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!

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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

Conference Organisers

Josephine Ruddle
Caving 2022 Event Manager
Australian Centre for Geomechanics


Candice McLennan
Caving 2022 Event Coordinator
Australian Centre for Geomechanics