British Geotechnical Association host 16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

The XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE) will be held in Edinburgh on 13-17 September 2015, with Geoctechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development as the theme.

The XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering is being held in Edinburgh.
The XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering is being held in Edinburgh.

A record attendance is anticipated and delegates are recommended to register as early as possible and the Opening Ceremony will include an address from the Minister for Transport & Islands, Mr Derek Mackay MSP.

Keynote Lecturers will be delivered by Profs Kenichi Soga, António Gomes Correia and Giulia Viggiani along with six themed Invited Lectures.

Authors who have had papers accepted will be able to make either an oral or poster presentation. In addition all authors who attend the conference may take advantage of the innovative electronic poster boards which will add a new and exciting dimension to author/delegate engagement. The programme has been designed to maximise the opportunities for authors to present their papers and time has been allowed for a lively discussion in each of the 35 Discussion Sessions.

Technical Committee meetings will take place on Sunday 13th September and throughout the week.

An important part of the BGA’s vision is encouraging young geotechnical engineers. On the Monday evening the BGA’s 2015 Cooling Prize Winner will deliver the winning paper; other BGA Awards will be presented along with a Report on European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (EYGEC) which takes place in Durham immediately prior to the ECSMGE.

There are a number of social events including a Whisky Tour in the Exhibition Hall and a Gala Dinner at the National Museum of Scotland, as well as technical tours, after the closing ceremony, on the afternoon of Thursday 17th September.

Full details of the programme are available on the conference website, including a link for registration – don’t forget that BGA/ISSMGE members are entitled to discounted fees but all are welcome - and you can keep up to date with all the latest news on our LinkedIn page.

The BGA is proud to host this important quadrennial event in the geotechnical calendar and are grateful to the many exhibitors and sponsors for their support. While the exhibition is now sold out there remains ample opportunity for organisations to sponsor the event and raise their profile with delegates.

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