Thank you to everyone who attended CONNECTIONS 2021! We had a great time and lots of laughs at our after-hours fun events.

If you missed one of our educational sessions, don't fear! You have two ways to watch them:

1.) Log-in to our Conference portal (its still available!) you can check out the exhibitor videos, student chapter showcase and watch each session from the recordings uploaded directly under that session on the schedule. Click on Sessions and then choose from the schedule.

2.) Log-in to our Online Learning Library. Conference attendees have access to the CONNECTIONS 2021 course where you'll find recordings and materials from each session. Enjoy!


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Technical Focus GREEN
Management Focus ORANGE
Optional networking/engagement GREY
Just for fun YELLOW

 *Past President Lunch by invitation only

Wednesday April 28th Session Speakers Sponsor
9:00 - 10:00am

General Membership Meeting & Election Results

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Kelly Cabal, Executive Director & CalGeo Board Geopier
11:30am - 12:30pm Past President Lunch Meeting* Exclusively invitation only to CalGeo's Past Presidents  
1:00 - 2:00pm Forecasting the frequency and magnitude of post-fire debris flows across California: Initial results for SoCal and planning for beyond Jason Kean, USGS Colorado Griffin Soil Group
2:00 - 2:30pm Session Q&A discussion group (max. 25ppl) Dennis Stanely & Jason Kean, USGS Colorado  
6:00 - 7:00pm TRIVIA NIGHT Hosted by Lindsey Angell & Augie Smarkel  Middle Earth Geo Testing
Thursday April 29th      
9:00 - 10:30am Design-Build Panel Presentation

Moderator: Eric Swenson, Geo-Engineering Solutions

Contractor Experts: Tom Farrell, Farrell-Design Build & Danny Cohen, Morris Shea Bridge Co.

Engineering Expert: Bob Mitchell, Shannon & Wilson

Farrell Design-Build
10:30 - 11:30am Session Q&A Discussion group (max. 25ppl) Moderator: Eric Swenson, Geo-Engineering Solutions & Lindsey Angell, Golder  
12:30 - 2:00pm The 2021 California Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Update: From Inception And Beyond Van Allyn Goodwin & Sean Piers, Littler Densification, Inc.
2:00 - 2:30pm Prevailing Wage Session Q&A (max. 25ppl) Van Allyn Goodwin, Littler  
2:00 - 3:00pm Various Discussion Sessions (max. 25ppl each)

Engineer of Record

Open Forum

Emerging Professionals

Resume Tips

6:00 - 7:00pm WINE TASTING EVENT Hosted by Brown Estate Vinyards, Napa  CNCA
Friday April 30th      
9:00 - 10:30am Risk & Liability Panel Presentation

Moderator: Dave Gius, Wallace-Kuhl & Assoc.

Insurance Expert: Norah Smalls, Dealy-Renton

Legal Expert: Gary Jacobsen, Weil & Drage

Technical Expert: Greg Silver, GMU Geotechnical
10:30 - 11:30am Session Q&A Discussion group (max. 25ppl) Moderator: Martin McIlroy, MGE Engineering  
12:00 - 1:00pm Project Awards Presentations Project award winners Pavement Recycling Systems
2:30 - 3:30pm Economic Outlook Robert Eyler, Economic Forensics Rocscience
3:30 - 4:00pm Session Q&A Discussion group (max 25ppl) Robert Eyler, Economic Forensics  
Pavement Recycling Systems
5:30 - 6:00pm Conference closing & Past President roast Martin McIlroy, CalGeo President & Kelly Cabal, Executive Director. Featuring: David Hamilton & Chris Diaz
6:00 - closing Free-time/Networking Stay and chat with friends as long as you like!  


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