Welcome to GeoCongress 2020

Call for abstracts currently open (until 15 April 2020)

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 2020. This exciting event is scheduled between June 29 to July 1, 2020, 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 June 29 to July 1 2020!

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
15 Apr 2020 Abstracts for posters and orals presentations closes
15 May 2020 Announcement of accepted abstracts
15 Jun 2020 Deadline for all registrations and payments
29 Jun 2020 Conference begins