The upcoming 72nd Highway Geology Symposium will be in Tacoma, Washington! Call for Papers and Sponsorship & Exhibitor Information now Available!

The upcoming 72nd Highway Geology Symposium will be held at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington, on August 13-19, 2023. Activities will start on Monday at 1:00 pm with a half-day Transportation Research Board session, followed by a reception that evening for HGS participants. Tuesday will have a full day of technical sessions, and guest field trip. An all day field trip to Mount Rainer is scheduled for Wednesday. Thursday will have a day of technical sessions, another guest field trip during the day,  and that evening we'll have a reception with student posters, followed by a banquet. Please see additional information in the Early Announcement and Call for Papers link to the right.


We invite you to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor at the 72nd Highway Geology Symposium. Sponsor levels range in price from $2,000 to $8,000 and include the exclusive sponsorship of an event, an exhibit space, logo recognition, and at least one conference registration. An exhibitor only option is also available and includes one conference registration. View the sponsorship brochure and register to sponsor or exhibit through the links at the right.


The Hotel Murano has a special room rate for the symposium of $126.00 plus taxes and fees per night. The rate will be available until 5:00 pm PT July 24, 2023. Room registration is available through the link at the right.


More information for the upcoming symposium will be posted as it becomes available.

Calling Young Authors

The Highway Geology Symposium has existed for nearly 70 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. In recent years, HGS has taken participation of Young Authors to another level by sponsoring a competition with both financial, registration and award recognition. This is an annual and perpetual award with up to three awards presented. We are very excited about this continued opportunity for participation by Young Authors and we encourage you to submit your paper and to present your work at the Symposium. If you know a Young Author that should join this competition, encourage them to check out the guidelines and submit their abstract. 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 links for guidelines and participation requirements as well as award details.

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Past Symposium

Past Symposium

The 71st Annual Highway Geology Symposium in Asheville, North Carolina was held from May 23 to May 25, 2022. We thank every one that could attend for sharing your knowledge, experiences, and being there with us. We hope you enjoyed

Pictures from Past Symposiums

Pictures from Past Symposiums

View the pictures from the 2009-2019 Symposiums: 70th HGS, Portland, Oregon 2019   69th HGS, Portland, Maine 2018   68th HGS, Marietta, Georgia 2017   67th HGS, Colorado Springs, Colorado 2016   66th HGS, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 2015   65th HGS,