Geo-Risk 2017

Denver, Colorado | June 4-7, 2017

Special Events


Monday, June 5 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The 6th International Symposium on GeoTechnical Safety and Risk will honor this year’s award winners at a dinner in the Crystal Ballroom overlooking the beautiful Denver City Lights.

GEOSNet Distinguished Award

This is a lifetime achievement award. It recognizes an individual who has contributed substantially to the geotechnical risk and reliability community in research, education and/or leadership.

GEOSNet Award

Recognizes an individual who has made impactful contributions to geotechnical reliability, particularly theoretical innovations that led to improvements in geotechnical engineering practice or theoretical advances; or an individual who has made impactful contributions to geotechnical risk assessment and management, particularly contributions that have led to safer communities.

GEOSNet Young Researcher Award

Recognizes an individual (below 40 years old during the International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, ISGSR) that publishes an impactful series of research papers (2 or more papers) that advance geotechnical risk and reliability as a distinctive discipline. The “distinctive” elements are those elements that cannot be accounted for in existing deterministic geotechnical practice and elements addressing needs of geotechnical engineering practice distinctive from structural reliability.

Ticket purchase is required for this event.

ONS: $150


Tuesday, June 6 | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Room: Mt. Columbia, 3rd Floor

Join current graduate students who present the latest findings from their research projects. Topics include slope stability, pile design, braced excavations and dam safety. A panel of judges will select the top student presenters and awards will be given during lunch. Come enjoy some coffee and listen to the latest findings from the next generation of researchers in geotechnical risk.

Moderators: Zhe 'Jerry' Luo, Ph.D., M.ASCE, University of Akron, Jack Montgomery, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Auburn University



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