Geosynthetics Conference is a biennial event. Geotechnical practitioners, designers, regulators, contractors, and installers come together at this highly respected trade show event to learn the latest research, materials, applications and case studies. The technical program typically includes more than 110 technical paper presentations across 35 technical sessions. Geosynthetics 2023 was located at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W 13th St., Kansas City, MO.

Every 6 years Geosynthetics Conference and Geo-Institutes annual Geo-Congress combine to create Geotechnical Frontiers. The next edition of this event will be held Mar. 2-5, 2025. For more details visit GeotechnicalFrontiers.com

Conference Organizers

Geosynthetics Conference is hosted by the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of Advanced Textiles Association (ATA).


GMA provides engineering support, business development opportunities, in-person and online educational programming, government relations expertise and industry recognitions. GMA influences specifications and lobbies on behalf of member companies. GMA targets key U.S. states to expand the geosynthetics market. GMA provides a network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships.

GMA is a central resource for information on geosynthetics and provides a forum for consistent and accurate information to increase acceptance and promote the correct use of geosynthetics.

Since its inception, geosynthetics use has expanded into nearly all areas of civil, geotechnical, environmental, coastal and hydraulic construction. Its industry events provide networking opportunities and exposure to the industry for engineers, specifiers, contractors, government agencies and academics.


ATA is a not-for-profit trade association serving 1,550 company members involved in the global specialty fabrics marketplace. ATA operates 17 product divisions – including GMA – and three country-specific divisions conducting targeted programs and conferences for specialty fabrics product manufacturers. ATA is headquartered in Roseville, Minn.

ATA supports and augments the geosynthetics industry with these contributions: