If you are still wondering if the AESC is the
conference for you, wonder no more.
Here is all you need to know:
TEN REASONS TO ATTEND THE AESC
- Learn new stuff
6 concurrent themes,
integrated poster sessions - Don't be boring!
→ go to
sessions on topics outside your area of expertise
go to the plenary
talks scheduled at the start of each day
Monday, Belinda Robinson (APPEA) will talk on
oil and gas
Tuesday, Patrick De Deckker (ANU), will tell us
about climate change
Wednesday, Rob Hough (CSIRO) will reveal his
latest insights into colloidal gold
Thursday, Martin Brasier (Oxford University)
will entertain us with tales from the Ediacaran.
- Have fun
dinner will be held in spectacular ANZAC Hall at the Australian War
• sit under the wing of the famous G for George Lancaster
• sit next to the Japanese midget submarine
• dine within sight of the left boot of the Red Baron
→ enjoy award winning wines from Canberra
→ ONLY $120 a seat - includes transport to and
from the venue
→ and NO speeches!
- Do new things
→ Take a field trip under
Parliament House (you're in for a surprise)
→ Tour to
George - where does that water go and the wine come from?
→ Visit the
Nationals: Museum, Gallery, Library or Portrait Gallery that is
→ Take a trip
to the ski fields
→ Visit the
cellar doors of famous local wineries
Alternatively, if Parliament is sitting, go along to watch or heckle.
- Win prizes at the Geotrivia night
Quizmaster, Tony Eggleton, will test your general
• Food, drinks, prizes and plenty of laughs
• Don't know the answer? A funny answer could still win you
→ Tables of 6 can be pre-planned, or simply make
up a team on arrival
→ Tickets @$35 must be pre-purchased on
registration (or before, on-line).
- Enjoy the exhibition booths
• Posters, food and drinks all located in the exhibition
hall of the National Convention Centre.
• Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included in your
→ Miss nothing, it's all served right where all
the action is.
- Support the Student Event: Education
Don't miss it • Geoscience Australia, 4 - 6 pm Monday July 5th. IT'S
• Students, teachers, parents and members of the general
public all welcome
• Meet with professionals from all around Australia
→ Discover what careers exist and what study
pathways to take
→ Short talks and exhibits to enjoy
→ See Geoscience Australia's superb collections
of minerals, rocks, fossils and maps
→ Tour the Tsunami Warning Centre and the SHRIMP
→ Walk through 4,600 million years of Earth
history - it's easy!
Conferences are all about networking
• AESC opportunities abound to catch up with old friends and
meet new ones
• Poster sessions, lunch, session breaks, the dinner and
→ Find out who is who, who is doing what, where
and why. You know you want to.
- Be involved
Want to have your say in the running of some or all of the GSA?
→ Attend the
AGM and learn how things work in the society
→ Join a
workshop or a specialist group meeting
Don't be afraid, you won't be press-ganged into:
• serving on the national executive committee
• joining a specialist group
• running an event
... not unless you want to, of course!
- Something for everyone.
Nothing for you? How wrong could you be!
• There are special sessions on a variety of topical themes
→ salinity, hazards, education
→ AuScope, IODP, resource security
→ groundwater, other planets, palaeomagnetism and
- No regrets.
Be there and you
won't be disappointed ...
Join us in Canberra for the AESC on the 4-8 July 2010.
It's not too late to register: http://www.aesc2010.gsa.org.au/registration.html
The Geological Society of Australia (GSA) encourages you to join us in
Canberra for a capital experience. Register now!
AESC Chair, Brad Pillans