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 Theme Description Convenors
Energy and resources A systems approach to hydrocarbon and mineral resources; from exploration to remediation Jonathan CloutierUniversity of Tasmania
Caroline TiddyUniversity of South Australia
Earth Structure Plate tectonics, regional geology, structure, metamorphism, tectonic architecture and geophysics of the deep earth Jo WhittakerUniversity of Tasmania
Jack MulderMonash University
Core to crust General and specific contributions concerning the geochemistry, minerology, petrology, and geophysics of the crust, mantle and core Stephen Foley – Macquarie University
Crust, surface and cosmos Geological and geochemical controls on earth system processes including origin and evolution of life on Earth and elsewhere Indrani Mukherjee – University of Tasmania
Ashleigh Hood – University of Melbourne
Geoscience in society, education and environment Exploring the role of geoscience in daily life, tourism, hazards, heritage, water and the environment Claire Kain – Mineral Resources Tasmania
Earth observations and models Understanding the dynamic surface of Earth with observations and computational inferences, analysis and modelling 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 14 February 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

14 February 2020

Session Submissions Closed

The session submission portal is now closed.

Please contact for any enquiries.

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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