2018 Australian Event Listing

February 
20 February 2018 - ACT Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Mike Rickard 
Topic: A history of structural geology and tectonics
Location: Jaeger Lecture Theatre, Jaeger Building (Building 61), Mills Road, Australian National University
Time: 5:00pm for 5:30pm start

18-21 February 2018 - Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference
Location: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Website: http://www.aegc2018.com.au/

22 February 2018 - Victorian Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr Chris Hall (Australian Synchrotron)
Topic: Imaging and Medical beamline (IMBL): revealing material structures in 3D
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

March

2 March 2018 - SA Basins Stratigraphy & Hydrogeology Workshop
Location: South Australia Drill Core Reference Library 5 Tonsley Boulevard, Tonsley, SA
Time: 9:30am-3:00pm
Cost: $50 workshop only (notes, morning tea and lunch) and $200 workshop and data pack (reports, GIS data)

Registration: Please click here
More information: Please contact steve.barnett@sa.gov.au

6 March 2018 - Tamala Limestone Fieldtrip - Classic Carbonates and Pleistocene Sea-Levels

Location: Scotch College Boatshed The Esplanade , Peppermint Grove, WA
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: $15 for GSA Members (include guidance by Dr. Milo Barham, field notes, worksheet and a free beverage)

Registration: Please click here
Details: Please click here for addition information


7 March 2018 - WA Division Monthly Meeting 

Speaker: Prof. Rob Strachan (Curtin University)
Topic: 
Early Neoproterozoic orogenesis and Rodinia reconstructions in the North Atlantic borderlands – new evidence from the Shetland Islands, Scotland
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm

8 March 2018 - NSW Division Monthly Meeting 
Speaker: Dr Pedro Restrepo-Pace (Oil Search)
Topic: Cuu Long Basin Exploration Rejuvenation: A multidisciplinary approach to rejuvenating the play portfolio of a mature basin
Location: City of Sydney RSL, 565 George Street, Sydney (meet at the bar on level 3)
Time: 5:30pm

7-8 March 2018 - ACG Static Liquefaction Workshop
Location: Mecure Melbourne Treasury Gardens, Melbourne
Details: This two-day workshop aims to provide demonstrations of the static liquefaction failure mechanism (and triggering process) as it relates to tailings, and the tools used to assess the potential for this behaviour. 
Website: Please click here
Registration and Programme: Please click here


9 March 2018 - Coalfield Geology Council of NSW Meeting
Organisers: Coalfield Geology Council of NSW
Comments: A demonstration of the GSNSW Hylogger will be provided, and attendees will be given the opportunity to view core from the Department's recent Mendooran drilling program. A vote will also be taken on proposed changes to the CGC constitution 
Location: 947-953 Londonderry Road, Londonderry
Time: 10:00am and followed by lunch at around 12:00pm. Please advise of any dietary requirements to: admin@coalfieldgeologycouncilnsw.org
Register: Please click here

13 March 2018 - ACT Division Monthly Meeting
Speakers: Tutu Baeza, Claire Orlov and TBA 
Topic: Student Careers pizza lunch with a speaker each from Industry, government and academia
Location: J8 2nd year lab, Australian National University
Time: 1:00-2:00pm


15 March 2018 - SA Division/AusIMM Student’s BBQ
Speaker: Mr Ed Lynch
Details: Students get a chance to listen to graduate geologists, metallurgists and mining engineers. After the presentations there will be a free BBQ  and drinks out the back of the Mawson building
Location: Sprigg Room, Mawson Building, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start


March 2018 - ACT Division Field Trip of Gossan Hill (TBC)
Location: College Street, near University of Canberra and the hill south of College Street, Gossan Hill
Time & date: TBA, likely to be either 3 or 17 March


20-21 March 2018 - Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) 2018

Location: Alice Springs Convention Centre, NT
For more information and registration, please go to: www.ages.nt.gov.au  

22 March 2018 - Bowen Basin Geologist's Group Meeting
Location: Lake Vermont Mine, Queensland
Time: 
9am til 3:30pm 
Details: Please bring long sleeve high-vis shirt, long pants, safety boots, hard hat and safety glasses. Registrations are limited to 25 people due to meeting room & transport capacities on the mine. Reserve your place via the BBGG website Events page to avoid missing out on this opportunity!  
Contact: Please email Danique Bax at dbax@newhopegroup.com.au


24-25 March 2018 - Queensland Division at the World Science Festival
Location: Brisbane
Details: The GSAQ booth will feature geological displays showcasing the geology of Brisbane. The Division will also hold walking tours based on the Geotourism Building Stone App showing historical uses of local building stone materials and demonstrating the impact of the geology of Brisbane upon development decisions during early settlement
Website: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com.au/


