Thursday, February 9, 2012

2nd World YES Congress in Brisbane from the 5-10th August 2012

The 2nd World YES Congress will take place in Brisbane Australia in conjunctions with the 34th International Geological Congress (IGC)  from the 5-10th August 2012. Most the 2nd World YES Congress sessions will take place in the evenings, which will allow YES Network members to participate on the main 34th IGC sessions. The YES Network Congress sessions are as follows:

Sunday, 5 August (University of Queensland)
12:00-14:00 YES Congress Registration
14:00-16:00 Workshop: CV Writing - online registration until March 2012
16:00-18:00 Industry-YES Members Event
18:30-20:00 Cocktail & Dinner hour

Monday, 6 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)
18:00-20:00 YES Network National Chapters Showcase
20:00-22:00 YES Network Meet and Greet Dinner
Tuesday, 7 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)
18:00-20:30 Roundtable (Room 1): How can geoscientists best engage with the public and high school pupils?
18:00-20:30 Roundtable (Room 2): Geological knowledge and technology transfer in developing nations

Wednesday, 8 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)
18:00-20:30 Roundtable (Room 1): Engaging with policy
makers: A YES legacy
18:00-20:30 Roundtable (Room 2): Education and Outreach in Polar Science

Thursday, 9 August (Brisbane Convention Centre) 
18:00-20:30 Roundtable (Room 1): Emerging geoscience
themes and the role of the YES Network
18:00-20:30 Roundtable (Room 2): Women in Geosciences

Friday, 10 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)
09:00-11:30 Roundtable (Room 1): Professional Development:
International skill recognition
09:00-11:30 Workshop: Communicating Science to the Public
4:00-15:30 YES Network Poster Session

For further information about YES Network activities in Brisbane, please visit the main YES Network website at


  1. how can one be eligible to partake in this conference. For instance I am not in South Africa.

  2. Dear Anonymous

    You can send your abstracts to one of the YES sessions or the IGC sessions. The closing date of abstracts submission is the 17th February. You do'nt need to be in South Africa to participate on this congress since the congress will be held in Brisbane,Australia. YES Sessions will be broadcast online, so you can still participate anywhere in the world.