16 June 2011

Informal landslides and slopes meeting at Durham, 20th July 2011

Posted by Dave Petley

Here at Durham University I will be hosting an informal slopes and landslides meeting on 20th July.  The aim of the event will be to provide a relaxed platform for the sharing of recent  and ongoing work on slopes, ranging from research to interesting projects or engineering designs.  We hope to be comparatively informal, and to encourage both discussion and the sharing of new ideas, findings and techniques.  The centre point of the day will be a research seminar by our Distinguished International Visitor, Professor Tim Davies from Canterbury University in New Zealand.

We will aim to start at 10:30 (coffee) and 11:00 am for the presentations, with a break for lunch and afternoon tea.  The event will finish at 4:30 at the latest, though we might then retire to the pub.  The meeting is open to both the research and the practitioner from the practitioner communities. There is no charge to attend, but numbers are limited to about 45 people.

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone else who might be interested.  Registration is by email to me at: [email protected] with a deadline of the close of play on 11th July.  Given that the room has limited spaces, this will need to be on a first come first served basis.  If you, a colleague or a student wish to give a presentation then please could you email me the title by the same date.  I hope that we will have 15 minutes for presentations and five minutes for questions.