Welcome to GeoManitoba 2012
The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) and the Manitoba Section of the CGS invite you to the 65th Canadian Geotechnical Conference to be held at the Fairmont Hotel located in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from September 30 to October 3, 2012.
The GeoManitoba 2012: Building On The Past conference theme reflects the heritage of geotechnical engineering in Canada and how our past will help us going forward in new research, developments and advancements in geotechnical engineering. It also reflects the ever increasing need to restore or upgrade our country’s aging infrastructure. The official languages for the conference will be English and French.
Described as the “cultural cradle of the nation” by one of Canada’s national newspapers, Winnipeg has a long tradition of developing its arts community, supporting countless galleries, museums, theatres, dance companies and music organizations. Winnipeg also has one of the highest numbers of restaurants per capita of any city in North America. The Fairmont Hotel is located within walking distance of the historic Exchange district and the Forks Market, along with several museums and galleries. Winnipeg’s downtown has been experiencing a rejuvenation in recent years with construction of MTS Centre (the home of our newly returned Winnipeg Jets), The Museum for Human Rights which is presently under construction, and Manitoba Hydro Place (which has won several international awards for its innovative design).
Please join us in 2012 to enjoy Winnipeg’s rich culture and experience friendly Manitoba hospitality firsthand!