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ADAA APRIL 2015 07 WOCA - World of Coal Ash 2015 CONFERENCE 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials CONFERENCE UPDATE The 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials ACMSM23 was hosted by the Southern Cross University SCU in Byron Bay at the Lismore Campus between 9-12 December 2014. The ACMSM Conference series has been run biennially since it was first held at the University of New South Wales in 1967. Each year the Conference targets the similar topics of Each year the Conference targets the similar topics of Analysis and behaviour of structures under static andor dynamic loading Materials structures and structural element studies in the field of elasticity Plasticity and visco-elasticity Creep and fatigue performance Application of computers to the analysis and design of structures and Advances in computer based applications. The aim of the Conference is to provide a forum for the presentation of papers and discussion by authors research workers and other stakeholders. Over 180 presentations were delivered at ACMSM23 including 6 keynote speakers. The Concrete Institute of Australia Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia Ash Development Association of Australia the Australasian Iron and Steel Slag Association and the Amorphous Silica Association of Australia supported the Conference with information booths that were well attended during session break. Our thanks are extended to Dr Daksh Baweja for coordinating the Associations presence at the Conference and preparing this report. To read more about the Conference click here The 6th biennial World of Coal Ash Conference is almost here The Conference will take place from 4-7 May 2015 in Nashville Tennessee USA. Organised by the American Coal Ash Association in conjunction with the University of Kentucky Centre for Applied Energy Research CAER The Conference focuses on the science application and sustainable use of coal ash globally. With over 600 participants and 50 vendors expected at the event a wide range of topics will be covered such as utilisation of coal ash and flue gas desulfurisation sustainable projects using CCPs emerging technologies fly ash management and disposal and much more. Craig Heidrich along with a small delegation of members will be attending the Conference. Mr Heidrich on behalf members will deliver a paper focusing on aspects of the Australian industry along with joining a panel discussion during the opening session. We encourage our members to attend given the substantial business exposure and networking opportunities. Still not sure Nashville known as Music City is without doubt the centre of the music industry in America. On May 6 during the Conference a mecca of live entertainment is said to be organised at one of the off-site locations so be sure to bring your dancing shoes. Early bird registration opened on 1 April 2015. For more information visit