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66th Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference

Papers are invited for presentation at the 66th Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference, to be held February 23, 2018. Case histories documenting the geotechnical performance of foundations, embankments, roadway subgrades, or other infrastructure elements are welcome. Download the full details of Call for Papers here.

The Distinguished Achievement Award (DAA) has been created to recognize an individual who has practiced in the State of Minnesota and has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the fields of geotechnics or geoengineering. Nominations are now being accepted, download details here.


This is the 66th offering of the University of Minnesota Geotechnical Engineering Conference. The Planning Committee, whose members represent the contracting industry, government agencies, the University, and consulting engineers, has developed a program offering technical information and discussion on current topics for the geotechnical engineering community. Topics at the conference will cover Load and Resistance Factor Design calibration concepts, assessment of rock strength from scratch testing, modeling of deep urban excavations, reinforced soil integrated bridge system, contaminated soil and slope stability, health assessment of levees, and recent case histories. The conference provides a forum to interact with peers, meet specialty contractors, and hear researchers and practitioners discuss theory and application of geomechanics. Civil engineers, architects, planners, contractors, and geologists with an interest in geotechnical engineering will benefit by attending this conference.

Current Conference Details

Date: February 23, 2018
Location: Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota

Sponsored by: Department of Civil, Environmental, Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota
Minnesota Geotechnical Society
Geo-Institute of ASCE

Pre-Conference Banquet, Thursday, February 22, 2018

Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus

The Minnesota Geotechnical Society (MGS) hosts a dinner meeting of the local ASCE section the night before the conference. The meeting will be held at the Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, in the Courtyard Room. The featured speaker to be the Kersten Lecturer for the conference is still TBD. The dinner reception begins at 6 P.M. Visit the MGS web site events page for further details and registration information as the conference date approaches.

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