The American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) will hold its 50th Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium from 26 to 29 June 2016 in Houston, Texas. During the Symposium a joined ARMA/SCA workshop will be organized on “The effects of sample and test conditions on geomechanical properties and permeability vs. stress behavior”. At this time ARMA is looking for expressions of interest to make a brief presentation on the above topic. If we receive enough interest from potential speakers then we can hold the workshop. If you are reasonably certain that you can attend and can make a presentation, please get back to John Shafer, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 15 January 2016, including a brief description of your planned topic.