March/April 2020 - Bowen Basin Geologists Group Meeting
Details: Dates to be advised
Location: Callide Mine, Mount Murchison, Queensland
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
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Cost: Early bird rate, Closes Friday 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
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Field Trip: Dinosaur Safari
Details: The specially designed three-day, local palaeontologist led, Winton based program starts straight after the 2020 Bowen Basin Symposium.
- 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)
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).
The 2015 Bowen Basin Symposium was held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 7 – 9 October 2015. The theme was Bowen Basin and Beyond; with an extended focus beyond the Bowen Basin to other coal Basins throughout Queensland, placing a strong emphasis on both the coal mining and coal seam gas industries.
Members can access copies of all Bowen Basin Symposium proceedings through the BBGG website.