2018 Australian Event Listing


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
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

15 August 2018 – Stories in Stone - the NSW Library of Rocks, Geological Survey of NSW
B Clarke Geoscience Centre, Londonberry, NSW
Time: 10.30am-12.00pm or 1.00pm-2.30pm 
Details: Join scientists and technicians from the Geological Survey of NSW at the WB Clarke Geoscience Centre  for a series of hands-on activities at the NSW Government’s warehouse of rocksfossils and mineralsIn operation since 1964, this specially designed building holds over a million metres of drilled rock that records what lies beneath the surface of NSW. This library of drillcore is available for all to ‘read’ and interpret, and you’ll see how high-tech equipment at the centre can help to identify what minerals are in the rock. See spectacular and unique mineral and rock specimens from around NSW and the globe and marvel at their beauty under the microscope. Palaeontologists will lead you through the amazing fossil record of past inhabitants of NSW – stretching back over 500 million years.

Registration: Please click here to register for free

16 August 2018 - SA Division Annual Dinner and Medal Presentations
Details: dinner, talk and presentation of the Bruce Webb and Walter Howchin Medals
Speaker: Kathryn Amos, Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide
Topic: Rivers on continents on the sea floor
Location: Hyde Park Tavern, 187 King William Road, Hyde Park, SA 5061
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: $50 students and retired members, $60 full members
Tickets: Click here to register and purchase your ticket

18 August 2018 - NSW Division stall at Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens  
TopicJoin the NSW Division at this free outdoor event and take a trip through time to the ancient land of Gondwana for a fantastic family day of hands-on science fun at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden!
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, 5-17 Tomah Drive, Mount Tomah
Time:  9:30am – 4:00pm
Cost: This is a free event

23 August 2018 – TAS Division Dinner
Speaker: Nic Haygarth (Heritage Tasmania)
Topics: History of mining in Tasmania
Location: Alan Bray Pickled Pear, UTAS
Time: 6:00pm for 6:30pm
Cost: $55 per person

RSVP: Please contact Karin Orth - karin.orth@utas.edu.au

28 August 2018 – QLD Division Monthly Meeting 
Speaker: Dr Aldo Van Heeswijck, Deputy Chairman & Membership Secretary, Queensland Division, GSA Inc
Topic: Insights in the Drummond and Galilee Basins
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
5:15pm for 6:00pm

30 August 2018 - Victorian Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr John Moreau
Topic: TBA
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

30 August 2018 – Big Data Analytics The Opportunity for the Mining Industry - One Day AMIRA Workshop
Location: KPMG Offices, Perth 
Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm 
Topics: The masterclass begins with a review of the BDA industry and why it generates so much revenue for providers and so little tangible value to users. We then use this introduction as a platform for exploring practical solutions. Topics will include
'Understanding People & The 4Gs', 'Understanding Complexity', 'Understanding System Evolution', 'Understanding Organisational Capability', 'Big Data Analytics Capability Model', 'How To Measure Anything' and 'Putting It All Together'Lead Presenter: Professor Darrell Mann (CEO of Systematic Innovation Ltd)
Brochure: Please click here
AMIRA International members: Early Bird $650 (registration before 1 August), $760 (after 1 August). Non-members: Early Bird $780 (registration before 1 August), $890 (after 1 August) 
Registration: Please 
click here. Delegates: minimum 15, maximum 30
Further information: Please contact Mary Ann Tirona on
 03 8636 9999  or via mary.ann.tirona@amirainternational.com


5 September 2018 – WA Division Meeting
Speaker: Helen McFarlane (Centre for Exploration Targeting, UWA)
Topic: Metamorphism of the West African Craton: Dilemmas of the Palaeoproterozoic accretionary-collisional Eburnean Orogeny (2.20 – 2.07 Ga)

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

5-7 September 2018 - Elizabeth & Frederick White Conference - Frontiers in Gas-Solid Processes from the Atomic Scale to the Parsec
Topic: This conference covers the role of gas mixtures in distributing chemical elements, modifying materials & transferring heat from the atomic through parsec scales. Advances in understanding gas-solid reactions form a basis for improving removal of greenhouse gases from Earth’s atmosphere, enhancing models of volcanic processes, aiding ore deposit exploration, creating efficient energy storage approaches, & probing planet-forming regions beyond our solar system and fundamental processes in gas-solid interactions. Program

  • Planets & stars
  • Fundamental processes in gas-solid interactions
  • Volcanoes & the Earth’s Crust
  • CO2 sequestration
  • Gas-capture with efficient thermal energy conversion
  • Early career workshop & future research planning

Public lecture: Prof Klaus Lackner, Arizona State University
Location: Australian Academy of Science, Canberra
Time: 8.30am-5.00pm
Abstract submission: Please email abstracts to gas.solid.conf.18@gmail.com by 1 August

Website and registration: please click here

13 September 2018 – TAS Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Mike Hall (Monash University)
Topic: The late Cambrian rift system and the Tabberabberan Orogeny in western Tasmania
Location: Main Lecture Theatre, School of Earth Sciences, University of Tasmania
Time: 6:00pm

22 September 2018 – 2018 GSAQ Field Day - Esk Basin sequences in the headwaters of the Brisbane and Stanley Rivers, southeast Queensland
Location: Woodford, Kilcoy, Toogoolawah, Moore & Linville Districts
Time: 7.00am – 6.00pm 
Details: This event will take members to the more remote parts of the Esk basin to exposures occurring in the rugged headwaters of both the Brisbane and Stanley Rivers. In some places one can jump across the Brisbane River. This beautiful countryside is enhanced by amazing exposures of the stratigraphy. It is a place where geologists can debate the origins of the strata, stages of structural deformation and magmatic events that have modified the landscape. A new geological leaflet on this part of the Basin will be released on the Field Day. George Winter and Bill D’Arcy have prepared the Field Day itinerary and accompanying leaflet edited by Warwick Willmott.

