COVID-19 Update

In these uncertain and unpredictable times we wanted to reassure you that it is intended AESC 2021 will proceed as planned on 9-12 February 2021. 

If the COVID-19 pandemic should impact the Geological Society of Australia’s ability to hold the convention, it will be postponed to suitable dates or streamed in digital format. 

We can assure you the committee will continue to closely monitor the situation and implement necessary contingency plans should the need arise. 

Stay safe and best wishes.


The Geological Society of Australia invites you to Hobart for the Australian Earth Sciences Convention ‘Core to Cosmos’, on the 9-12 February, 2021.

The convention 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.

Tasmania’s rich geological past has resulted in a varied and beautiful landscape, unique flora and fauna and a colourful mining history which has underpinned the local economy for more than a century. We hope that you can come south, enjoy our temperate summer and local attractions, and participate in a program showcasing the best of Australian earth science as well as field trips focussed on Tasmania’s diverse geology. We look forward to seeing you in Hobart!

Convention Co-Chairs
A/Prof. Sebastien Meffre & Dr Andrew McNeill

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

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.

Convention Organising Committee

CHAIRS:  Sebastian Meffre & Andrew McNeill
POSTER DIRECTOR:  Claire Kain & Jacqui Halpin
DIVERSITY:  Indrani Mukherjee & Angela Escolme
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.


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1 Davey Street
Hobart Tasmania 7000

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

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