SPECIALIST GROUP IN GEOCHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY (SGGMP)
GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA
FIRST BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: SGGMP PORT MACQUARIE, 2005
VENUE: SAILS RESORT, PORT MACQUARIE
DATES: 13-15TH July, 2005
The conference will have no set theme, and any papers in the fields of geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology are welcomed. Once abstracts are in, specific sessions will be organised around their content. An official Geological Society of Australia Abstracts Volume (papers will be refereed) will be produced, along with a fieldguide on the region. The conference will comprise two days of sessions on the Wednesday (13th July) and Friday (15th July). Thursday (14th July) will consist of a morning (till lunch) of fieldtrips along the Port Macquarie coastal strip and includes outcrops of blueschists, eclogites and mafic intrusions and dykes. The afternoon will be dedicated to student presentations.
Presentations will be of 15 minutes duration (with 5 minutes question time) and extended abstracts of 4 pages (including figures and references) will be accepted. If you are interested in attending and/or presenting a paper at this conference, please fill-out the form on the following page, and send it by email, normal mail, or FAX. Abstracts need to reach the organiser (see bottom of Registration Form) by the end of May, 2005 at latest.
Port Macquarie is on the mid-North coast of NSW and is a popular holiday resort due to the numerous nearby beaches. The town is of moderate size and has a wide range of restaurants and cafes, to suit all tastes and budgets, though it is especially well-known for its seafood. In winter, the climate is mild and generally dry though please bring warm clothes and wet weather gear just in case.
R1 Basic Registration fee: $200
The basic cost of registration (includes Abstracts volume, fieldguide,
arrival tea + coffee, morning and afternoon teas, buffet lunches).
R2 Student registration fee: $150
Discounted basic cost of registration (includes Abstracts volume, fieldguide, arrival tea + coffee, morning and afternoon teas, buffet lunches).
R3 Registration fee for delegates staying at Sails Resort: $80 (includes Abstracts volume and fieldguide)
We have arranged a special registration + accommodation offer (Residential Delegate Package) for delegates staying at Sails Resort (includes arrival tea + coffee, morning and afternoon teas, buffet
lunches, buffet-style breakfast and accommodation). Costs are as follows:
Single room: $175/night ($525.00 for 3 nights)
Twin/Double: $117.50/night ($352.50 for 3 nights)
Triple: $110/night ($330.00 for 3 nights)
Please book directly with Sails Resort for this (quoting the Residential Delegate Package for the SGGMP Biennial Conference) on:
Tel. 02 6583 399
FAX: 02 6584 0397
Port Macquarie also offers a wide range of accommodation options (from backpacker and bed&breakfast to resorts) to suit all budgets. This can be booked through the Port Macquarie Information Office on:
Tel. 02 6581 8014
FAX: 02 6581 8010
We will also be holding a conference dinner (two course meal) at Sails
Resort on the Thursday Evening. Please indicate on the attached Registration
Form if you wish to attend this.
SGGMP PORT MACQUARIE, 2005
REGISTRATION OPTIONS (please tick)
R1 Basic registration fee: $200
Discounted student registration fee: $150
R3 Supplementary fee for delegates staying at Sails Resort $80
D1 Conference dinner at Sails Resort $35
of people attending ____
Total paid $_______
For cheques, please make payable to: SGGMP, Geol Soc Australia
Registration Deadline: May 30, 2005
Would you be willing to present:
a) oral presentation
Send to: Dr Ian Graham
Mineralogy and Petrology, Australian Museum
6 College St, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
Phone: 61-2-9320 6100
FAX: 61-2-9320 6050