The Upcoming 71st Highway Geology Symposium will be in-person in Asheville, North Carolina!

The 71st Annual Highway Geology Symposium will be held in-person May 23-25, 2022 in beautiful Asheville North Carolina. The format of the Symposium will be slightly different from previous years. Activities will start on Monday at 8:00 am with a half-day Transportation Research Board Workshop, then a half-day HGS technical session, followed that evening by an ice-breaker for HGS participants. An all day field trip is scheduled for Tuesday, and Wednesday will have a full day of technical sessions followed by a banquet. We realize that there are still concerns with travel due to COVID 19. The Asheville Renaissance Hotel has procedures in place for your safety, and information can be found at the link. We will continue to monitor for changing conditions. More information for the symposium and requirements for a safe gathering will be posted as it becomes available. Please save the dates, and we hope to see you next Spring!


Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities are available! We invite you to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor in the 71st Highway Geology Symposium. Please see the brochure to the right for additional information, and then register at the link below it.



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,