71st Highway Geology Symposium in Asheville, NC, May 23-25

The 71st Highway Geology Symposium is continuing as planned, and will take place in-person May 23-25, 2022, at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina. The safety and health of everyone is of paramount importance, and the Steering Committee is closely monitoring the COVID 19 pandemic. We are requiring all participants to be vaccinated, if not, a negative test result within 72 hours. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result upon check-in at the conference. Indoor mask requirements currently exist, regardless of vaccination status, in Buncombe County, NC. If any changes to the symposium should occur, all participants will be notified by email, and up to date information will be posted to www.highwaygeologysymposium.org.


Rates increase after April 22 so sign up early and SAVE! Pricing is as follows (price in parenthesis is after April 22nd rate increase):

  • Symposium Registration – Professional $350 ($400)
  • Symposium Registration – Student $100
  • Transportation Research Board Session $60
  • One day options and additional event tickets are also available. Please visit www.highwaygeologysymposium.org for all options.

Symposium registration fee includes: HGS Technical Sessions, Flash Drive of Proceedings, Refreshment Breaks, Monday Social, Tuesday Field Tour with Lunch, Wednesday Night Banquet, and Registration Gift.


Schedule (Times listed are Eastern Time)

Monday, May 23
8 a.m.-12 p.m. – Transportation Research Board Meeting
1-5 p.m. – Welcome and Technical Sessions
6-7:30 p.m. – Icebreaker

Tuesday, May 24
All Day – Technical Field Tour
Evening – Dinner On Own

Wednesday, May 25
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Technical Sessions
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. – Guest Tour of the Biltmore
6-7 p.m. – Cocktail Hour
7-9 p.m. – Annual Banquet & Awards

Thursday, May 26
8 a.m.-4 p.m. – Geotechnical Asset Management Peer Exchange – Obstacles and Opportunities Recognized Through Geotechnical Asset Management Implementation

The schedule of technical sessions will be posted online soon. Visit www.highwaygeologysymposium.org for updates.