The first Bay of Plenty & Waikato Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Symposium is happening on Thursday 27 February 2020.

For further details please refer to the flyer here.

What is the due date?

Your presentation summary is due by Friday 24 January 2020.

What is it?

A one day event where the young people of the local geotechnical industry gather to share and learn from each other. Hopefully you will not only learn but leave more enthused and motivated for your career. It is a shortened, local, less formal version of the highly successful ANZ YGP conference.

Who is it for?

Bay of Plenty & Waikato young members (under 35 & less than 10 years’ experience – we won’t check!). We want people at all levels of experience in this range.

What is required of me?

To register you need to provide a 100 to 200 word summary of a geotechnical topic which you can commit to making a 10 minute presentation on at the event. The topic should be something that your peers can learn from. This could be:

  1. A project in which you have learnt something
  2. An original investigation or examination of a topic
  3. A resource or paper you find valuable for your work
  4. An item of research
  5. Other – it just needs to be something geotechnically relevant that others can learn from.

The presentation should be at your level. We want to hear from graduates as well as those who are almost no longer “young”!

No written paper is required. There will be a short question time after each presentation.

Where will it be held?

The symposium will be held at the brand new University of Waikato Campus in Tauranga. (101 Durham Street, Tauranga).

How do I register?

Please register your interest by submitting your presentation summary to We need to confirm a few more details and get a better idea of numbers, at which stage there will be a formal registration/payment process.

What is the cost?

The cost is $180 per person, including dinner.

Is there a prize?

There are two awards to be handed out at dinner: one based on popular vote and one selected by the mentors. The best presentation (selected by the mentors) will have the opportunity to present(with registration and travel expensescovered) at the 21st NZGS National Symposium in Dunedin in October 2020.

For any questions please contact the organisers at

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