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2nd NZGS Auckland Branch Xmas Symposium

Date / Time
Dec 06, 2019 @ 1:15pm - 5:00pm
Australian Geomechanics Society

Event details

Email:  auckland@nzgs.org

What you need to know:

  • The cost is likely to be in the order of $50 for the symposium, and $25 for the evening meal (excluding drinks)
  • The location will be in or around the Auckland CBD
  • The date will be Friday 6 December 2019, 
  • It will be one afternoon of short presentations with food and drinks to end

Information for presenters

If you would like to present your work at the symposium, you have the following options:

  • Standard presentation. Eight minutes of presentation (PowerPoint format), with three minutes of questions. Ideal for longer topics..
  • Quick-fire presentation. Five minutes of presentation, PechaKucha style. Ideal for brief case studies or for discussion-starter talks.
  • Supporting documentation. Each attendee may submit up to six pages of supporting documentation, such as test results. This is intended to enable the sharing of good quality data which may form the basis of further discussions about typical soil parameters. We are enthusiastic to start compiling the results of testing on Auckland soils, including construction tests such as pile capacity, soil nail pull-out etc.
  • Papers. All attendees will be given the option to submit a paper. For those who don’t want to present but do want their information to be available we will allow submission of up to six pages as a paper. Papers will be shared on DropBox.
  • Posters. All attendees will be welcome to bring posters along on the day to put up on the wall.

We are looking for approximately 15 to 25 short presentations. If there are more requests to present than we have allowed for in the programme, we’ll consider one of the following options:

  • Extending the programme into the morning.
  • Limiting the numbers of presentations, based on the abstracts submitted.

Our aim with the event is to focus on topics directly relevant to the Auckland region. Presentations will be prioritised based on how relevant they are to the Auckland regions, as well as how they:

  • Focus on practical issues relevant to the industry
  • Highlight systematic problems
  • Support the sharing of knowledge around local geotechnical parameters or behaviours
  • Balance geological and geotechnical information

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