Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2023
Austin, Texas will host GeoU 2023. The latest edition features a Central Texas Infrastructure Summit and a sustainability theme.

GeoU 2022 combines expert geosynthetics instruction with exceptional networking. This in-person engineering professional development event will take place 5 – 8 April 2022 at the Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. The dynamic community of attendees includes leading practitioners, companies, and agencies in waste management, environmental engineering, and reinforcement design and construction. Registrants save significantly on registration through February 16.


What makes GeoU 2022 different from so many other events? Foremost, it is centered around four core concurrent short courses rather than technical sessions (Point #5 below). This enables a focus on intense learning followed by all of these specialists coming together in networking events (Point #4).


Here are five key points that highlight how the gathering has been tailored to enhance professional value.

  1. Deep Dives into High-Value Engineering Sectors

Geosynthetic-lined facility CQA, landfill sustainability, reinforced soil structures, and stormwater controls are all sectors of infrastructure experiencing real advances. They are all also in growing demand. GeoU’s co-located short courses will provide exceptional knowledge to strengthen private practice revenue streams and strength public agency knowledge in these sectors.

The event includes the popular CQA course for geosynthetic-lined facilities that TRI Environmental traditionally hosts each spring. Same course, same instructors, but this April it is part of GeoU 2022. For those who have already taken TRI’s CQA course, the new landfill sustainability course with Dr. George Koerner and engineer Abigail Gilson is an excellent addition to the knowledge previously gained.

  1. “Study Hard, Play Hard”

The short course program will bring high-level, complementary expert peers into the same venue. While these professionals may find themselves in separate courses during the day, GeoU 2022 brings everyone back together for lunches and, each evening, networking. Check out the opportunities.

  1. Certifications Available for Each Core Course

The four concurrent short courses April 6 – 7 each offer a certification opportunity on the morning of April 8. Three of the four courses have the optional certification included. The CQA course, meanwhile, serves as ideal preparation for the GCI-ICP certification, which requires additional registration with the Geosynthetic Institute.

  1. Truly Affordable ROI

These classes have historically been more expensive when offered on their own. With GeoU 2022 taking place on-site at the event hotel and with co-located courses, significant savings are realized for attendees.

1. Access to World-Class Instructors

  • Michael Bernardi, P.E.
  • Jorge Zornberg, P.E.
  • Mark Sieracke, P.E.
  • Ashley Perry-MacMillan, P.E.
  • Dr. Erol Tutumluer
  • International engineer Markus Wilke
  • Dr. George Koerner, P.E.
  • Abigail Gilson, P.E.
  • Joel Sprague, P.E.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E.
  • Sam Allen
  • Tamara Tuttle


5 – 8 April 2022