GSA/AIG members $50Concessions for retired members $45, GSA Student Members $15 and Non GSA/AIG Members  $60
Registration: Please 
click here. Registrations close 19 September
For safety reasons the use of private vehicles is not permitted. Coach transport provided by Southern Cross Transit. Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted to attend this Field Day. Registrants will be provided with fluoro-safety vests for the duration of this event. However, you will be required to bring your own safety glasses, sun screen, a hat and wear enclosed foot ware. Cold water, morning tea and lunches will be provided as part of the registration cost

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


3 October 2018 – WA Division Meeting
Speaker: Heta Lampinen (Centre for Exploration Targeting, UWA)
Topic: Defining a base metal mineral systems footprint in the Edmund Basin of the Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5.30pm

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

22-24 October 2018 – Garry Davidson Symposium
Details: The Garry Davidson Symposium honours Garry’s memory by providing a state-of-the-art appraisal of the characteristics, origins and exploration for these significant mineral resources.
Topics: IOGC and related deposits, uranium deposits, sediment-hosted base metal deposits, VHMS deposits and orogenic and intrusion-related Au.
Location: CODES, Centre for Ore Deposits and Earth Sciences, University of Tasmania
Cost: $110 for symposium for CODES staff/students, $1,760-$1,980 for symposium for industry participants (or $660 per day) and $110 for conference dinner
Registration and payment: Please download program and registration form below 

25 October 2018 - Victorian Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr Sandra McLaren
Topic: TBA
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

26 October 2018 - ACG Instrumentation and Slope Monitoring Workshop
Location: Novotel Perth Langley Hotel, Perth
 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

29 October 2018 – GESSS QLD
Description: GESSS QLD is an event that allows honours, masters, and PhD students from all over Queensland to present their work to the wider scientific community, including geoscientists from industry, government, and academia
Location: The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072
Time: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Abstracts: Abstract submissions close 31 August. Please click here to submit your abstract 
Register: Please click here
Website: Please click here

October 2018 – TAS Division Field Trip
Details: TBA


16 November 2018 – GESSS TAS
Location: Discipline of Earth Sciences, UTAS
Registrations: Check back soon for details
Check back soon for details


29 November 2018 – GESSS WA

Description: GESSS WA is a new initiative allows Honours, Masters and PhD students from the University of Western Australia and Curtin University present their research to the local scientific community, to gain experience in communication their research findings through oral and poster presentations, to promote their talents to future employers, to discover ares of research at other universities or departments and to meet new people in the Earth Science field
Location: Geology Building, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Carwley WA 6009
Time: 8:30am – 8:00pm
Abstracts: Abstract submissions close 15 August. Please click here to submit your abstract 
Register: Registrations close 29 October. Please click here to register for GESSS WA
Website: Please click here



3-4 December 2018 – GESSS NSW
Description: GESSS NSW is moving to the University of Sydney for 2018. Our mission is to educate, engage and interact with Earth Science students across NSW, to develop long lasting networks and friendships for our future.
Location: Abercrombie Building, University of Sydney
Time: TBA
Abstracts: Please check here again soon for more details
Register: Please check here again soon for more details
Website: Please 
click here

5 December 2018 – GESSS SA
Description: The Geological Society of Australia Earth Sciences Student Symposium in South Australia (GESSS-SA) is a conference designed to allow Honours, Masters and PhD students from three South Australian universities (The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia) to come together and present their Earth sciences related research to the local scientific community
Location: University of Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Time: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Abstracts: Abstract submissions close 1 September. Please click here to submit your abstract 
Register: Registrations close 4 December. Please click here to register for GESSS SA
Website: Please click here

4-6 December 2018 - Short Course in Epithermal Au-Ag and Porphyry Cu-Au Exploration
Presenters: Greg Corbett and Stuart Hayward
Location: Dec 4 & 5 - York Club, 99 York Street, Sydney, Dec 6 - W B Clarke Geoscience Centre, Londonderry
Price: Students $150, but if you need assistance contact greg@corbettgeology.com; unemployed geologists $400; employed geologists $1500
Registration: To register, click here
Details: Please download flyer below

5-6 December 2018 - ACG Management, operation and relinquishment of tailings storage facilities seminar
Location: The University Club, The University of Western Australia, Crawley
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
Please click here
Registration: Please click here

6-7 December 2018 – Tasmanian Geoscience Forum
Location: Tall Timbers, Smithton
Details: TBA

2018 International Event Listing

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:

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
 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


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


3-7 September 2018 - 12th International Conference on Mine Closure
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
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
Keystone, Colorado, USA

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

15 November -15 December 2018 - 1st Palaeontology Virtual Congress 

Details: O
rganised by a young group of researches belonging to the Universitat de València, Museu Valencià d’Història Natural and Museo Paleontológico de Alpuente (Spain). Oral communications and posters about any palaeontological field will be presented through an online platform created ad hoc. The simplicity of this new format will allows for low-cost registration fees (5€) and saving travel and maintenance expenses for the delegates. This initiative aims to give international projection to the paleontological research carried out by groups with limited economic resources and promoting the participation of palaeontologists from developing countries.

Website: Please 
click here

2019 Australian Event Listing

19-20 March 2019 - AGES 2019

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

2019 International Event Listing

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
Website: Please click here
Abstract submission: Please 
click here

(Adobe PDF File)
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)

2020 Australia Event Listing

8-10 September 2020 - Bowen Basin 2020

More details TBC