GSNZ Annual Conference 2022

A Whole New World – From Local To Global


May 2022. The GSNZ 2021 conference abstract volume is now available to download for free:  

COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate: Depending on the government indications at the time of the conference, attendees may need to be fully vaccinated to be able to attend. 

Tēnā tātou katoa,

Welcome to the Geoscience Society of New Zealand annual conference to be held in Palmerston North from 28th November to 2 December 2022. Following the highly successful face-to-face 2020 conference in Christchurch, we are committed to making every effort to run the conference as normally as possible within any COVID restrictions. The conference will be held on Massey University’s Turitea Campus and will include oral and poster sessions, an evening public lecture, pre-conference workshops and several post-conference field trips.  

Online presentations will be possible for presenters overseas unable to attend in person, and in case of heightened COVID restrictions at the time of the conference we will have the capability to switch to a fully virtual format.

The annual conference is the ideal opportunity to meet with people, network, and interact face to face with fellow researchers. This year, the conference commences on the Monday evening with an Icebreaker function and will include an informal barbeque and formal conference dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The large seating capacity of the conference dinner venue guarantees room for everyone and we sincerely hope that as many students as possible will attend that function. There will also be numerous lunchtime breakout sessions, meetings, and workshops.  

We look forward to welcoming you to Palmerston North in November for what we hope will be another very successful annual conference.  

Anke Zernack and Julie Palmer, Conference Co-Convenors
James Scott, President, Geoscience Society of New Zealand 

Important Dates

  1 July 2022 - Abstract submission opens

   1 July 2022  - Registration opens

   2 September 2022  - Deadline for abstract submission  

   14 October 2022  - Authors notified

   21 October 2022  - Early Bird Registrations close


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Geoscience Society of New Zealand
The Society encourages the advancement of the geosciences in New Zealand and has more than 500 members, an elected national committee, eight branches and a number of subcommittees and special interest groups. 

Membership is open to all who are interested in the geosciences.

Special thanks and credit to Anke Zernack for many of the images used throughout this site and to 
Sarah Tapscott for designing the conference logo.

Call for Abstracts 

Call for abstracts open 1 July 2022.
Abstract submissions deadline is 2 September 2022.

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Online registration opens 1 July 2022.
Early Bird Registration closes on 21 October 2022.

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Conference Organisers

Conferences & Events Ltd
Conference Manager: Ali Howard
64 4 384 1511 

This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.