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Technical Committees Speaker Program

The Geo-Institute Speaker Program is designed to provide access to geotechnical experts to speak at the chapter or regional events. Please contact those listed below to schedule a G-I Speaker.


Embankments, Dams, and Slopes (EDS) Committee
Please Contact: Tim Stark, tstark@illinois.edu

Earthquake Engineering and Soil Improvement (EESD) Committee
Please Contact: Menzer Pehlivan, Menzer.Pehlivan@jacobs.com

Geoenvironmental Engineering Committee
Please Contact: Dimitrios Zekkos, zekkos@umich.edu

Risk Assessment and Management (RAM) Committee
Please Contact: D.V. Griffiths, d.v.griffiths@mines.edu

Soil Improvement Committee
Please Contact: Jose Clemente, jlclemen@bechtel.com

Underground Engineering and Construction (UEC) Committee
Please Contact: Tom Pennington, Pennington@mcmjac.com

Speaker Reimbursement includes:

• Economy airfare/ train fare booked at least 14 days in advance OR mileage for a round trip of 100 miles or more.

• A per diem to help defray your other costs, including hotel costs.

If overnight lodging is used, the per diem is $135.
If overnight lodging is not used and you travel more than 100 miles round trip, the per diem is $45.
Chapters may help offset some additional travel costs.