September 23 - 26, 2018
Edmonton, Alberta
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Conference Program

The theme for GeoEdmonton 2018 is Transportation Geotechnique - Moving Forward. Much of Canada's prosperity is founded on its vast network of railways, pipelines, highways, and waterways. This conference intends to highlight recent achievements in transportation development and their associated geohazards.

The conference program will cover a wide range of geotechnical and hydrogeological topics, including specialty sessions that are of local and national relevance. In addition to the technical program and plenary sessions, the conference will include a complement of distinguished keynote speakers, high calibre short courses, social events, and technical tours.

The technical program will be supplemented by an extensive social program including the opening Icebreaker and Exhibitor Reception, Local Colour Night, and the CGS/IAH-CNC Awards Banquet.

An overview of the conference program/schedule is now available – click here to view the PDF file.

Keynote Speakers

GeoEdmonton 2018 will present a diverse range of keynote speakers and guest presenters as part of the daily program and will include six plenary presentations including the R.M. Hardy Keynote Address (CGS), and the Darcy Lecture (IAH). Confirmed speakers currently include:
Masaki Hayashi – Darcy Lecture
C. Derek Martin – R.M. Hardy Keynote Address
Matt Lato – CGS Colloquium
Click here for details on our confirmed speakers and their talks.

Best Paper Awards and IAH-CNC Tóth Award

Following on the initiative of GeoVancouver 2016 and GeoOttawa 2017, GeoEdmonton 2018 will again recognize the Best Case Study Papers and the Best Student Papers with awards. In 2018, the IAH-CNC will also present their Tóth Award to the best hydrogeology student paper.

There will be a checkbox on the final paper submission screen to indicate if you would like to be considered for these awards. The lead authors of the Best Case Study Paper should come from consulting or industry (not academia). The lead author of the Best Student Paper must be a student and must present the paper at the conference to be eligible for this recognition. The student will need to send proof of enrolment to the conference organizers at the time of registration. Papers submitted for consideration for the Tóth Award must be prepared primarily by a B.Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D. student at a Canadian university (as first author) and must deal with, as the primary topic, the student’s university thesis or other university work in hydrogeology.

Short Courses and Tours

Numerous Short Courses have been organized and will be offered on Sunday, September 23, 2018.



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