The Geological Society of Australia invites you to participate in the Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2014 in Newcastle.


2014 AESC Organising Committee is seeking suggestions for dedicated sessions during the scientific program. Sessions may be in any of the six general themes (Energy; Resources; Environment; Service and Community; Dynamic Planet; Living Earth).

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The science program committee has identified the following 6 themes and 2 symposia that will form the focus for the AESC 2014.





The Earth Beneath Our Feet: An exhibition on geology in our lives

Newcastle Museum 
7-14 July 
Free Entry
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Public Forum: Energy 2050

Date: Monday, 7 July 2014
Time: 1930 - 2130
Venue: Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Cost: Single ticket $10. Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) $20

must be notified in writing to the Secretariat, any cancellations received after 16th June will not receive a refund.

 This forum is open to all members of the public, not just to those registered for the AESC. We encourage you to pre-purchase your ticket by clicking the link below. Limited tickets will be available on the door and seating is unallocated.

 < click here> Please note this link is for members of the public only who are not registering for the AESC. If you have registered or plan to register for the AESC you will be able to purchase your tickets as part of your registration. 

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AESC 2014 will be held in Newcastle, a vibrant port city that is characterised by its working harbour, beautiful surf beaches and proximity to many of Australia’s most prestigious wineries. It is the gateway to the Hunter Valley – heart of the Sydney Basin coalfields, centre of power generation for New South Wales, and home of the NSW Institute for Frontier Geoscience, a joint initiative of the University of Newcastle and the NSW Department of Trade and Investment. Combined with the city’s focus on energy efficiency via the Federal Government’s Smart Grid, Smart City initiative and the CSIRO Energy Centre, Newcastle is an ideal site for our convention – Sustainable Australia.

The convention will be based around the themes of energy, basin geology, geodynam­ics, resources the environment, the geological record of life, and the role of the Earth Sciences in the community. Dedicated symposia include the 39th Symposium on the Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin and Comparisons & Contrasts in Circum-Pacific Orogens.

AESC 2014 offers all geoscientists a unique opportunity for professional development and a chance to hear firsthand the latest developments in geosciences.

We welcome you to participate in the AESC 2014 convention in Newcastle and look forward to seeing you next year.

Convention Organising Committee 

  • Anita Andrew, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences & Environmental Isotopes Pty Ltd
  • Dioni Cendon, ANSTO
  • Bill Collins, Newcastle University
  • Colin Coxhead, Coalfield Geology Council of NSW
  • Anthony Dosseto, University of Wollongong
  • Sue Fletcher, Geological Society of Australia
  • Ian Graham, University of New South Wales
  • John Greenfield, NSW Trade & Investment – Resources & Energy 
  • Sarah Jardine, NSW Trade & Investment – Resources & Energy 
  • Craig O’Neill, Macquarie University
  • Robert Musgrave, NSW Trade & Investment – Resources & Energy 
  • Kaydy Pinetown, CSIRO
  • Dave Robson, NSW Trade & Investment – Resources & Energy 
  • Greg Skilbeck, University of Technology
  • Mike Smith, Austpac Resources NL
  • Martin Van Kranendonk, University of New South Wales

AESC Convention Secretariat

For queries concerning the Convention and registration, 
please contact the AESC Convention Secretariat.

Will Organise
PO Box 180
Morisset NSW 2264
Tel: +61 2 4973 6573
Fax: +61 2 4973 6609

Convention location

Venue: Newcastle City Hall
290 King Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

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