STGEC Conference

Call for Presentations

Please note the following important dates regarding the submission of presentations:

Important Dates
July 22, 2019 Abstract deadline
August 23, 2019 Notification of acceptance
October 30, 2019 PowerPoint Presentations due

Download the 2019 Call for Presentations here.

Suggested Topics

TDOT will be hosting the 2019 STGEC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. As part of this conference, we are looking forward to a variety of presentations that demonstrate feasible, state-of-the-practice and innovative solutions to today’s challenges in transportation geotechnical engineering. Suggested topics for the presentations include the following:

  • In-situ Testing Methods
  • Geophysical Testing Methods
  • Soil and Rock Mechanics
  • Seismic Design
  • Soil and Rock Slope Design
  • Deep Foundations and Substructures
  • Geotechnical Innovations
  • Geosynthetics
  • Ground Improvements
  • Earth Retaining Structures
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation (Use of Smart sensors, etc.)
  • Geotechnical Asset Management
  • Design Build
  • Case Studies
  • Other related topics are welcome. Please Specify

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract length should be limited to 200 to 400 words, 1½-spaced, 11-point Arial font type, justified, without figures or photos, in Microsoft WORD DOC format (2007 or newer).

The abstract should include:

  • Title of paper,
  • Authors' names,
  • Affiliations of all authors, and
  • Contact information (addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mails).

Technical and editorial assistance for abstract preparation are available on request.

Abstract Submission Contacts

To submit your abstract and speaker information or to ask any questions you may have, please contact

     Travis Smith (, 615-350-4136)

Please include "STGEC Abstract" in your subject line.