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GEOSYNTHETICS CONFERENCE WATCH
GEOSYNTHETICS CONFERENCE 2021 HAS GONE VIRTUAL
By Barbara J. Connett

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he Geosynthetics Conference 2021 will be fully online, Feb. 22-25, 2021. It will feature all the
same great education that you expect from the technical program, as well as panel discussions, special sessions organized by a variety of organizations, exhibitor case studies, networking
rooms, half-day short courses (included in a full registration at no extra cost) and access to all
the colocated IECA Annual Conference offerings. There will be live education all four days,
on-demand sessions and great opportunities to connect with exhibitors and other attendees.
Visit www.geosyntheticsconference.com to view the full program and peruse the list
of exhibitors.

Keynote session lineup

Welcome keynote: Facing Everest-sized uncertainties
Jim Davidson

Welcome Keynote Speaker:
Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson's first attempt to climb Mount Everest ended suddenly when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. This spawned massive avalanches and aftershocks that trapped Davidson's
team high on the mountain. It became the deadliest day ever on Mount Everest. Davidson
returned in 2017 to try again. Along the way, his team had to endure 11 stormy days pinned in
their tents, uncertain if they were going to be able to summit. Finally, conditions cleared and
after persevering through the uncertainty, Davidson and his team reached their goal.
From these intense experiences, Davidson shares critical lessons for facing today's uncertain
times. He will share practical tips about:
*	 Building a resilient mindset for facing change, challenge and uncertainty
*	 Attitudes and actions to take before, during and after big storms
*	 When to rely on passive perseverance versus active perseverance

Koerner Award Lecture

Geosynthetic-reinforced column-supported embankments: Bridging theory and practice
Jie Han, Ph.D., University of Kansas

Koerner Award Lecturer:
Jie Han, Ph.d.

Geosynthetics have been successfully used to improve the performance of column-supported
embankments over soft soils. Geosynthetic-reinforced column-supported embankments involve
complex load transfer mechanisms, including soil arching, tensioned membrane, stress concentration, lateral restraint and anchorage. Different theoretical models are available to describe
soil arching but often result in different predicted stresses. Due to the three-dimensional layout
of columns, tension distribution in geosynthetic reinforcement is spatial. Column-soil stiffness
difference induces soil arching and contributes to stress concentration and down-drag forces on
columns. Side slopes of embankments promote lateral spreading and global instability that can be
stabilized by lateral restraint and anchorage of geosynthetics. Localized surface loading further
affects load transfer among soils, columns and geosynthetics. This lecture will illustrate how
theoretical solutions can be used to explain existing phenomena and solve practical problems in
geosynthetic-reinforced column-supported embankments including required tensile strength
of geosynthetic reinforcement, settlement and global stability.

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