13th International Conference on Geosynthetics (13 ICG)


Key Dates

authors, Presenters & Session Leaders

October 15, 2024 – Call for Proposals & Abstracts OPEN

January 31, 2025 – Proposals Close

April 18, 2025 – Abstracts Close

July 18, 2025 – Abstracts Notification

October 1 – November 14, 2025 – Paper and Extended Abstracts Submission Period

March 3, 2026 – Paper Acceptance Notifications

June 13, 2026 – All paper/presenter teams must have at least one registration confirmed (including any applicable travel visa)


exhibits & sponsorships

October 15, 2024 – Sponsorships Open + Exclusive Booth Selection Period for IGS Corporate Members

November 15, 2024 – General market booth sales open

June 13, 2026 – All exhibitors & sponsors must have at least one registration confirmed (including any applicable travel visa)

August 1, 2026 – Confirm all graphics for booths & signage. Confirm brokerage/shipping arrangement for materials. 

Travel visas & accommodations

++ All attendees requiring a travel visa to enter Canada will need to apply for that visa at least three months (June 13, 2026) before the event. Refunds will not be issued for registrations / booths / sponsorships after this date.

++ Hotel blocks will close August 12 – 15, 2026. The 13 ICG hotels will offer a significant discount on downtown Montreal hotels and are directly connected to the convention centre.

++ Full details on the 13 ICG travel visa process will be released 18 months prior to the conference. Hotel booking will open 9 months out.

About the Conference

The 13th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG) 2026, hosted by the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA), is themed “Legacy, Evolution & Revolution in Geosynthetics.” The theme reflects the many transitions occurring in the field, in our shared responsibility to climate and society, and in how we respond to the challenges and opportunities presented to us by these transitions.


13 ICG will be held at renowned Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Centre), a carbon-neutral facility.


IGS North America is proud to host 13 ICG. Learn more about the organizing committee.

About IGS

The International Geosynthetics Society (est. 1983) is a learned professional society with 40+ chapters and 4000 members around the world.