The PBD-III Vancouver Technical Program Calendar is now available (click here). It features opening and closing plenary sessions each day, and five simultaneous oral presentation breakout sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Special elements include Sunday's Opening Keynotes and the Perspectives Interview, our Poster Presentation Session on Monday afternoon, and Tuesday's Plenary Panel and Discussion.
The conference will start on Sunday, July 16 with the opening keynote session and the Perspectives Panel on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, followed by the opening reception in the evening.
Monday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 19 will include all keynote and theme lectures, concurrent technical sessions, and panel discussions. The concurrent sessions, in combination with the envisioned nine keynote/theme lectures and three panel discussions, are expected to cover the wide range of topics listed under the Conference Themes on the Call for Submissions page. Click here for more details on the featured PBD-III Vancouver speakers/presentations.
Tuesday evening will feature a “local color” night for mixing with new and old, local and international, friends and colleagues at the Vancouver's Internationally-renown aquarium, while other evenings will provide opportunities to sample the lively night life of exciting downtown Vancouver.
Thursday, July 20 will feature a technical tour of the Lower Mainland's "Sea to Sky" corridor, enhanced by the natural beauty of Vancouver and the scenic drive to Whistler, British Columbia.