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).
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.
COST GABI Lecture
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).
25 September 6:45-7:30 PM
Network and socialize with other attendees in the SwissTech Convention Center while enjoying refreshments.