Leveraging our Past for a Stable Future

The theme for Slope Stability 2022 is “Leveraging our Past for a Stable Future” which really speaks to importance of industry and academic professionals meeting together to share learnings, see the latest in technology, and build relationships.  Besides a wide variety of excellent technical sessions and keynote speakers, we are planning several activities to make this the “must attend” event for 2022, including:

  • Attracting the next generation of professionals with sponsorships and activities for students.

  • Golf Tournament hosted by Arizona Chapter of Women in Mining.

  • Webcasting and recording of sessions for professionals unable to attend in person.

  • Translation of recordings to Spanish to broaden the learnings to a wider audience.

  • Mine tours to local mines.

  • Technical Workshops before and after the symposium.

  • Activities for spouses and partners.

  • Social events and time to build networks during the symposium.

Program at a Glance


October 16

Golf Tournament

A golf tournament is being planned in concert with the Arizona chapter of Women in Mining. The tournament will be held at the La Paloma Golf course at the resort. Stay tuned for more information.


October 17

Pre-Symposium Workshops

The Organizing Committee is planning educational technically oriented workshops for the day before the official launch of the symposium.

Evening  Welcome Reception


October 18

Symposium - Day 1

Keynote presentation, paper presentations, poster board sessions and exhibitor showcase.

Symposium Dinner

(including Dinner Keynote by Evert Hoek)


October 19

Symposium - Day 2

Keynote presentation, paper presentations, poster board sessions and exhibitor showcase.


October 20

Symposium - Day 3

Keynote presentation, paper presentations, poster board sessions and exhibitor showcase.

Evening Event (tbd)


October 21

Post Symposium Tours

Tucson's surround area is home to some of the world's most advanced mining operations and geological landscapes. The Symposium Organizing Committee is developing exciting options for tours and visits. Stay tuned for more information in the months to come.

Key Dates

October 14, 2021

Abstract Submission


March 15, 2022

Delegate Registration &

Paper Submission Opens

Extended to
August 31, 2022

Revised / Final 

Papers Due

January 31, 2022

Abstract Submission


Extended to
June 15, 2022

Paper Submission 


September 22, 2022 

Last date to book a hotel room at the conference rate 

March 11, 2022

Abstract Acceptance Notification

Extended to
August 12, 2022

Paper Acceptance


October 17, 2022

First Day of Slope Stability 2022 Symposium


Technical Tracks

The Papers & Presentation Committee have identified the following initial technical tracks for symposium papers & presentations. These initial tracks may be modified based on the abstracts submitted. Please visit the Call for Abstracts page for more details.

  • Rockfall

  • Civil Slopes/Natural Slopes

  • Geohazards

  • Instrumentation/Monitoring

  • Case Histories

  • Numerical Modelling

  • Design Acceptance Criteria

  • Machine Learning

  • Hydrogeology

  • Blasting

  • Waste Dumps

  • Transition from Open Pit to Underground

  • Rock Mass Characterization and Data Uncertainty

  • Infrastructure Protection

  • New Technology Implementation

  • Trigger Action Response Plans