After years of planning, the organizers of GeoAmericas 2016 are enjoying the event’s transition into the active phases of interaction with authors, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees. More than 400 submissions for the technical program were received, the conference has opened its event-specific hotel registration block, and more than 60% of the exhibit space on the main floor sold out as sales for booths and sponsorship opened.
The 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, to be held 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami, is off to a great start.
The conference technical committee has been busy evaluating proposals from throughout the Americas and around the world. More than 400 submissions were received for the technical session and short course consideration. Authors and instructors have been contacted, short course contracts have been sent out, and expected authors are at work on their paper drafts.
These submissions will fill the 56 hours of short course programming on April 10 and the 50 90-minute technical sessions, panel discussions, and training lectures on April 11 – 13.
Papers are due by 3 August 2015, at which time the technical committee will take of review towards final versions.
Full registration for attendees will open 10 August 2015—exactly 8 months ahead to the conference’s opening remarks.
STRONG EXHIBIT SALES
As exhibit and sponsorship sales opened, more than 60% of the space was snapped up, including all of the pre-set double and quad booth spaces. (Some side-by-side single booths are still available.) Companies interested in being part of the international trade show, show guide, and sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to secure their spaces soon.
NOTE: Sponsors also have the unique opportunity to be part of the Charlier, Haiti infrastructure project that will utilize geosynthetics. This project, which offers a tax-deductible benefit for participating companies, is one of the many unique aspects to the execution of GeoAmericas 2016.
Learn more at the GeoAmericas 2016 exhibitor and sponsorship page.
SEE ALSO: Exhibitor & Sponsorship Brochure (PDF)
VENUE: LOEW’S MIAMI BEACH HOTEL
Miami’s historic South Beach is where GeoAmericas 2016 will be held. The 790-room, 5-star-rated Loew’s Miami Beach Hotel is just 20 minutes from Miami International Airport and 35 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport. (The Miami area receives more direct flights from South America than many of the US’s biggest airports combined.) The hotel offers direct access to the beach and multi-lingual concierge service.
All conference events and activities will be held at the Loew’s.
For the discounted room block rate—a run-of-house rate that is roughly $90 less per night on the Loew’s exceptional facility—visit the Venue Page on the GeoAmericas 2016 website and click on BOOK TODAY for direct connection to the Loew’s event-related booking options.
- Miami average high temperature, April 10 – 13: 82.7° F / 28° C
- Miami average low temperature, April 10 – 13: 68° F / 20° C
- Short courses will include English and Spanish-language offerings
- Short course topics include landfill, low volume roads, standards and specifications, heap leach design, GRS bridge abutment design, and more
- Training lectures will include English and Spanish-language options
GeoAmericas 2016 is hosted by the North American Geosynthetics Society; managed by Minerva Technology, Resources and Information; and held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).
The North American Geosynthetics Society is one of 43 chapters of the International Geosynthetics Society. GeoAmericas 2016 (10 – 13 April 2016) is one of three major regional conferences of the IGS in 2016, the other two being EuroGeo 6 (September 2016) and GeoAsia 6 (November 2016).1