Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference 2019: Calling for abstracts The second Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC) will be held at the Crown Resort in Perth 2-5 September 2019. The AEGC is co- hosted by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia. The AEGC is the largest exploration geoscience conference in the southern hemisphere and is expected to attract well over 1000 delegates from around the world. Themes cover the full spectrum of Australian geosciences from the mineral, petroleum and water resource industries, government and academia. Given its location in Perth, there will be additional, dedicated, streams for Western Australian sedimentary basins, discovery techniques, mineral mapping and remote sensing applications. The Organising Committee for the 2nd Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference. The extended abstract is a short (maximum 5 page) paper summarizing your oral or poster presentation. Each abstract will be subjected to a peer-review process before being accepted for presentation at the conference. All accepted abstracts will be published in the digital conference proceedings and made available via the ASEG publication site. The conference incorporates the West Australian Basins Symposium (WABS) for which full papers will also be accepted. Authors wishing to follow this route should e-mail the WABS editors directly ( Papers are invited from a broad spectrum of themes such as new information from old data, cross disciplinary co- ordination, industrial minerals and case studies. Disciplines encompassed by the conference include (but are not limited to) geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geometallurgy, geostatistics, petrophysics, palaeontology, archaeology, geotechnical engineering, and mining geology. All abstracts should be submitted using the official template available from the AEGC website ( and the final submission date is Friday 22 March 2019. The results of the review process will be available by 3 May 2019, but the review process is continuous and abstracts submitted before the final submission deadline may be notified before this date. Find out more at Helen Debenham AEGC 2019 Technical Program Chair 12 PREVIEW Conferences and events FEBRUARY 2019 News