COVID-19 Update 23 March 2020: We wish to assure delegates that your health and safety is important to us. At this time NZGS, along with Conferences & Events, continue to plan for the 2020 Symposium taking place in Dunedin as scheduled (15-17 October) as well as the workshop & field study that precedes it. Those invited to submit papers are encouraged to continue to do so by the extended deadline of 15 May 2020. The Symposium Proceedings is a key offering that NZGS makes to its members and industry.
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 2020!
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.
We will be delighted to see you at Dunedin in 2020. Let’s combine our thinking and together develop...
Good Grounds for the Future
NZGS 2020 Symposium
The New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS) is the affiliated organisation in New Zealand of the International Societies representing practitioners in Soil mechanics, Rock mechanics and Engineering geology. The New Zealand Geotechnical Society Symposium was last held in Napier in 2017.
"Geotechnical engineering and engineering geology are now widely perceived in New Zealand as an integral part of our modern communities."
Eleni Gkeli, 2020 Convenor
Call for Abstracts and Papers
Learn more about the submission process.
Take note of these key dates:
Extended to 1 November 2019
Extended 6 December 2019
2 December 2019
15 May 2020 (extended)
15 June 2020
February 2020 (updated)
21 August 2020
Conference takes place:
15-17 October 2020