PIT Pitch Submissions

Call for Nominations and Expressions of Interest

The Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE) 2021 is calling expressions of interest from geotechnical professionals around the world to present Powerful, Informative Talks at a special session during the Conference.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for geotechnical professionals at all stages of their career, in all walks of geotechnical engineering, academia, manufacturing, construction and practice to have their message heard at a globally prestigious platform in front of a global audience attending the ICSMGE in Sydney, Australia.

A PIT is described as a short, carefully prepared talk (12 min max) with the objective to leave the audience thinking about a topic and ideas to move forward. The topic can be technical or non-technical but related to the geotechnical engineering profession (geo-topics that have defined, currently define or will define our profession). The talks are intended to be brief but memorable. It doesn’t have to be new content, but a topic presented in an original and powerful way (inform, inspire, surprise and delight). Ideally, the talk should contain a message (question, prediction, reflection) that will cause the audience to discuss, collaborate and enrich the profession globally through further developments around that topic.

  • Key Dates

  • Submissions Due:Friday 5 November 2021
  • Review Period / Shortlist by TPC Selection Panel:Friday 26 November
  • Public Voting: Friday 3 December to Sunday 16 January 2022
  • Notifications of the finalists selected by the TPC Selection PanelEnd January 2022
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  • Key Dates

  • Registrations OpenNow Open
  • Abstracts Closed
  • Final Paper SubmissionSeptember 2021
  • Early Bird Registration ClosesMarch 2022
  • ICSMGE Sydney 20221 - 6 May 2022
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Committee

The Australian Geomechanics Society was founded in 1970. Its origins lie in the National Committee of Soil Mechanics of the Institution of Engineers. See more information.