Delegates attending GeoNiagara 2021 will be treated to exciting social events where they can meet, mingle and get to know their professional colleagues in a relaxed setting, outside of the technical and business streams.
Numerous social events are planned and will be included in the full conference registration packages, or can be purchased separately by delegates attending part of the conference or for accompanying guests.
The tentative program of Social Events includes the following:
Young Professionals Networking Event
Sunday, September 26, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The CGS Young Professionals in partnership with the IAH Early Career Network are hosting a thought provoking panel discussion that highlights industry professionals at various career stages: sharing their opinions on best practices, working across teams, and doing good science. This event crafted by young professionals, for young professionals, is sure to spark discussion lasting well past the end of the event, and create a unique environment to network, foster new connections, and meet new colleagues! The panel and discussions will take place in the Trade Show Hall ahead of the Icebreaker and Exhibitor Reception.
Icebreaker and Exhibitor Reception
Sunday, September 26, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Come and meet up with old acquaintances, or introduce yourself to new colleagues from across the country and other parts of the world, as we join together for a complimentary "drinks and nibbles" cocktail reception in the Trade Show Hall.
CGS and IAH-CNC Awards Banquet
Monday, September 27, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
This is our time to celebrate the meritorious and professional service achievements of our CGS and IAH-CNC colleagues. In keeping with tradition, the GeoNiagara 2021 Local Organizing Committee is planning an up-scale evening with fine dining and entertainment!
Women's Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 7:00 a.m.
This event has a goal of encouraging discussion about how to support and engage women in the geotechnical field. The event will include a quick speech from CGS Executive Committee members, personal introductions, breakfast for all attendees, and time for casual networking. Please indicate your interest in attending when completing your conference registration; more details will be posted on the website as they are confirmed.
GEOpardy! Student Competition
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Afternoon Coffee Break
GEOpardy!, the friendly student competition will be back this year at GeoNiagara 2021 for another great edition. Based on the popular quiz show, questions will challenge your geotechnical engineering skills. Students registered for the conference, don’t miss your chance to participate. Registrations will open later this year – watch for the announcement!
Niagara Falls Local Colour Night
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The GeoNiagara 2021 LOC looks forward to hosting conference delegates at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, where they will put on a great Local Colour Night that will tantalize our taste buds and dazzle our senses!