Event Detail

Session 1 of the Connecticut Valley Geo-Institute Virtual Mini-Series

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Need New York State Professional Development Hours (NYS PDHs)? Not able to attend an in-person event? You’re in luck! The Connecticut Valley Geo-Institute (CVGI) has just converted the September 25th Fall Geotechnical Seminar to a virtual mini-series!!  

The new “CVGI Virtual Mini-Series: Coastal Resiliency, Climate Change, and Geotechnical Engineering” will be held in separate 2-hour sessions on September 4, 9, and 11 from 10 a.m. -12 noon. Each session is worth 2 NYS PDHs!


Registrants should click on the link provided by CSCE about 5 minutes before the first presentation to join the Session. One does not need Microsoft Teams on your device to participate in the Session. Once you click the link provded by CSCE, you will have the option to run Teams through a web browser. You will just need to allow third-party cookies on your browser. Here is a link to a Microsoft Teams instructional video for more information.


Friday, September 4:

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Daniel Stapleton from GZA GeoEnvironmental ~ Geotechnical Engineers, Resilience and Climate Adaptation - Moving from Deterministic to Risk-Based Approaches

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Jenn MacGregor and Robin Seidel from Kleinfelder ~ Resiliency Planning for Boston Neighborhoods 

Wednesday, September 9:

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Doug Gaffney from Mott MacDonald ~ Adapting Coastal Infrastructure for Climate Change

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Devin Santa and Azure Dee Sleicher from RACE ~ Beaches, Dunes & More: How Sand Can Play a Role in a Resilient Coast 

Friday, September 11:

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Brian Maggi from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy ~ Reinforcing Dunes & Coastal Bluffs with Geosynthetics

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: James O’Donnell from Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) at the University of Connecticut ~ Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding: A Strategy for Adaptation in Connecticut 


The registration fees for the Mini-Series are as follows:

$100 for all three 2-Hour Sessions  

$40 for each 2-Hour Session

>>> Click here to register for the sessions individually or for all 3 sessions

Session 1 on September 4, 2020 (Registration Deadline: September 2nd)

Session 2 on September 9, 2020 (Registration Deadline: September 7th)

Session 3 on September 11, 2020 (Registration Deadline: September 9th)


$250 sponsorship (includes 1 attendee registration for all 6 sessions, logo placement on all correspondence, and recognition in the opening slides)


>>> Click here to become a Sponsor


This Mini-Series has been generously sponsored by: