Structural and Geo-Confluence

Structural and Geo-Confluence 2019

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019

Location: St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Missouri

The conference will be a multi-track, full-day event featuring technical topics and case histories presented by local and national experts.  The joint morning session will be focused on topics concerning the confluence of geotechnical and structural engineering.  There will be two tracks in the afternoon:  one track including sessions on geotechnical engineering and geo-environmental topics and one track focused on structural engineering topics.  The conference is open to all engineering and construction professionals and students.  


Call for Abstracts

The St. Louis Chapters of the Geo-Institute (GI) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) are now accepting abstracts for the fourth annual Structural and Geo-Confluence. The planning committee is seeking speakers to provide a 30- to 60-minute presentation focused on structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, or geo-environmental topics with specific preference given to topics that overlap these focus areas.

All persons are encouraged to submit an abstract by July 19, 2019. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words. Once the planning committee has reviewed the abstracts, notification will be provided to the selected presenters by August 16, 2019. The submitted abstracts and presentation slides will be assembled and included in the conference publication.

Accepting abstracts, sponsorships, and exhibitors. View the Call for Abstracts



The St. Louis Geo-Institute Chapter launched the event in 2011 as GeoConfluence. The name was chosen to invoke the “coming together” of knowledge, ideas, and the geocommuity in the St. Louis region.

The conference was started in conjunction with the University of Missouri Graduate Student Organization, and has been hosted by the St. Louis Geo-Institute Chapter from 2011-2015. Attendance during those years was approximately 125 to 140 professionals and students.

Since 2016, the St. Louis Geo-Institute (G-I) has partnered with the St. Louis Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)  to hold a larger joint conference, re-named Structural and Geo-Confluence. The joint conference is attended by approximately 200 professionals and students, with 20 exhibitors.