2013 Events

Date Region Location Event Contact
Jan 10-12, 2013 Other International Bengaluru, India 4th International Seminar on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering
By ISSMGE; TC 302 – Forensic Geotechnical Engineering
See Website
Jan 22, 2013 British Columbia Howard Johnson Hotel, 4670 Elk Lake Dr., Victoria, BC Vancouver Island Section Technical Luncheon – Case Histories Session
Ryan Bouma, P.Eng., will be making a presentation entitled: “Lesson’s Learned From Drilling Over Abandoned Coal Mines”. Bruce Dagg, P.Eng., will make a presentation titled: “A Tale of Three Geotechnical Consultants, Two City Departments, and a Cost-Conscious Client”.
Contact jmcintyre@thurber.ca
Feb 19, 2013 British Columbia Howard Johnson Hotel, 4670 Elk Lake Dr, Victoria, BC Vancouver Island Section Technical Luncheon – 12:00 noon – 1:45 pm
Dave Polster, M.Sc., R.P. Bio., will show how natural processes can be applied to the restoration of sites that humans have disturbed. This talk will look at common constraints/barriers to ecological recovery – erosion, competition, compaction, low nutrients, etc. – and how natural systems solve these problems. Soil bioengineering techniques for the treatment of landslides, steep, unstable and/or eroding sites will be presented as a means of integrating steep and/or unstable slopes into these natural processes.
Contact jmcintyre@thurber.ca
Feb 20-22, 2013 Other International Cartagena de Indias, Colombia First Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils
Abstracts must be received by December 10, 2011
See Website or Contactpanamunsat2013@uniandes.edu.co
Feb 21-23, 2013 Other International Hammamet, Tunisia ICGE’13 : 3rd International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering
New Developments in Analysis, Modeling and Design
See Website or Contactfrikha_wissem@icge13.com
Mar 03-06, 2013 USA San Diego, CA, USA 2013 Geo-Congress
The Geo-Institute of the ASCE will hold its annual conference March 3-6,2013 in San Diego, CA. The theme is Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments.
See Website or Contact geo-institute@asce.org
Mar 14-16, 2013 Other International Tabarka-Ain Drahem, Tunisia ICLR13
International Conference on Landslide Risk – 2013
See Website or Contacticlr2013@gmail.com
Mar 19, 2013 British Columbia Howard Johnson Inn & Suites – 4670 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria Vancouver Island Geotechnical Group Technical Luncheon
Herb Hawson, P.Eng. will present “A Geotechnical Perspective of Damage from the 2010/2011 Earthquakes at Christchurch, New Zealand”
Contact jmcintyre@thurber.ca
Mar 21-22, 2013 USA Salt Lake City, UT Micropile/Anchored Earth Retention Design and Construction Specialty Seminar
Deep Foundation Institute
See Website
Mar 25-27, 2013 Other International Lausanne, Switzerland International Workshop on Thermoactive Geotechnical Systems for Near-Surface Geothermal Energy : from Research to Practice See Website or Contactlyesse.laloui@epfl.ch
Mar 26-28, 2013 Other International Lyon, France Intersol’2013
Congrès-Exposition international sur les sols, les sédiments et l’eau – International Conference-Exhibition on Soils, Sediments and Water
See Website or Contactwebs_information@yahoo.fr
Mar 29 – Dec 31, 2013 Southern Ontario Dinner Lecture 
Apr 01-04, 2013 USA Long Beach, California, USA Geosynthetics 2013
Geosynthetics for Water and Energy Challenges – Call for proposals is due February 8, 2012
See Website
Apr 16-19, 2013 Other International Antalya, Turkey 23rd International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey
By the chamber of mining engineers of Turkey
See Website
Apr 29 – May 04, 2013 USA Chicago, IL, USA Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering and Symposium in honor of Clyde Baker 
Abstracts are due by April 15, 2012
See Website
May 06-09, 2013 USA Houston, TX Geotechnical Technology Transfer from Onshore and Near Shore Practices
Deep Foundations Institute session at Offshore Technology Conference 2013
See Website or Contactstaff@dfi.org
May 13-15, 2013 Other International Perth, Western Australia 7th International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction
This event brings together industry professionals to share information about innovative ground support strategies, processes and products to help maintain a competitive edge.
See Website or Contact info-acg@uwa.edu.au
May 15-16, 2013 USA Minneapolis, MN, Superpile 2013
Seven of the DFIs technical committees have joined forces this year to organize Superpile 2013.
See Website or Contactevents@dfi.org
May 27-29, 2013 Western Quebec Concordia University, Montreal, QC CCTC 2013
3rd Climate Change Technology Conference / 3e Conférence sur les technologies du changement climatique. Interested authors/panelists are invited to submit a proposal in English or French for a paper, poster paper or presentation for the Technical Program. Proposals should be submitted, by September 15, 2012
See Website or Contactcanoe.about@bmts.com
May 29-31, 2013 Other International Singapore 18th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference and Inaugural AGSSEA Conference 
This conference is organised by the Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS) under the auspices of Southeast Asian Geotechncial Society and Association of Geotechnical Societies in SouthEast Asia
See Website or Contact18seagc@nus.edu.sg
May 30-31, 2013 Other International Napoli, Italy Second International Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites
ISSMGE TC301 Deadline for abstract submission is June 1, 2012
See Website or Contactstelirer@unima.it or emilio.bilota@unima.it
Jun 05-06, 2013 Other International Binh Duong City, Vietnam First Conference on Foundation and Soft Ground Engineering
Challenges in Mekong Delta
See Website or Contactnguyenketuong@gmail.com
Jun 13, 2013 Manitoba River Oaks Golf Course 13th Annual CGS Golf Tournament
The 13th Annual CGS Manitoba Section Golf Tournament, with proceeds donated to the Neil Burgess Memorial Scholarship.
