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.

Organizer

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

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.

NZGS Symposium 2021 – Good Grounds For The Future

The world is experiencing profound changes.

These mark the dawning of a new era of pressing challenges that Geotechnical Engineering must deal with, internationally and in New Zealand.

Get on board for Dunedin – now in March 2021!
We will explore the opportunities and challenges of our future, by learning from the achievements and failures of our past.

This symposium aims to attract the most recent developments in geotechnical engineering, and associated disciplines in New Zealand and internationally.
We look for stimulating technical discussions and out-of-the-box ideas in the fields of engineering geology geotechnical engineering, seismology, geophysics, new technologies.

The Symposium is preceded by a one-and-a-half-day workshop and field study which starts in Queenstown and ends in Dunedin at the welcome reception. The two-day symposium will include technical talks, discussions, and a trade exhibition. We will use a range of formats: keynote speakers, plenary special technical sessions and discussions, speaker presentations, and poster exhibitions. Collaboration and communication with structural and infrastructural engineering will be the key component of our technical sessions.

Auckland_Northland YGP Mini Symposium

NZGS Auckland & Northland YGP Symposium – 26th February 2021

The 3rd NZGS Auckland & Northland YGP Symposium is happening on Friday 26th February 2021 in Auckland.

 

What is it?

A one-day event where the young and old(er) people of the local geotechnical industry gather to share and learn from each other. Every participant gives a short 10min presentation in a constructive and supportive environment.  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?

All geo-professionals who are under 35 years old and/or with less than 10yrs of experience, and based in Auckland & Northland.

 

What is required of me?

To register, send a 100 to 200 word summary of a geotechnical topic on which you can commit to making a 10 minute presentation. The topic should be something that your peers can learn from. No written paper is required. There will be a short question time after each presentation. There will be two friendly mentors present on the day to provide advice and feedback.

 

How to apply?

To apply, send a short description of your presentation to auckygp@gmail.com by Wednesday 27th January 2021. Cost of the event is $120 per person, including dinner following the symposium. The event is to be held at Beca, 21 Pitt Street, Auckland.

 

For more details please see the flyer.

Bay of Plenty and Waikato YGP Symposium

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.

Due date for submissions is Friday 24 January 2020

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.

Please register your interest by submitting your presentation summary to bopygp@gmail.com

Bay of Plenty and Waikato YGP Symposium

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.

Due date for submissions is Friday 24 January 2020

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.

Please register your interest by submitting your presentation summary to bopygp@gmail.com

2nd NZGS Auckland Branch Xmas Symposium

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