Following IGS North America’s successful Educate the Educators (EtE) event in Kingston, Ontario (December 2017), plans began towards the next gathering. Educate the Educators provides training and educational materials to professors from across North America to enable them to offer state-of-practice geosynthetics education to their students. In Kingston, 35 professors took part, adding to the 40+ who gained the introduction in Austin, Texas in 2015.
In 2019, IGS North America will again facilitate another EtE. San Diego, California has been identified as the next site.
IGS North America would like to thank its 2017 Diamond Event Sponsors: CETCO, Solmax/GSE, and TenCate. Sapphire Event Sponsors were Agru, HUESKER and Thrace-Linq.
IGS-NA would like to recognize the 2015 EtE Sponsors too. Remaining funds from the 2015 event were used to support the 2017 event as well. Thank you to GMA, Geosynthetic Institute, TenCate, ECTC, Presto, GSE, HUESKER, Thrace-Linq and TRI Environmental.
Plans for the 2019 EtE San Diego will be updated at our members meeting in Houston this February at Geosynthetics 2019.