Geosynthetics 2013 Call For Proposals Extended To Feb. 8, 2012

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — February 2, 2012 — This Call for Proposals is issued to solicit Technical
Session Chairs, Short Courses and Panel Discussions.

Please submit proposals online at

Panel Discussions

Panel discussions are 90-minute sessions that bring professionals together for discussion and
debate about technical and non-technical subjects and industry issues, such as political influences
or social trends and their impact. Panel Discussions have a facilitator with several panelists to
present differing viewpoints. A published summary of the discussion is possible.

  • Proposals should include an outline and title, a synopsis of the expected outcome of the
    discussion, preliminary names for facilitators and panelists. Facilitators are responsible for
    securing panel members and organizing the panel discussion. Meeting room and standard AV equipment
    (laptop, projector and sound), will be provided.  

Short Courses

Short Courses will be emphasized in the technical program. Geosynthetics 2013 is committed to
providing continuing education opportunities for participants. Short Courses at Geosynthetics 2013
may include beginner, intermediate and advanced courses.

  • Proposals should include the course title, a description of the course with a summary of its
    learning objectives, a list of instructors and their qualifications, a summary of course handouts,
    and whether the course should be scheduled as a half or full day. Also indicate whether the course
    will offer professional development hours (PDHs).

Technical Paper Sessions

Technical Paper Sessions are 90 minutes in length during which four to six related papers are
presented by their authors. Multiple papers that present various facets of a project are

Multiple sessions with a related theme are possible. Technical Paper Sessions require at
least one Session Chair who solicits paper submissions (if needed), conducts anonymous reviews and
conducts the session onsite. Co-chairs are preferred but are not required. Complete Session Chair
responsibilities are available online.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Energy
  • Drainage
  • Mining
  • Water
  • Dams and Levees
  • Environmental
  • Case Histories
  • Renewable Energy
  • Conveyance and Storage
  • Failures
  • Agriculture / Aquaculture
  • Foundations
  • Transportation
  • Shoreline and Water Protection
  • Geo-Hazards
  • Geosynthetics Properties
  • Ground Improvement
  • Hydrofracking
  • Temporary Roads
  • Other

Technical Paper Program Submission Deadlines

Questions? Contact Barbara Connett, Technical Program Manager, at

Posted on February 7, 2012

Source: IFAI