2020 Australia Event Listing


1 April 2020 - WA Division Meeting - Cancelled
Speaker: Nick Christie-Blick (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
Why Extensional Detachment Faults Are Still A Problem
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm

9 April 20020 - NSW Division Meeting - Cancelled
Heather Handley (Macquarie University and WOMEESA) 
Mainland Australia's next volcanic eruption: Insights into future activity from volcanology, petrology, Indigenous knowledge and public perceptions
Location: Club York, 95-99 York Street, Sydney
Time: Drinks at 5.30pm, meeting at 6.00pm

16 April 2020 - SA Division Annual General Meeting - Alert
Details: The SA Division is exploring the possibility of holding the AGM through the video conferencing software Zoom. More details will be announced soon.

20 April 2020 - WA Division Structural Logging of Drillcore Workshop Postponed
New date to be advised
Details: For early-career geoscientists, this workshop provides hands-on instructions on how to collect and interpret structural data from diamond drillcore.
Presenters: Sarah Jones, Structural Geologist with SJGeology Ltd
Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptops for hands-on case studies. Closed shoes, hand lens, and scribe are also required. Prerequisites for the course are basic familiarity with MS Excel spreadsheets. Access to a freeware Stereoplot program will be provided.
Cost: $30 for students, $60 for GSA members, $160 for non-members (prices are inclusive of GST). 
Registration: Click here to register. Places are limited
Contact: Sarah Jones   sarah.jones@sjgeology.co.nz

• Introduction to structural logging (the rationale, methods and outputs)
• Strategies for logging: graphic logs, structural logs, recognizing key data for the characterization of ore bodies
• Geotechnical logging
• Participants will collect structural data from drillholes stored at the Perth Core Library
• Interpretation and presentation of the collected structural data
Catering: Morning tea will be provided – please advise any dietary requirements when registering. Bring your own lunch or walk down the street to the lunch bar for some tasty options (a microwave is available for use)
Location: Perth Core Library, 37 Harris Street, Carlisle, WA
Time: 9.00am-4.00pm
Parking: Free parking is available inside the main gate on Harris Street. Arriving vehicles will be directed to appropriate parking bays by Core Library staff

28 April 2020 - GSA Queensland Division, April Technical Talk and AGM - Talk Cancelled - AGM Postponed
Date to be advised
Topic: TBC
Guest speaker: Professor Peter Betts from Monash University, the inaugural GSA Travelling Lecturer.
Agenda: Presentation of reports and election of committee for 2020–21 (see nomination form February/March 2020 newsletter)
Time: 5:15 pm for 6:00 pm Venue: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane.

6 May 2020 - WA Division Meeting - Cancelled
Speaker: Raphael Baumgartner (CSIRO and UNSW)
Sulfidized stromatolites of the 3.48 billion-year-old Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia: A “benchmark” for the oldest evidence of life on EarthLocation: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm



24-26 June - Australian Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference, Newcastle
This conference aims to bring together students, early career researchers, and young professionals working in the coastal geoscience and engineering disciplines. The conference also welcomes senior researchers and private/public professionals.
Website: https://auscoastalresearch.wordpress.com/ausycsec/


2 July 2020 - SA Division Ralph Tate Memorial Lecture - To be confirmed
Speaker: Heather Handley (Macquarie University)
Topic: TBA
Location: University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus, Mawson Lecture Theatre
Time: 6.00pm

14-16 July 2020 - International Archean Symposium - Postponed
Revised date to be advised.
Location: University Club and the Octagon Theatre at the University of Western Australia, Perth
Details: 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
Registration: Please click here
Contact: info@6ias.org

17 July 2020 - Target 2020 - Postponed
Revised date to be advised.

Location: University Club, University of Western Australia, 
Details: Geoconferences is organizing Target 2020 in collaboration with the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) to showcase innovations developed to aid the discovery of new tier-one deposits and broaden the exploration search space under cover. Target 2020 will focus on all aspects of mineral exploration and provide a unique opportunity to workshop solutions to the mineral industry challenges that lie ahead.
Website: Please click here
Registration: Please click here
Contact: info@6ias.org

24 July 2020 - GSA Queensland Division, July Technical Talk (joint with AIMM and AIG) To be confirmed 
Once again, the July Technical Talk will be a joint meeting with AIMM and AIG, presenting another update on exploration in Queensland. Further details will be forwarded closer to the time. At present Mr Rob Murdoch has been invited to speak and Ian Macfarlane from QRC and the Queensland Minister, Dr Lyneham are possibilities.
Time: 5:15 pm for 6:00 pm (note that this will be a change from the usual Tuesday)
Venue: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane


20 August 2020 - SA Division Annual Dinner To be confirmed 
Details: TBA


6-11 September 2020 - 15th International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
Location: UNSW Sydney, Library Road, Kensington NSW 2052
Contact: ANSTO Event Coordinator: ams15@ansto.gov.au
Website: https://ams15.sydney
Early Bird Registration Close: Friday 12th June
Abstract Close: Friday 24th April

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
Cost: Early bird rate: (closes 28 Feb): $770 full registration, $440 retired or hardship, $250 student, $250 day registration  and $150 additional dinner tickets. Standard rate: $880 full registration, $550 retired or hardship, $300 student
Registration: Click here
Field Trip: Dinosaur Safari 
Details: The specially designed three-day, local palaeontologist led, Winton based program starts straight after the 2020 Bowen Basin Symposium.
Safari highlights:
- Explore the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils
- Visit Kronosaurus Korner in Richmond to deep dive into marine fossils, and fossick the ancient beds of the Great Inland Sea
- Experience the world’s only recorded dinosaur stampede exhibition at the Lark Quarry Conservation Park
Duration: Three days (11-13 September, 2020)
Start/Finish: Mackay/Mackay*
Travel Style: Chartered flights, private coaches, comfortable “safari-style” tents (twin share)**, continental breakfasts, and outback evening meals
Physical Rating: Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels
Cost: (all inclusive): $1,650 per person (early bird rate) / $1950 (regular rate).*Option to fly to Brisbane for a small additional cost ($85), ** Single-share accommodation is available for an additional cost ($475).
Registration: https://www.sassaffair.com/dinosaur

28 Sep to 2 Oct – 19th 2020 ANZGG, Alice Springs
Planning for the next ANZGG conference is underway. The conference will be held from 28 Sept to 2 Oct at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, with field trips to the Quartzite Ranges, Fink River and possibly into the dune fields. Details will be posted soon, keep checking: https://www.anzgg.org/conferences

15 to 20 Nov 2020 – 9 the International Acid Sulfate Soils Conference, Adelaide
The 9th International Acid Sulfate Soils Conference (9th IASSC) is the premier interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of acid sulfate soil research, policy and management practices. Website: https://biological.adelaide.edu.au/acid-sulfate-soil/iassc/.

29th Nov to 4th Dec 2020 – Soils: Investing in our Future, Cairns Joint conference of Soil Science Australia and the New Zealand Society of Soil Science in Cairns, Queensland.
Jam-packed program of Australian and New Zealand soils professionals, now seeking special sessions. Website: https://www.soilscienceaustralia.org.au/2020-joint-conference/.





2020 International Event Listing

21-26 June - Goldschmidt Hawaii 2020
Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organized by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.
Location: Hawaii Convention Centre, Honolulu
Website: Click here
Program themes: Click here
Registration: Early bird registration deadline 21 April 2020. Standard registration deadline 21 May 2020. Click here to register
Abstract submission: Deadline 14 Feb 2020. Click here to submit your abstract

2021 Australia Event Listing

9-12 February 2021 - Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021: Core to Cosmos

Details: The convention will showcase current trends and advances in earth science, including the latest findings on the deep structure and composition of our planet, our diverse crust and surface environments, developments in the energy and resources sectors and critically, the essential role that geoscience plays in our sustainable future. Themes for the convention include:
Theme 1: Energy and resources
Theme 2: Earth structure
Theme 3: Core to crust
Theme 4: Crust, surface and cosmos
Theme 5: Geoscience in society, education and environment
Theme 6: Earth observations and models
Call for Sessions: Click here
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania
Website: Click here

2021 International Event Listing

25 July - 1 August 2021 - 18th International Congress of Speleology
Details: The UIS hosts an International Congress of Speleology every four years, which is the world’s most significant gathering of cave and karst scientists, managers, educators, and explorers. This year the congress will be expanded into the major international event that will celebrate the International Year of Caves and Karst.
Location: Lyon – Villeurbanne, France
Website: Click here

15-18 November 2021 - 16th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)

Details: The meeting will feature presentations on topics related to mineral deposit research, exploration, sustainable development and environmental and social aspects related to mineral deposits. The oral and poster presentation sessions, and pre- and post-conference short courses and field trips will provide a comprehensive programme. The conference is organised by SGA with support from professionals in universities, research organisations, government, minerals industry, and service providers.
Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Website: Click here
First circular: Click here