2020 Australia Event Listing

20 January 2020 - SA Division New Year's Drinks
Location: Hotel Richmond, Rundle Mall
Time: TBA

29-31 January 2020 - Field Geology in the 21st Century NE Tasmania Field Meeting
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)
Topic: TBA
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm

14 February 2020 - NT Division Annual Dinner
Speaker: TBA

Topic: TBA
Location: TBA

20 February 2020 - SA Division Lunchtime Meeting and Drill Core Viewing
Location: Adelaide University
Time: TBA

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: Vitor Barrote (Curtin University)
Topic: TBA
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm

12 March 2020 - SA Division Joint BBQ with AusIMM
Location: Adelaide University, North Terrace Campus
Time: TBA

26 March 2020 - GSA VIC Division Meeting
Speaker: Mark McLean 
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

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 20208th Biennial ACROFI Conference, EGRU
Asian Current Research on Fluid Inclusions
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

Important Dates:
Abstracts:  Submission Opens: 11 November 2019
Submission Closes: 28 February 2020
Notification: by 18 March 2020
Registration Opens: Wednesday 22 January 2020

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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 (close 4 Nov)
Registration: Click here

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