2018 Australian Event Listing

April

19 April 2018 - SA Division Annual General Meeting
Details: The AGM will consist of a short talk, plus Chair's address and recognition of long-standing members
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide, North Terrace
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start


22 April 2018 - ACT Division Woolshed Creek fossil Site Tours
Location: Fairbairn Avenue, near Majura Parkway, Underpass, Canberra
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Details:  Learn all about the amazing ancient sea creatures that lived in Canberra during the Silurian Period between 427-430 million years ago, including brachiopods trilobites, pelecypods, corals and bryozoans.


24 April 2018 – QLD Division Annual General Meeting 
Speaker: Ian Withnall, Secretary GSA Inc Queensland Division
Topic: 
Brothers-in-Arms — the War Service, Geological Careers and Legacies of Cecil Morton and Leslie Blake
Location: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane— directly opposite the Roma Street Station. Meet at the back of the main bar on the ground floor for complimentary finger food — RSVP not required
Time: 5:15pm for 6:00pm


26 April 2018 - Victorian Division Annual General 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

2 May 2018 – WA Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr Carl Brauhart (CSA Global)
Topic: OSNAACA database
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm

8 May 2018 - NSW Exploration Data Workshop
Location: Tuscan Room, Sydney Masonic Centre (SMC), 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Details: This half day interactive workshop will showcase the new geological models and prospectivity datasets produced by the Geological Survey of NSW and provide an overview of its data discovery and delivery systems – MinView and DIGS (program attached). Attendees need to bring their own laptops to explore the data and online systems under the guidance of subject matter experts.
Registration: Please click here

8 May 2018 - Exploration in Another House
Location: Banquet Hall, Sydney Masonic Centre (SMC), 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney
Time: 1:00pm-4:30pm
Details: Presentations will feature highlights of recent projects conducted by the Geological Survey of NSW and their implications for exploration (program attached). A range of related material will be on display, including publications for sale. A networking session follows in the Marble Foyer from 4.30pm. A casual dinner at the nearby Shinara Korean Grill & Lounge (338 Pitt St) will follow at 6.30pm. You must register to attend, but order and pay on the night.
Registration: Please click here

9 May 2018 - Southern Thomson Core Viewing Workshop
Location: WB Clarke Geoscience Centre, 947-953 Londonderry Road, Londonderry
Time: 9:00am-2:30pm
Details: The workshop will include presentations and viewing of core from the Southern Thomson Project stratigraphic drilling program conducted in 2017. Seven drill holes in NSW successfully sampled basement rocks of the Thomson Orogen, beneath the Eromanga Basin, in the Bourke–Hungerford area of remote northwest NSW (another five holes were completed in Queensland). The drilling program was part of the collaborative Southern Thomson Project between the Geological Survey of New South Wales, the Geological Survey of Queensland and Geoscience Australia.
Registration: Please click here

10 May 2018 - NSW Division Monthly Meeting 
Speaker: TaraDjokic (UNSW)
Topic: Life in Archean hot springs and implications for astrobiology
Location: City of Sydney RSL, 565 George Street, Sydney (meet at the bar on level 3)
Time: 5:30pm

14 May 2018 - The Business of Geotourism and Geoparks Workshop
Presenters: Nick Powe, Angus M Robinson, Young Ng, Albert Teo, Shahrzad Khodayar, Alan Briggs and Ross Dowling
Topic: Geotourism brings the earth beneath our feet to life as we learn how it sustains us and provides the landscape for so many of our natural attractions.  
It is also a driver for economic development. Presenters will share case studies from around the world and you will learn of the exciting opportunities for Western Australia as many regions are now working towards securing their economic futures through geotourism

Location: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, 17 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington, WA
Cost: Facet members $100, non-members $150, students / concession $50
Register: Please click here
Program: Please click here 

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

15 May 2018 – WA Division Special Meeting
Speaker: Angus M Robinson FAusIMM (CP)
Topic: Striking gold through geotourism – a perspective from a former gold/metals exploration geologist
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm


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

18 May 2018 – NT Division Monthly Meeting 
Speakers: 
Nassar Pragt and Pierre-Olivier Bruna (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Topic: Reconstructing the geological history and predicting fracture network arrangement in the McArthur Basin, NT Australia
Location: Darwin - NT Geological Survey office, 3rd Floor, Paspalis Centrepoint Building, 48-50 Smith St, Darwin. Alice Springs (streamed) - NT Geological Survey office Arid Zone Research Institute, South Stuart Hwy, Alice Springs. 
Time: 4.00-5.00pm ACST

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/

22 May 2018 – QLD Division Monthly Meeting 
Speaker: Dr Aldo Van Heeswijck
Topic: Galilee Basin
Location: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane— directly opposite the Roma Street Station. Meet at the back of the main bar on the ground floor for complimentary finger food — RSVP not required
Time: 5:15pm for 6:00pm

29 May 2018 - HEDG
Speakers: Mr Lachlan Hart (University of New England) and Mr Kurt Steffens (University of Sydney)
Topic: Cretaceous megafauna and opals
Location: TBC
Time: Drinks and nibbles at 6.00pm, presentations start at 6.30pm


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

31 May 2018 – TAS Division Annual General Meeting 
Speaker: Dr Claire Kain (MRT)
Topic: Natural Hazards
Location: Main Lecture Theatre, School of Earth Sciences, University of Tasmania
Time: 6:00pm

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

26 June 2018 – QLD Division Monthly Meeting 
Speaker: Nick Dyriw, PhD student, Queensland University of Technology
Topic: Seafloor massive sulphides
Location: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane— directly opposite the Roma Street Station. Meet at the back of the main bar on the ground floor for complimentary finger food — RSVP not required
Time: 5:15pm for 6:00pm

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/

14 August 2018 - HEDG
Speakers: Mr Paul McBain (DPE) and Mr Lewis Payne (Peabody Energy)
Topic: Drones in geoscience
Location: 
Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles at 6.00pm, presentations start at 6.30pm
Details: Presentations are part of National Science Week @ Newcastle Museum. 
National Science Week's 2018 theme is ‘Game changers and change makers’. The presenters will present talks on the game-changing application of drone technology in geoscience – and the quantum leap they bring to environmental monitoring, rehabilitation, geotechnical engineering and safety


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 2020 - Bowen Basin 2020

More details TBC