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50th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Conference
Resort at Squaw Creek
400 Squaw Creek Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 412-7034

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 8:00 AM to Friday, April 24, 2020, 9:00 PM PST
Category: Annual Conference

CalGeo's 50th Anniversary Annual Conference

We are celebrating 50 years of CalGeo at the Resort at Squaw Creek in beautiful Lake Tahoe April 22-24, 2020

“Join the Rush” for our Gold-en Anniversary! Celebrating as we revisit CalGeo’s history and redesign the future.

Win gold with our Olympic CalGeo team - don't miss out on the most fun you will have at a conference this year.

Updates for 2020:

To continually improve our conference and your experience, we have made a few changes for 2020. Please note the following:

  • Affiliates will be in the same room as the conference attendees and sessions to provide a more inclusive environment. We are not your average trade-show! Our hand selected key-note speakers are useful for all members. We also recognize that many affiliates are now involved in design and engineering themselves and want to offer more programming for them as well.
  • The silent auction and student scholarships will be awarded on Thursday evening at the 50th Anniversary Celebration banquet. This will be a full dinner in the affiliate and general session area with short speeches from some selected past-presidents to honor CalGeo's historic 50-years.
  • A field trip will be offered Friday afternoon and will require separate registration. Guests are welcome to attend!
  • Breakfast each day will be in the hotel restaurant as their buffet is exceptional! Feel free to enjoy on your own time using the vouchers provided with your registration. Guests can now enjoy a later breakfast! Conference sessions will still begin at 8:30am.
  • No golf tournament this year. Unfortunately due to the possibility of snow cover, we are not holding our Annual Golf Tournament. Please join us Wednesday evening and sharpen your putting skills with our fun glow golf event!


Download printable conference brochure in PDF

Please use the following color code:

YELLOW Separate registration required (additional fees may apply)
GREEN Included in full registration & guest/spouse registration
WHITE Included in full registration
ORANGE Special invitation only


Wednesday April 22nd:

8am-12pm Rocscience short course on Settlement Analysis using Settle Separate registration required >> REGISTER NOW
8:30-11am CalGeo Board of Directors Meeting *Board members only
12-1pm Rocscience short course lunch Separate registration required
12-1:30pm Affiliate round-table discussion & lunch *Affiliate members only
1-4:30pm Rocscience short course on Supported Slopes using Slide and RS2 Separate registration required >> REGISTER NOW
1-4:30pm Prevailing wage & apprenticeship short course w/Van Allyn Goodwin Separate registration required >> REGISTER NOW
1-6pm Affiliate set-up Alpine A/B room
2-4:30pm Past president interviews *CalGeo past-presidents only
4:30-6pm Welcome happy hour  Alpine A/B room
6-9pm CalGeo Board & Past Presidents Dinner Off-site venue: Current CalGeo board members and past presidents only


Short Course Information/Registration

Thursday April 23rd:

7-10:30am Buffet Breakfast   Available with vouchers in hotel restaurant - Enjoy at your leisure, included with your registration
8:30-10am General Membership Meeting & Election   Alpine A/B room
10-10:30am Morning Break   Alpine A/B room
10:30-11:45am Earthquake hazards in California: A practical approach Dr. Alan Hull, Golder Alpine A/B room
12:00-1:30pm Lunch & Presentation on Helical Piles: Design, Application & Building Code Requirements Darrin Willis, RamJack Alpine A/B room
1:30-2:45pm What’s Shakin’ in Sacramento? – Seismicity, Continuity of Services, and other A&E issues before the California Legislature… Tyler Munzing, ACEC Alpine A/B room
2:45-3:15pm Afternoon break   Alpine A/B room
3:15-4:30pm Neotectonics of the Lake Tahoe Area: Implications for Landslides and Tsunamis Dr. Richard Schweickert, UNR Alpine A/B room
6:00-8:30pm Golden Anniversary Celebration banquet & Silent Auction w/ student scholarship awards   Join us for a fun night learning about CalGeo's history, great food, mixing and mingling and bidding on the silent auction.


