Fall 2019 SMRI Technical Conference, Berlin, Germany, 22-25 September, 2019

The Call for Papers contains the basic conference schedule and travel information.

The optional Technical Class subject will be "Mechanical Integrity Testing (MIT) and Techniques in Gas and Liquids Storage Caverns" and is repeated from Spring 2019 New Orleans Conference.  The Tech Class schedule of instructors and subjects, from the Spring Conference is available.

PROSPECTIVE SPEAKERS may submit and abstract by 14 June 2019 for consideration for paper submission. See the Call for Papers for author presentation instructions and details.  For further technical paper program or author questions, please contact Program Chair 2019 – Eric Busch, Phone +1 713-559-9953,    Email [email protected]

Important Dates and Deadlines for Authors

14 June 2019                     Abstracts of papers due; e-mail directly to the Program Chair

28 June 2019                     Notification of paper acceptance – Speaker/author guidelines

16 August 2019                 Final copy of the paper due; e-mail to the Program Chair 

FIELD TRIPS - Details are provided in the Call for Papers. Field Trip #1 will travel to the Uniper Energy Storage site in Falkenhagen (Brandenburg (Prignitz), Germany). Field Trip #2 will travel to the historic mining town of Freiberg (Saxony, Germany). All SMRI field trips require participants to be in good physical condition, have ability to walk on rough ground, and dress appropriately as necessary, such as wearing appropriate clothes and steel toe or sturdy shoe).

Travel Information

The Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre located at Nürnberger Str. 65, 10787 Berlin, Germany. Each SMRI participant is responsible to book their own hotel reservations. The SMRI discounted room rate is 169 EU (approximately $190) per night single occupancy, and 179.00 EU (approx. $200) double occupancy. 

Hotel Reservation linkAny cancellations, with full refund, must be made by AUG 25!!!

Berlin is serviced by three airports: Schönefeld, Tegel and BERT.  Tegel airport is located 4 miles from the Crowne Plaza.  Rail and bus transportation is available. 

SMRI thanks our sponsors of the Fall 2019 Berlin SMRI Conference:


GOLD: Atkins Limited;DEEP.KBB GmbH; Sonic Surveys, Inc.

SILVER: Agapito Associates; Lane Power & Energy Solutions, Inc; and UGS GmbH

BRONZE: Cavern Solutions, Inc.; Lonquist & Co. LLC; Sabine Storage & Operations, Inc.; Seal-Tite International; and SOCON Sonar Control Kavernenvermessung GmbH

For information on Fall 2019 sponsorships, please click here.