The theme for GeoCalgary 2020 is Reflection on Resources. The prosperity of Canada is largely founded on the extraction, transformation and utilization of resources from several sources, such as agriculture, oil and gas, metals and minerals, hydropower and wind energy. Those activities all require infrastructure, facilities, plants, dams or dykes; the design and construction of which necessitate solving great geotechnical challenges. The conference intends to focus on past and recent geotechnical achievements, and the lessons that can be learned from them to improve current practices and build a better sustainable future. The technical program will encompass a wide range of 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 Exhibitors’ Reception on Sunday, Local Colour Night on Monday, followed by the Awards Banquet on Tuesday.
We anticipate that a draft conference program will be available for viewing in the spring of 2020.
Short Courses and Technical Tours
The technical committee is presently developing short courses and technical tours. Be sure to check back in early 2020 for more details.
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