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Flamingo Resort
2777 4th St.
Santa Rosa CA, 95404
(707) 545-8530

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Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:00 AM to Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11:00 PM PST
Category: Annual Conference

CalGeo Annual Conference & Short Courses

CalGeo's Annual Conference will be held in Santa Rosa, California April 19-21st, 2018 at the Flamingo Resort & Conference Center.

With the recent devastation caused by wildfires in the area, we have been keeping a close eye on the news to see how the city is recovering. The Flamingo hotel is unscathed and currently open for business. As such, we are still planning to move forward with the conference at this location. CalGeo also hopes to aid in the rebuilding efforts by donating a percentage of the proceeds from our silent auction to a local charity. Hopefully our members and attendees will see the need for tourist dollars and business to quickly return to the area so that businesses may rebuild and recover.



Short Courses

Three short courses have been added prior to the main conference this year.

Wednesday April 18, 2018 10am-5pm: Financial Management for A/E/C Firm Leaders by PSMJ

CalGeo is co-sponsoring a short course by renowned financial management consultants, PSMJ. This course is designed for owners, senior level management and the next generation of engineering management in your firm.

Thursday April 10, 2018 8am-12pm: Slope Stability Short Course by Rocscience

The objective of this course is to provide a background on numerical modelling for slope stability analysis using various Rocscience software tools (Slide, RS2, RS3, Slide3). Get the most out of the Rocscience slope stability suite through a balanced mixture of lectures and hands-on

computer analysis using practical examples collected over the years.

Thursday April 19, 2018 1-5pm: Site Characterization Short Course by Dr. Jason DeJong, UC Davis

Join us for this practical afternoon short course on site characterization, perfect for staff engineers, technicians, new hires and anyone looking to broaden their knowledge about site investigation, lab testing and equipment/methods available.

Short Course & Conference Schedule

Wednesday April 18, 2018:

10am-5pm: PSMJ Financial Short Course - register seperately

Thursday April 19, 2018:

7am-12pm: Playing for Peanuts Annual Golf Tournament & Breakfast @ Foxtail Golf Club. Continental breakfast included for golfers.

8am-12pm: Slope Stability Short Course

9am: Conference Registration Opens

12pm: Affiliate set-up

1-5pm: Site Characterization Short Course

6pm: Welcome Reception

Friday April 20, 2018:

7:30am: Breakfast Buffet

8:30-10am: General Membership Meeting

10:15-11:30am: Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2

Key Performance Indicators to Illuminate the Road to Financial Excellence, Brian Flynn

Planning Now for the Next Proposal: Modular Writing, Heather Hutcheson

12-1:15pm: Farrell Design-Build Sponsored Lunch

1:30-2:45pm: Session 3

Two recent large geotechnical failures, lessons learned, by Dr. Peter K. Robertson

3:00-4:15pm: Session 4

Wine caves and similar underground alternative structures, by Scott Lewis

Saturday April 21, 2018:

7:30am: Breakfast Buffet

8:30-10am: Session 5

Geotechnical instrumentation (covering your assets), by Gerry Kasman

10:15-11:30am: Concurrent Sessions 5 & 6

Legislative Update, by Kelly Garman

Introduction to field observation & testing, by Thomas Blackburn

12-1:15pm: Outstanding Project Awards Lunch

1:30-2:45pm: Session 7

CPT-based liquefaction triggering correlations, Kathleen Darby

3:00-4:15pm: Session 8

Delta levees and earthquakes, Dr. Robert Pyke

6:00pm: Closing Night Banquet & Silent Auction Fundraiser


Hotel & Travel

Book your room online through the CalGeo reservation portal, e-mail groupres@flamingoresort.com or call: 707-545-8530 to make your room reservation before April 5th, 2018 to receive CalGeo's rate of $169/night (plus taxes & fees). Book early to ensure availability!

The Charles M Schultz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa has flights daily with Alaska Air to and from Orange County, SNA. There are also direct non-stop flights to and from LAX and San Diego. Santa Rosa is approximately a 1.5hr drive from Oakland airport and a 2.5hr drive from Sacramento Airport.


If you are a Affiliate member and interested in sponsoring an event at our Annual Conference, or the Golf Tournament, please click the link below:


CalGeo's conference would not be possible without the generosity and support from the following Affiliate members:

Contact: Kelly Cabal, kelly@calgeo.org (949) 391-2436 with any questions.