May 24-29, 2023

Sudbury 2023 GAC-MAC-SGA

Discovering Ancient to Modern Earth

The Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada, and Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits will be held in Sudbury, Ontario, 24-27 May 2023, with pre- and post-meeting field trips, workshops, and short courses.

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Meeting Theme and Format

The theme of the meeting is Discovering Ancient to Modern Earth, reflecting the location of Sudbury at the intersection of the Archean Superior Province, Proterozoic Southern and Grenville Provinces, and Paleozoic-Quaternary cover sequences. The conference will include a diverse program of Symposia, Special Sessions, General Sessions, Field trips, Workshops, and Short Courses covering the complete spectrum of geoscience disciplines. It will be delivered in hybrid format with both on-site and virtual components. Abstracts, talks, and posters can be given in English or French.

Meeting Schedule

20-24 May 2023: Pre-meeting field trips, workshops, and short courses
24 May 2023: Late afternoon registration, evening Icebreaker
25-27 May 2023: Morning and early afternoon oral sessions, late afternoon poster and exhibit sessions
28-31 May 2023: Post-meeting field trips, workshops, and short courses

Important Dates

01 February 2023: Deadline for early submission of abstracts ($40)
01 March 2023: Deadline for late submission of abstracts ($60)
01 April 2023: Deadline for early registration
14 April 2023: Deadline for field trip, workshops, and short course registrations
24 April 2023: Deadline for hotel “block” bookings
30 April 2023: Deadline for special and social event registrations
14 May 2023: Deadline for guest program and LU residence registrations
23 May 2023: Deadline for on-line registration
24-27 May 2023: On-site registration

Pick-up of conference badges and bags and on-site registration are available:
24 May 2023: Fraser Auditorium Foyer from 11:00 to 16:00
25 May 2023: Fraser Auditorium Foyer from 7:30 to 16:00
26 May 2023: Fraser Auditorium Foyer from 7:30 to 16:00
27 May 2023: Classroom Building C-101 from 8:00 to 15:00

Partnering Organizations

  • Geological Association of Canada (GAC)
  • Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC)
  • Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)

Circulars and Flyers

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  • HES

Local Organizing Committee

Chair: Michael Lesher
Vice-Chair and AV Coordinator: Douglas Tinkham
Vice-Chair and Webmaster: Stéphane Perrouty

Event Manager: Cathryn Nadjiwon

Field Trips: Bruno Lafrance, Evan Hastie, Riley Mulligan
Exhibits and Posters: Noëlle Shriver
Student Program: Tobias Roth
Guest Program: Olga Brinkman

GAC Liaisons: Deanne van Rooyen, Alwynne Beaudoin, Karen Dawes
MAC Liaisons: Johanne Caron, Dan Marshall, Andrew Conley
SGA Liaisons: Georges Beaudoin, Garth Graham
HES Liaisons: Pedro Jugo, Lynn Bulloch, Roxane Mehes

LU Facilities: Julie Ceming, Bill Sanders
LU Media Services: Marie-Lynne Michaud, Lynn Laird, JoAnn Wohlberg
LU IT Services: Luc Roy, Dan Robidoux

Local Organizing Committee


Hybrid event

Laurentian University

935, Ramsey Lake Road Greater Sudbury, ON Canada, P3E 2C6

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