2020 Australia Event Listing

29-31 January 2020 - Field Geology in the 21st Century NE Tasmania Field Meeting
Location: Launceston, Bellingham, Pipers River, Bridport, Gladstone, Bay of Fires, Scamander River, Falmouth, Piccaninny Point, Fingal, Bicheno, Bluestone Bay and Hobart
Details: Come to beautiful northeast Tasmania, see some fantastic geology, evaluate new field education methods, and interact with other Earth science educators in an informal environment. Fieldwork is a cornerstone of Earth science education and undergraduate students today must not only master traditional geological field skills but also need to be familiar with a wide range of new and emerging technologies such as:
• UAVs (drones)
• Digital field data recording
• Portable analytical tools
• Photogrammetry and laser scanning
• Integration of geophysical data
• Augmented and virtual reality 
This field meeting will provide an informal venue for Earth science educators to interact and exchange ideas about field-based education and in particular to explore how new technologies can be integrated into conventional field programs. The geological theme for the meeting is ‘Palaeozoic sedimentation, deformation and magmatism in NE Tasmania’. Participants will visit world-class exposures of deformed turbiditic metasedimentary rocks, complex contact aureoles and a magmatic-hydrothermal transition zone. Some outcrops are in iconic locations such as The Bay of Fires and Freycinet National Park. Conventional geological activities in the field will be integrated with demonstrations and trials of modern innovative field techniques. In the evenings there will be some formal presentations but also plenty of opportunity for informal discussions.
Cost: $200 per person
Contact: Michael Roach (UTAS), michael.roach@utas.edu.au
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5 February 2020 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: Heidi Allen (Geological Survey of Western Australia)
Thoracic (Kalbarri National) Park - fresh eyes on an old hunting ground
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm

13 February 2020 - NSW Division Meeting
Speaker: Peter Haas (Institute for Geosciences, Kiel University, Germany)
Topic: Linking gravity gradient inversion with seismological regionalization – Implications for the crustal thickness of Western Gondwana cratons 
Location: Club York, 95-99 York Street, Sydney
Time: Drinks at 5.30pm, meeting at 6.00pm

13 February 2020 - NT Division Annual General Meeting
Location: Hilton Darwin, 32 Mitchell Street, Darwin
Time: 5.00pm

13-14 February 2020 - Coal 2020 Coal Operator Conference
The Conference addresses issues relating to various aspects of modern coal mining operations, both surface and underground and offers the opportunity for industry experts to share research and insights. Celebrating its 19th year, this three day event includes a conference workshop, industry exhibitions, social and networking activities, along with technically enriching presentations. The conference is organised by the Mining Engineering Group of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong and is supported by both the Illawarra Branch of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Mine Managers Association of Australia. Prior to the commencement, a Pre-Conference Workshop will be held on Wednesday 12 February 2020.
University of Wollongong, Australia
Website:  Click here

14 February 2020 - NT Division Annual Dinner
Details: The GSA (NT division) annual dinner is the premiere event on the NT division’s calendar. The annual dinner is the largest gathering of NT-based and interstate geoscientists within private industry, government and academia. 
Speakers: Stephen Pevely, Senior Resource Geologist from Energy Resources of Australia (talk topic: 'The development of the Ranger Mine and the evolution of its orebody knowledge') and Pete Betts, from School of Earth, Atmosphere, and Environment, Monash University (talk topic: 'Earth Sciences – is it time to rethink our narrative?')
Location: Signatures Room at Hilton Darwin
The evening will start at 6:30pm with pre-dinner drinks, the dinner starts at 7.00pm
Cost: $90 for GSA members and $110 for non-members. A three-course ‘a la carte’ meal and pre-dinner drinks including beer, wine and soft drinks are included in the price
Registration: Click here

14-15 February 2020 - EGRU QGIS Training
Leader: Grant Boxer
Location: James Cook University, Townsville
Website: Click here

20 February 2020 - SA Division Lunchtime Meeting and Drill Core Viewing
Speakers: Dr Wolfgang Preiss & Prof John Kaldi
Location: Adelaide University, ASP, Santos Petroleum Engineering Building, Level 1 Lecture Room
12.15 pm to 2.15pm

27 February 2020 - GSA VIC Division Meeting
Speaker/Topic: TBA
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne

Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm st

4 March 2020 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm

12 March 2020 - NSW Division Meeting
Nick Mortimer (GNS Science, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Tectonic Map of Zealandia/Te Riu-a-Maui: Earth’s Eighth Continent
Location: Club York, 95-99 York Street, Sydney
Time: Drinks at 5.30pm, meeting at 6.00pm