See Website or Contactcgs.manitoba@gmail.com
Jul 01-03, 2013 Other International Torino, Italy TC215 Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics
from theorical and experimental research to practical applications
See Website
Jul 15-30, 2013 Southern Ontario Western University Short Course on Tunnels and Underground Structures in Rock
The course is being held in July 2013 at Western University in London, Ontario.
See Website or Contactcquintus@eng.uwo.ca
Sep 02-05, 2013 Other International Paris, France The 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Challenges and Innovations in Geotechnics
See Website
Sep 24-25, 2013 Other International Beijing, China International Symposium & 9th Asian Regional Conference of IAEG
Global view of Engineering Geology and Environment
See Website or Contactengineer2003@mail.igcas.ac.cn
Sep 25-27, 2013 Other International Brisbane, Australia International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering
Best practice with respect to pit slope investigations, design, implementation and performance monitoring will be discussed during the symposium.
See Website or Contact info-acg@uwa.edu.au
Sep 26-28, 2013 Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba CCTT National Technology Conference
The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) invites you to the National Technology Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 26-28, 2013.
See Website or Contactileblond@cctt.ca
Sep 29 – Oct 03, 2013 Western Quebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2013 Canadian Geotechnical Conference – GeoMontreal 2103
The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) in collaboration with the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC) and the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) invites you to the joint conference “GéoMontréal 2013″ at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel.
The abstract deadline has been extended to February 1, 2013.
See Website or Contactinfo@geomontreal2013.ca
Oct 03-06, 2013 Western Quebec Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada 4th Canadian Young Geotechnical Engineers and Geoscientists Conference
The Canadian Young Geotechnical Engineers and Geoscientists Conference is a triennial GCS event. cYGEGC aims to create a relaxed environment where young members of the geoengineering and geoscience communities can share technical knowledge and exchange career experiences. The abstract submission deadline is June 14, 2013.
See Website or Contactinfo@cygegc2013.ca
Oct 10, 2013 Western Quebec Hydro-Québec, Salle Dutilly Lepage, 2e étage, 855, Sainte-Catherine Est Conférence Pan-Canadienne – Automne 2013/Cross Canada Lecture Tour – Fall 2013
Evaluating the Seismic Coefficient for Slope Stability and Retaining Wall Design. Presented by Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., Ph.D., NAE
Oct 16, 2013 Saskatchewan Tarvel Lodge A Novel Framework for the Analysis of Low Factor of Safety Slopes in the Highly Plastic Clay Shales of the Canadian Prairies – A Case History of the Battlefords
Presenter: Jasyn Henry – Geotechnical Engineer, Clifton Associates Ltd.
Contact shahid.azam@uregina.ca
Oct 28-30, 2013 Eastern Quebec Laval University, Québec City, Canada 1st International Workshop on Landslides in Sensitive Clays
The 1st International Workshop on Landslides in Sensitive Clays (IWLSC) aims to provide an international perspective of landslides in sensitive clays and their consequences by bringing together state-of-the-art contributions from international researchers in academia and in industry, as well as planners working on land-use and hazard mapping. The workshop will provide broad coverage of the scientific and engineering aspects of geo-hazards related to sensitive clays.
See Website
Nov 03-06, 2013 Southern Alberta Banff, Alberta Tailings and Mine Waste 2013
Mine waste managers, engineers involved with tailings management and reclamation, regulators and researchers are invited to Tailings and Mine Waste 2013.
See Website or Contactsally.petaske@ualberta.ca
Nov 13, 2013 Saskatchewan TBA A slope failure caused by drainage cutoff through the advancement of seasonal frost, Hudson Bay Lowland
Presenter: Dave van Zeyl – Physical Geographer, J D Mollard and Associates Ltd.
Contact shahid.azam@uregina.ca
Nov 13, 2013 Southern Ontario Mastro’s Ristorante, Toronto Microtunnelling – Recent Projects in the GTA See Website
Nov 20, 2013 Western Quebec Hydro-Québec, Salle Dutilly Lepage, 2e étage, 855, Sainte-Catherine Est Section Ouest du Québec – Conférence tecnhique
Éric Péloquin, M.Ing. et ingénieur à Hydro-Québec présentera une conférence intitulée “La gestion des ouvrages en remblai vieillissants”.
Contact dore-richard.steven@hydro.qc.ca
Nov 26-29, 2013 Other International International Convention Center, Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba 10th International Symposium of Structures, Geotechnics and Construction Materials See Website or Contactana@uclv.edu.cu
Nov 28-29, 2013 Other International Melia Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam Geotec Hanoi 2013
“Geotechnics for Sustainable Development”
See Website or Contactsecretariat@geotechn2013.vn
Dec 11, 2013 Saskatchewan TBA The intricacy of using x-ray radiography and tomography in examining samples of geological formations: Not WYSIWYG!
Presenter: Dr. Esam Hussein – Dean, Engineering and Applied Science, University of Regina
Contact shahid.azam@uregina.ca
Dec 14, 2013 Southern Ontario Vaughan Hilton Garden Inn The Making of Geologic Journey  See Website