69th Geomechanics Colloquium, "Johann Golser Colloquium" 2020

The Austrian Society for Geomechanics cordially invites you to the 69th Geomechanics Colloquium which is held in Salzburg at the congress center "Salzburg Congress" on October 08th and 09th, 2020.

 The Session Topics are:

  • Service and maintenance works
  • International large projects
  • NATM – Highlights and Challenges
  • Geotechnical relevant Natural Hazards

Please send abstracts to the secretariat of ÖGG salzburg@oegg.at by 02/15/2020 at the latest. For submitting the abstract, use the form provided by us:

 Prior to the Colloquium, the 12th Austrian Tunnel Day is scheduled on October 07th, 2020.

The Session topics are:

  • Special challenges at large projects
  • Important standards for tunnelling
  • Innovation award
  • Handling of tunnelling projects - Future ways

Please send abstracts to the secretariat of ÖGG salzburg@oegg.at by 02/15/2020 at the latest. For submitting the abstract, use the form provided by us:

Submissions for the Innovation Award of the Tunnel Day are welcome until 31.07.2020, 12.00 pm. Please note the general participation criteria as well as the requirements for the submitted documents (download of the description- Coming soon)



Conference Language

The conference languages at the Geomechanics Colloquium will be German and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the congress center "Salzburg Congress" (Auerspergstraße 6, 5020 Salzburg, entrance Mirabellgarten), located in the center of the city. Salzburg is famous for its marvellous historical city center and the cultural activities.

Technical Exhibition
Exhibition facilities are available at the conference venue from October 10 th to October 11 th . Due to strong demand, interested companies are advised to book early. Registration for the exhibition is accepted by the Secretariat of ÖGG.

Fees 2020:

Kat. 1  330,-/m² (1st floor -arround the escalators)
Kat. 2  300,-/m² (1st floor- rest)
Kat. 3  280,-/m² (Basement and 2nd floor)

Deposit 50% at reservation (after receipt of the invoice), the rest upon receipt of the detailed documents for the exhibition.

Exhibitors of 2019 have the right of preemption. As soon as all available booths have been entered, all details and the exhibitor plans will be activated (expected February / March 2020) on this website.

A field trip to important rock engineering sites and tunnels will be organized for October 10th.

Sightseeing-program for Accompanying Persons
A program will be organized for accompanying persons for October 08th .

Advertising Opportunities

We offer several possibilities to place your advertisement at the Geomechanics Colloquium 2020. For details contact our secretariat.


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