2018 Australian Event Listing


11 December 2018 - ACT Division Christmas BBQ
Details: Please come along and enjoy a drink and BBQ with friends. Free entry in the Christmas Raffle, drawn on the night! Guests welcome!
What to bring: Please bring a chair and a plate of food to share (North-siders - nibbles/salads, South-siders - desserts). Free sausages, bread, sauce. BYO Drinks.
Lennox Gardens, Flynn Dr, Yarralumla, ACT (We will set up north of the Nara Peace Park, look for the GSA banner)
Time: 5.30pm
RSVP: Please RSVP to Michelle Cooper by Sunday 9 December, michelle.cooper@ga.gov.au or 6249 9864

2019 Australian Event Listing


28-30 January 2018 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course 
Speaker: Dr Gavin Clarke
Topic: Ore Textures and Breccias: Recognition Techniques 
Location: Building 034, James Cook University Townsville
Costs: Please click here for more details

31 January -1 February 2018 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course 
Prof. Paul Dirks
Topic: Core Logging Techniques 
Location: Building 034, James Cook University Townsville
Costs: Please click here for more details


2 February 2018 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course 
Dr Dennis Arne
QAQC for Mineral Exploration
Location: James Cook University Townsville
Costs: Please click here for more details

3 February 2018 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course 
Dr Dennis Arne
 Integrating Geochemistry and Mineralogy for Exploration
Location: James Cook University Townsville
Costs: Please click here for more details

4-8 February 2018 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course 
Dr Nick Franey
 Management in Mineral Exploration
Location: James Cook University Townsville
Costs: Please click here for more details

29 February 2018 - Victoria Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Vince Morand (La Trobe University)
Topic: Landslides in Kyrgyzstan
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

19-20 March 2019 - AGES 2019 - Northern Territory Geological Survey’s 20th Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar

Location: Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs, NT
Details: Pre-conference workshops and icebreaker drinks will be held 18 March
Website: Please click here

23-24 March 2019 - A Symposium: Dinosaurs and Evolution of Life (Royal Society of Tasmania, GSA TAS Division and The University of Tasmania)
Location: Stanley Burbury Theatre, University of Tasmania, Churchill Avenue, Hobart
 The Organizing and Scientific Committee of DEL2019, invites you to participate in a 2 day symposium to highlight recent advances in understanding the evolution of life on Earth, with a focus on Dinosaurs. The Symposium will run in parallel with an exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) called “Dinosaur rEvolution; Secrets of Survival” prepared by Gondwana Studios

Participants will benefit from hearing Plenary Session Keynote talks by several distinguished scientists on dinosaurs, evolution and mass extinction including:  

  • Prof John Long (Flinders University) will give an overview on the origin of the species, including dinosaurs
  • Dr Steve Salisbury (University of Queensland) will talk about the recent discovery of dinosaur tracks in northwest Western Australia
  • Dr Stephen Poropat (Swinburne University of Technology) will talk about Australian dinosaurs through the Mesozoic period and the Triassic fossils found in the Hobart area – are they dinosaurs
  • Dr Phil Bell  (University of New England, will talk on recent opalized dinosaur discoveries from Lightning Ridge, NSW
  • Prof Ross Large (University of Tasmania) will talk about research on past ocean chemistry, evolution and mass extinctions over the last 600 million years
  • Peter Norton (Gondwana Studios) is the creator of the Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition at TMAG. He will talk about bringing dinosaurs to life by exhibition
  • John Pickell – _a well-known author who has published several books on dinosaurs will run a Q & A session on dinosaurs, fielding questions from the audience

Themes of Symposium

  • Recent research on dinosaurs
  • Evolution of dinosaurs and birds
  • Proterozoic evolution of life
  • Phanerozoic evolution of life
  • Mass extinction events

Abstracts: should be a maximum of 250 words in Times 12 font, headed by the title, authors and affiliations. Please email to: royal.society@tmag.tas.gov.au before the deadline of January 12, 2019
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14-16 April 2019 - IODP ANZIC Ocean Planet Workshop

Location:  ANU, Canberra, ACT
Details: Workshop to d
evelop the new International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Strategic Plan 2024 - 2034. Further details will be posted through the ANZIC Bulletin. To subscribe please email: iodp.administrator@anu.edu.au

24-28 June 2019 - EGRU - Sn-W Conference

Location: Tinaroo Lake Resort, 
Tinaroo, Atherton Tablelands, tropical north Queensland, Australia
 The conference will address advances and breakthroughs in understanding the setting, genesis and characteristics of magmatic systems  related to Sn-W-Critical Metal mineralisation, including Rare Metal Pegmatites

The program will feature presentations from world-class researchers in the field, including:  

