The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society

Our team at IGS North America is on a mission to provide leadership in advancing geosynthetics education and research to attain appropriate and widespread use as engineering materials.

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With Membership Comes Influence and Advocacy .

IGS-NA has three forms of membership: Individual Membership is only $100 and includes full membership in the global International Geosynthetics Society, Chapter Benefactor Membership is $500, and Student Membership is Free. Our membership benefits include the following and more:

All Access

Access to industry networking, highly ranked IGS Journals, the IGS Digital Library, and other technical documents.


Discounts at all IGS-NA and IGS events and a discounted subscription to Geosynthetics magazine (in the United States).


Eligibility to participate in IGS Committees and Technical Committees and eligibility to apply for IGS Awards, such as the IGS Student Award.

Who we are

How We Achieve Our Mission .

IGS North America will accomplish its mission through the organization of technical conferences, seminars & workshops, advanced training of current users of geosynthetics, the training of future users of geosynthetics, and geosynthetic educators. Other ways to achieve our mission include:

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We cultivate healthy thinking in action to achieve great goals in precious life

Promotion of geosynthetics as part of engineering curricula. 95%
Targeting impactful new members. 98%
Better communication with members. 93%
Enhanced partnerships with associated organizations. 90%

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Read Our Latest News .

From board announcements, election updates, research showcases and more, keep up to date with the latest news from IGS North America.

Zornberg Honored with Peck Lecture

Since 1999, the Ralph B. Peck Award from the ASCE Geo-Institute has recognized outstanding contributions to the geotechnical engineering profession...

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We Represent the Industry .

We participate in various organizations that influence or are influenced by geosynthetic products and technologies. We recently participated in the following: Winning the bid to host GeoAmericas 2024, the 5th Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, participating in the annual Tailings & Wine Waste conference, bid development to host the 13 ICG in 2026, joint fellowship development with ASTM D35 and the Geosynthetic Institute, and IGS North America’s high-level webinar series.
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Our Team

Our Team and Members Who Comprise Our Learned Society .

IGS-NA (The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society) is an organization in which benefactor, individual, and student members comprise the learned society whose mission is to support the development of geosynthetic technologies through education, communication, and networking.

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Our Upcoming Events .

IGS-NA cordially invites benefactors, individuals, and existing and student members of our learned society to upcoming events to inform and educate attendees.

12 ICG Rome

The 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) will be held 17 – 21 September 2023 in Rome. The 12th

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Renew Your Membership .

Fast and easy! Complete your membership renewal online with a credit card. Existing individual members can also consider the new Business – Chapter Benefactor level of membership that adds three members of your organization to the chapter and supports IGS North America’s education and professional development activities at the highest membership level. Student Memberships are free!