Upcoming 71st Highway Geology Symposium in Tacoma, Washington

We hope this finds you well during this time of uncertainty due to COVID 19. The Highway Geology Symposium, as with many organizations, is finding itself in a time where meeting in person is not feasible with CDC recommendations, state government rules for mass gatherings, and social distancing. The safety and health of everyone is of a paramount importance to the steering committee, and we have been closely monitoring changes in the local conditions and regulations. After much deliberation the National Steering Committee has decided to postpone the 71st Annual Highway Geology Symposium until August 16-19, 2021, and will be held at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. The event in 2021 is anticipated to be hosted by the Washington State Department of Transportation. We plan to return to North Carolina in 2022 in Asheville hosted by North Carolina Department of Transportation.

We look forward to seeing you at a future event.

Stay well,

HGS National Steering Committee

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 70th Annual Highway Geology Symposium was held from October 21st through October 24th, 2019, in Portland, Oregon. Thank you to everyone who participated for making the 2019 HGS a memorable event.

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,