The 16th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) will take place 15-18 November 2021 in Rotorua, New Zealand.
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.
AIG is a supporter of the conference. AIG members may register for the SGA 2021 conference at the SGA member rate, a significant reduction in the conference registration fee.
- 2 November 2020 – Call for Abstracts
- 12 April 2021 – Online registration open
- 3 May 2021 – Deadline for abstract submission
- 1 September 2021 – Deadline for early bird registration
- 15 November 2021 – 16th SGA Biennial Meeting
Visit the conference website for full details of the conference, to sign up for conference updates, explore sponsorship and exhibition opportunities and download a copy of the first circular.
Women and Leadership Australia have funding is available to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s science sector.
The initiative is providing women with grants of between $2,000 and $7,000 to enable participation in one of three programs that cover such things as reinforcing resilience and wellbeing, engaging with challenge and conflict, creating future focus, leading authentically and driving performance.
The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for science sector women, but has to be allocated by the end of 2019.
Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 6th December: www.wla.edu.au/funding.html
The organisers of next year’s 36th International Geological Congress to be held in New Delhi have announced a geohost program for early career geoscientists.
The program provides an opportunity for up to 1,000 applicants to have their travel and registration for the congress covered by a sponsorship. Scan the QR code in the image below or visit the 36th IGC website for full details.
Applications close 15th November so act now!
8th Biennial ACROFI Conference
16-28 June, 2019, Townsville, Qld Australia
Submission Opens: 11 November 2019
Submission Closes: 28 February 2020
Notification: by 18 March 2020
Opens: Wednesday 22 January 2020
The Economic Geology Research Unit (EGRU) at James Cook University will host the 8th international ACROFI conference and invites academics, researchers, students and industry professionals to join us in Townsville, Queensland, from 15-18 June 2020.
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
- 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
Sunday 14 – Monday 15 June: Workshop
Monday 15 June (evening): Welcome Function
Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 June: Technical Talks
Friday 19 June: Field Trip
Or contact the EGRU Administration Officer: Judy Botting
In episode 29, Steve McIntosh, Group Executive for Growth and Innovation at Rio Tinto, shares his thoughts on how big companies should run exploration.
Almost everyone in our industry has an opinion on how big companies should run exploration. We criticise them for being too risk averse, not moving quickly enough and “why can’t they do it like it was done in the past”. Some of these criticisms might be justified. But comparing these modern groups to the past is a fallacy. These groups have to do things differently. Maybe it’s time we have an honest conversation on what it takes to run exploration groups in major mining companies.
Steve McIntosh, Group Executive for Growth and Innovation at Rio Tinto, and who has been involved in managing exploration activities within the company for the past few decades.
AIG is proud to be a sponsor of the Exploration Radio podcast.
This episode can be found here.