Resources for Future Generations: RFG 2018

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Date(s) - 16/06/2018 - 21/06/2018
All Day

Vancouver Convention Centre



Grounded in geoscience, Resources for Future Generations 2018 will serve as a forum for industry, government, academia and other stakeholders to discuss their research as well as the key issues and trends shaping the future delivery of energy, minerals and water resources within the context of sustainable development.


About RFG 2018

John F.H. Thompson Chair, RFG2018 Steering Committee

John F.H. Thompson Chair, RFG2018 Steering Committee

RFG 2018 is the first IUGS conference to be held between Quadrennial IUUS International Geological Congresses and the first to be focused on a specific topic, Resources for Future Generations. Under this topic, there will be three major themes – Energy, Minerals and Water, with an additional theme broadly related to the Earth and the knowledge that underpins the future availability and responsible use of resources.

We expect to attract 4000-5000 attendees including earth scientists and engineers involved in research and resource development, members of government and civil society focused on resource management, and First Nations and indigenous people interested in resources. We are especially keen to attract young professionals, researchers and students who represent the future generation – the topic of the conference. In addition to a full technical program with plenary, oral and poster sessions, there will be pre- and post-conference short courses, workshops and field trips.

The conference will be held on 16-21 June 2018 in Vancouver in the Province of British Columbia on Canada’s west coast. Vancouver is a magnificent city located in a beautiful setting surrounded by mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Canada’s gateway to Asia and other Pacific nations. Vancouver is renowned for being a friendly, cosmopolitan and entertaining city. It is also an appropriate location for RFG2018, since the extraction and environmental management of energy, minerals and water are integral to the success of British Columbia.

Find out more about the conference or download the conference brochure.

Call for Sessions

A Call for Sessions under the technical and non-technical themes and sub-themes is now open. Proposals will be accepted until the fall 2016. Session ideas that depart from these themes, provided that they are relevant to the conference, will be considered.  Click here for more information.

Proposals will be accepted until February 2017.

Who will attend?

This joint venture is estimated to attract 4,000 to 5,000 scientists, policy-makers, industry representatives and members of civil society.

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