2019 Australian Event Listing


22 August 2019 - Joint GSA TAS Division & AIG Event Winter Antarctic Night
Speakers: Alessandro Maritati (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies) and Barbara Frankel (Australian Antarctic Division). 
Alessandro talk entitled '
Exploring geology under the ice in interior east Antarctica: a journey in deep time' and Barbara's talk entitled 'The Cape Adare pendant'
Location: University of Tasmania, School of Earth Sciences, Main Lecture Theatre, Hobart
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm 

29 August 2019 - South Australian Resources Information Gateway [SARIG] Online Training
Location: Department for Energy and Mining, Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Costs: Free
Registrations: Please click here

29 August 2019 - Victoria Division Monthly Meeting
Gavin Mudd (RMIT University)
Location: School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

31 August - 1 September 2019 - 
42nd Joint Seminar of Mineralogical Societies in Australasia
Location: Perth
Website: Please click here


2-5 September 2019 - AEGC 2019
Topic: Data to Discovery
Location: Perth, WA
Website: https://2019.aegc.com.au/
Registration: Please click here

September 2019 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: Tsing Bohu (CSIRO)
Topic: Microbes and transition metals: insights into manganese and gold biogeochemical cycling
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco 
Time: 5.30pm

11 September 2019 - Bowen Basin Geologists Group Mine Visit (joint with New Hope Group)
Details: New Hope Group & the BBGG would like to invite you to the third BBGG meeting of 2019, for the final chance to see operations at Jeebropilly Mine. New Hope Group are looking into options for bus transportation from/to Brisbane CBD. Please register your interest in using this service. Registering your interest is not confirmation at this stage; further seat confirmation requirements will be advertised at a later date.
 Rosewood Golf Club (Karrabin Rosewood Road, Rosewood)
: Approximately 9:00 am til 5:00 pm 
: Please bring your own long sleeve high-vis shirt, long pants, safety boots, hard hat and safety glasses.
Registration: Click here to register 
(registrations are limited to 50 people)

12 September 2019 - NSW Division Meeting 
Speaker: Benedicte Cenki-Tok (University of Sydney)
Topic: Rare metal concentration triggered by sulfide dynamic recrystallization
Location: Club York, 95-99 York Street, Sydney
Time: Drinks at 5.30pm, meeting at 6.00pm 

16 September 2019 - Introduction to QGIS (GSA & AIG Workshop)
Presenter: Grant Boxer (Consultant)
The AIG and GSA are proud to be supporting workshops on the GIS program QGIS. QGIS is a free open-source GIS program that runs on the PC, Mac and Linux. Although QGIS is not specifically built for geological applications, the program is very capable and can do many data import, data display and map production functions required by geologists. Because the program is open source there are no problems with multiple copies and no licensing issues. A wide variety of geological symbols and patterns are available for annotating geological maps. The workshop has been designed for new and experienced users of Geographic Information Systems to find out what QGIS can do for you. The workshop will comprise an introduction to the various features of QGIS and will be followed by extensive hands-on sessions using QGIS to create maps, and to explain and demonstrate the import and display of various types of data (vector, raster, geological, geochemical, geophysical, and satellite imagery). Examples will be shown of the use of free on-line data from the GSWA and Landgate via web servers and the use of plug-ins to select, download and process satellite imagery. GIS data will be provided for the hands-on workshop together with documentation on using QGIS in mineral exploration. The workshop will be based on the Windows OS but feel free to bring your Mac
Location: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane
Time: Registration – 8.45 am, Workshop – 9.15 am to 4.45 pm
Attendees must bring their own laptop, preloaded with the latest version of QGIS software and selected free plugins. Prior to the workshop, everyone registered will receive an email with advice on the plug-ins to be pre-loaded beforehand. Morning/afternoon tea and lunch will be provided
Costs: $330 Members, $495 Non-Members
Registration: Click here

17 September 2019 - More QGIS for Geoscientists (GSA & AIG Workshop)
Presenter: Grant Boxer (Consultant)
This workshop, supported by both the AIG and GSA, is designed to expand on the “Introduction to QGIS for Geologists” workshop, providing more detail on using QGIS for geoscience applications. It is aimed at users of QGIS who would like to expand their skills. The “More QGIS for Geoscientists” workshop will begin with a brief review of some of the new developments in version 3 and will be followed by a series of hands-on exercises covering:

  • Using the new Geopackage file format
  • Useful plugins
  • Conversion of local grid to real world coordinates
  • Registering raster images
  • Plotting drill hole traces and basic cross sections
  • Reviewing the process of assigning pattern fills to geological polygons
  • Joining spatial and non-spatial data
  • Searching for and use of open source WMS data
  • Visualising drill holes in 3D using QGIS2Threejs
  • Geological legends
  • Review of remote sensing applications in QGIS

