Frequently Askes Questions

The 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE 2022) Conference will take place from Sunday 1 May – Thursday 5 May 2022.

The Conference will take place both in-person and virtually. The in-person Conference will be hosted at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, Australia. This will be the first Hybrid Conference for ICSGME, recognising the pandemic conditions.

A virtual registration will entitle registrants access to the full virtual program through the Conference Platform. An in-person registrant will be entitled to access both the in-person and virtual Program. The in-person delegate will also gain entry to the in-person exhibition and meet with sponsors. There will be daily social functions to assist networking. Both in-person and virtual registrations will have access to the virtual on-demand gallery to view all virtual content for six-months post Conference.

In-person registration entitles you access to the extended in-person Program hosted at the ICC Sydney, daily catering, a ticket to each of the social functions, access to the exhibitor displays and networking as well as any delegates materials. Additionally in-person registrations will also have access to the virtual platform which includes the on-demand gallery for six months post-Conference to watch any sessions they may have missed.

Virtual registration entitles you access to the virtual Conference Platform. From here you will have the opportunity to watch the full virtual Program on-demand, connect with other virtual attendees through the networking hub and engage with exhibiting organisations. The virtual on-demand gallery will be accessible for six months post-Conference.

You can register using the link found on the registration page of the Conference website here -

Early bird registration has been extended to close on Tuesday 15 March 2022. In order to be entitled to the early bird rate you must register and pay for your registration prior to this deadline.

Yes, delegates can pay the difference to upgrade from a virtual registration to the equivalent in-person registration at any time.

From 21 February 2022, all visa holders who are full vaccinated for international travel purposes can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Please visit the Home Affairs website for what you need to do before you travel -

Yes, you will require a visa to enter Australia depending on your passport, please visit the Home Affairs website for information on visas and how to apply for one -

To facilitate your visa application if you are an international delegate, the Conference Secretariat will send you a confirmation of registration and invitation letter to assist with your application.

The full virtual and in-person Conference Program will be available to view on the website from 31 March 2022. Prior to this date we will notify you of Program updates, including State of the Art and Special lectures.

An exciting range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities have been developed, each containing benefits that will ensure your organisation receives maximum exposure. Early confirmation of your Conference sponsorship will ensure an even higher level of exposure.

View the Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus for further information -

You can find out more information about the ICSMGE 2022 directly on the Conference Website - This website is updated regularly for your convenience.
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  • Key Dates

  • Presenter Deadline to Register28 February 2022
  • Presenter Video Submission28 February 2022
  • Early Bird Registration Closes15 March 2022
  • ICSMGE Sydney 20221 - 5 May 2022
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