The Geological Society of Australia is looking forward to welcoming you to the inaugural fully-online Australian Earth Sciences Convention – ‘Core to Cosmos’ – in February 2021.

The online format of the convention allows us to provide you with EARLY ACCESS to the portal so you can explore the online layout and watch the vast array of pre-recorded presentations at your leisure and in the comfort of your own home or office. This access will be available to delegates from the 27th January 2021 which is TWO-WEEKS PRIOR to the official convention start date.

The organising committee is working tirelessly to produce an engaging and memorable program which will showcase current trends and advances in earth science, including the latest findings on the deep structure and composition of our planet, our diverse crust and surface environments, developments in the energy and resources sectors and critically, the essential role that geoscience plays in our sustainable future. We are amidst challenging yet exciting times as the move to an online format will present us with the opportunity to engage with a new global audience and expand the overall reach of the convention.

You can look forward to:

  • LIVE-STREAMED plenary session speakers
  • Pre-recorded Presentations – exclusive to you as a delegate, to watch at your leisure prior to the convention official start date (9 Feb 2021) and available after the conference
  • LIVE Q&A sessions with speakers
  • Posters Presentations
  • Virtual field trips
  • Networking with fellow delegates and direct engagement with industry partners in the online environment

Pre-recorded presentations are available to watch in advance and they will also be available during the convention (9-12 February), however, to maximise your experience we suggest watching the presentations during the early access period, two weeks prior to the convention. This will allow you to engage with and ask questions during the LIVE Q&A forums held during the convention, when presenters will be LIVE on your screen to answer questions during scheduled times in the program.

You can also connect with presenters, sponsors and exhibitors in the Meeting Hub which is an area of the convention online screen where you can create one-on-one meetings, outside of programmed session and exhibition times.

Please get in touch with our committee members or conference managers if you have any questions.

Who Should Attend

All Earth Science professions, including:

  • geoscientists
  • geophysicists
  • geochemists
  • hydrogeologists
  • marine geoscientists
  • palaeontologists and planetary geoscientists
  • geotechnical and engineering geologists
  • environmental geoscientists, and associated professions
  • paleo climate researchers
  • geomorphologists
  • geomathematicians

If you are looking to increase your technical expertise or for professional development this conference is for you. Attendees come from a range of sectors including the minerals and petroleum industries, government departments, research and education institutions and consultancy groups.

Thank you to our Sponsors





Convention Organising Committee

CHAIRS:  Sebastien Meffre & Andrew McNeill
POSTER DIRECTORS:  Claire Kain & Jacqui Halpin
DIVERSITY:  Indrani Mukherjee
FIELD TRIPS:  Mike Vicary & Grace Cumming
SPONSORSHIP DIRECTORS: Matt Ferguson & Andrew McNeill
SOCIAL MEDIA / OUTREACH / PROMOTION:  Indrani Mukherjee, Matt Ferguson & Sue Fletcher
TREASURER:  Peter McGoldrick & Sue Fletcher

Conference Design has been appointed to assist the Organising Committee in coordinating the convention.

About the GSA

The Geological Society of Australia was established as a non-profit organisation in 1952 to promote, advance and support Earth sciences in Australia.

As a broadly based professional society that aims to represent all Earth Science disciplines, the GSA attracts a wide diversity of members working in a similarly broad range of industries.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.
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