Time will be allocated at the end of the day for discussion topics from participants and specific user problems. GIS data will be provided for the hands-on workshop together with documentation on using QGIS in mineral exploration. The workshop will be based on the Windows OS but feel free to bring your Mac.
Location: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane
Time: Registration – 8.45 am, Workshop – 9.15 am to 4.45 pm
Requirements: Attendees must bring their own laptop, preloaded with the latest version of QGIS software and selected free plugins. Prior to the workshop, everyone registered will receive an email with advice on the plug-ins to be pre-loaded beforehand. Morning/afternoon tea and lunch will be provided
Costs: $330 Members, $495 Non-Members
Registration: Click here

23 September 2019 - GSA TAS Division Meeting
Speaker: Matt Ferguson (University of Tasmania)
Topic: Geology of Tarraleah 
Location: Earth Science Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 5:30 onward

25-28 September 2019 - SMEDG Mine and Wines: Discoveries in the Tasmanides
Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW
Details: This will be the 7th incarnation of this iconic and unique event and will attract about 250 registrants including project geoscientists in the mining and exploration industry, service providers, plus government and academic specialists. This conference is renowned as a forum for exploration and mine case studies as well as scientific advance in understanding the tectonics and metallogenesis of the Tasmanides.
Website: www.minesandwines.com.au

26 September 2019 - South Australian Resources Information Gateway [SARIG] Online Training
Location: Department for Energy and Mining, Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Costs: Free
Registrations: Please click here

19 September 2019 - SA Division Meeting
Topic: GSA Speed Mentoring / Careers in Geoscience
Location: Sprigg Room, Mawson Building, University of Adelaide
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

30 September 2019 - GSA Victoria - Selwyn Symposium 2019
Topic: The co-evolution of life and Precambrian environments. The symposium speakers will focus on integrated geobiological, stratigraphic, sedimentological and geochemical research on Earth’s surface evolution to bring new complexity to our understanding of Precambrian habitats.
Location: Fritz Lowe Theatre, Earth Sciences Building, University of Melbourne (Parkville)
Time: 0800 - 1930
Price: GSA Member $100 / Non member $120
GSA Student Member $50 / Non student member $100
Registration: Please click here
Webpage: https://www.gsavic.org/selwyn-symp-2019.html

2 October 2019 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: Sarah Jones (Gold Fields)
Topic: Early gold deposition in the Eastern Goldfields, Western Australia 
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco 
Time: 5.30pm

9-12 October 2019 - Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 79th Annual Meeting
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Details: Each year, vertebrate paleontologists, preparators, writers, artists and enthusiasts convene to share the latest research, attend workshops and field trips, and meet new fossil fans as well as old friends. It’s the world’s foremost forum on vertebrate paleontology: the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. It’s usually referred to simply as “SVP”.
Website: Please click here

15 October 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: Newcastle Museum
 Geoscience is for everyone (Earth Science Week)
Location: TBC
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm

17 October 2019 - SA Division Meeting
Topic: Student Presentations
Location: Geological Survey of South Australia, 11 Waymouth Street (ANZ House), Adelaide
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

17 October 2019 - GSA TAS Division Meeting
Speaker: Jonathan Cloutier (University of Tasmania)
Topic: TBA
Location: Earth Science Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 5:30 onward

25 October 2019 - Geochemical methods of nickel exploration workshop (Joint GSA WA Division & CSIRO)
Description: This workshop provides advanced hands-on instruction on the use of lithogeochemistry of igneous rocks in mineral exploration, with major focus on magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposits. The workshop will present general principles of major and trace element geochemistry, specific application to komatiite and mafic-ultramafic intrusion hosted ore systems, discussions of applications to weathered and altered rocks, and a variety of classification/discrimination methods. The workshop will use ioGAS software and will also touch on the use of Python codes for data analysis.
Presenters: Steve Barnes (CSIRO), Morgan Williams (CSIRO), Margaux Le Vaillant (CSIRO)
Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptops for hands-on case studies using Excel spreadsheets and ioGAS geochemical plotting software. Free Trial licences are available to download via the ioGas website: http://reflexnow.com/iogas
Catering: Morning tea will be provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements when registering
Parking: ARRC front car park, Dick Perry Ave (front of building)
Cost: $60 GSA Members, $160 Non-GSA Members, $30 Students
Registration: Please click here
Contact: steve.barnes@csiro.au

October/November 2019 - Bowen Basin Geologists Group Mine Visit
Details: TBA

29-31 October - 2019 - International Mining and Resources Conferences + Expo
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Registrations: Click here

31 October - 1 November 2019 - GESSS NSW
Description: GESSS NSW provides a fantastic opportunity to engage with a variety of students in a range of disciplines under the umbrella term of Earth Science. These kinds of interdisciplinary meetings can foster collaboration and be a route of exposure to new areas of research. GESSS is a fantastic way of keeping students up to date with the state of the art research being carried out across the state. 

