The conference technical program will enhance opportunities for interaction between academics, practitioners, designers, contractors and owners from North, Central and South America. This will be accomplished through a combination of invited speakers for plenary sessions, including keynote presentations (Casagrande Lecture and the R.M. Hardy Lecture), specialist technical breakout sessions and exhibits. There will also be poster sessions, panel discussions, short courses/workshops and technical tours. The PCSMGE and CGC conference will be held from October 2 to 6, 2011.
The proposed theme of the integrated conferences is “Geo-Innovation Addressing Global Challenges”. A wide range of themes will be represented at the conference, such as:
Laboratory & in situ testing
Geoengineering for development & education
Climate change & geohazards
Mining & rock mechanics
Buried structures & subsurface systems
Behaviour of unsaturated soils
Earthquake engineering & geophysics
Geotechnics for energy exploitation
We are also pleased to announce that the 5th Pan- American Conference on Teaching and Learning of Geotechnical Engineering will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2011 preceding the PCSMGE and the CGC. Outstanding keynote speakers, practical workshops and presentations will be used to explore teaching and learning methods, as well as the implementation of industrial practice sessions into the classroom.