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Social Events

Delegates attending GeoCalgary 2020 will be treated to exciting social events where they can meet, mingle and get to know their professional colleagues in a relaxed setting, outside of the technical and business streams.

Numerous social events are planned and will be included in the full conference registration packages, or can be ordered “a la carte” by delegates attending part of the conference and for accompanying guests. The tentative program of Social Events includes the following:

Young Professionals Icebreaker

Date: September 13, 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Plenary Hall
Cost: Free

Young Professionals are the future of engineering and geosciences in Canada.  At the YP Icebreaker, we will bring together Engineers and Geoscientists under the age of 35 to get to know their peers and to have the chance to learn from a panel of experienced professionals.  Grab a drink and mingle with the engineers and geoscientists of tomorrow before joining the main Icebreaker in the Hyatt Regency Exhibit Hall.

Icebreaker and Exhibitor  Reception

Date: September 13, 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Exhibit Hall
Cost: $85 (Early Bird) / $95 (Regular) 

Meet people and exhibitors and have some fun before the start of the conference! Join us at the Exhibitor and Icebreaker Reception on Sunday at the exhibit hall. Enjoy some light refreshments and the opportunity to connect with fellow delegates and exhibitors or catch up with old friends and colleagues.


Calgary’s Local Colour Night

Date: September 14, 2020 (Monday)
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Glenbow Museum
Cost: $120 (Early Bird) / $135 (Regular)

Located in downtown Calgary, The Glenbow Museum is a center for arts, culture, library and archives. It showcases world-renowned travelling and permanent exhibitions that are meaningful to many diverse groups in our community, boasts the largest art collection in Western Canada and provides access and care to our collections.
At Glenbow, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and admire during their visit!


CGS Awards Banquet

Date: September 15, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Plenary Hall
Cost: $120 (Early Bird) / $135 (Regular)

This is our time to celebrate the meritorious and professional service achievements of our CGS geotechnical colleagues.

In keeping with tradition, the Calgary Organizing Committee is planning an up-scale evening with fine dining and entertainment!


Please note: All full member and non-member registrations include a complimentary ticket to each social event. All student registrations include a complimentary ticket to the Icebreaker and Exhibitor Reception. If you would like to buy additional tickets for accompanying persons or in order to add them to your day or student registration, please do so while registering for the conference.