GeoMontreal 2013

GeoMontreal 2013GeoMontreal 2013 has extended its “early-bird” conference registration rates to 5 August 2013. The full conference registration price for Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), and North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) members is only $795 for registrations made on or before 5 August 2013. These conference registration fees will increase by $100 on 6 August2013.
The online registration system can also be used to register for the short courses and technical tours. The “early-bird” registration rates for short courses and technical tours have been extended to 31 August 2013.
GeoMontreal 2013 offers secure online registration and credit card payment accepting Visa and MasterCard.please click here to go directly to the online registration page. Registration confirmation and payment receipts are e-mailed immediately for your records.
GeoMontreal 2013 has added the short course “Trenchless Technology” on Sunday, 29 September 2013. Early pricing for all short course registrations has been extended to August 31. The current course offerings include:

  • Introducing the French Translation of the Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual 4th Edition (copy of manual included) – Dr. Jean LaFleur, Dr. Paul Chiasson and Dr. Muhsin Elie Rahhal
  • Effective Solute Transport Simulation – Christopher Neville and Vivek Bedekar
  • Introduction to Geothermal System Design – Dr. Jasmin Raymond
  • Modern Implementations of Risk and Crisis Management in Geotechnical Engineering – Dr. Franco Oboni
  • Geosynthetics in Landfill and other Barrier Systems – Dr. Kerry Rowe, Eric Blond and Troy Shaw
  • Geotechnical Considerations for Successful Trenchless Technology Projects – Mark Knight and Mark Duckworth

Spaces are limited so please register sooner than later to secure your spot. Please click here to see the detailed course descriptions.
GeoMontreal 2013GeoMontreal 2013 is also pleased to offer three technical tours as part of its comprehensive technical program. The early pricing has been extended to 31 August 2013.
Our first trip is an all-day tour on Sunday, 29 September 2013 of the Turcot Reconstruction, Mont Royal Tunnel and the Complexe Environnemental de Saint-Michel. Participants will tour the reconstruction of the Turcot Interchange, then ride the rails on CN’s rail-buses to tour one of the oldest man-made tunnels in Canada, and finally visit an ex-aggregate rock quarry that has been turned into a city park with a biogas cogeneration station.
Our first option on Thursday, 3 October 2013 – La Romaine Hydroelectric Complex – is an all-day tour visiting Hydro-Quebec’s newest hydroelectric station under construction in the beautiful region of Havre St-Pierre, area located on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River.
Our other choice on Thursday, 3 October 2013 – Montérégie Aquifer System – is an all-day tour visiting the Montérégie Est region, located south-east of Montreal, to get an overview of the varied geological and hydrogeological contexts of the area where fractured rock makes up a regional aquifer system.
Please visit the GeoMontreal 2013 website’s Technical Tours page to view the details of these trips and to book your spot. All short courses and technical tours require a minimum number of participants to proceed so be sure to register for your spot before the conference begins to guarantee your space. Courses or tours with insufficient registrants by September 3 may, regrettably, be cancelled.
GeoMontreal 2013The Hilton Bonaventure Montreal is the official venue for GeoMontreal 2013 and will host the majority of conference events. The organizers have secured a group conference rate of $199 per night for delegates, single or double occupancy. This rate includes complimentary in-room high-speed internet.  Click here to make your reservation online on the Hilton Bonaventure’s secure web site dedicated to the conference.
If you prefer, you may call the hotel directly at +1 514 878 2332. Do not forget to mention that you are a delegate of GeoMontreal 2013 (rate code GEOTI) to obtain the best rate.
Make your room reservation by 28 August 2013, as the hotel cannot guarantee space availability or the special conference rate after that date.