News from the Sector – November

The Geological Curators Group has teamed up with The Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP) to host a one day conference online, Uniting Earth Science Collections, on 1st December 2022. The GCG’s AGM will take place between the two sessions. For further information and details on how to register, please follow the link above.

The next annual conference of the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group will be held in London, 4th-6th January 2023. Registration closes 12th December 2022.

The Geological Society of London is hosting a two day conference 6th7th February 2023 called Sea level change in the past, present and future. It’s due to take place as a hybrid conference, at Burlington House and online. Abstract submission and registration are via their website.

The Geological Society is also holding a public lecture that could be of interest to GCG blog readers: The stories we tell about volcanoes, and why it matters when they erupt. The event will take place at 5pm (BST), at Burlington House in London, on 20th February 2023. Registration is via EventBrite.

The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) and the Geological Society are launching a new major conference series entitled the Energy Geoscience Conference (EGC). “The series will disseminate high-quality, energy-related geoscience to a UK and global audience via a physical and virtual conference every six years, with the proceedings published by the Society’s Publishing House. The first conference – EGC1 – is scheduled for 16th-18th May 2023 in Aberdeen, UK”.

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collection (SPNHC) next year will be the 38th Annual Meeting and will take place in San Francisco, California, from 28th May-2nd June 2023. Abstract submission will close 9th January 2023.

The 67th Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association will take place at the University of Cambridge 11th-13th September 2023. An Early Career Researcher event will take place on 11th September. Workshop and museum collection visits, followed by the symposium “Ecosystem Engineering through Deep Time” and an icebreaker, will take place on the 12th. The Annual Address and conference dinner will be on 13th September. A field trip on the 15th September will conclude the conference. For more information as it becomes available, please see their annual meeting page.

The University of Cambridge will host a one day conference Bivalves – Where Are We Going? 5th-8th September 2023. Please see the PalAss events page via the link above for further details as they emerge.

And finally, SedsOnline is still hosting regular communal Coffee Breaks if you would like to join them!

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News from the Sector is compiled by the GCG Blog Editor Dr Emma Nicholls, Senior Curator of Natural Sciences at the Horniman Museum and Gardens.

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