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Special Events

Wednesday, February 26

Geo-PIT: Powerful, Informative Talks on Geotechnical Topics

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Speakers: James Press, EIT, A.M.ASCE, Aterra Solutions: How I Almost Became an English Major; Ellen Rathje, Ph.D, P.E., F.ASCE, University of Texas at Austin: Make Your Data Count; Mario Ruel, CN: The Old and New St. Clair USA-Canada Tunnels: A Fantastic Tale of Achievements; Thomas Westover, P.E., M.ASCE, Cornforth Consultants: Experience: Why Knowing More Means Knowing Less and What to Do About It

Special Session: Canadian Geotechnical Society Technical Topics

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Special Session: COPRI Technical Topics

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Special Session: Supporting Minnesota’s Stadiums

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Geo-PIT: Powerful, Informative Talks on Geotechnical Topics

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Speakers: Vanessa Bateman, P.E., M.ASCE, US Army Corps of Engineers: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Role of Judgement and Unexpected Roadblocks; Victoria Bennett, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Is the Road to Learning Engineering Judgement a Virtual One?

 

MGS/U of M 68th Annual Geotechnical Conference Dinner & Lecture 

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

MGS-GI and ASCE-MN jointly present the Geo-Banquet (Dinner & Lecture), held in conjunction with Geo-Congress 2020, on Wednesday, February 26th, at the locally acclaimed McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus. Following a networking cocktail hour sponsored by Hayward Baker, and plated meals catered by D'Amico & Sons, Professor Lyesse Laloui, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), will present "Tailor-made soil properties with novel bio-geo-chemical means."

Separate registration required

 

Thursday, February 27

Special Session: 68th University of Minnesota Geotechnical Conference Open Plenary Session

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Special Session: 68th University of Minnesota Geotechnical Conference Case Histories 1

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Special Session: 68th University of Minnesota Geotechnical Conference Case Histories 2

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Awards Presentation & Karl Terzaghi Award Lecture

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Friday, February 28

Eb Rice Memorial Lecture

8:00 am – 9:30 am

 

Geo-PIT: Powerful, Informative Talks on Geotechnical Topics

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Speakers: Chukwuebuka Nweke, Ph.D., P.G., M.ASCE, UCLA: Not the Big One, but some Good ones: Strong Motion Data and Geotechnical Engineering Impacts from the Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence; Joseph Wartman, Ph.D, M.ASCE, University of Washington: Shaping Federal Policy to Reduce Geohazard Losses: the National Landslide Preparedness Act

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