Wednesday, 29 November 2017

17th African Regional Conference - 2019

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering cordially invites all our colleagues from Africa and beyond to attend the 17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Dates: 7-10 October 2019

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

First announcement and call for abstracts

Hosted in one of the continent's most iconic cities, this conference will serve practitioners, academics and students of all geotechnical backgrounds. The conference will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) offering world class conferencing facilities in the heart of South Africa's mother city and will offer extensive opportunities for Technical Committee Meetings, Workshops, Seminars, Exhibitions and Sponsorships. Exciting Technical Visits, including tours to the famous Robben Island, await.

The 7th African Young Geotechnical Engineers' Conference (8 – 10 October 2019) will commence on 8 October 2019, the day following the African Regional Conference (ARC) opening. The conference venue will be shared with the ARC delegates to initiate dialogue between junior and senior engineers while young geotechnical engineers acquaint themselves with the industry standards, new geotechnical developments and resources available to further their careers. The YGE conference provides an approachable audience within a vibrant environment where young presenters under the age of 35 are encouraged to exercise their presentation and technical writing skills on a continental platform.

Key Dates

• Abstract Submissions Open – October 2017

• Abstract Submissions Deadline – 31 March 2018

• Abstract Acceptance – 31 May 2018

• Full Paper Submission – 30 September 2018

• Paper Acceptance Notification - 11 January 2019

• Final Paper Submissions - 29 March 2019

Sponsorship, Exhibition and Advertising Opportunities

There are various sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities available for the conference. For more information, please send an email to info@selahproductions.co.za.

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