November 6, 2020
Doubletree Westminster


The Rocky Mountain GeoConference (RMGC) will be held November 6, 2020 at the Doubletree Westminster. The RMGC Planning Committee has worked with hotel staff to develop a safe setting to present in-person presentations. However, we will have limited seating available due to COVID-19 restrictions, so the Committee has teamed with Image Audio Visual (Image AV) to provide a hybrid in-person + virtual conference experience.

In-person conference attendance will conform with current COVID-19 restrictions on maximum gathering size and social distancing. For those attendees that are not able to join us in person, a reduced cost virtual attendance registration option is available. RMGC and Image AV will provide a professional, online conference platform that includes the live broadcast of presentations, a virtual exhibit hall through which exhibitors can present videos and product/service information, and an attendee lounge that allows connection with other attendees and exhibitors in an informal setting.

Exhibitors will provide informational flyers and attendee giveaways to all virtual attendees. This "goody bag" will be included in attendee registration cost, and provides an additional opportunity for vendors to promote their products and services. The Conference still has exhibit and sponsor registrations available.
Click here to register. Attendee registration for the conference will be available at by September 30.

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Conference Registration:
  • In-person (limited): $160
  • Virtual: $80
  • Student Virtual: $25
  • Exhibitors: $800
  • Sponsors: start at $400


 US 36 Emergency Project - Geofoam Fill to Support Urban Roadway TrafficBen Arndt
 Geotechnical Considerations for Tunnels Under Highways and Other FeaturesMargaret Ganse and Greg Fischer
 Development of Prediction Models for Resilient Modulus for Specific Colorado SoilsReza Hedayat
 Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway Retaining Wall Repair, Zion National Park, UtahJames Arthurs
9:40AMBreak in Exhibit Hall 
 Numerical Method for Analysis of Consolidation CurvesWilliam Rauch
 Laboratory Corroboration of Proposals for Soil Reinforced with Geosynthetic StripsEgbal Elmagre and Peter Hoffman
 A New Bearing Capacity Design Method Using Multi-Axial GeogridA.S. Lees, M. Wayne, P. Law and G. Fountain
12PMKeynote - CDOT Chief Engineer Stephen Harelson Addressing US 36 
12:45PMBreak in Exhibit Hall 
 Using Directional Drilling Techniques to Intersect the American TunnelErinn Johnson, Morley Beckman, Christoph Goss, Kerry Guy and Rob Burton
 Avalanche Impacts to Lake City, Colorado, Ute-Ulay and Hidden Treasure DamsJonathan Lovekin and Jason Ward
 Geosynthetic Clay Liner Used to Rehabilitate Lower Chinns Dam, Colorado Steve Kuehr
 Variability in Subsurface Data Collected During Design and Construction of Two Adjacent Slurry TrenchesAdam Prochaska and Robert Huzjak
2:40PMBreak in Exhibit Hall 
 Aerial Siphon in Winter ParkSarah Myers and Bill Zietlow
 Instrumented Becker Penetration Testing Using Wireless Data TransmissionPatrick Hannigan, Camilo Alvarez and Marty Bixler
 Case Study: Green Mountain Falls Net Sculpture-Engineering and the ArtsAustin Nossokoff and Joseph Goode, Jr.
4:30PMHappy Hour (onsite only) 

Current Exhibitors and Sponsors are:

Advanced Terra Testing, Inc.
Authentic Drilling, Inc.
(Exhibitor and Lunch Sponsor)
Deere & Ault
(Break Sponsor)
Exponent, Inc.
Gecomp Corp.
Geostabilization International
Keller North America
(Exhibitor and Break Sponsor)
Nicholson Construction Company
(Exhibitor and Sponsor)
Park Range Construction Inc.
Project X Corrosion Engineering
Schnabel Engineering
Soil Scientific, Ltd.
SEMA Construction
(Happy Hour Sponsor)
Tensar International Corp.
Triton Environmental



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