Pricing & Details

Please review the various prices and descriptions including conference registration, Short Course registration and companion program registrations below. Early Bird registration pricing is available through January 29, 2015. Already reviewed the pricing and options?

Online Registration is now closed. But we are accepting registrations on site. See you in Miami!



Full Conference Registration: IGS Member $750 $800 This registration includes attendance at all conference technical sessions and social activities beginning on Sunday evening at 5:30 pm and concluding on Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Including Keynote lectures, technical sessions, coffee breaks, 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, exhibit hall cocktail reception and the Tuesday evening Havana Nights event.
Full Conference Registration: Non Member $850 $900
Full Conference Registration + NAGS Membership
Become a member and save!
($750 + $85)
($800 + $85)
Full Conference Registration: Student Rate $300 $350 A current student ID must be submitted with registration to receive the reduced rate.
Companion Social Events Ticket $130 This registration includes admittance to:
the opening evening keynote address | 6-7 pm Sunday Evening, the Exhibit Hall Cocktail Reception | 7-8:30 pm Sunday Evening (including cocktails & appetizers), and the Havana Nights Social Event – on the Americana Lawn | Tuesday Evening (including food & cocktails).
Exhibit Hall ONLY Ticket – 2 DAY pass $75 Day pass to the Exhibit Hall; includes coffee breaks only – no lunch. Available for Monday April 11th and Tuesday April 12th only.
Florida Everglades Adventure – Full Day Companion Tour $135
Adventure to Florida’s One of a Kind Everglades Ecosystem

It is one of North Americas unsung wild places – a captivating rugged, subtropical landscape experienced by a relative few. It is a resource important not only for its natural heritage and spiritually enriching powers, but for its commercial and recreational values as well. The Everglades Adventure from Miami takes attendees on a visit to the largest remaining Everglades swamp-land in the world!

This tour will take most of the day and includes:

    • Transportation
    • Admission to Everglades Park
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • One-hour Airboat Tour
    • Alligator Wildlife Show
    • Access to jungle walking trail and reptile exhibits
    • Bottled water
    • Ear plugs
    • Chocolate Alligators

All applicable gratuities

Villa Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – Half Day Companion Tour $90
Step back in time when you visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a beautiful Italian renaissance-styled villa built in 1916. The museum is decorated and furnished with antiques from Europe, visitors will not only receive a glimpse of Miami’s history, but also that of the European 1700s. Today, Vizcaya is owned by the Miami-Dade County and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

9:30 am – 12:45 pm

$90 per person for the House and Garden Tour Includes:

  • Transportation to/from Vizcaya
  • Admission to the House and Gardens
  • Bottled water
  • Tour Guide
  • Gratuities

Art Deco Walking Tour – 2hr Companion Tour $45
Miami Beach’s building boom came during the second phase of Art Deco known as Streamline Moderne, which began with the stock market crash and ended in most cases with the outbreak of World War II. It was less decorative and a more sober reflection of the Great Depression. It relied on machine-inspired forms, and American ideas in industrial design. It was buttressed by the belief that time would get better and was infused with the optimistic futurism extolled at America’s World Fairs of the 1930s. Stripped Classic or Depression Moderne were sub-styles often used for governmental buildings, the US Post Office is the best example of this in Miami Beach. Miami Beach architects used local imagery to create what we now call Tropical Deco. These buildings feature relief ornamentation with whimsical flora, fauna and ocean-liner motifs, reinforcing the Miami-Beach seaside culture.

This is a two-hour tour and includes:

  • Tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water



Visit the Short Course page to review short course descriptions
Geosintéticos 101 – Augusto Alza (Español) $300 $325 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Geosynthetics 101 – Richard Brachman (English) $300 $325
QA/QC Inspection of Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Walls – G. Koerner and R. Koerner (English) $500 $525
Advances in Geosynthetics for Heap Leaching – M. Smith, D. Parra, A. Beck (English+) $500 $525
Choose 2 – half day short courses and receive a $50 discount | Two courses for $300!
Visit the Short Course page to review short course descriptions
Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) for Accelerated Bridge Construction (English) – Michael Adams, Jennifer Nicks $175 or $150 if you pair with an afternoon course $200 or $175 if you pair with an afternoon course 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Choose 2 – half day short courses and receive a $50 discount | Two courses for $300!
Visit the Short Course page to review short course descriptions
Uso y Diseño de Geosintéticos en Caminos de Bajo Volumen Sin y Con Pavimentación (Español) – Daniel Alzamora, Gordon Keller
(GRS-IBS) Para Accelerar la Construccion de Puentes – Daniel Alzamora y Jorge Zornberg (Español)
– 4 hrs
$175 or $150 if you pair with an afternoon course $200 or $175 if you pair with an afternoon course 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Geosynthetic Use and Design in Paved and Unpaved Low-Volume Roads – Gordon Keller, Jeb Tingle (English) $175 or $150 if you pair with an afternoon course $200 or $175 if you pair with an afternoon course
Geosynthetic Test Procedures and Material Specifications – Bob Mackey and ASTM Committee Leaders (English) $175 or $150 if you pair with an afternoon course $200 or $175 if you pair with an afternoon course
Slope Stability and Interface Friction Using Geosynthetics – John Allen (English) $175 or $150 if you pair with an afternoon course $200 or $175 if you pair with an afternoon course
Geomembranes for Oil and Gas Applications – Tim Stark (English) $175 or $150 if you pair with an afternoon course $200 or $175 if you pair with an afternoon course

Online Registration is now closed. But we are accepting registrations on site. See you in Miami!

General Terms & Conditions on Registration
By completing the booking form, you agree to the booking instructions on the registration form, the Cancellation Policy, and the Terms and Conditions for GeoAmericas 2016.Payment must be received in full prior to the conference. Access will not be permitted if full payment has not been received.

Cancellation Policy – Registration Fees
Cancellation of your conference registration will be possible before the following dates by sending an email to Becky Slaybaugh,

Cancellation before 15 January 2016 – 100% refund
Cancellation before 10 March 2016 – 80% refund

GeoAmericas 2016 is not responsible for accommodation bookings for the conference. Any cancellation policy should be checked with the hotel when a reservation is made and claims should be made directly with the hotel. Neither GeoAmericas 2016 nor the official event hotel, the Loews Miami Beach, will contact any attendee or exhibitor to reserve a room. A discounted rate is available at the event hotel through the GeoAmericas 2016 website.

Privacy Policy
The participant agrees for their details to be included in the list of conference participants for official use by the conference organizers. You will receive regular communication by email of program and conference updates.

During the course of GeoAmericas 2016, live webcasts, videos, and or photos may be taken of all participants attending a selection of the sessions and events. By attending the event, you accept that these images may be used in conference-related publications or on conference-related web pages as well as future GeoAmericas marketing activity.

Views expressed by the speakers are their own. GeoAmericas 2016 cannot accept liability for advice given or views expressed by any speaker at the conference, conference-related events, or in any material provided to delegates.

In the event that a delegate is unable to attend the conference/event for any reason, GeoAmericas 2016 is not responsible for any costs incurred by the delegate. It is the responsibility of the delegate to arrange appropriate insurance coverage in connection with their attendance at the conference. GeoAmericas 2016 does not accept responsibility for any costs, charges, or fines incurred by delegates in the process of attending the conference.

Exhibitors and Sponsors
Sponsoring and exhibiting companies may not perform any activity that interferes with the scientific and social protocols of the conference. Interference with the scientific and social protocols of the conference may result in termination of benefits with no refund.

Companies that take the banner advertising options will be required to provide free-standing banners of their choosing, which do not exceed the maximum size requirement stated in the description.

Companies who are taking any of the options in print and/or digital advertising will be required to deliver all requested art-work in high-resolution. If materials are not provided to the conference organizers upon request then the sponsors will forgo their opportunity to be represented in print/digital media. Failure of the sponsoring or exhibiting company to provide materials as requested by the conference organizers is done at the risk of the sponsor. No refunds will be provided to sponsors failing to fulfill the requests of the conference organizers.

The organizers may at any time, with or without giving notice, in their absolute discretion and without giving any reason, cancel or postpone the conference, change its venue or any of the other published particulars, or withdraw any invitation to attend. In any case, neither the organizers nor any of their officers, employees, agents, members, or representatives shall be liable for any loss, liability, damage, or expense suffered or incurred by any person, nor will they return any money paid to them in connection with the conference unless they are satisfied not only that the money in question remains under their control but also that the person who paid it has been unfairly prejudiced (as to which, decision shall be in their sole and unfettered discretion and, when announced, final and conclusive).