How to Submit

Abstract Submissions are now closed

You must have completed REGISTRATION in order to submit an abstract for inclusion in the conference. A personal submission link will be included in your registration confirmation email, which will gain you direct access to the submission portal.

Should you have a confirmed registration but no access to the submission portal please email directly.

Student Paper and Poster Awards

All first authors of presentations who register as student members are eligible for student awards, as long as they are predominantly responsible for content and presentation.  Student presentations will be considered automatically, with abstract submission. Each award for best (and runner up) oral and poster presentation will consist of a cash prize.  Winners will be announced at the Conference Closing Ceremony on Friday, 1 December.  Here is the link for information here:

Conference Themes

All themes will have sub-sessions as indicated by the suggested topics for submission. Submitted abstracts will be organized into sessions within each theme based on submissions. We anticipate most submissions to the thematic groups however if your abstract does not fit into one of the thematic sessions, please submit to the General Session. Themes may evolve or be subdivided subject to submissions received.

Dynamic Margins
The Dynamic Margins theme explores our ever changing plate boundaries. This broad theme will integrate geophysics, petrology, geochemistry, geomorphology, tectonics, structure, and marine geology. We anticipate sessions within this theme to include subduction and convergent margins, the Kaikoura earthquake, the Alpine Fault, sediment cascades, and marine geology.

Dynamic Fluids
The Dynamic Fluids theme is based around hydrothermal systems and the generation and evolution of magmatic systems in New Zealand and around the world. We seek submissions examining hydrothermal fluid flow and alteration, geothermal systems, epithermal mineralization, magma generation, magma ascent, and evolution of magmatic systems and volcanic degassing.

Dynamic Surface Processes
The Dynamic Surface Processes theme focuses on the evolution of the Earth’s surface. This includes both natural and anthropogenic processes. This wide ranging theme encompasses urban geology, geomorphology, engineering geology, and volcanoes and volcanic hazards.

The Dynamic Earth and Society
The Dynamic Earth and Society theme focuses on how our dynamic earth interacts with society and vice versa. We anticipate this theme including submissions on Hazards, Science Communication and Education, and how historic studies shape Earth Sciences today.

Dynamic Region
The Dynamic Region theme focuses on geoscience research unique to New Zealand, Antarctica, and the Southern Ocean. We seek diverse submissions around palaeontology, stratigraphy/sedimentology, the evolution of New Zealand and it’s biota, tectonics, paleoclimate and environmental change, and oceanography and marine geology. This theme will also include a special symposium celebrating the career work of Bruce Hayward on New Zealand’s palaeontology and applied palaeontology.

General Session

Abstracts must adhere to the following:

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  • The abstract text is limited to 300 words
  • Calibri 12pt font, single line spacing throughout. Title bold capitals, authors bold lowercase; presenting author underlined. All other text plain.
  • Title, names and addresses centred; rest of abstract justified flush left and right.
  • Authors’ names and each address to fit on one line
  • Add presenting author’s email address on a new line after the last author’s address
  • Blank line after title, before the text body and between paragraphs.
  • No page numbers, paragraph indents or footnotes.
  • Figures are not encouraged except in exceptional circumstances where the ½ page philosophy can still be adhered to. Black on white-background diagrams are fine, but use patterns rather than grey shades.
  • We reserve the right to edit or reject abstracts not conforming to the above.

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