Western Australia Chapter

Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Evening Seminar &
The 16th Dr Baden Clegg Award – 2017

The Western Australian Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society invites participants for the 2017 Young Geotechnical Professional’s Seminar Evening. Participants must be under 35 years of age on 30 June 2017 and may be geotechnical engineers, geologists, mining engineers, hydrogeologists or other geotechnical professionals working in industry or academia.

Three speakers will be chosen to give a 15 minute presentation, based on an abstract of about 300 words. Talks need not be overly technical or theoretical, but should reflect interesting and challenging aspects of the speaker’s work that would be of interest to the geotechnical community.

Abstracts due

26 May 2017

Important note: When submitting an abstract the author confirms that is able to attend and present on the date of the event (Tuesday 11 July 2017) and that the proposed presentation is not subject to further approvals by client or employer organizations.

This annual event gives a platform for our younger (under 35) geo-professionals to present their work, gain feedback from experienced colleagues and become involved in AGS activities. Please support them by coming along to what should be a varied, interesting and exciting evening.

There will be three presentations, each 15 minutes long, with 5 minutes for questions after each talk. The Dr Baden Clegg Award will be presented to the best contribution.

Pizzas and drinks will be provided after the presentations.


First Place

Trophy, $500 + a copy of the Australian Geomechanics Journal Collection on USB.

Runners up

$100 + a copy of the Australian Geomechanics Journal Collection on USB.

Most of the WA geotechnical community will be represented on the night and the speakers will be given great exposure. There will be food and drinks available before the talks and opportunities to network with representatives from various geotechnical companies.

Venue location

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.