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Special Events

Sunday, June 10

Pre-Conference Short Courses*

There will be 1 half-day, and 2 full-day short courses running on Sunday. More details on short courses
*Separate ticket purchase required

Graduate Student/Young Professionals Social Hour

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Join other graduate students and young professionals for an opportunity to interact in an informal setting.

Opening Session | Awards Presentation

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Casagrande Award | Shideh Dashi, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, University of Colorado
Shamsher Prakash Foundation Research Award | Brady R. Cox, Ph.D. P.E., M. ASCE, University of Texas (2015 Award), Dimitrios Zekkos, Ph.D., P.E., M. ASCE, University of Michigan (2017 Award)

2018 H. Bolton Seed Medal Lecture

Steven L. Kramer - Speaker - GEESD VPerformance-Based Design for Soil Liquefaction | Steven L. Kramer, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of Washington


Welcome Reception

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | Be among the first to see innovations in the industry by attending the Welcome Reception and touring the exhibits. Join colleagues and friends in the exhibit area for this opportunity to network and make valuable future contacts.

Monday, June 11

Welcoming Remarks

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. | Ellen M. Rathje, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, University of Texas Austin, Conference Chair

Plenary Keynotes

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Induced Seismicity: From Source to Site to Infrastructure

Speakers: Eric Fielding, Jack Baker, and Jon Olson 

Graduate Student Lightning Sessions

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | This session will feature the work of graduate students who presented papers at this conference. This is an excellent opportunity for recruiters to interact with students and for the community to come to support the work of our future professionals.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Enjoy the refreshments and take advantage of a second opportunity to chat with exhibitors you may have missed earlier in the conference.

Tuesday, June 12

Plenary Keynotes

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Regional Assessment of Geohazards

Speakers: Laurie G. Baise, Joseph Wartman, Brendon Bradley 

Dinner Banquet at Bullock Museum*

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Join us for a laid-back evening at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Tour the exhibits and learn about the story of Texas. Then get ready to enjoy some entertainment as you dine on authentic Texas barbecue.

*Separate ticket purchase required

Wednesday, June 13

Plenary Keynotes

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Beyond Liquefaction Triggering

Speakers: Russell A. Green, Pedro Arduino, and Ross Boulanger 

Closing Plenary Keynote

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Recent Advances in Field and Laboratory Measurements of Dynamic Soil Properties

Speaker: Kenneth E. Stokoe, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, NAE, Dist.M.ASCE, University of Texas at Austin

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