Student Research Showcase
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The 2023 Geosynthetics Conference will host a student poster competition organized by GMA and IGS-NA. This is an opportunity for students to showcase their research and findings for an audience of industry experts. All students selected to present will receive a complimentary registration as well as a mention in Geosynthetics magazine.

1st Place – USD $500 + full registrations to GeoAmericas 2024 and Geotechnical Frontiers 2025
2nd Place – USD $300
3rd Place – USD $200

Full details on the program and submission instructions are available here –

Volunteer Program
Students will have the opportunity to receive a complimentary full registration for the conference by volunteering for a total of 10 hours at the conference. Volunteers will be utilized in the registration area, speaker ready room, as ticket takers, etc. Interested? Contact Barbara Connett, .

Student/Young Professionals Mini-Golf Event
Join us at Sinkers Lounge! Are you 40 or under? Or support young professionals in the industry? Join us for the 2023 IECA and Geosynthetics Conference Young Professional Event hosted at Sinkers Lounge. Sinkers Lounge is the only place in Kansas City where you can enjoy a leisurely round of indoor minigolf paired with a craft cocktail. We’re taking the best parts of your childhood mini golf and added a few twists! – Includes mini golf, tabletop mini golf, one (1) drink ticket and bar snacks.

Student Registration Discounts:
Each student will receive 70% off a full registration package by contacting Barbara Connett,