Location: Leighton Hall, University of New South Wales
Website: Please click here
Abstracts: for more information and to submit your abstracts, please email gesssnsw@gmail.com
Registration: Please click here



November 2019 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: David Mole (Laurentian University)
The Metal Earth project: Investigating multi-scale controls on mineral systems
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco 
Time: 5.30pm

7-9 November 2019 - Linnean Society of NSW Symposium on the Blue Mountains

Day 1: Field Trip - Thursday 7 November
Day 2: Scientific Session - Friday 8 November. This will be held at the Springwood Sports Club, 83 Macquarie Rd, Springwood
Day 3: Public Lecture Day - Saturday 9 November. This will be held at the Springwood Sports Club, 83 Macquarie Rd, Springwood
First Circular: Download here
Website: Click here

8 November 2019 - GESSS SA

Description: The aim of GESSS SA is to connect young researchers in South Australia from across the three institutes; University of South Australia, University of Adelaide and Flinders University, to come together and present their research to the local scientific community. Our annual event supports students to promote their talents to future employers, to discover areas of research at other universities or departments, and to meet new people within the Earth sciences field
Location: Bradley Forum, Hawke Building, University of South Australia
Website: Please click here
Abstracts: for more information, please email gesss.southaustralia@gmail.com
Registrations: Please click here

11 November 2019 - Australian Groundwater School and Field Trip

Location: Adelaide
Website: Please click here

12 November 2019 - GESSS Q
Description: The GSA Earth Sciences Student Symposium Queensland (GESSSQ) is an annual student-run conference held in Brisbane. It is an initiative of the Geological Society of Australia (GSA) and is supported by a network of industry partners. This unique symposium grants students the opportunity to communicate their research to the wider scientific community, and allows them to network with academics and industry professionals. 
Location: Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Owen J. Wordsworth Room (S-Block). Gardens Point campus (Address: 2 George Street, Brisbane, 4000)
Time: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Keynote Speaker: 
Marina Costelloe (Geoscience Australia)
Website: Please click here
Registration: Please click here
Abstracts: Please submit here

12-13 November 2019 - NewGenGold
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth
Website: Click here

14-15 November 2019 - Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland 
This Symposium will join together leading women in the Earth Sciences in both academia and industry with early career researchers and students looking to study Earth Sciences.
Their fields cover:  

  • Atmosphere and Oceans
  • Climates of the Past
  • Geochemistry
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Geophysics
  • Mineral Resources and Energy
  • Petrology
  • Seismology
  • Tectonics
  • Volcanology

Time: 9.00am-6.00pm
click here

18-22 November 2019 - Biennial Meeting of the SGTSG and SGSEG: Convergence on the Coast
Location: Port Lincoln, SA
SGTSG and SGSEG are joining forces to bring together the research community in structural geology, tectonics and solid earth geophysics within Australia and internationally to discuss the latest research and developments in these fields. We plan to maintain the relaxed, informal atmosphere of previous SGTSG conferences, and strongly encourage student attendance and presentations. The conference will include a mid-conference field trip to see the spectacular local geology as well as other events. We hope that the conference will provide a nurturing networking experience for all attendees.
• Pre-conference Field Trip: Lithospheric structures, orogenic fronts and mineral systems: a traverse through the south-eastern Gawler Craton. Wed 13th - Sun 17th November 2019
• Mid-conference field trip: One day field trip on Wednesday 20th November, visiting the spectacular local coastal outcrops of the Southern Gawler Craton
• Post-conference Field Trip: Tectonics, magmatism and crustal growth in the southern Gawler Craton. Sat 23rd – Wed 27th November 2019
• Free Loop 3D modelling workshop: Loop is a new platform that will enable field geologists, researchers from academia and government organisations, explorers, resource modellers & managers to better define their 3D geological environment as well as assessing the requirement for optimised additional data/knowledge acquisition. The platform will be Open Source, scalable and applicable to problems from the mine-scale to the plate-scale, in data-rich and poor environment. It will serve to solve problems related to urban geology, basins resources exploration and exploitation as well as minerals and scientific exploration in poly-deformed metamorphosed terranes.
• Conference dinner and awards night: Wednesday 20th of November at the stunning Line and Label Restaurant, featuring local beer and wines as well as a selection of canapés and a seafood paella, cooked and served by their award winning chefs and featuring all local produce.
Important dates:
• Abstract submission closes 31/07/2019
• Early Bird registrations close 31/07/2019 - GSA member $700; non-GSA member $950; Student/Retired $350
• Pre- and Post-conference field trip registrations close 31/07/2019
• Full registration closes 30/09/2019 - GSA member $850; non-GSA member $1150; Student/Retired $450
• Spouse/Social Event only ticket closes 30/09/2019 - $190
• Workshops and Dinner registration closes 30/09/2019

