Engineers Australia

Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Seminar & The 20th Dr Baden Clegg Award

The WA Chapter of the AGS invites participants for the 2021 Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Seminar Evening & The 20th Dr Baden Clegg Award on Tuesday 13 July 2021. This annual event gives a platform for our younger geo-professionals to present their work, gain feedback from experienced colleagues and become involved in AGS activities.

What’s in it for you?

  • $1500 total prize value for participants (Winner: $1,000; Runners up: $250 each)
  • Get your work out there and build your professional portfolio
  • Contribute to the geotechnical community


Three (3) speakers will be chosen to give a 15-minute presentation, based on a one-page abstract on their preferred geotechnical topic (due Monday 07 June 2021). The Dr Baden Clegg Award will be presented to the best contribution.


Participants must be under 35 years of age on 30 June 2021 and positioned in WA, and may be geotechnical engineers, geologists, mining engineers, hydrogeologists or other geotechnical professionals working in industry or academia.

Proposed 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.

When submitting an abstract, the author confirms that they are able to attend and present on the date of the event (Tuesday 13 July 2021) and that the proposed presentation is not subject to further approvals by client or employer organisations.

Abstracts are due 7 June 2021
Please send your abstract to Tony Gourlay

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.