June 4, 2017, 5:00 pm


June 6, 2017, 3:00 pm


Geo-Risk 2017 will advance the state-of-the-art in risk assessment and management in geotechnical, geoenvironmental and geological engineering from theory to practice in downtown Denver, June 4-6, 2017.

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The theme of Geo-Risk 2017 is “Geotechnical Risk: From Theory to Practice” and will feature the latest research advances and engineering-practice innovations with a focus on the use of probabilistic and risk methodologies in geotechnical engineering. The conference will include a wide range of knowledge-enhancing technical sessions, short courses, workshops and software demonstrations. Several hundred U.S. and international participants from industry, academia, and government agencies are expected to attend.

This conference is the first specialty conference offered by the ASCE on geotechnical risk since Geo-Risk 2011 in Atlanta. It will also be the 6th offering of the International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (ISGSR), a successful biennial series of international conferences most recently held in Rotterdam (2015) and Hong Kong (2013). It is also the first time the ISGSR series of international conferences has been hosted in the USA.

Topics for Geo-Risk 2017 include:

  • Practice of risk assessment and management in all fields of geoengineering
  • Geohazards such as landslides, slope failures, dams and levees, earthquakes, and geoenvironmental hazards including those caused by human activity
  • Reliability-and risk-based code developments
  • Advances in geotechnical Reliability Based Design
  • Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) developments and applications
  • Acceptable risk and risk communication including applications to insurance and financial decision-making
  • Impact of spatial variability and probabilistic site characterization
  • Uncertainty relating to geotechnical properties, models and testing methods
  • Advances in the applications of theory and practice of statistics and probability in geoengineering
  • Emerging Topics