29 March 2018 - Victorian Division Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Dr Jim Peter Driscoll (Monash University)
Topic: Tasmanian conglomerates  
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start


April
8-11 April 2018 -Australian Regolith Geoscientists Association conference
Location: Coopers Ale House, Wallaroo, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Website: Please click here


9 April 2018 - ACG Rheology Fundamentals for Slurries and Pastes Workshop
Location:
Rendezvous Scarborough Perth Hotel, Perth
Details: The course will focus on identifying what information is required, how to interpret measured data and how to apply to new system design and existing operations. You will learn about slurry physical and chemical properties, how flow properties or rheology are measured and how to meaningfully interpret rheological data for viscosity, yield stress, time dependence and dewatering information. The course will outline how to apply rheology and surface chemistry for pipeline transport and thickening equipment selection and optimal control and operation.
Website: Please 
click here

10 April 2018 - ACG Is the Future Filtered? Paste and Thickened Tailings Short Course
Location:
 Rendezvous Scarborough Perth Hotel, Perth
Details: Drawing on experiences from a number of operational filtered tailings facilities, the short course will discuss available technologies, appropriate test programmes to determine relevant design parameters, operational challenges and cost comparisons.
Website: Please 
click here

11-13 April 2018 - ACG 21st International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings 
Location:
 Rendezvous Scarborough Perth Hotel, Perth
Details: This seminar represents a valuable opportunity for academics, designers, practitioners, consultants and suppliers to discuss best practice, improved methods and technology, all with an emphasis on safety, efficiency and environmental impact.
Website: Please 
click here
Registration: Please click here (Earlybird registration ends 26 Feb 2018)

17 April 2018 - ACT Division Annual General Meeting
Speaker: TBA 
Topic: TBA
Location: Jaeger Lecture Theatre, Jaeger Building (Building 61), Mills Road, Australian National University
Time: 5:00pm for 5:30pm start


April 2018 - ACT Division tours of the Woolshed Creek fossil site (TBC)
Location: Fairbairn Avenue, near Majura Parkway
Underpass, Canberra 
Time and Date: TBA. Tour is part of the ACT Heritage Festival

26 April 2018 - Victorian Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Gresley Wakelin-King (Wakelin Associates)
Topic: 
Landscapes of the Diamantina: greenfields geomorphology investigations supporting sustainable land use
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start


May
14-16 May 2018 - ACG Practical Rock Mechanics in Mining Short Course 
Location: The University Club, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
Details: This course is designed to develop specific open pit and underground mining geomechanics competencies for mine geologists and engineers so their contribution to mine site geomechanics programmes is enhanced. The course could be of particular benefit to geomechanics personnel with limited practical experience and is applicable to both open pit and underground mining personnel
Website: Please click here
Registration and Programme: Please click here


17-18 May 2018 - ACG Managing Seismic Risks in Underground Mines Course 
Location: The University Club, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
Details: This course is designed to introduce mine geotechnical engineers to basic mine seismology concepts and their application in mining. Geotechnical engineers who work on medium to high risk seismic mines would benefit most from this course
Website: Please click here
Registration and Programme: Please click here

21-25 May 2018 - The Solomon Meeting - A Forum for Advancing Mineral System Science
Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
Topic: Understanding the multiscale physical and chemical process in mineral systems that create giant resources and how these relate to Earth systems
For more information and registration, please go to: http://solomonmeeting2018.com/

31 May 2018 - Victorian Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Prof Trevor Ireland (ANU)
Topic: Earth elements
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

June
June 2018 -Victorian Division Howitt Lecture with the Royal Society of Victoria
Details: TBA

July
July 2018 - Victorian Division Monthly Meeting
Speakers: Postgraduate students
Details: TBA

August
13-17 August 2018 – Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA 2018)
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
For more information, please go to http://www.ima2018.com/


30 August 2018 - Victorian Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Mr Dean Turnbull (Dart Mining)
Topic: Dorchap Dyke Swarm -Lithium exploration
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start


September
27 September 2018 - Victorian Division Monthly Meeting & Selwyn Lecture
Details: TBA


October
14-18 October 2018 – Australian Geoscience Council Convention: Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
This convention is hosted by the AGC and all the Australian geoscience member societies.
More information is coming soon.
Themes include:
- Understanding the Earth
- Life on Earth – origins and diversity
- Resources – discovery, development, use and sustainability
- Applied Geoscience in the 21st Century – innovation, technology and the future
- Beyond the Rocks – Geoscience in our society: current application and future trends
Scientific and Technical Program Convenor – Chris Yeats chris.yeats@industry.nsw.gov.au
AGC President and Convention Chair – Bill Shaw president@agc.org.au
Registrations: Please click here
For more information, please go to: https://www.agcc.org.au/

