Geological, Mining, and Geotechnical Engineering 2nd Technical Conference and Alumni Reunion

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The Geological, Mining, and Geotechnical Engineering 2nd Technical Conference and Alumni Reunion will be September 13-15, 2017. We expect over 150 people to participate in this event, with alumni and friends from the former Mining Program, the current Geological Engineering Program, geotechnical and geoenvironmental research programs within Civil and Environmental Engineering, and current students. Similar to our 2012 event, the conference includes five technical program tracks: Groundwater and Surface Water; Infrastructure; Sustainability and the Environment; Geohazards; and Energy, Minerals, and Mining. The event will provide a terrific opportunity for networking, business development, and learning from decades of engineers in our field. Join us for this conference style reunion with presentations from alumni and social functions for all.

Reunion Schedule

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  • 5:00-8:00- Welcome Picnic- Olin Park, Madison (Dinner served at 6:00)

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Union South- Varsity Hall

  • 9:00-11:30- Registration, Lab Tours (leaving from Varsity Hall)
  • 9:00-5:30- Student Posters
  • 11:30-1:00- Welcome, Conference Kick-Off Luncheon, and State of the Program
  • 1:00- Technical Session- Energy, Minerals, and Mining- Sponsored by Barr Engineering and Golder Associates
  • 3:00- Break
  • 3:30- Technical Session- Sustainability and the Environment- Sponsored by Westwood Multi-Disciplined Surveying & Engineering
  • 5:30-8:30- Banquet: Social Hour, Dinner, and Program

Friday, September 15, 2017
Union South- Varsity Hall

  • All Day- Student Posters
  • 7:30- Breakfast
  • 8:00- Technical Session- Geohazards
  • 10:00- Break
  • 10:30- Technical Session- Groundwater and Surface Water- Sponsored by Natural Resource Technology
  • 12:30- Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Larry Roth
  • 1:45- Technical Session- Infrastructure- Sponsored by SCS Engineers
  • 3:45- Break
  • 4:15- Undergraduate and Graduate Student Updates and Presentations
  • 5:15- Program Concludes
Attendees will receive Professional Development Hours for all technical sessions attended.

Registration Information

Registration Fee: $250 (includes all scheduled activities)
Additional Banquet Tickets: $50
Sponsor a Student Attendee: $100

Registration is currently closed. If you still wish to register, please contact Beth Johnson,

We're Looking for Sponsors

We want to make this conference an exceptional and memorable experience for all of our attendees and are looking for event sponsors to help us do this. By sponsoring this event, you are helping us bring together alumni from all over the world to share knowledge, reconnect with their classmates and friends, network with others in the field, and engage with our program. We have several sponsorship levels to choose from, which are outlined here