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Do you know a geoscientist who deserves recognition as a National Geoscience Champion?

 The Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) is pursuing a Vision to raise the profile of Geoscience to be pre-eminent in Australia and to be recognised as one of the great fields of general science with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. In doing this the AGC is calling for nominations for the next National Geoscience Champion. This honour will be awarded to very few geoscientists. It will recognise major contributions to our science, craft and art, evidenced by technical, leadership, mentoring and collegial endeavours. 

Nominations for National Geoscience Champions should include: 

  • Name and contact details of Nominators 
  • An outline of the nominees geoscientific career 
  • Details of their significant contributions to geoscience in Australia 
  • Details of the impact of their work in geoscience internationally 

Nominations should be concise and not exceed more than 500 words or an A4 page.

Assessment Guidelines 

A panel of at least three AGC members will be involved in the assessment of National Geoscience Champion awards as required. The Panel shall be include the President of the AGC with the Opportunity to co-opt specific panel members to assist and advise as required. 

An award of National Geoscience Champion is not made as an annual event rather there will be up to a maximum of EIGHT National Geoscience Champions at any given time – reflecting the number of membership organisations involved in the AGC. 

Awardees of the National Geoscience Champions do not have to be current members of any of the AGC Member Organisations. The award will be given on merit and not on membership. 

National Geoscience Champions will be asked to participate in events during the years following the award to engage and enthuse geoscientists and to promote geoscience nationally. Where necessary the AGC will provide financial assistance to the National Geoscience Champion to attend these events. 

Nominations should be submitted by email to admin@agc.org.au. Further details the nomination process are available from the AGC website.

AGCC 2018 Arriving Soon!

Only two weeks left for the largest Convention on Geoscience in the Asia Pacific Region since 2012. AGCC 2018’s highlights include:

  • An impressive line up of 47 keynote and 22 plenary speakers
  • Over 500 oral presentations and more than 220 posters
  • A day exclusively dedicated to the Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience
  • Professional development workshops before, during and after the Convention
  • Geoscience related field trips around South Australia
  • A number of opportunities to network with fellow professionals and industry delegates
  • A GeoEXPO featuring more than 40 organisations

Download the program and start planning your visit to Adelaide! Full and Day registrations are still available, please visit  www.agcc.org.au/registration to view all registration options and inclusions and to register.

IMPORTANT DATES

Professional development workshops
Wednesday 3 October is the last day to register for AGCC 2018’s workshops. Visit www.agcc.org.au/workshops for detailed information on presenters, dates, costs and to register. These professional development workshops are open to delegates and non-delegates.

Publication bar
If you are interested in distributing items to delegates on the Convention’s Publication bar, email jess@ccm.com.au for approval before 5pm on Friday 28 September. This service is free of charge for Sponsors and Exhibitors. For non-sponsors and non-exhibitors the Publication bar will incur a cost of AU$800 plus GST. 

Crèche facilities
Register on or before Monday 1 October to make use of the Crèche facility at the Adelaide Convention Centre, specially set up for AGCC 2018 with the support of NExUS. Arrangements and registrations at rhiannon@hesselgroup.com.au.

Special registration offer for Early Career Geoscientists and students
If you fit the criteria for Early Career Geoscientist status, you can pay just AU$765 for full Convention registration. That’s a saving of AU$235 on the current full member rate. The offer has been extended to Saturday 6 October. Click here for full details.

Students can register for only AU$250 if members of one of the AGC Member Organisations. If not a member, the registration cost is AU$500.? Opportunities to volunteer are open until Wednesday 3 October.

Standard registration
Standard registration for the Convention closes on Saturday 6 October. Please visit www.agcc.org.au/registration for more information and to register.

GeoEXPO’s bookings
Booth bookings for AGCC 2018 close at 5pm this Thursday 27 September. Don’t miss the opportunity to give extensive exposure to your brand to more than 1,000 industry leaders. Visit www.agcc.org.au/geoexpo for further information. 

AGCC 2018 is proudly sponsored by Geoscience Australia (Patron sponsor) and Santos Limited (Major sponsor)

View all AGCC 2018 sponsors and partners

Participate in the second ever #OzRockStocktake: the annual social media ‘stocktake’ of Australian geology

Join in the fun!

Participate in the second ever #OzRockStocktake: the annual social media ‘stocktake’ of Australian geology

Held during Earth Science Week, 8-14 October 2017

It’s free, and everyone is invited to participate — school kids, university geology students, professional geoscientists, gem collectors, members of the public…and everyone in between!

Significant book prizes to be won!

Last year’s #OzRockStocktake was such a success that we are doing it again!

Please join in the fun during international Earth Science Week (8-14 October 2017) and get involved in the Australian Geoscience Council’s second ever #OzRockStocktake!

#OzRockStocktake is the annual social media ‘stocktake’ of Australian geology.