23-25 October 2018 - ACG Geotechnical Engineering for Open Pit Mines
Location: Novotel Perth Langley Hotel, Perth
Details: Please contact the ACG for more information regarding this event
Website: Please click here
Registration: Please click here

26 October 2018 - ACG Instrumentation and Slope Monitoring Workshop
Location: Novotel Perth Langley Hotel, Perth
Details:
 This workshop will focus on new developments relating to conventional terrestrial monitoring systems such as open pit radars, prisms, laser scanning, photogrammetry, as well as the integration of the different types of  these monitoring systems and their interpretation
Website: Please click here
Registration: Please click here
Note: Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact the ACG for more information

December
5-6 December 2018 - ACG 
Management, operation and relinquishment of tailings storage facilities seminar
Location: The University Club, The University of Western Australia, Crawley
Details: 
This two-day ACG seminar will address the issues facing site personnel involved in the day-to-day management of tailings storage facilities (TSF) and the obligation to comply with the relevant operating standards and closure requirements
Website: Please click here
Registration: Please click here

2018 International Event Listing

February 
10-18 February 2018 - 
Discover Volcanism - Hawaii, a trip for all geology enthusiasts
Location: Hawaii
Notes: This nine-day (8 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. For more detail, please see the attachments below:

April
9 April 2018 - ACG Instrumentation and Slope Monitoring Workshop
Location: Hotel Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento, Seville, Spain
Details: This workshop will focus on new developments relating to conventional terrestrial monitoring systems such as open pit radars, prisms, laser scanning, photogrammetry, as well as the integration of the different types of these monitoring systems and their interpretation
Website: Please click here
Registration and program: Please click here

10 April 2018 - ACG
InSAR, Radar and Emerging Technologies Workshop
Location: Seville, Spain
Details:
 This workshop will focus on the use of remote sensing and the application of emerging types of remote monitoring technology
Website: Please click here
Registration and program: Please click here

11-13 April 2018 - 2018 International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering
Location: Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel, Seville, Spain
Website: Please click here

May

7-9 May 2018 - 8th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences — AND the Marine Geohazards Conference
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Website: Please click here


21-25 May 2018 - Fifth International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring
Location: Rome, Italy
Topics: Basic concepts on monitoring, contact monitoring methods, remote monitoring methods, vibration monitoring and analysis and interpretation of data
Grants: Three grants are available for a young professional, PhD student and an attendee from a developing country
Website: https://www.geotechnicalmonitoring.eu/

28-30 May 2018 - New Zealand Minerals Forum 2018
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Topics: Mineral investment opportunities, exclusive industry announcements, regulatory roadmap guidance, understanding the new government coalition, environmental compliance and showcasing of best practice & leadership and direction for the mining sector in New Zealand
Programme: Please click here
Registration: Please click here


September

3-7 September 2018 - 12th International Conference on Mine Closure
Location: 
KUBUS Leipzig, Germany
Website: Please click here
Abstracts: Please click here
Program: Please click here

3-7 September 2018 - 4th Annual World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium -  WMESS 2018
Location: 
Prague, Czech Republic
Website: Please click here
Register and Abstracts: Please click here

11-14 September 2018 - 
8th International Brachiopod Congress
Location: Milan, Italy
Website: www.8brachiopodcongress.com
Notes: topics of the Congress will include all aspects of the study of brachiopods, from systematics and evolution to biostratigraphy, palaeoecology, palaeobiogeography, to the biology of extant brachiopods. Particular emphasis will be devoted to research on mass
extinctions, biomineralisation and geochemistry, as well as new methods of microscopic investigation with the latest equipment in this field. For more details, please see the attachments below:

8th IBC 1st Circular
(Adobe PDF File)
22-25 September 2018 -  SEG 2018: Metals, Minerals, and Society
Location: 
Keystone, Colorado, USA
Website: 
www.seg2018.org

October
15-17 October 2018 - ACG 
Fourth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving 
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Website: Please click here
Notes: Abstracts due 18 Feb 2018

2019 International Event Listing

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

Location: 
University of California, Riverside, California, USA
Topic: 
 Multiple branches of paleontology (vertebrate, invertebrate, paleobotany, micropaleontology, paleo-related organic and inorganic geochemistry, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and astrobiology)
Website
http://napc2019.ucr.edu/

2020 Australia Event Listing

September 
8-10 September 2018 - Bowen Basin 2020

More details TBC