|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.