AEG/EERI/ASCE-GI 2019 GeoSymposium Initial Announcement & Call for Abstracts

We are excited to formally announce the upcoming 2019 Geo Symposium and Field Expo on March 29 and 30, 2019! The theme for this conference is “A Geo-Resilient Sacramento” with a focus on Engineering Geology, Seismology, and Geotechnical Engineering.  This conference will be held in Sacramento, California at the Lions Gate Hotel in McClellan Park.  Activities will include:
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Field Expo to include vendor demonstrations and discussions with the experts.
  • Career Fair and Networking Event
  • Poster Sessions and Oral Presentations on Engineering Geology, Seismology, and Geotechnical Engineering
  • And more!

This is also our first call for abstracts for oral presentations and poster sessions. Plenty of opportunities are also available for vendors and sponsors.

Please visit the event page on this blog for additional information!

Call for Abstracts for Oral Presentation/Poster Session 
 The 2019 Geo Symposium and Field Expo in Sacramento is developing a program to include short presentations on topics of interest within the areas of Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering.  The organizing committee is issuing this call for abstracts for those interested in participating in this program as presenters.  Abstracts shall be submitted no later than January 21, 2019.  Abstracts should be no more than 500 words in length.  The selection committee will review abstracts and notify presenters no later than February 10, 2019 of acceptance.  Topics of interest for the conference may include topics related to engineering geology, seismology, or geotechnical engineering with topics of especial interest including:
  • Landslides and Engineered Slopes/Embankments
  • Wildfire Effects
  • Water Storage/Groundwater Sustainability
  • Earthquake Hazard in Central Valley
  • Case Histories/Lessons Learned
  • Site Characterization
  • Difficult Soil Conditions (Expansive Soils, Collapsible Soils, etc.)
  • Contaminant Hydrogeology
  • Remediation Methods
  • Dams and
  • Engineering and Geologic Modeling
Selected abstracts will be assigned to participate in either a poster session or oral presentation. Posters will be 4 ft by 6 ft maximum.  Oral presentations will be 10 to 15 minutes in length.  Selected abstracts will receive a ten percent discount on conference fees for the presenting author.
Presentations that will advance the state of the practice or provide practical insight into these topics will receive preference. Students and Young Professional presentations can be identified on submission and may receive preferential assignment to a young professional session.
Submit abstracts to with the subject line “2019 Geo Symposium and Field Expo ABSTRACT SUBMISSION”.  Questions or comments can be directed to Alexander D. Wright by email at  The participating authors and author affiliations shall be identified in the body of the email along with the abstract title.  The presenting author and presenting author’s contact information shall also be provided in the email.  Abstracts shall be attached as a Microsoft word document. Abstracts shall be submitted in English and shall be no more than 500 words max.


Vendors interested in an indoor or outdoor booth at the 2019 Geo Symposium and Field Expo should submit a request to or Alex Wright at  Indoor vendor stalls shall be provided with approximately 5 foot by 4-foot stall.  Outdoor stalls shall include up to 2 parking stalls, with more available upon request. More information can be found on the landing page at the link below or be accessing the vendors page HERE.
Vendor Demonstrations

We are excited to announce as part of the 2019 Geo Symposium and Field Expo that interested vendors may participate in demonstration of field methods and capabilities.  Interested vendors shall reserve space in the Field Expo (link) and shall submit a brief description of the proposed field demonstration for approval by the organizing committee.  Submittals shall include discussion of any safety provisions to be used during the demonstration. Provide submittals by January 21, 2019 and include: safety provisions, required space, presenters, equipment. Demonstrations shall be limited to no more than 30-minute increments, or as approved by the committee. If additional space outside of that reserved for vendors is required, contact the committee. Submittals shall be emailed to with the subject line “2019 Geo Symposium and Field Expo VENDOR DEMO”. Direct questions to Meredith Beswick at The event page for vendors and sponsors can also be found HERE.


Plenty of sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2019 GeoSymposium. There are various benefits to sponsorship depending on the level chosen. Additional details can be found by clicking the link below or by visiting the vendors & sponsors page HERE.

We hope you will all consider submitting an abstract and/or attending the sure to be a great event! We are very excited to host this event and use the proceeds to support student scholarships and activities in the Northern California region.

More details will be provided as the conference approaches, but feel free to spread the work to any co-workers, colleagues, professional acquaintances, friends, or anyone else working or interested in the engineering and environmental geology fields. Questions can also be directed to or Alex Wright at


AEG, EERI, and ASCE GI of Sacramento

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