19 March 2020 - SA Division Joint BBQ with AusIMM
Details: Presentations by recent graduates and BBQ
Location: University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus, Mawson Lecture Theatre
Time: 6.00pm

24-25 March 2020 - AGES 2020 (Northern Territory Geological Survey Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar)
Details: AGES is a technical exploration conference with a range of talks from the NTGS, its research partners and the exploration industry. It presents a unique opportunity to access the latest fresh exploration ideas and geoscientific data from the Northern Territory (NT) and to network with colleagues who share an interest in the discovery and development of the Territory’s minerals and oil and gas resources.
Pre-conference workshop: Monday 23 March 2020
Alice Springs Convention Centre
Website: click here 

26 March 2020 - GSA VIC Division Meeting
Speaker: Mark McLean (University of Melbourne)
Topic: The Otway Basin Full Spectrum gravity/gravity gradiometry survey

Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start


1 April 2020 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: Nick Christie-Blick (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
Why Extensional Detachment Faults Are Still A Problem
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm


16 April 2020 - SA Division Annual General Meeting
Details: TBA
Location: University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus, Mawson Lecture Theatre
Time: 6.00pm

20 April 2020 - WA Division Structural Logging of Drillcore Workshop

Details: For early-career geoscientists, this workshop provides hands-on instructions on how to collect and interpret structural data from diamond drillcore.
Presenters: Sarah Jones, Structural Geologist with SJGeology Ltd
Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptops for hands-on case studies. Closed shoes, hand lens, and scribe are also required. Prerequisites for the course are basic familiarity with MS Excel spreadsheets. Access to a freeware Stereoplot program will be provided.
Cost: $30 for students, $60 for GSA members, $160 for non-members (prices are inclusive of GST). 
Registration: Click here to register. Places are limited
Contact: Sarah Jones   sarah.jones@sjgeology.co.nz
• Introduction to structural logging (the rationale, methods and outputs)
• Strategies for logging: graphic logs, structural logs, recognizing key data for the characterization of ore bodies
• Geotechnical logging
• Participants will collect structural data from drillholes stored at the Perth Core Library
• Interpretation and presentation of the collected structural data
Catering: Morning tea will be provided – please advise any dietary requirements when registering. Bring your own lunch or walk down the street to the lunch bar for some tasty options (a microwave is available for use)
Location: Perth Core Library, 37 Harris Street, Carlisle, WA
Time: 9.00am-4.00pm
Parking: Free parking is available inside the main gate on Harris Street. Arriving vehicles will be directed to appropriate parking bays by Core Library staff

5 May 2020 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: Raphael Baumgartner (CSIRO and UNSW)
Sulfidized stromatolites of the 3.48 billion-year-old Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia: A “benchmark” for the oldest evidence of life on EarthLocation: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm

12-14 May 2020 - ERGU Mineral Systems of the Mount Isa Inlier
The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) at James Cook University, in association with the Geological Survey of Queensland are hosting the second workshop on the Minerals Systems of the Mount Isa Inlier, in Cloncurry. This is the fourth in the series of workshops that aim to bring together academia and industry for a series of technical talks, from invited speakers, to showcase the diverse deposits of the region.
This workshop will include:
2 days of technical sessions
presentations by invited speakers
2 x one day field trips (schedule/locations subject to change)
Day 1 Tick Hill AU deposit
Day 2 Elaine Dorothy and Mt Colin Cu-Au deposits
iewing of drill core from various deposits in the region
Location: Cloncurry Community CentreCloncurry, Qld
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16 -18 June 2020 - 8th Asian Current Research on Fluid Inclusions Biennial Conference, EGRU
Location: Rydges Southbank, Townsville, QLD Australia
The main theme of the conference is the study of fluid-and-melt inclusions. The meeting typically has an informal character and is ideally suited for students to present their results and meet experts in their fields. The meeting will include three days of presentations (oral and poster) preceded by a two day workshop (basic concepts of fluid inclusion studies, LA-ICP-MS analyses of fluid inclusions, lab visit) and followed by a one-day post-conference field trip.

Conference topics will include: New developments in fluid research including analytical Experimental, and thermodynamics aspects Magmatic melts and fluids, fluids in volcanic systems Metamorphic fluids Hydrothermal ore deposits and mineral exploration.

