Support IGS North America

Geosynthetic materials are used in all sectors of civil engineering. IGS North America provides leadership in education and research regarding the appropriate and widespread use of geosynthetics in infrastructure and sustainability. As a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), IGS North America serves members and develops activities in the United States and Canada.

Membership types:

  • Individual
  • Business – Chapter Benefactor
  • Student
  • Connection.Includes full membership in both the IGS North America chapter and the global International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)
  • Professional Development. Enjoy member pricing on IGS conferences and workshops around the world, in person and online. Also, members have free, full online access to the highly ranked geotechnical journals Geotextiles and Geomembranes and Geosynthetics International. IGS North America members can also take advantage of a members-only subscription rate to Geosynthetics magazine.
  • Networking.Interact with other field professionals through events and volunteer opportunities. You also gain special members-only technical committees and discussion forum opportunities with the IGS.
  • Leadership and Opportunity. IGS North America is the group of experts in geotechnical and civil engineering for understanding the intersections between geosynthetics and infrastructure. Members participate in the development of major events, such as GeoAmericas 2024 (the 5th Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics), which IGS North America will host in April 2024 in Toronto.

Student Membership is free!
  • Presence. Chapter Benefactor members can add three (3) employees to represent them in the chapter. They enjoy all of the benefits of Individual Members.
  • Commitment to Education. By supporting IGS North America at a higher monetary level, Chapter Benefactors support scholarship endeavors, such as IGS North America's partnership with ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics and the Geosynthetic Institute.
  • Contribution. Participate in non-commercial, non-proprietary engineering educational outreach to public and private entities, such as the Educate the Educators program and regulatory agency technical exchange.
  • Networking. Your chapter member representatives can interact with other field professionals through events and volunteer opportunities. Gain special members-only technical committees and discussion forum opportunities with the IGS.
  • Marketing and Promotion. IGS North America will recognize your benefactor membership in its monthly e-newsletter, on the chapter website, and in social media support.

Student Membership is free!
How To Join IGS North America:

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Fees are non-refundable. For questions or disputes, or if you are experiencing problems renewing your IGS North America membership, contact

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