If risk is a concern to you in your business, the geoprofessional experts at GeoRisk 2011 will help you discover how to explicitly consider risk and uncertainty to improve the value and scope of your services while better serving the public.

You can choose among 115 technical presentations including characterization and modeling of soils and uncertainty modeling; earthquake engineering; engineering geology and site characterization; LRFD for foundation systems; and retaining structures




9 Keynote Experts/8 Keynote moderators:


Risk of Limit-Equilibrium Failure of Long Earth Slopes: How it Depends on Length”

Moderator:  Gordon Fenton

Presenter:  Erik Vanmarcke

“Development of a Risk-based Landslide Warning System”

Moderator:   Robert Gilbert

Presenters: Wilson Tang and Limin Zhang

"Unresolved Problems in Geotechnical Risk and Reliability"

Moderators:  Vaughan Griffiths and Anand Puppala

Presenters:  John Christian and Gregory Baecher

“Learning to Live with Geohazards: From Research to Practice

Moderators:  K.K. Phoon and Glenn Rix

Presenters:  Suzanne Lacasse and Farrokh Nadim,

“Georisks in the Business Environment”

Moderator:  Hsein Juang

Presenter:  Willian Brumund

“The Practical Application of Risk Assessment to Dam Safety

Moderator:  Russell Green

Presenter:  Gregg Scott



3 Short Courses on Sunday, June 26:



4 Lively Panel Discussions:




Plenty of networking time during the Welcome Reception, Luncheons, and the Closing Banquet at the Atlanta History Center

A Concise Tabletop Exhibit Area

GeoRisk 2011 is a great opportunity for you to develop professionally; to network with other engineers, and to visit one of America’s most vibrant cities.