Organization of the 35th IGC is progressing well, with over 4800 oral and poster presentations accepted from well over 5000 abstract submissions. There are 48 themes at this point, and some of the sessions and symposia will be of particular interest to those interested in Geoheritage and Conservation of Geologically important sites, and the History of Geology. Most of the symposia and sessions dealing with these topics fall within the core topic Geoscience in Society.
- Heritage, conservation and management
- Geoheritage and Geoparks
- GeoHeritage: global case studies and success stories
- Africa Alive Corridors
- Geoheritage general session
- General contributions on the history of geology
- Historical Studies of Gondwana
There are 100 oral and poster presentations scheduled within these topics.
In addition, a newly published book on the Geoheritage of Africa will be launched at 35th IGC, and will be available to delegates at a highly discounted price. The book is entitled “Africa’s Top Geological Sites” and contains 44 chapters describing Africa’s most prominent geological wonders. Random House Struik is the publisher and it has been sponsored by Acacia Mining.
There is much more that will be of interest to the geoheritage and geology history interest groups. See http://www.35igc.org/Verso/1/Scientific-Programme and click on the core topics, followed by the theme of interest. From the theme page, a list of accepted abstracts and authors is available. The scheduled times and venues of oral presentations and posters will be posted during the first week of July.
The conference takes place between 27 August and 4 September 2016. Click here for full details.