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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 PDT
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.

GENERAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS SOLD OUT! Please contact [email protected] to inquire about attendance.


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. REGISTRATION FOR FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SEMINAR IS NOW CLOSED.

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: Integrated Site Characterization for Selection of Design Parameters Short Course by Dr. Jason DeJong, UC Davis

Join us for this practical afternoon short course on integrated site characterization and the selection of parameters for project analysis and design. The course is perfect for both young, practicing engineers developing their site investigation skills as well as project level engeineers that are managing site investigations and overseeing selection of design parameters.

Short Course & Conference Schedule

Wednesday April 18, 2018:

10am-5pm: PSMJ Financial Short Course

Thursday April 19, 2018:

7am-12pm: Playing for Peanuts Annual Golf Tournament & Breakfast @ Foxtail Golf Club. Continental breakfast included for golfers. Click the link for detailed golf information.

Breakfast will be held in the Fairview Sonoma Weddings & Events banquet hall next to the golf shop (same parking lot) from 6:30am-7:30am. Tee-off for ALL teams is at 7:30am.

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8am-12pm: Slope Stability Short Course

9am: Conference Registration Opens

12pm: Affiliate set-up

12:30pm: Past President Lunch (Invitation only)

1-5pm: Integrated Site Characterization Short Course

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6pm: Welcome Reception  *Short course attendees must purchase reception ticket to attend if not registered for Annual Conference

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

5:00-6:00: Emerging Professional & Student Happy Hour (Tickets provided at registration)

Young staff engineers can mingle with students attending the conference to exchange tips and experience during our first EP/Student Happy Hour. Invited participants will receive an invitation and ticket at registration.

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

Construction Defect Litigation and the Expert Witness’s role in California, 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

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GENERAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS SOLD OUT! Please contact [email protected] to inquire about attendance.

*Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted up until April 1st, 2018 and are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Substitutions are welcome if you are unable to attend but wish to send someone in your place. Please let us know as soon as possible if this is the case.

Hotel & Travel

Book your room online through the CalGeo reservation portal, e-mail [email protected] 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 Flamingo Resort is also offering CalGeo guests 20% off spa services so make sure to book yourself or a guest in before you arrive.

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.



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

Contact: Kelly Cabal, [email protected] (949) 391-2436 with any questions.