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Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference

Background

The Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference (SWGEC) is composed of 9 state departments of transportation including: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, The SWGEC encourages state and local transportation departments within the region to contribute with presentations on their local geotechnical topics of interest. The SWGEC also encourages presentations from consultants, universities, contractors, and suppliers working on transportation related projects. This conference is an excellent opportunity for transportation agencies to share their experiences with each other as well as for the private sector to highlight how they can partner with the public transportation agencies to construct and maintain the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

The SWGEC is typically held in the spring of every year rotating among the member states. See below for a history of past conference locations.

No Year Site
1 1976 El Paso, TX
2 1977 Las Vegas, NV
3 1978 Albuquerque, NM
4 1979 San Diego, CA
5 1980 Oklahoma City, OK
6 1981 Scottsdale, AZ
7 1982 Little Rock, AR
8 1983 Carson City, NV
9 1984 Austin, TX
10 1985 San Francisco, CA
11 1986 Santa Fe, NM
12 1987 Scottsdale, AZ
13 1988 Oklahoma City, OK
14 1989 Sparks, NV
15 1990 Austin, TX
16 1991 Sacramento, CA
17 1992 Honolulu, HI
18 1993 Little Rock, AR
19 1994 Baton Rouge, LA
20 1995 Scottsdale, AZ
21 1996 Tulsa, OK
22 1997 Santa Fe, NM
23 1998 Reno, NV
24 1999 Sacramento, CA
25 2000 Arlington, TX
26 2001 Baton Rouge, LA
27 2002 Scottsdale, AZ
28 2003 Reno, NV
29 2004 Sacramento, CA
30 2005 Oklahoma City, OK
31 2006 Albuquerque, NM
32 2007 Kansas City, KS
33 2008 Phoenix, AZ
34 2009 Corpus Christi, TX
35 2010 Baton Rouge, LA
36 2011 Reno, NV
37 2012 Oklahoma City, OK
38 2013 Long Beach, CA (in conjunction with Geosynthetics Conference)
39 2014 Albuquerque, NM
40 2015 Oakland, CA [Date TBD]
41 2016 Kansas City, KS [Date TBD]
Updated: 07/07/2015
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