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Upcoming SEG Conferences

All SEG Conferences are held toward the end of September. We hope to see you there so mark your calendars and plan accordingly.

2016 Events
August 27-September 4
Title: 35th International Geological Congress (IGC)
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre | Cape Town, South Africa

 The Council for Geoscience, together with the Geological Society of South Africa and other collaborators from academia and industry, is currently spearheading the preparations for the 35th IGC in South Africa.

IGC objectives:

  • Contribute, in collaboration with and under the sponsorship of the IUGS, to the advancement of fundamental and applied research in the geological sciences.
  • Provide a general assembly of geoscientists, spanning a wide range of geoscience disciplines, where ideas and informationinformation can be freely exchanged.
  • Emphasise the geological specialities or challenges of the host country or region.
  • Provide the opportunity, by way of geological excursions, to examine geological problems and features in the field.


August 27-28
Title: SEG Workshop at IGC
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre | Cape Town, South Africa

 SEG Workshop at IGC: Gold Deposits: Their Geology, Geochemistry, and Genesis

This two-day workshop is for those who want to improve their understanding about the geology and genesis of gold deposits. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the geology of gold ores in arc environments and metamorphic terranes. Geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, alteration, structure, tectonics, and exploration approaches will be covered for the main gold deposit types.

Presenters: Richard J. Goldfarb and Stuart F. Simmons

Details | Register (You need to register for the conference first then in the subsequent step, you will find registration for workshops.)

August 28
Title: SEG Workshop at IGC
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre | Cape Town, South Africa

 SEG Workshop at IGC: Economic Geology 101

This one-day course will introduce participants to the discipline of economic geology in terms of opportunities for career paths and for academic research. A series of short modules on ore deposit topics, prepared by experts in the field, will range from global metallogeny to deposit scale analysis.

Presenters: Laurence Robb and Judith A. Kinnaird

Details | Register (You need to register for the conference first then in the subsequent step, you will find registration for workshops.)

September 7-8
Title: Chile Explore Congress
Location: Grand Hyatt Santiago Hotel | Santiago, Chile


September 25-28
Title: SEG 2016 Conference
Location: Cesme, Turkey

 SEG 2016: Tethyan Tectonics and Metallogeny

The Tethyan belt is one of the world's most extensive tectonic and metallogenic belts, extending from Europe across Turkey and Asia Minor, through Iran and Tibet to the Malay peninsula. The SEG-MJD 2016 Conference will focus on collisional tectonics of the Tethyan Orogeny and ophiolite obduction, Cretaceous and Tertiary Tethyan arc magmatism, and later-stage Tethyan sedimentary basin and supergene environment development in an integrated approach to better understand the tectonic and metallogenic evolution of this economically productive region.


September 25-28
Title: GSA Annual Meeting
Location: Denver, CO, USA

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SEG Sponsored Events

October 16-19
Title: XVIII Congreso Peruano de Geología
Location: Lima, Peru

 Read the message from the president and register for the conference.

Call for Papers Deadline: May 31, 2016

November 6-11
Title: 11th Annual Workshop - Ore Deposits Models and Exploration
Location: Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China

 Lecture and Laboratory Instructors:
David Cooke, CODES, Australia – porphyries, epithermal
Richard Goldfarb, China University of Geosciences, Beijing
Dave Leach, formerly US Geological Survey, Denver, USA – MVT, SEDEX
Chusi Li, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA – magmac Ni, Cr, Pt
Noel White, Consultant, Brisbane, Australia – ore models, VMS
Zhaoshan Chang, James Cook University, Australia – skarns
Huayong Chen, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, China – IOCG
Kaihui Yang, Consultant, Toronto, Canada – exploration in China

For further information, contact Prof. Huayong Chen at

November 22-December 5
Title: James Cook University SEG Student Chapter Field Trip
Location: Argentina/Chile

 Low-Sulfidation Systems of Patagonia

For more information, contact

Trip Leader

November 29-December 2
Title: SEG-WMS Senior Exploration Management Course
Location: SEG Course Center | Littleton, CO, USA
Website: Register Online

 This highly rated four-day training course concerns the principles and practices of effective mineral exploration management. The curriculum covers the broad spectrum of technical and business issues that senior exploration managers typically face.

Early Bird Deadline: November 10, 2016

Hotel Information

December 4-10
Title: American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting
Location: Reno/Sparks, NV, USA

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2017 Events
January 23-26
Title: AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

 Conference Chair: Kendra Johnston, Independence Gold Corp. Roundup 2017 Organizing Committee Chair

This year's conference will bring together geoscientists, prospectors, investors, suppliers and First Nation partners to share ideas that will help shape the future of mineral exploration and development. Mineral Exploration Roundup 2017, Gearing up for Discovery, will focus on sharing new ideas, generating new connections and creating collaborative solutions.

Registration opens October 10, 2016

March 5-8
Title: PDAC 2017
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

 PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is the world's leading convention for people, companies, and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration. In addition to meeting over 900 exhibitors and 22,000 attendees from over 100 countries, you can also attend technical sessions, short courses, and networking events.

A pre-PDAC SEG Workshop is planned.


June 4-7
Title: FUTORES II International Conference
Location: Townsville, QLD, Australia

 This conference will address issues related to new understanding in mineral deposits, tectonics, basins, metallogenesis, new technologies and approaches in mineral and energy resources exploration, including the challenge of exploration in areas with cover, and trends in the resources industry.

Host: Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU)
Convener: Zhaoshan Chang

For more information, contact

First Circular

September 17-20
Title: SEG 2017 Conference
Location: Beijing, China

 SEG 2017: Ore Deposits of Asia: China and Beyond

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Conference Chairs: Richard Goldfarb, China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB) and Colorado School of Mines
Jun Deng, China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUBG)

October 22-25
Title: GSA Annual Meeting
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

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