GeoAmericas 2016 Call for Proposals


GeoAmericas 2016 — the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics — , hosted by NAGS, will be held at the Lowes Hotel on South Beach in Miami, Florida 10 – 13 April 2016. The event will continue the quadrennial GeoAmericas tradition of excellence, providing a forum for engineers, practitioners and academe from the Americas to explore current and future potential applications for geosynthetics. The Call for Proposals for short courses, training lectures, and technical sessions has been issued.


Proposals for short courses, training lectures, and technical sessions will be due 15 November 2014. Sign up for the newsletter on the GeoAmericas website:

Note: The Call for Abstracts—for individual papers—will be issued in January 2015.

More about GeoAmericas 2016
GeoAmericas 2016 is developing a program to advance the knowledge and understanding of geosynthetics at every level, from novice to expert. All will be provided with an opportunity to gain and share knowledge.

Considering the diverse range of interests and applications, the conference has chosen not to isolate a theme; rather, the event will facilitate learning and dialogue on the key issues faced by geosynthetic communities throughout the Pan-American region.

Key application sectors will include, but are not limited to, transportation, mining, infrastructure, waste, and water. Other relevant discussions may focus on improving the quality and durability of works through the application of geosynthetics.

As with previous GeoAmericas conferences, the technical calls have been divided, with the Call for Proposals preceding the Call for Abstracts. This division will help the individual paper authors more accurately slot their submissions into the larger technical program.

GeoAmericas Important Dates

  • 15 November 2014: Call for Proposals Closes
  • 6 January 2015: Call for Abstracts OPENS
  • 10 April 2015: Call for Abstracts CLOSES
  • 15 April 2015: Authors Notified
  • 1 August 2015: First Drafts of Papers Due
  • 15 September 2015: Reviews Complete
  • 15 September 2015: Tech Committee Meeting
  • 30 November 2015: Final Papers Due
  • 15 January 2016: Authors must be registered. Papers to proceedings.

GeoAmericas2016_LowesHotel_450wVenue and Accommodation
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

The hotel is located in Miami’s famous South Beach. A pedestrian area with phenomenal restaurants both on site and in immediate walking distance. If you would like to be entertained at one of South Beach’s many world renowned elegant restaurants or if you are ready to simply relax and enjoy vibrant night life. If you are interested in hosting additional corporate meetings or activities during or around GeoAmericas 2016 please contact Elizabeth Peggs ( for assistance in coordination.


GeoAmercicas® 2016 is Hosted by NAGS (North American Geosynthetics Society), Managed by Minerva-Technology, Resources & Information and held under the Auspices of the IGS (International Geosynthetics Society).