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Session 2 of the Connecticut Valley Geo-Institute Virtual Mini-Series

Wednesday, September 9, 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!


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: