Upcoming Symposium

The upcoming 68th annual Highway Geology Symposium will be held in Marietta, Georgia, May 1st through May 4th, 2017, at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Center. The group rate is $138.00 for a standard room (plus tax), and includes breakfast for one in the rate (additional person is $10.54). The TRB Session on Monday is "State of Art Practices in Subsurface Investigations." Fully understanding subsurface conditions is the most critical element of a geotechnical, hydrogeologic or geoenvironmental evaluation and investigation. A wide range of investigative methods, procedures and equipment exist to explore the subsurface and to characterize soil, rock and groundwater conditions.   This session will explore the implementation of state of the art methods in the transportation industry.  The session will include four 30 minute invited presentations followed by a 30 to 45 minute open discussion on the state of practice in the transportation industry. For more information, please see the agenda link to the right.


The On-line registration has now closed, but you can do a walk up registration at the conference. Please see the At a Glance Schedule and the Announcement and Participant Registration Form link to the right for additional information about the Symposium. If you plan to do walk up registration, bring a filled in form with you to speed up the registration process. If you are interested in being an Exhibitor or Sponsor for the Symposium, please see that link to the right.
Note: The I-85 bridge collapse may impact traffic even more during morning and evening rush hour, due to detouring. Make sure you check either Google Maps or Georgia Navigator before leaving the airport to find the most efficient route to Marietta.
New information will be posted as it becomes available. We hope to see you in Georgia!



Calling Young Authors

The Highway Geology Symposium has existed for over 64 years and over the years has had much participation by what might be considered “Young Authors”. This participation by our younger professionals has been fabulous and is a true benefit to the Symposium and the Mission of HGS. HGS is taking participation of Young Authors to another level by offering a competition with both financial, registration and award recognition. This will be an annual and perpetual award with up to three awards presented. We are very excited about this new opportunity for participation by Young Authors and we encourage you to submit your paper and to present your work at the Symposium. HGS is all about sharing our geologic technical experiences and we look forward to hearing about and learning from your experience. So please see the the link below for guidelines for participation requirements and award details.

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68th HGS Invite - View Photos

68th HGS Invitation Slideshow

The upcoming 68th annual Highway Geology Symposium will be held in Marietta, Georgia, May 1st through May 4th, 2017. Please take a look at the slide show for more information.

67th Symposium HGS cover page

Past Symposium

The 67th Annual Highway Geology Symposium was held from July 11th to July 14th in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We would like to thank everyone who attended for making the 2016 HGS a memorable event.

Past Symposium Pictures

Pictures from Past Symposiums

View the pictures from 2009-2013: 64th HGS, North Conway, New Hampshire 2013   63rd HGS, Redding, California 2012   62nd HGS, Lexington, Kentucky 2011   61st HGS, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2010   59th HGS, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2009