April 16, 2021
Doubletree Westminster


One thing that makes the Rocky Mountain Geo-Conference special is that it allows local geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, geophysicists, drillers, lab techs, students, and vendors of all backgrounds to come together, learn, laugh, and catch up with each other while listening to a variety of speakers. This local focus and interaction are why we prepared a hybrid conference instead of a full virtual one. The idea was to have 75 people on site while others joined in remotely to the live sessions. This appeared feasible until Adams County announced on October 24th that due to the deteriorating Covid-19 situation, they would move to Safer At Home Level 3 starting October 28th. This would limit indoor events to a maximum of 25 people. 

After discussing the options with the speakers and exhibitors, the RMGC Steering Committee decided to delay the conference to April 16, 2021 at the same hotel. The intent is still for the conference to be a hybrid. We will also be developing a virtual tradeshow to promote our sponsors and exhibitors within the next few weeks, as well. We will keep you up-to-date on this and the conference. 

Anyone who has registered will keep the registration. All sponsorships and exhibitor spaces will remain in place. 

Thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you in April. 

Click here to register.


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)
Lithos Engineering
Nicholson Construction Company
(Exhibitor and Sponsor)
Park Range Construction Inc.
Project X Corrosion Engineering
Rocksol Consulting Group
Schnabel Engineering
Soil Scientific, Ltd.
SEMA Construction
(Happy Hour Sponsor)
Tensar International Corp.
Triton Environmental



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