Keynote Speakers:
Robert Bodnar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Katy Evans, Curtin University,Australia
John Mavrogenes, Australian National University, Australia
Pei Ni, Nanjing University, China
Jung Hun Seo, Inha University, South Korea

Website: Click here
Abstract Submission: Click here. Submissions close 28 February 2020
Registration: Click here
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14-16 July 2020 - International Archean Symposium
University Club and the Octagon Theatre at the University of Western Australia, Perth
The 6th International Archean Symposium (6IAS) represents the premier international scientific gathering for geoscientists interested in the Early Earth. The program will reflect a decade’s worth of advances in our understanding of how the Early Earth evolved and aims to develop future directions for Precambrian geoscience for the decade to come. The symposium continues the series of highly successful IAS meetings presented every decade by Geoconferences (WA). We invite academic, government and industry geoscientists involved in Precambrian geoscience to attend the 6th International Archean Symposium, which will be held from July 14 to July 16, 2020, at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia.
Website: Please click here
Registration: Please click here
Contact: info@6ias.org

17 July 2020 - Target 2020
Location: University Club, University of Western Australia, 
Details: Geoconferences is organizing Target 2020 in collaboration with the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) to showcase innovations developed to aid the discovery of new tier-one deposits and broaden the exploration search space under cover. Target 2020 will focus on all aspects of mineral exploration and provide a unique opportunity to workshop solutions to the mineral industry challenges that lie ahead.
Website: Please click here
Registration: Please click here
Contact: info@6ias.org


8-10 September 2020: The Bowen Basin Symposium
Details: The BBGG has a proud history of presenting the Bowen Basin Symposium (BBS) every 5 years since 1985. The theme of 2020’s event is looking “Beyond 2020: The Future of Coal”. This is the premier event run by geoscientists, for geoscientists and associated personnel, who study, explore, evaluate and mine the occurrence of coal throughout the Bowen and other basins in Queensland.
Location: Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Mackay, QLD
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Website: Please click here
Cost: Early bird rate: (closes 28 Feb): $770 full registration, $440 retired or hardship, $250 student, $250 day registration  and $150 additional dinner tickets. Standard rate: $880 full registration, $550 retired or hardship, $300 student

Registration: Click here

Field Trip: Dinosaur Safari
Details: The specially designed three-day, local palaeontologist led, Winton based program starts straight after the 2020 Bowen Basin Symposium.
Safari highlights:
- Explore the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils
- Visit Kronosaurus Korner in Richmond to deep dive into marine fossils, and fossick the ancient beds of the Great Inland Sea
- Experience the world’s only recorded dinosaur stampede exhibition at the Lark Quarry Conservation Park
Duration: Three days (11-13 September, 2020)
Start/Finish: Mackay/Mackay*
Travel Style: Chartered flights, private coaches, comfortable “safari-style” tents (twin share)**, continental breakfasts, and outback evening meals
Physical Rating: Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels
Cost: (all inclusive): $1,650 per person (early bird rate) / $1950 (regular rate).*Option to fly to Brisbane for a small additional cost ($85), ** Single-share accommodation is available for an additional cost ($475).
Registration: https://www.sassaffair.com/dinosaur

2020 International Event Listing

21-26 June - Goldschmidt Hawaii 2020
Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organized by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.
Location: Hawaii Convention Centre, Honolulu
Website: Click here
Program themes: Click here
Registration: Early bird registration deadline 21 April 2020. Standard registration deadline 21 May 2020. Click here to register
Abstract submission: Deadline 14 Feb 2020. Click here to submit your abstract

2021 Australia Event Listing

9-12 February 2021 - Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021: Core to Cosmos

Details: The convention will showcase current trends and advances in earth science, including the latest findings on the deep structure and composition of our planet, our diverse crust and surface environments, developments in the energy and resources sectors and critically, the essential role that geoscience plays in our sustainable future. Themes for the convention include:
Theme 1: Energy and resources
Theme 2: Earth structure
Theme 3: Core to crust
Theme 4: Crust, surface and cosmos
Theme 5: Geoscience in society, education and environment
Theme 6: Earth observations and models
Call for Sessions: Click here
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania
Website: Click here

2021 International Event Listing

25 July - 1 August 2021 - 18th International Congress of Speleology
Details: The UIS hosts an International Congress of Speleology every four years, which is the world’s most significant gathering of cave and karst scientists, managers, educators, and explorers. This year the congress will be expanded into the major international event that will celebrate the International Year of Caves and Karst.
Location: Lyon – Villeurbanne, France
Website: Click here

15-18 November 2021 - 16th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)

Details: The meeting will feature presentations on topics related to mineral deposit research, exploration, sustainable development and environmental and social aspects related to mineral deposits. The oral and poster presentation sessions, and pre- and post-conference short courses and field trips will provide a comprehensive programme. The conference is organised by SGA with support from professionals in universities, research organisations, government, minerals industry, and service providers.
Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Website: Click here
First circular: Click here