b'WelcomeAEGC 2023Welcome to the Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference 2023On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, weThe extensive Exhibition Hall reflects the strong and sustained welcome you to AEGC 2023! response from exhibitors interested in participating in this event, which has seen the space allocated expanded to meet The conference is being held in person from Monday 13 demand. Similarly, sponsorship interest has been strong with Saturday 18 March 2023, at the Brisbane Convention andengagement from a wide range of exploration and service Exhibition Centre (BCEC) at Southbank in beautiful BrisVegas.companies. We sincerely thank all our sponsors and exhibitors The Conference is jointly hosted by the Australian Instituteand ask all delegates to take the time to visit them and inspect of Geoscientists (AIG), the Australian Society of Explorationthe leading-edge services and products they have on show.Geophysicists (ASEG), and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA). It is a deferred event, initially intended to beNetworking and social activity is a major theme at the event held in 2020 yet updated with brand new content. given the significant value of building and maintaining our Under the conference theme of GeoscienceBreaking Newprofessional connections. Social events commence on Monday Ground, the AEGC has attracted many local and internationalnight with axe throwing in West End, then there is a Welcome presenters, delegates and organisations from across the wideReception on Tuesday night in the Exhibition Hall followed by a spectrum of exploration geoscience representing industry,local Pub Crawl. There will be Happy Hour / Sundowner drinks research, government and academia. Our Technical Programmeevery day following the technical presentations. An FMG Early Chairs have worked exceptionally hard to make the contentCareer networking session will be held on Wednesday evening attractive to a broad range of geoscientists, and to include aand, of course, our gala eventthe Conference Dinner at the number of topical issues under the broad canopy of explorationQueensland Art Gallery on Thursday evening. Be sure to join us geoscience. for an unforgettable evening of Art and Magic at the Gallerytickets are limited and selling very fast! Finally, to close out the The main technical presentation sessions of the conferenceconference we have a River Cruise on offer on Friday evening.are to be delivered Wednesday 15-Friday 18March, withThere is truly something at this conference for every exploration workshops offered two days before and oneday after thesegeoscientistboth technical and social!sessions. Programme content is streamed into Minerals, Petroleum and Near-Surface exploration with 220 oralFinally, we would like to deeply thank all those who assisted to presentations, 50 posters and 13 keynotes to be deliveredcreate and shape this event through numerous Teams meetings over the three days. over many, many months. They are:The conference technical sessions will open and close withMelanie Fitzell - Treasurer/Secretaryplenaries, and there will be up to seven concurrent sessionsJanelle Simpson - Social Chairduring each day. In addition, the Wall-Hinman MemorialKat Gioseffi - Young Professionals/Student ChairSymposium will be delivered over a full day on Thursday, ourAndrew Long, Steve Kuhn and Alex Costall - Technical Geoscience Education Symposium will occur on WednesdayProgramme Co-Chairsafternoon, and a panel session on diversity and equity inMichel Nzikou - Sponsorship Chairgeoscience will be held on Thursday afternoon. Additionally,John Coffin - Exhibition Chaira Student/Early-Career Geoscientist Industry Q&A panel and aTobias Colson - Publicity ChairGeoPitch 3-minute quick-fire presentation competition will runTim Dean and Courtney Dhnaram - Workshop Programme Chairson Friday. Around 100 senior high school science students haveAnd, of course, the whole team at ARINEX our professional been invited with their teachers for a Geoscience Outreach Dayconference organisers.on Thursday, which includes facilitated hands-on activities, a careers forum, and a guided visit to the Exhibition Hall. We look forward to meeting you at AEGC 2023!Megan Nightingale Co-Chair Minerals Dale Sims Co-Chair (Petroleum)51 PREVIEW FEBRUARY 2023'