About Caving 2022

Fifth International Conference on Block and Sublevel Caving

30 August – 1 September 2022 | Hilton Adelaide, South Australia

31,000 paper downloads of the Caving 2018 Conference proceedings with 1,200+ paper downloads per month since November 2018!

Caving 2018 Conference papers are the highest download from the ACG Online Repository and have been viewed in 120 countries. 119 cave mining papers can be freely accessed from the ACG Online Repository.
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Conference Chair

Professor Yves Potvin
Professor of Mining Geomechanics
Australian Centre for Geomechanics

Yves joined the Australian Centre for Geomechanics at The University of Western Australia in 1998 and was Centre Director, 2000–2019. Professor Potvin has published more than 100 articles and is the editor/co-editor of 14 conference proceedings and books. He has 40 years of experience in rock mechanics and mine design and has previously held managerial positions at Mount Isa Mines, the Noranda Technology Centre and worked as a mining engineer at Noranda Mines, Gaspe Division. Yves undertakes numerous collaborative industry-focussed research projects and is presently involved with the ACG’s Ground Support Systems Optimisation Project, and the Stope Reconciliation and Optimisation Project. He currently participates in several geotechnical review boards.

Opening Speaker

Dr Craig Stegman
Managing Director, Group Geotechnical
Rio Tinto

Welcome to Country

Rosalind Coleman
Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation

Rosalind Coleman is a proud Kaurna & Narungga woman with historical blood line connection to Kaurna and Narungga Country. Rosalind is happily married with five wonderful children and 19 amazing and precious grandchildren.

Rosalind forged her own authentic path by taking a hard, unpaved road that goes against the grain and demanded a tremendous show of guts, strength, resilience, commitment, and perseverance. Rosalind proved she is the true example of courage and fortitude in the face of opposition, criticism, judgment, and what sometimes seems to be unbeatable odds.

Rosalind’s background is working in education, presently she is a Director on Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation’s board. Currently she is working within the family business full time, alongside her husband Basil. Her role in the company is Chief Operational Officer. She is also a certified NLP life/accountability coach.

Rosalind has a strong focus on developing and providing skills and practical advice to Aboriginal women, communities and individuals in unlocking their potential and securing their future.

Rosalind does not ask her people to do anything she herself is unwilling to do; she leads and walks by example. Rosalind model’s the behaviour she wants others to manifest.

Rosalind spends her time sharing and demonstrating something very different from the same old platitudes and principles we have heard continuously.  Rosalind has a unique way of looking at her community, and she shares her special vision through powerful stories that pull at the heartstrings and stimulates our thinking and our emotions in ways that literally no one else can.

Rosalind’s passion is working with the Aboriginal community.

Conference Organisers

Josephine Ruddle
Caving 2022 Event Manager
Australian Centre for Geomechanics


Candice McLennan
Caving 2022 Event Coordinator
Australian Centre for Geomechanics