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CONFERENCE & SEMINAR VIDEOS

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Videos of AIG seminar and conference presentations and branch meetings of particular interest to members.
1 AIGWA – JORC Discussion Video
AIG’s Western Australia Branch in conjunction with AusIMM recently held a moderated forum in Perth to examine proposed changes to the JORC Code. The forum generated some very lively discussion which was recorded for the benefit of AIG and AusIMM members in other states or those in Perth who couldn’t attend or want to re-visit some of the discussion.Attendees were also provided with a questionnaire to help prepare submissions to the JORC Code review.Submissions to the review may be lodged with the JORC Committee until 27 Jaunary 2012.
2 Climate Change Debate
Video of an AIG convened debate examining the case for and against anthropogenic global warming. Professor Ian Plimer put the case against anthropogenic global warming, Gary Warden the case for, and the debate was moderated by Tom Murrell.More than 600 people attended the debate and enjoyed a lively question and answer session at the conclusion of the debate.
3 Surviving the Downturn
AIG’s WA Branch convened a Surviving the Downturn seminar, held in Perth, 19 March 2009.The seminar was held in response to the dramatic downturn in geoscience employment as a consequence of the global economic crisis, difficulties faced by companies raising capital for exploration and the failure of the Australian Government to act decisively support Australian geoscience by implementing measures to help sustain resource exploration in Australia. The seminar provided timely, relevant and interesting information for geoscientists facing employment difficulties, and helpful and practical ideas to help them survive in difficult times.The information presented at the seminar by professionals from a wide range of fields remains just as relevant today.
4 MARV09
Video proceedings from the Mineral Asset Valuation and Reporting Seminar, Perth, 19 October 2009
5 MEGWA
MEGWA (Mineral Exploration Group Western Australia) informal meetings are held by AIG on the third Wednesday of each month at the Irish Club, featuring both prominent local and international speakers. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. The meetings provide a great opportunity to network with members of the Perth geoscience community.The accompanying videos are of two talks presented in 2009.Steve Beresford: How do you know you’re in a world class nickel camp; and,Nick Hayward: Genesis of World Class IOCG Deposits.
6 Self-Organised Critical Systems and Ore Formation
Self Organised Critical Systems and Ore Formation: The Key to Spatially Predictive Targeting? was presented by Dr Jon Hronsky to a MEGWA meeting in Perth, 23 June 2009.
7 Mineral Resource Rent Tax
Mineral Resource Rent Tax seminar was presented by AIG’s Western Australia Branch in July 2010, at the height of the debate regarding the Commonwealth Government’s proposal to introduce a resource rent tax nationally.Talks were presented by Dr Petro Guj, modelling the impact of the proposed tax on a small iron ore project in Western Australia and Simon Bennison, CEO of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC).The speakers took questions from the audience following their presentations.