Plenary Speakers Announced For IFAI’s Geotechnical Frontiers 2017

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — December 12, 2016 — Five plenary speakers will take part in Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, the industry’s largest event, scheduled for March 12-15, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. Speaker names were announced Monday.

“We feel our lecturers are an outstanding group who will provide insight, inspiration and education for our attendees,” said Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 Secretary General Barbara Connett.

The plenary sessions feature the first-ever Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture presentation. The speaker schedule is as follows:

Sunday, March 12, 5 p.m.
Mercer Lecture – Jorge Zornberg, the University of Texas at Austin

Monday, March 13, 8 a.m.
H. Bolton Seed Lecture – D. Vaughan Griffiths, Colorado School of Mines

Monday, March 13, 4 p.m.
Ralph B. Peck Medal Lecture – Ning Lu, Colorado School of Mines

Tuesday, March 14, 8 a.m.
Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture – George Koerner, Geosynthetics Institute

Tuesday, March 14, 4:45 p.m.
Karl Terzaghi Lecture – R. Kerry Rowe, GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC

Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 is co-organized by the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Geo-Institute (G-I), and is supported by the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGA-NA), under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

Advanced registration for Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 is open through Friday, December 16. Members of IFAI, GMA, ASCE, G-I, IGS or one of twenty supporting organizations qualify for discounted rates beginning at $650 for full registration, with short courses and single-day registrations also available. See for more information.

After December 16, the full registration rate will rise to $750 for members and $850 for non-members.

Posted December 13, 2016

Source: IFAI