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2022 CalGeo Annual Conference
Resort at Squaw Creek
400 Squaw Creek Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 412-7034

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 4:00 PM to Friday, April 22, 2022, 4:00 PM PDT
Category: Annual Conference

CalGeo Annual Conference: Bringing It Back to Squaw!

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We are very excited to be heading to The Resort at Squaw Creek from April 20-22, 2022!

Don't wait to register and book your hotel since our hotel rooms booked up so quickly back in 2020 before we had to cancel because of COVID. We have an amazing rate secured that you won't find anywhere in Lake Tahoe. Stay right near the base of the world-famous former home of the Olympics, Squaw Valley. Spring skiing should be in full swing and we've made sure to secure the same discounted hotel group rates for three days before and after the conference if you want to bring the family and have some fun! Book early as additional dates are based on availability. Additional hotel information can be found at the bottom of this web page.

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Short Course Program:

Wednesday April 20, 2022:

Choose your morning short course option:

8am-12pm: A Few Key Points on Analysis and Design of Piled Foundations by Bengt Fellenius

This 4-hour event addresses key points of piled foundation design. Specifics of where to install instrumentation, perform a test, and analyze the test data are addressed as well as evaluation of static loading tests. Brief comments are given on some Code and Standards requirements for Limit States Design, LSD, (Ultimate Limit States, ULS, and Serviceability Limit States, SLS, by Canadian terminology, and Load and Resistance Factor Design, LRFD, by US terminology). Much emphasis is placed on principles and mechanics of settlement analysis, negative skin friction and associated drag force and downdrag the design as well the design and performance of pile groups and piled raft foundations.

9am-11:30am: Contracting Lessons for Design Professionals by Terry Scanlan & Ji Shin

Contracts define the relationship between designer and client, as well as other project participants, and present the single most impactful way to manage risk on any project.  This program will focus on contracting principles that frequently are of significance to engineers. Through the use of real-life examples and case studies, key contract principles which are frequently important to the design professional will be discussed, with a focus on California law. The program will discuss key contract terms and concepts including indemnity/duty to defend, limitation of liability, scope (and scope creep) as well as fundamental contract principles relevant to any binding agreement. 


  Pile Design Course Contracts Course

Early-bird member rate (before Feb. 15, 2022)

$450 $300
Regular member rate $550 $400
Non-member rate $700 $550
Student rate $100 $100

*Both short courses include light breakfast, coffee/tea, morning break and lunch

12:30-4:30pm: Field Trip to Tahoe Area Geology and Local Earthquakes by Richard Schweickert

Jump on the CalGeo coach for a tour of local geological points of interest in the Tahoe area. Narrated and hosted by Dr. Richard Schweickert of UNR.

Cost: $50/pp - limited to first 50 registrants!

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Conference Program:

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

12-4:30: Conference registration & Affiliate set-up in ballroom

3:30-4:30: Affiliate round table discussion (Affiliate members only)

4:30-5:30pm: Happy Hour & Conference kick-off

6:00-9:00pm: Board and Past Presidents Dinner (by invitation only)

Thursday, April 21, 2022

7:00-9:00am: Buffet breakfast in hotel restaurant & registration

9:00-10:00am: General Membership Meeting & Board Elections

10:00-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12:00pm: BAD AND GOOD VIBES—Vibrations due to Pile Driving, Vibratory Driving, and Vibratory Compaction by Bengt Fellenius

12:00-12:15pm: Break & Lunch set-up

12:15-1:30pm: Affiliate Sponsored Lunch & Presentation

1:30-2:30pm: Practical Design Aspects of Lateral Spreading Problems by Ben Turner

2:30-3:15pm: Break

3:15-4:15pm: Active faults, landslides, and tsunamis at Lake Tahoe by Richard Schweickert

6:00-9:00pm: Murder Mystery Masquerade Banquet & Silent Auction

Friday, April 22, 2022

7:00-8:30am: Buffet breakfast in hotel restaurant & registration

8:30-10:00am: Working Platform Calculations – Lessons from Using FPS & BRE Methods by Thomas Richards, DFI Travelling Lecturer

10:00-10:30am: Break

10:30-11:45: Legislative Update: 2022 Industry Issues by Chris Lee

11:45am-12:00pm: Break & Lunch set-up

12:00-1:30pm: Project Awards Luncheon

1:30-2:45pm: Attention on Retention: Building Your 3-Cs Strategy by Sarah Gilliand


2:45-5:00pm: Affiliate Tear Down


  CalGeo Member Member Guest/Spouse Non-Member Non-Member Guest/Spouse
Early bird (before Feb. 15, 2022) $950 $500 $1200 $700
Regular (Feb. 16 - Mar. 31) $1050 $550 $1200 $700
Late (after March 31, 2022) $1150 $600 $1300 $800
Student Chapter Members* $100 NA $100 NA


*Each CalGeo Chapter may send two students for free. They will be required to pay a $100 deposit at registration which will be refunded to them after the conference based on their attendance. Additional student members will be charged a non-refundable $100 registration fee. Students should contact CalGeo for assistance with room reservations.

Guest/Spouse Registration: The guest registration is not designed for anyone planning to attend the conference sessions. Guest registration only includes:

  • Welcome gift
  • Welcome happy hour Wednesday afternoon
  • Hotel buffet breakfast Thursday & Friday
  • Thursday Murder Mystery Banquet

If you wish to only purchase a ticket to the Thursday Banquet, that option is available during registration at the link below.

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Sponsorship Form

Hotel Information

We are excited to FINALLY get to visit the beautiful Resort at Squaw Creek for our conference. The resort is now owned by the Hyatt chain of hotels. BOOK YOUR ROOMS early! There are limited options for hotels in the area and limited rooms especially the upgraded fireplace suites. Visit the Resort at Squaw Creek website for more details and information.

Looking to bring the family and stay the weekend? Our group rate is valid +/- 3 days from the conference. Book a fireplace suite and get a kitchenette and separate enclosed bedroom while the kids get the pull-out couch.

Group rates:

$189 Deluxe Guestroom, $219 Fireplace suite, $239 Deluxe Fireplace Suite. All room prices do not include discounted $30/night resort fee nor other taxes and fees.

Deposit of one night is required at time of booking. The resort has a seven (7) day cancellation policy and you will be charged for all reserved nights 7-days prior to your arrival.

Room block closes on March 21, 2022 - book early to secure your room!

Book your room now!

Contact: Nick Bundra: [email protected]