[ASC-list] Australian Earth Sciences Convention - 4-8 July 2010, Canberra

Claire Harris claireharris.oz at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 01:54:52 UTC 2010

Message from Monica Yeung, myeung at gondwana-dreaming.com - please get back to
Monica if you have any questions


*If you are still wondering if the AESC is the conference for you, wonder no
Here is all you need to know:


   - Learn new stuff
   6 concurrent themes <http://www.aesc2010.gsa.org.au/index.html>,
   integrated poster sessions - Don't be boring!
     → go to sessions on topics outside your area of expertise
     → definitely go to the plenary
talks<http://www.aesc2010.gsa.org.au/speakers.html>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 <http://www.aesc2010.gsa.org.au/social.html> 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<http://www.aesc2010.gsa.org.au/workshops.html>(you're in for a
     → Tour to mysterious Lake
George<http://www.aesc2010.gsa.org.au/workshops.html>- 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 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 <http://www.aesc2010.gsa.org.au/registration.html>).
   - 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
     • Students, teachers, parents and members of the general public all
   welcome <http://www.aesc2010.gsa.org.au/social.html>
     • 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
     • 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
     → 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
       → salinity, hazards, education
       → AuScope, IODP, resource security
       → groundwater, other planets, palaeomagnetism and more.
   - No regrets.
   Be there <http://www.aesc2010.gsa.org.au/index.html> 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:

The Geological Society of Australia (GSA) encourages you to join us in
Canberra for a capital experience. Register now!

AESC Chair, Brad Pillans
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