XV PCSMGE 2015 XV PCSMGEWe are only a few weeks away from the 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), which will be held 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Organizers have launched the downloadable app Soil Mechanics 2015 to share conference information and facilitate networking.
The Soil Mechanics 2015 app can be downloaded here or through various app stores (e.g., iTunes, Google Play).
There is no shortage of information to track and learn from. XV PCSMGE is being co-located with the 8th South American Conference on Rock Mechanics (CSMR), the 6th International Symposium of Deformation Characteristics of Soils (IC- BA2015 ) and the XXII Argentinian Congress of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (CAMSIG XXII).
Among eight pre-conference short courses https://www.geosynthetica.net/xv-pcsmge-short-courses/, which further enhance the depth of the multi-conference gathering, a geosynthetics in soil reinforcement course is being offered. That course will be led by Prof. Bob Holtz—co-author of the long-used text An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering—and supported by two well-known voices in geosynthetics: International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Immediate Past President Dr. Jorge Zornberg and Prof. Ennio Palmeira.


Register for XV PCSMGE online by November 4 to save on registration. After November 4, the on-site registration rate will be applied. ISSMGE and ISRM members save substantially on registration for the event through November 4. Non-members and students also save considerably. (Rates for non-members and students rise more after the pre-conference registration deadline passes.)
Visit the Registration Page for full details.


The lecture line up for XV PCSMGE is very strong, with multiple awarded lectures being offered. The event includes:
Casagrande Lecture
Luis Valenzuela
Welcome Lecture
Carlos Santamarina
Bishop Lecture
Herve Di Benedetto
Mercer Lecture
Jorge Zornberg
Plenary Lecturers
Maurice Dusseault
Fumio Tatsuoka
Nick Barton
Learn more about the invited speakers.