Conferences

The NZGS helps organise a number of conferences. Our plans include the following:


2021 - Climate Change and Geotechnics Symposium

Project lead / conference convener: Tania Williams

NZGS management committee lead: Jen Smith

Core team: Richard Heritage, Roydon NutsfordElizabeth CookMartin LarischAmelia HorneSenthuran Arulanantham, Katie Symons

Programme: Conference tentatively planned to be over one day in September 2021

The aim of this symposium is identifying how the geotechnical sector can play its part in meeting our national targets for greenhouse gas emissions, and how we can adapt our projects for climate change. We expect this to be a relatively low-key series of one-day events, with invited speakers from a range of backgrounds and some discussion sessions. There are big changes coming to the construction sector, driven by central government requirements, which will impact on all our projects. These sessions are intended to work out how ready we are, and define what we need to do to prepare.


2021 - ANZ YGP Conference

Project lead / conference convener: Steven Fityus

NZGS management committee lead: Sam Glue

Programme: 5 November 2021


2023 - ANZ Conference (Cairns)

Project lead / conference convener: Australian Geomechanics Society

NZGS management committee lead: TBC

Core team: Robert May, Richard Kelly, David Lacey, Steven Fityus

Programme: 2-5 July 2023

The ANZ Conference is a joint NZGS / AGS initiative, held once every four years, to share best practice across Australasia. Find out more here.


2024 - ANZ YGP Conference

Project lead / conference convener: TBC

NZGS management committee lead: TBC

Core team: TBC

Programme:

Organisation of the 2024 ANZ YGP conference will commence once the 2021 conference is finished.


2025 - 22nd NZGS Symposium

Project lead / conference convener: Safia Moniz

NZGS management committee lead: TBC

Core team: Stuart Finlan

Programme:

Planning for the 22nd NZGS Symposium will commence in late 2022


2026 - ISSMGE TC220 (field monitoring) conference

Project lead / conference convener: Ashe Cooper

NZGS management committee lead: Phil Robins

Core team:

Programme:

A small team is pulling together a bid to host this conference. Once submitted, ISSMGE will consider bids. More information will be posted if we are successful.

 


2027 - 16th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics

Project lead / conference convener: Stuart Read

NZGS management committee lead: Paul Horrey

Core team:

Programme:

A bid has been submitted to ISRM to host their 2027 Congress. This will be formally presented to the ISRM board later this year, and a decision made by the board at a later date to be confirmed. More information will be posted if we are successful.


2027 - ANZ Conference

Project lead / conference convener: TBC

NZGS management committee lead: TBC

Core team: TBC

Programme:

Traditionally the ANZ Conference is held on a four-yearly cycle, with two events in Australia followed by one in New Zealand. Following Perth in 2019, and Cairns in 2023, it  is scheduled to be held in New Zealand in 2027. Work has not yet started on this conference, and consideration is being given to swapping with Australia for 2027 if New Zealand wins the bids to host the ISRM 2027 Congress and the ISSMGE 2026 Field Monitoring Conference.


2029 - 23rd NZGS Symposium

Project lead / conference convener: TBC

NZGS management committee lead: TBC

Core team: TBC

Programme:

The 23rd NZGS symposium will be held in 2029.