2018 Midwest Geotechnical Conference

The Midwest Geotechnical Conference (MWGC) seeks to bring together State and Federal DOT geotechnical professionals from the north central region of the United States along with geotechnical professionals from the private sector and academia to promote technical interaction and professional development.

The State of Illinois is pleased to host the 2018 MWGC and our objective for this year’s conference is to provide an array of diverse technical presentations as well as a forum in which professionals can share their experiences and challenges within the geotechnical field while exploring innovative solutions.

This conference is aimed to professionals involved in research, design, construction and management in the geotechnical field related to the transportation industry.

The Midwest Geotechnical Conference Member State and Federal DOT organizations include: Iowa; Illinois; Indiana; Kansas; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; Nebraska; Ohio; Wisconsin; and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resource Center. However, geotechnical professionals from other governmental organizations are also invited to attend and participate in the conference.

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Heather Shoup, IDOT Bureau of Materials Geotechnical Engineer, by email at Heather.Shoup@illinois.gov or by phone at (217) 785-9972

Ve'Niecy Pearman-Green, IDOT District 8 Geotechnical Engineer, by email at veniecy.pearman-green@illinois.gov or by phone at (618) 346-3313.

Individual Registration Fee

August 31, 2018 or earlier:  $275.00

September 1, 2018 or later:  $325.00

Individual Registration Form

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Thank you for your interest in attending the 47th Midwest Geotechnical Conference.  Each attendee needs to fill out and submit a copy of the Individual Registration Form.  All conference events and their costs, except lodging are covered in the registration fee.  There are no discounts for unattended events.

Hotel reservations must be made separately by attendees before August 24, 2018 to guarantee the conference lodging rate as well as rooms availability.  For more information on Lodging and Travel, click the tab at the bottom of this page. 

Please mail completed Individual Registration Form and fee (payable to Midwest Geotechnical Conference) to: 

Midwest Geotechnical Conference
P.O. Box 507
1610 Eastport Plaza Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234-9997

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Heather Shoup, IDOT Bureau of Materials Geotechnical Engineer, by email at heather.shoup@illinois.gov or by phone at (217) 785-9972

Ve'Niecy Pearman-Green, IDOT District 8 Geotechnical Engineer, by email at veniecy.pearman-green@illinois.gov or by phone at (618) 346-3313.

The 47th Midwest Geotechnical Conference will be held at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, Quad Cities.  The hotel is located in downtown Moline, IL.

A block of rooms is available at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center at the group rate of $93.00 (plus applicable taxes) per night for MWGC attendees.  Reservations must be made separately by attendees before August 24, 2018 to guarantee the conference lodging rate as well as rooms availability. 

Reservations can be made by calling (800) 659-2220, please remember to ask for the 2018 Midwest Geotechnical Conference group rate.    

Hotel Parking

The Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center offers complimentary on-site parking to their guests.

Transportation and Shuttle

The Stoney Creek offers complimentary airport shuttle service to their guests, based on availability.  For additional information or to schedule this service, please contact the Hotel.    

For further information on the conference hotel, visit Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center 

For visitor information on what Quad Cities has to offer, click here

For a map of location of the hotel, click here

Click here to download the Preliminary Agenda

Preliminary Conference Agenda

Monday September 24, 2018

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ice Breaker Reception

Tuesday September 25, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Registration

8:00 am – 10:15 am

Technical Session I – Opening Remarks & Presentations

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Technical Session II –Presentations

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch provided on-site

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Technical Session III –Presentations

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Technical Session IV –Presentations

Wednesday September 26, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Registration

8:00 am – 10:15 am

Technical Session V – Presentations

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Technical Session VI –Presentations

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch provided on-site

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Technical Session VII –Presentations

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Technical Session VIII –Presentations

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Evening Dinner with guest speaker

Thursday September 27, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Registration & Steering Committee Meeting

8:00 am – 10:15 am

Technical Session IX – Presentations

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Technical Session X –Presentations & Closing Remarks

 

Once the conference has concluded, the presentation material will be made available here.