Key Dates

August 31, 2014
Deadline for early delegate registration pricing
September 18, 2014
Cut-off date for hotel room conference rate
October 19, 2014
Short Courses (8:30 am) and Icebreaker Reception (5:30 pm)
October 20-22, 2014
Keynote and Technical Presentations
October, 20, 2014
Social Night at Vancouver Aquarium (6:30 pm)

Welcome to the International Conference on Discrete Fracture Network Engineering

The Vancouver rock mechanics community is pleased to host DFNE 2014, the 1st International Conference on Discrete Fracture Network Engineering. This conference will be the inaugural international meeting of engineers and geoscientists who use discrete fracture network engineering in the characterization of rock masses and solutions of engineering problems. This new and rapidly expanding area of engineering has wide applications, including underground and surface mining, underground nuclear waste disposal, petroleum geomechanics, civil engineering and natural hazards.

DFNE 2014 will be held at the Sheraton Wall Centre in scenic downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from October 19 - 22, 2014. The DFNE 2014 organizing committee invites you to join us to share your ideas and experiences in the increased development and practical use of this technology under the theme Engineering Characterization of Fractured Rock Masses: Applications of Discrete Fracture Network Engineering.

DFNE 2014 News

Welcome to DFNE 2014 
The Vancouver rock mechanics community is pleased to host DFNE 2014, the 1st International Conference on Discrete Fracture Network Engineering!

Full Technical Program Now Available! 
The full DFNE 2014 conference technical program is now available online! For information on event scheduling please also see our "At-a-Glance" program available on the Conference Program page

Early Pricing for Short Courses Extended to Sept. 30 
DFNE 2014 is pleased to offer 5 exciting short courses at the conference this year! With early pricing extended to Sept. 30, don’t put off registering for these cutting-edge workshops!

Book Your Conference Accommodations!  
As the official hotel of DFNE 2014, the Sheraton Wall Centre is offering special conference rates starting at $189 per night. This rate is only available until Sept. 18th so book your room today!

Become a DFNE Sponsor! 
With options starting at just $500, DFNE 2014 sponsorship offers a range of benefits to suit any budget. Don't forget that our Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorships also include complimentary delegate registrations!

DFNE 2014 Welcomes Our Latest Exhibitor: Maptek 
DFNE 2014 welcomes our latest addition to the trade show, Maptek! Booths are still available but filling quickly so don't hesitate to book your space!

DFNE 2014 Keynote Speakers 
Say hello to DFNE 2014 Keynote Speakers Bill Dershowitz of Golder Associates, Loren Lorig of Itasca Consulting, and Bruce Meyer of Meyer & Associates.

Join Us on LinkedIn! 
DFNE 2014 now has a LinkedIn group! Connect with other delegates and join the discussion on this year's themes and keynote speakers.

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