Annual General Sessions of IGS are held in different parts of the country. In the early years, Technical Sessions were organized along with the General Body Meetings. Later, these were developed into Symposia. From 1978, regular Annual Conferences have been organized and now they are known as Indian Geotechnical Conferences (IGC). Over the years, it has been the endeavor to bring IGCs to the level of International standard. The proceedings of these Conferences are regularly being published.
Under the auspices of the ISSMGE, the First Asian Regional Conferences was held in New Delhi in 1960 and the Fifth Asian Regional Conference was held in the year 1975 at Bangalore. The 13th ARC is scheduled to be held at Kolkata. Thus IGS will have the distinction of hosting 3 ARCs by any Asian Country.
The IGS had also the unique distinction of hosting the 13th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in India at New Delhi, in the year 1994, which was acclaimed as “Magic Carpet Conference”.
IGS will be hosting the 6th IYGEC (International Young Geotech. Engineers Conference) in the year 2008.
Annual General Sessions of IGS are held in different parts of the country. In the early years, Technical Sessions were organized along with the General Body Meetings. Later, these were developed into Symposia. From 1978, regular Annual Conferences have been organized and now they are known as Indian Geotechnical Conferences (IGC). Over the years, it has been the endeavor to bring IGCs to the level of International standard. The proceedings of these Conferences are regularly being published.YearName of Conference/ SymposiumVenue1960First Asian Regional ConferenceNew Delhi1961Symposium on Foundation EngineeringBangalore1962During this period, technical sessions along with the Annual General Sessions were held-----1964Technical Session along with 7th Annual General SessionHyderabad1965Symposium on Foundations of Power Houses and Heavy MachinesPoona1966During this period, technical sessions along with the Annual General Sessions were held-----1968Symposium on Rock fill Dams-Beas DamTalwara1969Technical Session along with Annual General SessionAhmedabad1970Symposium on Shallow FoundationsBombay1971Technical Session along with the Annual General SessionAhmedabad1972Technical Session along with Annual General SessionNew Delhi1973Symposium on Rock Mechanics & Tunneling Problems held during Silver Jubilee CelebrationsKurukshetra1974Technical Session along with Annual General SessionWarangal1975Fifth Asian Regional ConferenceBangalore1976Symposium on Foundations and Excavations in Weak SoilsCalcutta1977Symposium on Expansive SoilsKanpur1978GEOCON-India Conference on Geotechnical EngineeringNew Delhi1979International Symposium on in-situ Testing of Soils and Rocks and Performance of StructuresRoorkee1980GEOTECH-80 Conference on Geotechnical EngineeringBombay1981Geomech-81-Symposium on Engineering Behavior of Coarse Grained Soils, Boulders and Rocks.Hyderabad1982Conference on Construction Practices and Instrumentation in Geotechnical Engineering.Surat1983Indian Geotechnical Conference-83.Madras1984Geotechnical Engineering in PracticeCalcutta1985Indian Geotechnical Conference-85Roorkee1986Indian Geotechnical Conference-86New Delhi1987Indian Geotechnical Conference-87Bangalore1988Evaluation and Applications in Geotechnical EngineeringAllahabad1989Geotechniques of Problematic Soils and Rocks.Visakhapatnam1990Advance in Geotechnical Engineering.Bombay1991Geotechnical Analysis Practices & PerformanceSurat1992Geotechnique TodayCalcutta1993No IGC was held due to holding of XIII ICSMFE-94.-----1994Development in Geotechnical Engineering.Warangal1995Indian Geotechnical Conference - 1995.Bangalore1996Geotechnical Engineering Practice Beyond 2001Madras1997Indian Geotechnical Conference - 1997.Baroda1998IGC-98 & Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Indian Geotechnical Society.New Delhi1999Analysis and Practice in Geotechnical EngineeringCalcutta2000Millennium ConferenceMumbai2001New Millennium ConferenceIndore2002Environmental ChallengesAllahabad2003Infrastructural DevelopmentRoorkee2004Ground Reinforcement Engineering TechniquesWarangal2005Geotech. Practices for Environment Management, Disaster Mitigation and Foundation EngineeringAhmedabad2006Geotech. Engineering–Indian ExperienceChennai2007No IGC due to holding of 13th ARC-----2008Advances in Geotechnical EngineeringBanglore2009Geotechnics in Infrastructure Development (GEOTIDE)Guntur2010Indian Geotechnical ConferenceMumbai2011GeochallengesKochi2012Advances in Geotechnical EngineeringNew Delhi2013Geotechnical Advances and Novel Geomechanical Application (GANGA)Roorkee2014Geotechnics for Inclusive Development of India (GEOIND)Kakinada2015Geotechnics for Infrastructure & Foundation Techniques (GIFT)Pune2016Geotechnology Towards Global StandardsChennai2017Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable TechnologiesGuwahati2018Indian Geotechnical Conference - 2018.Bangalore2019Geotechnics for Infrastructure Development & Urbanisation (GeoINDUS)Surat2020Developments in Geotechnical Engineering for Sustainable Tomorrow (DIGEST)Visakhapatnam2021GEO-INDIA Geotechnics for Infrastructure Development and Innovative ApplicationsTrichy