Early Career Scientists & Volunteers

AGCC 2018 has an extensive program for volunteers and Early Career Geoscientists, to provide coordination and opportunities for innovative ways to connect with the Convention. If you are passionate about diversity, representation, networking, STEM or just making a difference, please email Verity Normington at Verity.Normington@nt.gov.au.

Register as a Volunteer

Volunteering expressions of interest for AGCC 2018 have now closed.
The Convention will cover all aspects of Geoscience, with technical themes covering theoretical and applied Geoscience, mineral and energy resources, environmental and societal science,
Geoscience education and communication, and emerging technologies.

A Special Registration Offer for Early Career Geoscientists

The AGC and its Member Organisations encourage Early Career Geoscientists (ECG) to take advantage of a special reduced registration rate and join us in Adelaide for AGCC 2018 Big
Issues and Ideas in Geoscience.

If you fit the criteria for Early Career Geoscientist status, you can pay just $765 for full convention registration. That’s a saving of $235 on the current full member rate. The offer has been extended to 6 October 2018. Click here for full details.
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This initiative is designed to enable a large number of Early Career Geoscientists, across all fields, to participate in a test of their abilities to rapidly and effectively communicate their fields, to participate in a test of their abilities to rapidly and effectively communicate their science to a diverse audience.

The model is derived from the very popular and ultra-competitive three-minute thesis competitions that operate at university, national and international levels. Each speaker is allowed three minutes and three slides to communicate the core of their geoscience research or work. Applications close 30 August 2018.

CSIRO is generously sponsoring prizes for two categories; Geoscience Students (Hons, MSc or PhD) and Early Career Geoscientists. The prize money is to go toward professional development such as attending an international or national conference, a geological field trip or a geoscience workshop. Each category has prizes* of

  • 1st Place – AU$5,000
  • 2nd Place – AU$2,000
  • 3rd Place – Au$1,000

*the awarding of 2nd and 3rd prizes is dependent on the merit of presentation and the number of participants in each category.
Prize recipients will be required to submit a 1 to 2 page report, with photos, on their professional development to the AGCC Organising Committee.

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The AGCC 2018 Early to Mid-Career Networking Event is a chance to meet new people in your
field or expand your professional network.

Come along to this networking event where you can mingle with like-minded geoscientists.
Date and time: Monday 15th October, 6.30–8.30pm

Location: Strathmore Hotel, Garden Bar, 129 North Tce, Adelaide Download the flyer this event

Ticket price includes platters and selected drinks for two hours.

Ticket price includes platters and selected drinks for two hours.
This event is generously sponsored by the Geological Society of Australia (GSA) and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/agcc-2018-early-to-midcareer-


The AGCC Trivia Night will be a fun night and fantastic networking opportunity for Early Career Geoscientists and practicing Geoscientists alike.
This event is generously sponsored by Anglo American Australia and is part of the AGCC’s commitment to ensure Early Career Geoscientists are supported and encouraged to have an active role within the geoscience community. All AGCC delegates and volunteers are welcome to attend and we specifically encourage Early
Career Geoscientists to attend to build their networks in a fun and friendly environment. No need to find a team to increase networking at this event you will be assigned a team on entry.
Date and time: Tuesday 16th October, 6.30–8.30pm
Location: Historian Hotel, 18 Coromandel Place, Adelaide
Ticket price includes light snacks and complementary drink tickets will be given at the door.
Prizes will be awarded for the winning team and throughout the night for selected rounds.

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