Website: please click here
Registration: Please click here

21 November 2019 - GSWA Free Database and Online Systems Training
Location: Perth
Website: Please click here

24-28 November - SGGMP Biennial Conference
Location: The 2019 SGGMP biennial conference will be held in the Paranaple Convention Centre in the beautiful town of Devonport in northern Tasmania
Details: Over three days, we will have sessions with talks reporting contemporary research in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry and a combined poster session. The program also includes one ½ day excursion to some geological sites along the northwest coast of Tasmania west of Ulverstone and one 1 day field trip to the Heazelwood River-Waratah district of western Tasmania including a visit toa Cambrian bonintic ultramafic complex and to the famous Mt Bischoff tin mine.
This exciting meeting will provide an opportunity for the Australian community of researchers to report on and discuss their current results in a range of fields ranging from volcanology, geochemistry, experimental petrology and igneous petrogenesis to mineralogy and mineral physics.
 Registration: Registration: click here
Abstracts: If you would like to present an oral or poster presentation at the 2019 SGGMP meeting, please submit your abstract to SGGMP.gsa@gmail.com

28 November 2019 - GSWA Kalgoorlie Open Day & Free Database and Online Systems Training
Location: Kalgoorlie
Website: Please click here

29 November 2019 - South Australian Exploration & Mining Conference
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre
Website: Please click here

29 November 2019 - GESSS WA
Description: GESSS WA allows Honours, Masters and PhD students to present their research to the local scientific community, to gain experience in communicating their research findings through oral and poster presentations, to promote their talents to future employers, to discover areas of research at other universities, or departments, and to meet new people in the Earth Sciences field. 2018 held the first of the Western Australian GESSS series with the aim to continue the initiative into 2019 and alternate between the host universities; The University of Western Australia and Curtin University.
Location: Curtin University
Website: Please click here
Abstracts: Please click here to submit your abstract
Registrations: Please click here


5-6 December 2019 -Tasmanian Geoscience Forum
Details: The Tasmanian Geoscience Forum,  co-hosted by the GSA, AusIMM and AIG, will assemble geoscientists in one pleasant place to share their progress in exploration, mining and research. This event is for sharing results and ideas in the geosciences and learning more about geology, in particular the geology of Tasmania. Colin Jones will be coordinating a field trip to explain the features we observe in the east coast granites
Location: Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens, 1 Quail Street, St Helens, Tasmania
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm Forum, 7.00pm Forum Dinner
Website and registration: https://ausimm.com/news/geoscience-forum-tasmania/

2019 International Event Listing

June 23-27 2019 - The 11th North American Paleontological Convention

University of California, Riverside, California, USA
 Multiple branches of paleontology (vertebrate, invertebrate, paleobotany, micropaleontology, paleo-related organic and inorganic geochemistry, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and astrobiology)

June 26-28 2019 - 9th International Granulation Workshop
Lausanne, Switzerland
Topic:  This will be the place to showcase the latest in agglomeration, granulation and particle technology. The granulation conference will provide an excellent opportunity to gain a complete overview of how the field of granulation stands at present with the presentation of a range of papers from both academia and industry. 
Abstracts: Accepting abstracts for Poster Paper and Poster presentations only. For submission information visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/agglom/2019/callforabstracts
Registration: You can register for the Swiss conference using this link: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/agglom/2019/registration
Website: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/agglom/2019/granulationcourse


8th- 10th (Mon.- Wed.) July 2019 - 9th International Granulation Workshop: Granulation Course (UK)

Location: The University of Sheffield, UK
Topic: This course is designed for those who want to work in industrial granulation or are a PhD student. The Course will comprise a 'hands-on' granulation experience as well as a variety of lectures in order to explain the current challenges facing the granulation community. Includes a new practical session on Continuous manufacturing of Pharmaceutical tablets using the ConsiGma25 CTL in the Diamond pilot plant at the University of Sheffield. This Continuous Powder Processing Plant provides a platform to unite and integrate expertise in the area of pharmaceutical solids manufacturing and address the challenges in the field. More information about the Diamond Pilot Plant (DiPP) can be found in https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/diamond/pilotplant.
Website: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/agglom/2019/granulationcourse

7-10 October 2019 - Society of Economic Geologists (SEG/Chile Explore Group) 2019 Conference
Location: Santiago, Chile
Website: www.seg2019.org

2020 Australia Event Listing


14-16 July 2020- International Archean Symposium
Perth, Western Australia
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
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
Please click here to download the flyer
Website: Please click here
Abstract submission: Please click here
Registration: Opening September 2019

2020 International Event Listing