the 5th Conference on
Slope tectonics
10-14 September 2024

Chateau Křtiny (Brno) and the Outer Western Carpathians

Slope Tectonics is a conference dealing with the relationships between structural, engineering-geological and geomorphic constraints and triggering and evolution of large slope deformations. The 5th Slope Tectonics conference takes up the successful meetings in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2008, Vienna (Austria) in 2011, Trondheim (Norway) in 2014 and Kyoto (Japan) in 2017.

The conference includes a 2-day scientific session in Chateau Křtiny near Brno, Czech Republic (September 10 and 11, 2024) and a 3-day fieldtrip in the Outer Western Carpathians (September 12 – 14, 2024). During the field trip special attention will be focused on DSGSDs and other large slope failures possibly interplaying with newly discovered Pleistocene and Holocene fault ruptures and interacting with prehistoric 32-22 ka old mammoth hunters´ and 3.5 ka old bronze-age settlements.

Organizing institutes

Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (

Dep. of Geological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University Brno (

Organized in cooperation with

National Central University, Taoyuan

National Cheng Kung University, Tainan

Private Chinese Cultural University, Taipei

National Changhua University of Education, Changhua

National United University, Miaoli

ISTE - Institute of Earth Sciences, Lausanne