 

Whether you are a seasoned geoscientist, a school student, a gem collector, a member of the public or anyone else, it’s easy (and free) to participate! Simply…

  • Take a photo of your favourite gem, stone, rock, fossil, outcrop, mountain or other geological feature
  • Post it on any social media outlet (Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn) from 8-14 October, with the hashtag #OzRockStocktake and a description of what it is or where it was taken
  • You are most welcome to post multiple photos — please note that your photos must be originals that have been taken by you or a member of your family
  • Search for #OzRockStocktake on social media to see all posts
  • The best photos posted during Earth Science Week on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram — using the #OzRockStocktake hashtag — will win a stunning print copy of Shaping a Nation: A Geology of Australia, edited by Richard Blewett and kindly donated by Geoscience Australia ($75 value each). Four copies will be given away — one to each photo from the four social media sites.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in an innovative social media project that is tracking and recording Australia?s vast geological heritage. Post anything from your favourite precious stone to your favourite geological outcrop or mountain landscape!

We look forward to your involvement… and remember, please upload your photos on social media from 8-14 October!

For more details / updates:
www.agc.org.au
@AUGeosciCouncil on Twitter
AustralianGeoscienceCouncil on Facebook

Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience

The Australian Geoscience Council Convention (AGCC2018) will highlight the fundamental role that Geoscience has as a major field of science throughout the Asia Pacific Region. The Convention (AGCC 2018) will be the largest Geoscience event to be held in Australasia since 2012, with delegates from all branches of Geoscience plus experts in mining, energy, engineering, environment and other disciplines interested in resource development expected to attend.

AGCC 2018 is supported by all eight Member Organisations of the Australian Geoscience Council, and is proudly sponsored by Geoscience Australia.

Please follow this link to the FIRST CIRCULAR for the Australian Geoscience Council Convention 2018.

Program

The Australian Geoscience Council is pleased to announce the draft program for AGCC 2018.

The Convention’s program will cover all aspects of geoscience, with technical themes on theoretical and applied Geoscience, mineral and energy resources, environmental and societal science, Geoscience education and communication, and emerging technologies.

Details of the program, how to register your interest in chairing a session and more can be found in the AGCC 2018 First Circular.

Field Trips and Workshops

Pre-and post- Convention field trips to classic locations in South Australia and a variety of day tours to places of geological, scenic and cultural interest will complement the Convention.

Please read the AGCC 2018 First Circular for more information on field trips and how to register your interest in running a field trip or a workshop.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

AGCC 2018 is pleased to announce Geoscience Australia as Patron Sponsor.

The AGCC 2018 exhibition space will offer the opportunity to showcase your brand, services and products to industry leaders, major Government and corporate decision makers, as well as expand your network with the industry leaders of Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

A range of sponsorship options are available to suit varying needs and budgets. For a copy of the Partnership Opportunities document, please contact our Industry and Event specialist Jess Tuffley,

Connect With Us

• Join our mailing list
AGCC 2018 website
• AGCC 2018 First Circular

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Geoscience Australia to Sponsor AGCC 2018

The Australian Geoscience Council Convention, AGCC 2018, is excited to announce Geoscience Australia as the Patron Sponsor of the event, which will be held in Adelaide from Sunday 14th to Thursday 18th of October next year.

The Convention, which is expected to attract more than 2,000 delegates from Australia and overseas, will cover all aspects of Geoscience, with technical themes on theoretical and applied Geoscience, mineral and energy resources, environmental and societal science, Geoscience education and communication, and emerging technologies.

Geoscience Australia Chief Executive Officer Dr James Johnson said sponsoring the Convention was a great opportunity to showcase the importance of Geoscience and the work of the organisation in the lives of all Australians, from maps that support decision making and GPS positioning on your mobile phone, to environmental monitoring and understanding the nation’s resource wealth.

“The Convention is a great opportunity for us to come together with representatives from around the world and across the field of Geoscience to discuss not only scientific developments and emerging technologies, but also new approaches to education and communication” he said.

Geoscience Australia is Australia’s pre-eminent public-sector Geoscience organisation. They are Australia’s trusted advisor on the geology and geography of the country. Geoscience Australia applies science and technology to describe and understand the Earth for the benefit of Australia.

About AGCC 2018

AGCC 2018 will be the largest Geoscience event to be held in the Asia Pacific Region since 2012. It will feature a wide ranging scientific program, a range of pre- and post- Convention field trips, a large exhibition, expert training workshops and an education program.

Under the theme Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience, AGCC 2018 will examine and address current and emerging issues that affect geoscientists and our society, with particular focus on energy security, resource development in Northern Australia, Geoscience education and communication, and the impact of boom-and-bust commodity cycles.

The Convention, which will attract some of Australia’s and the world’s leading geoscientists, will occupy the entire East Building of the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC).

For more information and to explore exhibition and partnership opportunities, please visit www.agcc.org.au.