The 2014 Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference was held from 17 to 19 September at the Spier Conference Centre in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.

The godfather to the conference was Ken Schwartz, and it was a pleasure to learn from his experience in Geotechnical Engineering.

One of the highlights was the wine tasting evening.

The winner of the best paper award was Luis Alberto Torres-Cruz, and the best presenter award was won by Jean Potgieter.