Friday April 24th:

7:00-10:30am Buffet Breakfast   Available with vouchers in hotel restaurant - Enjoy at your leisure, included with your registration
8:30-10am Expert Panel Case History Presentations: Risk & Liability Panel: Gius, Jacobsen, Silver, Smalls Alpine A/B room
10-10:30am Morning Break   Alpine A/B room
10:30-11:45am Expert Panel Discussion Session: Risk & Liability Panel: Gius, Jacobsen, Silver, Smalls Alpine A/B room
12-1:30pm Project Awards Luncheon   Alpine A/B room
1:30-2:45pm Economic Forecast Dr. Robert Eyler, Sonoma State Alpine A/B room
3:15-5:00pm Field Trip Dr. Richard Schweickert, UNR Pre-registration required *$25 fee to reserve your place
6:30-9:30pm Closing Banquet & party   Secret off-site venue: Send off our current president and discover the masked murderer in this fun murder mystery dinner party!


Registration Pricing:


Early Bird Registration

Now - Feb. 15th, 2020

Regular Registration

Feb. 16th - March 31st, 2020

Late Registration

April 1-20th, 2020

Member Price $850 $950 $1050
Member Spouse $390 $440 $490
Bring an EP and save $150 $700 $800 $900
Additional Booth Staff (for Affiliates only) $525 $625 $725
Non-member $1050 $1050 $1150
Non-member Guest $540 $540 $590


During registration you will have the option to add additional EPs (Emerging Professionals), guest registration, additional booth staff (Affiliates only), and register for Friday's field trip.

*If you are seeing the non-member prices during registration, please contact Kelly Cabal to have your e-mail linked to your company's membership.

Refunds are available until March 31st, 2020 and will incur a $50 processing fee.


Hotel Information:

Our Annual Conference will take place at the Resort at Squaw Creek on the North/California side of Lake Tahoe.

A block of rooms has been reserved from April 21st - April 26th and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Please book early to guarantee your room!

Deluxe rooms are available for $179/night plus tax and a $20 discounted resort fee (normally $30). Upgraded fireplace suites are $199/night and include a small kitchen, queen sofa sleeper and separate master bedroom.

Group rates are available up 3 days before/after the conference based on availability. Why not stay and enjoy Lake Tahoe! The resort has ski rentals and ticketing on-site with a lift just steps away. There are also shuttles from the resort to/from the Village and gondola up to Squaw Valley ski hill.

To reserve your room, please call their reservations line: 800-404-5544 and mention CALGEO for the group rate or use the link below for our group portal on-line:

Reserve your room at Squaw Creek

Download our handy Survival Guide to help you get the most out of your adventure to Lake Tahoe! Packed with information about travel, activities and insider info about the resort and area - don't leave home without it!

Download Survival Guide

Resort at Squaw Creek rests at the base of Squaw Valley ski area, just minutes from local attractions. Featuring Lake Tahoe, California lodging in an idyllic mountain setting, this Squaw Valley hotel and resort offers ski-in/ski-out access to the mountain and 405 luxurious resort rooms and suites that welcome guests with a "mountain meets modern" ambiance. A year-round mecca of Lake Tahoe activities, the resort boasts a championship golf course, cross-country ski center, fly fishing center, ice-skating rink, heated swimming pools, water slide, and scenic hiking and biking trails. Whether you're seeking an exciting family vacation or looking for a world-class corporate conference destination, Resort at Squaw Creek provides everything you need to create cherished memories.

Resort & Room Amenities:

  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Heated swimming pools
  • Ski in/out, ski rental & ticketing and shuttles for Squaw Valley
  • Children's services - special menus, Mountain Buddies child-care, games
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pillow-top beds
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Mini refrigerators
  • Hair dryers and robes
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Keurig Coffee makers

Travel Tips:

Closest airports: Reno/Tahoe (50-mins from resort), Sacramento (2hrs from resort)

Shuttle service from Reno/Tahoe: $59/pp @ 12pm, 3, 6:30 and 12am

Resort offers outdoor self-parking or valet.

Download the Mountaineer app for free "uber" service within the valley!

Book your ski tickets or other activities at Squaw Valley here >>


Thank you to our sponsoring organizations! If you are interested in sponsoring CalGeo's 50th Anniversary Annual Conference, please download our sponsorship information. You may complete the on-line sponsorship form HERE >>

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