  • Prof. Rolf Romer (GFZ, Potsdam, Germany)
  • Prof. Jingwen Mao (Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China)
  • Prof. Shao-Yong Jiang (China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China)
  • Dr Phillip Blevin (Mineral Systems, Geological Survey of NSW, Maitland, Australia)
  • Prof. Zhaoshan Chang (Colorado School of Mines, Denver, USA)
  • Prof. David Cooke (CODES, Hobart, University of Tasmania)
  • Dr Peter Pollard (Pollard Geological Services, Brisbane, Australia)
  • Dr Yanbo Cheng (EGRU, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)

Abstracts: Submissions TBA
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12 July 2019 - Pilbara Coastal and Marine Science Symposium
Location: Fremantle
The Geological Society of Australia (WA Division) is facilitating a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary day-long symposium on the Pilbara Coast and offshore regions, in collaboration with the Wetlands Research Association Inc. and Geoheritage Australasia. The Symposium will be held on July 12th next year in association with the AMSA 2019 Marine Science for a Blue Economy Conference (Fremantle) http://amsa19.amsa.asn.au/
The aim of the Symposium is to bring together and collate the up-to-the-present and state-of-the art science of universities, government agencies, researchers, and industry in a symposium to share information and exchange ideas towards the understanding and better management of the Pilbara Coast.  The objective also is to produce a quality refereed publication from original work presented at the Symposium
If you are interested in presenting an oral paper or poster at the Symposium or alternately developing a poster paper, please send a 200-500-word abstract and the paper title to: PCMSS@iinet.net.au by March 2019
Cost: $180 for individuals, $120 for GSA members and those registered for the AMSA Conference, $90 for concession holders and students. Applications for free registration, due to hardship, can be sent to PCMSS@iinet.net.au

23-25 July 2019 - Uncover Curnamona
Broken Hill
Uncover Curnamona 2019 will include presentations, workshops, core viewing and field trips. More details and registration information will be circulated soon. Uncover Curnamona 2019 is a collaboration between the Geological Surveys of New South Wales and South Australia, and the Geological Society of Australia. It offers the opportunity to share information and ideas from current mineral exploration, and from cutting-edge research by geological surveys and collaborative partners including the MinEx CRC and the UNCOVER initiative. Topics include:
Current exploration projects
Including Broken Hill-type Ag–Pb–Zn, IOCG, stratabound Cu–Au, Ni–PGE, Sn and Co
Plans for the National Drilling Initiative Program in the greater Curnamona area
Characterising the cover
Depth, style and dispersion of cover, the use of airborne EM, and exhumation history
Lithospheric architecture
AusLAMP coverage, conductivity anomalies and the use of MT in uranium systems
4D geodynamic evolution and metallogenesis
Including Proterozoic, Cambro-Ordovician and Neotectonic geodynamics and implications for mineralisation
Distal mineral footprints
Hylogger™ applications, geochemical footprints in cover sequences

Contact: geoscience.events@geoscience.nsw.gov.au


25-27 September 2019 - SMEDG Mine and Wines: Discoveries in the Tasmanides

Wagga Wagga, NSW
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

14 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
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18-23 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.

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2019 International Event Listing

13-19 February 2019 - Discover Hawaii’s Active Volcanoes February 2019 – a trip for University/College Students
This seven-day (6 night) field trip on the Big Island of Hawaii will expand your knowledge in the field of plate tectonics, hot spot volcanism and the geologic features and hazards associated with living on an active volcano.  We will discuss volcanic edifices, eruption styles, magma evolution and see various types of lava flows, lava lakes, tree molds and lava trees, fault scarps, rifts, craters and calderas.

We will use our observations and new-found knowledge to discuss methods on how to effectively communicate geologic concepts.  We will also have time to look at modern reef development (snorkeling).  We will visit sites of natural hazards, including the 1946 & 1964 tsunamis.  

We will practice field mapping skills in volcanic environments.   Mapping activities include:

  • Mapping the edge of lava flows and looking for evidence of relative ages.
  • Mapping inside a lava tube and calculating flow volumes.
  • Mapping volcanic eruption site features and building ideas and theories on the geological history.

Cost: $US 1695 per person* (*not including airfares to/from Hilo, HI.  Twin share).
Website: Please click here

14-17 March 2019 - International Conference on Geoscience for Society
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh


3-5 April 2019 – PACRIM 2019 AusIMM Conference - Mineral Systems of the Pacific Rim
Themes: Mineral System Understanding, Exploration, Mining Investment and New Project Developments, Mineralisation Styles, and Provinces and Case Studies
Location: Cordis Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
Contact: +61 3 9658 6100
Registration: GSA Members receive a discount registration. Please see the website soon for details
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Abstract submission: Please 
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April 10-12 2019 - 3rd International Conference on Geology and Earth Sciences
Location: Valencia, Spain
 Share and discuss all the Earth Science dealing the scientific study, as it mainly concerns with the study of the earth’s origin, structure, composition & history (including the development of life, and the nature of the processes

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

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 - Bowen Basin 2020

More details TBC