Opening Ceremony

Opening Talk

25 September 5:15-5:30 PM

The opening ceremony will begin with opening talks from Prof. Lyesse Laloui (EPFL and chairman of SEG 2018), Prof. Marcelo Sanchez (Texas A&M University and chair of ISSMGE TC308), and Laurent Pitteloud (President of the Swiss Geotechnical Association).

Opening Lecture

25 September 5:30-6:15 PM

Prof. Santamarina will deliver the opening ceremony lecture entitled, “Fractured rock in energy geotechnics”. More information on Prof. Santamarina’s talk can be found here.


25 September 6:15-6:45 PM

Dr. Sébastien Burlon will deliver a lecture on  COST Action TU 1405 GABI (Geothermal Applications for building and infrastructures).

Welcome Reception

25 September 6:45-7:30 PM

Network and socialize with other attendees in the SwissTech Convention Center while enjoying refreshments.