposium participants at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel at a discounted group rate. Details will be added to the Highway Geology Symposium website soon, along with other event details. Please check https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.highwaygeologysymposium.org&d=DwIFAg&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=TEot7bedYDIhTP_flBEqJXlXYDoS1Uo5_Fbc1Rl2FUY&m=Jox82J12p-WtUHJHuZ7CLnDNGijSQYfIhxRJaroHHbo&s=9IabpRFXiQxDSvWDl5sSJXU_P2rg6GHT6Rk2LmifnVM&e=<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.highwaygeologysymposium.org&d=DwIFAg&c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&r=TEot7bedYDIhTP_flBEqJXlXYDoS1Uo5_Fbc1Rl2FUY&m=Jox82J12p-WtUHJHuZ7CLnDNGijSQYfIhxRJaroHHbo&s=9IabpRFXiQxDSvWDl5sSJXU_P2rg6GHT6Rk2LmifnVM&e=> for updates. We look forward to seeing you in Portland, Oregon in October!
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