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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
      
    definitely 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
    The convention dinner will be held in spectacular ANZAC Hall at the Australian War Memorial
      • sit under the wing of the famous G for George Lancaster bomber
      • sit next to the Japanese midget submarine
      • dine within sight of the left boot of the Red Baron
        
    enjoy award winning wines from Canberra vineyards
        
    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 mysterious Lake 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 geo-knowledge
      • Food, drinks, prizes and plenty of laughs
      • Don't know the answer? A funny answer could still win you a prize!
        
    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 registration fee
        
    Miss nothing, it's all served right where all the action is.
  • Support the Student Event: Education and Careers
    Don't miss it • Geoscience Australia, 4 - 6 pm Monday July 5th. IT'S FREE!
      • 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 mass spectrometer
        
    Walk through 4,600 million years of Earth history - it's easy!
  • Geogoss
    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 many more
        
    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 more.
  • 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