Welcome to GeoCongress –

Postponed till 2021

We regret to announce that the 2020 GeoCongress has be postponed, likely until mid-year 2021. The abstract submission deadline will thus change accordingly, however in the interim, the portal will remain open for submissions. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused, but believe it is the correct decision under the current global health climate.


Call for abstracts currently open

The Department of Earth Sciences at Stellenbosch University, the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA), and the Igneous and Metamorphic Studies Group (IMSG) would like to invite you to attend Geocongress 2021. This exciting event is scheduled between dates to be confirmed, 2021, at the University of Stellenbosch campus, Stellenbosch, South Africa. The theme of this conference is “The next 125 years of Earth Sciences”, with the aim of highlighting current geoscience research and industry practice, whilst simultaneously looking forward to where we perceive that this important scientific discipline will develop in the future.

The conference aims to cover a broad spectrum of geoscience topics that will include both traditional geoscience disciplines (e.g., economic geology; environmental geology; igneous petrology; metamorphic petrology; exploration geology; geochemistry; geochronology; geohydrology; geophysics; mineralogy; mining; sedimentary geology; and structural geology); and less traditional and forward-looking themes such as Big Data in Earth Sciences, Geotourism, and Earth Science Education.

In addition to the oral and poster sessions, the conference will also be combined with workshops preceding the conference and one and two day excursions in the region surrounding Stellenbosch.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the University of Stellenbosch in 2021!

Warm regards,
Geocongress 2020 Local Organizing Committee

Date Description
15 Dec 2019 Call for sessions closes
31 Jan 2020 Sessions finalised and announced
5 Feb 2020 Abstracts open
9 March 2020 Registrations open
TBC Abstracts for posters and orals presentations closes
TBC Announcement of accepted abstracts
TBC Deadline for all registrations and payments
2021 Conference begins