Dear Members of the ICSMGE,

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee for the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE 2022), the Technical Committee and the host Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), we are delighted to welcome you all to ICSMGE 2022, to be held in Sydney, Australia, from May 1 to 5, 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.

ICSMGE 2022, Sydney, is an opportunity for delegates to make that once in a lifetime trip downunder and discover why there’s nothing and nowhere quite like Australia.

We look forward to welcoming you, one and all, to our beautiful city of Sydney in May 2022.

John Carter
Chair, Local Organizing Committee
Emeritus Professor
The University of Newcastle

Mark Jaksa
Chair, Technical Committee
The University of Adelaide

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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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