11th January 2012
Geoheritage at the 34th IGC - Email Notice No. 1
To all colleagues,
This is the first of a numbered series of emails which will be used to provide information about the Symposia on Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism at the 34th IGC to be held in Brisbane, Australia, in August 2012.
The email below was sent out by Ian Lambert and Lynton Jaques in December 2011, and provides valuable information to all of us involved in the planning of this important conference - I invite you to read it carefully and note in particular the dates and events listed.
You are invited to forward this Email Notice No. 1 and following emails as widely as possible to colleagues and organisations who you believe may find them of interest.
For further information, including archive copies of this and subsequent emails, go to the web site:
which can also be accessed via:
The web site is planned to also include details about IGC field trips, published field guides, Geoheritage guides to Australia, and links to the UNESCO Kanawinka Global Geopark in Victoria and South Australia (also one of the IGC excursion areas).
The URL links above have also been submitted to the IGC for inclusion in the next IGC Circular, No. 4, and it is hoped that they should substantially assist those considering enrolling by providing fuller details about the Geoheritage Symposia than can be provided in that Circular.
Convener of Geoheritage Symposia
(a part of Theme: Geoscience for Society)
IGC Brisbane August 2012
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 09:45:37 +1000
Subject: Theme Conveners and Symposium Coordinators 34th IGC
Thread-Topic: Theme Conveners and Symposium Coordinators 34th IGC
Dear Theme Coordinator / Symposium Convenor
Please pass on this email to the co-convenors of your symposium.
Thank you to those who have advised confirmed keynote speakers for your Theme/Symposium. These continue to be added to the Scientific Program on the Congress website at <http://www.34igc.org/>www.34igc.org on a regular basis as they are advised to us together with any other required changes. Some Symposia are yet to advise Keynote Speakers.
The Congress is open for Early Bird Registration ($995) and submission of abstracts. Already nearly 800 registrations and more than 100 abstracts have been received.
The Fourth Circular containing the costs and other details of the Field Trips and Workshops will be released later this month.
Summary of what you should be doing
1. Finding opportunities to exhort selected people in your networks to attend the IGC and present an invited paper.
2. Agreeing on keynote speakers (normally 1 to 4 per Symposium, but a case can be made for more).
3. Setting aside some time in March for you and your co-Coordinators/Convenors to vet the invited and volunteered abstracts (electronically).
4. Keeping abreast of updates to the Congress website: <http://www.34igc.org/>www.34igc.org.
Next Steps for Theme Coordinators and Symposium Convenors
1) Now. Advise confirmed Keynote Speakers
Theme Coordinators and Symposium Convenors who have not arranged and advised us of their Keynote Speakers do so as soon as possible.
In addition to the Keynote Speaker designation Theme Coordinators and Symposium Convenors should be inviting speakers. Keynote Speakers normally provide authoritative overviews and/or new directions and are well known experts in their field. Keynote presentations may be either 15 or 30 minutes (1 or 2 time slots). Invited speakers are at the the discretion of the coordinators/convenors judgment but can include papers from rising young scientists. Invited Speakers will be allocated 15 minutes only. Both Keynote and Invited Speakers will be listed as such in the Final Program.
2) Now to February 17, 2012. Continue to encourage registration and submission of abstracts
Theme Coordinators and Symposium Convenors should encourage registration and submission of abstracts for their Theme/Symposium.
Abstract submissions closes 17 February. Registration is required to be paid in full by 30 April when Early bird registration also closes.
Keynote and invited speakers may submit an additional oral presentation (i.e two as presenting author). All registrants can co-author any number of other contributed papers.
3) late February. Review submitted abstracts and determine oral and poster presentations as required
Abstracts will be sent to Theme Coordinators and Symposium (corresponding coordinators and convenors named in Third Circular) who are asked to a) confirm (or otherwise) that the topic and content of each abstract submitted is both relevant and appropriate for their symposium, and b) select the papers for oral presentation to fit the time slot allocated to the symposium. All symposia will be expected to have a mix of oral and poster papers. The duration of each symposium and proportion of poster papers will be advised after Abstract Submission closes in February.
4) March - April. Advise session chairs for each symposium.
Theme coordinators and Symposium Convenors are asked to select and advise appropriate persons to chair the scientific sessions in their symposium. These will be listed
We are relying on you to continue to build a strong scientific program for your Symposia by encouraging submission of top quality papers and look forward to continuing to work with you to present an outstanding Congress in 2012.
Ian Lambert Lynton Jaques
Dr Ian Lambert Dr Lynton Jaques
Secretary General Chair, Scientific Program Committee
34th International Geological Congress
Brisbane, 5-10 August,2012
Associate Professor E. B. Joyce
Volcanoes & Landscape
Heritage, History & Geotourism
Convener with Jose Brilha of Symposia 1.1 on Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism
34 IGC Brisbane, Australia