7th International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference

In 2022, the global community of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering practitioners will come together in Sydney, Australia for the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE). For the 7th time, young geotechnical practitioners will have the opportunity to meet at their own dedicated Conference on the days immediately prior to the ICSMGE in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment to share their research, ideas and experience, build international networks and discuss the challenges facing young geotechnical engineers in a rapidly changing world.

Our Conference will be held at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney over the three days prior to the ICSMGE giving delegates the opportunity to remain in Sydney for the main Conference.

This Conference seeks to provide a relaxed and supportive environment for young geotechnical engineers to present at their first major Conference with all delegates given the opportunity to present. We will have a particular focus on sustainability and on issues facing young geotechnical professionals beyond 2022.

The organising committee look forward to welcoming you to the 7th International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference in 2022.


Australian Geomechanics Society

Contact Information

  • Contact person: ICMS Australasia
  • Address: Level 9, 234 George Street, Sydney NSW, 2000
  • Phone: (+61 2) 9254 5000
  • Email: info@icsmge2021.com



Additional Information

Pre-requisites for attendance at 7iYGEC – You need to be aged 35 or under as at 10 September 2021. – You need to be nominated by your ISSMGE member society. – You will need to be prepared to contribute. All attendees will be required to prepare a paper and given an oral presentation. – The number of delegates at the 7th International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference will be limited to a maximum of 100. Applications will be assessed based on the technical merit of abstract submissions, and on achieving diverse representation across the global soil mechanics and ground engineering community. – Abstracts are to be submitted via the conference website no later than 31 October 2020.

20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 2022

The theme of ICSMGE 2022 is “A Geotechnical Discovery Downunder – Geotechnical Diversity Awaits You”. Discover Australia and discover the innovation that lies where practical problems meet leading theoretical developments. ICSMGE 2022 will focus on the application of theory and the discovery that comes when world-class minds are focussed on the geotechnical problems facing our world. Our conference program and technical sessions reflect this emphasis on applications, and are designed to trigger collaboration, innovation and discovery from a diverse group of participants.

Australia is a unique land and a diverse country in every way imaginable – in culture, population, climate, geography and history. The identity of all Australians, but especially our Indigenous Australians, is shaped by our relationship with the natural environment. Sydney, as host city, has much to offer the tourist, with a diverse range of attractions. It is a multi-cultural city and its people are warm and friendly and very happy to greet you with a welcoming “G’Day!”

The Australian Geomechanics Society, the host society for ICSMGE 2022, truly embodies the diversity of our profession, welcoming geologists, engineering geologists, soil mechanics, rock mechanics and geotechnical engineers – practitioners and academics alike, who come together to help advance the profession in Australia and beyond.

Online Webinar – Guidelines for the Development and Application of Engineering Geological Models on Projects


Register HERE

Wednesday 7 Oct 2020

AEST: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

NZ:  8pm – 9pm


Experienced practitioners throughout the world are concerned that many of the sophisticated engineering geological studies that are currently being carried out exhibit a lack of understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering geology.

To counter this trend, a working group of IAEG Commission 25, is attempting to establish Guidelines to provide succinct, practical, accessible and authoritative advice on how to create effective Engineering Geological Models for use on projects. These Guidelines are aimed at practitioners from around the world involved in projects ranging from investigating single storey dwellings to constructing a major piece of infrastructure or carrying out a regional study for planning purposes.

The background, progress and interim findings of Commission 25 will be presented and the key messages of the Guidelines will be illustrated with both practical and theoretical examples from a variety of projects.



This webinar event will utilise a browser-based platform, and thus no download of additional programs is required by attendees.

Multiple web browsers are supported by the webinar platform, and you can check the exact requirements here.

Please note that you will also need to be able to suitably access the internet to attend the online event.

Australian Geomechanics Society Engineering Geology Course

Australian Geomechanics Society Engineering Geology Course


This is an end of financial year reminder about the AGS’s Engineering Geology course. There are only a handful of free places remaining, so if you are interested we suggested
you register quickly.

This course will be delivered for the 5th time from Saturday 2nd to 10th November 2019. It is based at the University of Wollongong and at
sites on the south coast of New South Wales.

The objective of the course is to teach participants how to apply geological field skills to help solve engineering problems. This will be carried out by using guided field exercises, in which the participants learn by carrying out realistic project related work, in the field, whilst being supervised by experienced practitioners.

The course is designed primarily for early career engineering geologists and also for geotechnical engineers with a sound understanding of geological principals.

The course is accreditedfor 6 credit points at the University of New South Wales Master of Engineering Science degree and hence it is assessed accordingly


Further information can be found at https://australiangeomechanics.org/courses/ags-engineering-geology-course/

AGS Engineering Geology Course – Wollongong, NSW

When and Where Saturday 2 November to Sunday 10 November 2019, at the University of Wollongong, and field sites on the south coast of New South Wales

The registration fee for AGS members is A$4,950 inclusive of GST. For non AGS members the registration fee is A$5,170 inclusive of GST. The fee includes course notes and transport for field trips. All transport to and from Wollongong before and after the course, accommodation and meal costs are additional to these course fees. Accommodation Participants are responsible for booking accommodation during the course. It is recommended that this be done immediately after registration to secure appropriate accommodation. Suggestions for suitable accommodation will be posted on the course website in February