International Association of Hydrogeologists Australia

34th International Geological Congress (IGC): AUSTRALIA 2012

Monday 19 March, 2012

The Australian Geoscience Council invites you to the 34th Session of the International Geological Congress (IGC), in Brisbane,  in August 2012 for what promises to be an intellectually stimulating and socially memorable Congress.

The IGC was first held in 1878, and the Oceania region has only hosted the event once in its prestigious history. High level political and scientific support secured in Australia and New Zealand for the Congress will underpin this outstanding event.

Under the theme “Unearthing our Past and Future” the IGC will showcase the Oceania region’s geoscience strengths, innovations and natural wonders, through an exciting range of pre and post Congress field trips.

The Congress will be staged at the highly acclaimed Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, a world class venue that has hosted numerous large and very successful international meetings. Brisbane offers great August weather, value for money and proximity to geo-tourist features such as the Great Barrier Reef.

AUSTRALIA 2012 will include a GeoExpo, an education outreach program, and a support program to encourage young delegates to attend. The IGC will demonstrate the crucial role that geoscience plays in the quest for sustainable development and show how geoscience contributes directly to the future of its resource-based industries, land and water management and mitigation of geohazards.

For more information about the congress program, registration, the event venue or accomodation visit

Important Dates

17 February 2012: Abstract submissions close

31 March 2012: Field trip bookings close

30 April 2012: Earlybird registrations close (standard rate commences), Presenters registration deadline

5 June 2012: Accomodation reservations to be made by this date

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