May 19-22, 2024


Welcome to GAC-MAC-PEG 2024!

Brandon University has campuses on both Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 lands, and we are a gathering place for people from many backgrounds around the world. In this way, we carry on the Indigenous customs of our home in Brandon. We acknowledge Brandon is on shared territory between the Dakota Oyate, the Anishinabek, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. Today, many other Indigenous people call Brandon their home, including the Ininew, Anisininewuk, Denesuline, and Inuit.

The plants, animals and people who share their history and traditions on the land and water of this area deeply influence our gatherings, like this one. Thank you to all for sharing this space with us today.

We look forward to hosting GAC-MAC-PEG 2024 at Brandon University in Manitoba. You can expect an excellent scientific program and a variety of field trips and short courses. This meeting will include all the expected GAC and MAC programming, as well the 10th International Symposium on granitic pegmatites with field trips and special sessions.

Registration is now OPEN! The registration fees can be seen at the bottom of this page.


  • Size: The maximum size of posters is 4x4 feet (122x122 cm).
  • Set-up: All posters must be in place by 5 pm on Monday May 20. Poster attachment implements will be provided.
  • Tear-down: Wednesday May 22, 6:30 pm. Posters left behind will be recycled.
  • Presenter presence: mandatory between 5 and 6:30 pm, Monday May 20 through Wednesday May 22, and recommended during the icebreaker.
  • Printing: We are very pleased to let you know that we have partnered with Leech Group, the best printers in Brandon, for poster printing services. Please click here to access the order form. Your poster will be waiting for you at the registration desk!


  • Exhibitor hours

Sunday May 19: 6-9 pm (icebreaker)

Monday May 20 through Wednesday May 22: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm.

  • Set-up and tear-down

The set-up is in the early afternoon of Sunday May 19. The tear-down is 6-7 pm on Wednesday May 22.

  • Access and power

There will be easy access for moving of bulky or heavy items. There is the possibility to have power at the booth: please ask us about that.

  • Internet

Please use BU_Guest. It's free.

  • Shipping

If you need to ship something, please send it to P. Alexandre, Brandon University, Geology Department, 270-18th Street, Brandon MB, R7A 6A9.

ACCOMMODATION: If you want to book a room at Brandon University residences, please download the form, fill it in, and send it back.

Our program-at-a-glance is now available for download:

Directions for editing your registration

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Sponsoring and exhibiting

If you are considering supporting the conference or would like to have an exhibit, you can find all the relevant information here:


We will need several volunteers to help run the conference, most importantly assist in the presentation rooms: download and organize the presentations, start them, interact with remote attendees and presenters, and trouble-shoot minor technical issues (but not major ones: we will have a dedicated IT person on-site for that). We expect one person to volunteer for one day (morning and afternoon sessions).

This is a great opportunity for graduate students: in counterpart for their efforts, we will reimburse their registration fees after the conference.

All volunteers will have a chance to win a $100 voucher from Deakin Industries, a HydroFlask, and a few field supplies (compass, field notebook, etc). And you get a cool T-shirt!

If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch with our Volunteers Coordinator Lauro (e-mail).

Registration fees

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Brandon University, John R. Brodie Sceince Centre

Registration period

February 1, 2024 - 00:00 until May 14, 2024 - 23:30

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact .

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