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Social Events

Delegates attending GeoOttawa 2017 will be treated to exciting social events where they can meet, mingle and get to know their professional colleagues in a relaxed setting, outside of the technical and business streams.

Numerous social events are planned and will be included in the full conference registration packages, or can be ordered "a la carte" by delegates attending part of the conference and for accompanying guests. The tentative program of Social Events includes the following:

Icebreaker and Exhibitor Reception

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Come and meet up with old acquaintances, or introduce yourself to new colleagues from across the country and other parts of the world, as we join together for a complimentary "drinks and nibbles" cocktail reception in the Trade Exhibition Hall.

CGS and IAH-CNC Awards Banquet

Monday, October 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
This is our time to celebrate the meritorious and professional service achievements of our CGS and IAH-CNC colleagues. In keeping with tradition, the Ottawa LOC is planning an up-scale evening with fine dining and entertainment!

Ottawa Local Colour Night

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The GeoOttawa 2017 Organizing Committee looks forward to hosting conference delegates at Ottawa’s National War Museum where they will put on a great local colour evening that will tantalize our taste buds and dazzle our senses! Look for more information in the spring of 2017.

Be sure to bring your partner and include these popular social events in your plans when attending
GeoOttawa 2017!

More information on our Social Events will be posted early in the spring of 2017.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017, afternoon coffee break
GEOpardy!, the friendly student competition will be back this year at GeoOttawa for another great edition. Based on the popular quiz show, questions will challenge your geotechnical engineering skills. Students registered for the conference, don’t miss your chance to participate. Registrations will open in August, watch for the announcement.