Invitation to Submit Session Proposals

The 2021 Australian Earth Sciences Convention Organising Committee is seeking suggestions for dedicated sessions during the scientific program. Sessions may be in any of the six general themes:

Theme Convenors
Energy and resources Jonathon CloutierUniversity of Tasmania
Caroline TiddyUniversity of South Australia
Earth Structure Jo WhittakerUniversity of Tasmania
Jack MulderMonash University
Core to crust Stephen Foley – Macquarie University
Crust, surface and cosmos Indrani Mukherjee – University of Tasmania
Ashleigh Hood – University of Melbourne
Geoscience in society, education and environment Claire Kain – Mineral Resources Tasmania
Earth observations and models Matt King – University of Tasmania

The 2021 AESC Organising Committee will decide the sessions to be accepted before the issuing of the Call for Papers, and will allocate accepted abstracts to sessions.

The deadline for session proposals is 31 January 2020. 

If you have any questions regarding the session you are submitting, please email the appropriate theme convenor(s) by clicking on their name above.

For queries regarding the submission process itself, please email

AESC 2021 Organising Committee

To submit a session you will be asked to enter your email address and create a password.

Once you have created an account you can submit sessions and log back in to submit additional sessions.

31 January 2020

Session Submissions Due

To propose a session, please provide:

  • A draft title for this session;
  • The theme in which it should appear;
  • A one paragraph description outlining the scope of the session;
  • At least three likely presenters (which may include the session proponents, keynote and invited presenters);
  • A candidate keynote presenter (optional);
  • An additional candidate invited presenter (optional)

Submit your proposal via the Session Submission Portal.

The convention will include oral presentations, rapid fire oral presentations and poster sessions.

Posters will be prominently displayed during the conference, and dedicated poster sessions are strongly encouraged. Poster sessions will be allocated a scheduled time for presenters to explain their work and take questions.

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.

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