Monday, February 13, 2012

Abstract submission to the 34th IGC-YES Symposium

YES Network members are invited to submit an abstract to the 34th IGC YES Symposium Overcoming geoscience challenges in the 21st century by developing and improving the skills of early-career geoscientists’ (Theme 36, symposium 36.7). You should note that this symposium is a part of the main IGC program and therefore abstract submission for this symposium will be governed by the same ‘rules’ as other IGC abstracts.This means that:

- Abstracts must be submitted via the IGC abstract portal (; this involves a cost)
- Presenters may only give one oral presentation; they can however have both a talk and a poster (separate abstracts need to be submitted for each)
- Abstracts are due by 17 February 2012 (AUSTRALIAN TIME)- Abstracts must be submitted using the correct template or they may be rejected outright .

We recommended that you don’t leave your abstract submission until the last minute as many people do that and the servers can get overloaded preventing upload. Finally, if you do have any problems submitting your abstract please contact the conference organisers (email provided) not the YES Network President.

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