Smart use of smart technology and data – One day conference

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Date(s) - 13/10/2017
All Day

Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa



8 CPD HoursSmart use of smart technology and data

One day conference



Friday, 13th October 2017



Macedon Spa Resort
652 Black Forest Dr, Macedon VIC 3440 (see map)


The AIG Victoria branch will hold their annual conference on Friday 13 October 2017 on the smart and successful use of innovative technology and data.

This conference naturally follows last years theme on new innovative technologies by looking at how we as Geoscientists can embrace and use the sometimes large and complex data sets that are being generated.

How do we add value to understanding the data? Can we do more to demonstrate how valuable and integral we are to our companies plans by being masters of the data and not slaves to it? What skills do we need as Geoscientists to interpret the data presented to us?

This conference aims to answer some of these questions and to showcase how smart data can be used in a smart manner.


Conference Program

For a full schedule and speaker biographies, please refer to the program flyer.

  • Peter Betts (Keynote Speaker), Monash University
    Structural geophysical analysis for mineral exploration – the value of geological thinking in a data-rich environment.
  • Bert De Waele, SRK
    Paperless mapping: getting the most out of mobile GIS.
  • Lance Steel, Maptek
    Practical applications of high-resolution 3D laser scanning in
    underground and open pit environments.
  • Bruce Hobbs, University of Western Australia
    Hydrothermal mineral systems as nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Mark McLean, Geological Survey of Victoria
    Insights into Cu Porphyry exploration from the development of 3D explicit models and a regional tectonic understanding in the Stavely Arc region, western Victoria
  • Damien Keys, Complete Target
    Maximising the odds of exploration success; A disciplined approach to mineral exploration
  • Alison Ord (Keynote Speaker), UWA/CSIRO
    Data driven geological models: how to comprehend big data
  • Steven Micklethwaite, Monash University
    Drones and A.I. – Managing Large Datasets with Photogrammetry, Neural Networks and Semi-automatic Mapping Tools
  • Geoff Turner, EMS
    Surface Geochemical Sampling: How gold mineralisation is detected under cover sediments
  • Kaylene Camuti, Lantana Exploration
    Smart Geoscientists: Future directions for the profession
  • George McCulloch, Interlate
    Operational Excellence as a Service
  • Rod Paterson, Intrepid Geophysics
    Advantages of 2.5D inversion of airborne electromagnetic data



Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support for this years conference.

Geological Survey of Victoria
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Alliance Resources
Bronze Sponsor
Bronze Sponsor

ALS Minerals
Lunch Sponsor
On Site Laboratories
Drinks Sponsor
East West
Door Prize Sponsor
Crystal World
Door Prize Sponsor




Registrations are now open. Please complete the form below to reserve your place.
If you have any questions or issues with your registration, please email

AIG/AusIMM members $145 ($130 early bird)
Non members $195 ($175 early bird)
Unemployed geoscientists $65
Students $45

All pricing inclusive of GST. Please note, Early bird registrations close on 22 September, 2017. Registrations for the conference close 12 October, 2017.


Accommodation Options

Special pricing is available to conference registrants at our venue.
Thursday night $160
Friday night $170
Optional $15 brekky (to be booked upon arrival)
Reservations for dinner at the restaurant are also additional.


For further information and to register your interest please contact:
Rodney Boucher
Phone: 0417 506 051
If you are experiencing difficulties with registrations, please email

Download the full program and schedule








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