Slope Stability 2020 Symposium is online and on demand

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, and in the best interest of public health and the global mining community, the ACG 2020 International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering, 12 – 14 May 2020, will be delivered to symposium delegates via online media facilities, both live and on demand. This will enable the delegates to conveniently access the latest in best practice, with respect to pit slope investigations, design, implementation and performance monitoring, in a safe environment that is not a mass gathering.

More than 92 symposium authors invested considerable time and resources to write their symposium paper(s), as well as the reviewers ensuring the papers’ high quality. We believe we owe it to industry to make this highly topical and relevant symposium readily available to industry, despite the current challenging circumstances, and will do so via electronic media.

The global mining industry interest and support for the Online Event is overwhelming and we are truly excited to deliver the 2020 International Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering Online Event. This symposium comprises more than 100 technical papers available electronically or as a printed book, as well as over 35 hours of quality presentations that will be pre-recorded and delivered online in May and available for a limited time on demand.

We are excited to partner with Intrado to facilitate the online event platform. For more information on this click here.

Associated Events – the following ACG workshops are postponed:

  • Instrumentation and Slope Monitoring Workshop, 11 May 2020, postponed to October 2021, Perth.
  • Risk-Based Design and Management of Open Slopes Workshop, 15 May 2020, postponed to October 2021, Perth.

Associated Events – the following events are cancelled (refunds will be issued as soon as practicable):

  • The Slope Stability Symposium 2020 dinner, scheduled to be held 13 May 2020, is cancelled.
  • The Newmont Boddington Sit Visit, scheduled to be held 15 May 2020, is cancelled.

As intended event attendees, exhibitors and sponsors, we appreciate your understanding. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone around the world, and we are doing our best to remain as agile as we can to meet as many as possible the aspirations of the attendees.

Symposium Themes:

  • Safety and risk management
  • Assessment and implications for uncertainty in design
  • Processing of geotechnical data and limit design
  • Numerical analysis, in situ stress and displacement design of slopes
  • Open pit/underground interaction
  • Surface water and groundwater management, depressurisation, monitoring and remediation
  • Rock fall analysis and control
  • Slope stability in unsaturated materials
  • Slope design implementation, excavation control, blasting and legacy issues for final walls; quality control

Thank you to the Online Event Sponsors

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