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GeoManitoba 2012 
Welcome to the GeoManitoba 2012 website! Be sure to put the 2012 CGS Conference in your calendar and join us in Winnipeg, Canada. To stay informed of important dates and developments, please sign up for our electronic newsletter.

Register by August 17 to Save $$$ 
Early bird pricing for GeoManitoba 2012 has been extended to August 17 - save $100 on full delegate registration packages over regular rates.

Draft Plenary/Technical Program and Accepted Papers Now Available 
A draft program showing the plenary and technical sessions, meetings, courses and tours is now posted on the GeoManitoba 2012 website under the Conference Program menu link. The detailed assigment of technical papers should be ready by mid-August.

GeoManitoba 2012 Trade Show Space Sold Out - Be a Sponsor! 
We are now sold out of trade show space for this year's conference. Please contact us to discuss possible sponsorship opportunities. Thank you to everyone for their interest and support!


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The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) and the Manitoba Section of the CGS invite you to the 65th Canadian Geotechnical Conference to be held at the Fairmont Hotel located in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from September 30 to October 3, 2012.

The GeoManitoba 2012: Building On The Past conference theme reflects the heritage of geotechnical engineering in Canada and how our past will help us going forward in new research, developments and advancements in geotechnical engineering. It also reflects the ever increasing need to restore or upgrade our country’s aging infrastructure. The official languages for the conference will be English and French.

Described as the “cultural cradle of the nation” by one of Canada’s national newspapers, Winnipeg has a long tradition of developing its arts community, supporting countless galleries, museums, theatres, dance companies and music organizations. Winnipeg also has one of the highest numbers of restaurants per capita of any city in North America. The Fairmont Hotel is located within walking distance of the historic Exchange district and the Forks Market, along with several museums and galleries. Winnipeg’s downtown has been experiencing a rejuvenation in recent years with construction of MTS Centre (the home of our newly returned Winnipeg Jets), The Museum for Human Rights which is presently under construction, and Manitoba Hydro Place (which has won several international awards for its innovative design).

Please join us in 2012 to enjoy Winnipeg’s rich culture and experience friendly Manitoba hospitality firsthand!