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EGGS Annual Conference

11 - 13 April 2019
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Event type:
Conference, Endorsed CPD Course, Field Trip
Organised by:
Engineering Group
Christ's College, Cambridge University
Event status:
Abstract submission deadline: 10 February 2019.

The Engineering Group of the Geological Society will host its 2019 Annual Conference between 11 -13 April at Christ’s College Cambridge. 

The theme of this year’s conference is 'Developing the Ground Model’' and will bring together practitioners and academics from our industry. 

Current confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof John Harrison (University of Toronto)
  • Dr Mike de Freitas (First Steps/Imperial College London)
  • Jenny Cooke (Network Rail)
  • Dr Jacqueline Skipper (Geotechnical Consulting Group)
  • Prof. Iain Stewart (University of Plymouth)
  • Ewan Thomas (Geotechnology Ltd)
  • Colin Warren (Warren Geotechnical Associates)

Tickets can be purchased through Book Now

The tickets include: 

Registration to the conference, 

Accommodation for 2 nights at Christ's College (11th and 12th),

Buffet dinner on 11th and a banquet on 12th,

Lunch on 12th, 

Refreshments throughout the conference,

A conference abstract booklet and registration pack. 

Registration Category Rate

Early Bird £255

  • Early Bird (Early Career & Retired) £230
  • Full Fee £300
  • Full Fee (Early Career & Retired) £270
  • Student Fee £50
  • Non-fellow Fee £345
  • CPD Training +£100 onto ticket price

Saturday afternoon fieldtrip +£45 onto ticket price. 

Early bird rates are available until 31 January 2019. 

Early Career equates to less than 10 years of post-graduate experience. 

There are a limited number of student tickets.

Continued Professional Development

While the conference itself is excellent CPD, we will be hosting a bespoke training session 11:00 – 17:30 on 11 April before the start of the full conference. 

Sessions will focus on state-of-the-art approaches to developing ground models. Instructors include Andrew Hart (Atkins), Judith Nathanail (Land Quality Management Ltd), and Steve Thorpe (British Geological Survey). 

The CPD training can be booked during registration for an additional £100 onto the ticket price (with includes lunch and refreshments).

Call for Abstracts

We are inviting applications for presentations to the conference, which can be made by submitting a 200-word abstract to by 10 February 2019. 

This should also include the title of your presentation and a list of authors and their affiliations, with the presenting/corresponding author highlighted. We are specifically looking for exemplary case studies, or academic pieces of work, that advance our understanding of developing ground models. 

Submissions from early career researchers or practitioners are very welcome.


Various corporate sponsorship packages are available. We also have space for a limited number of trade stands.

For inquiries please contact for trade stands and for sponsorship. 

The conference organising committee Dr John Perry, Dr Dave Giles, Dr Phil Renforth, Tom Hall.

Convenor Contact

David Giles

David Giles
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Burnaby Building,
University of Portsmouth, Burnaby Road,
United Kingdom

Tom Hall