GSNZ Annual Conference 2024

Welcome to the GSNZ Annual Conference 2024 – Mountains to Sea

Tēnā tātou katoa,

We welcome you all to University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka in beautiful Ōtepoti Dunedin for the 2024 Geoscience Society of New Zealand conference. The conference will run from 25th-29th November with oral and poster sessions, pre-conference workshops, post/pre conference field trips, and plenary sessions held at the Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka University of Otago campus. Social functions include an icebreaker event, early career social function, museum scavenger hunt, and gala dinner. We are also excited that the second ever EarthFest will be held in conjunction with this conference.

With our ‘Mountains to Sea’ conference theme, we look forward to a wide range of abstract submissions that celebrate the diversity of the geosciences and of the landscapes in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

On behalf of the wonderful conference local organising committee, we look forward to seeing you all in Ōtepoti Dunedin in November.

Jack Williams and Greer Gilmer, Conference Co-Convenors

Sam McColl, President, Geoscience Society of New Zealand


Local Organising Committee:

David Barrell, GNS Science, Te Pū Ao

Sophie Briggs, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka

Solen Chanony, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka 

Donna Eberhart-Phillips, GNS Science, Te Pū Ao

Greer Gilmer, GNS Science, Te Pū Ao

Tatiana Goded, GNS Science, Te Pū Ao

Marie Hennequinn, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka

Helen Jack, Environment Canterbury

Luce Lacoua, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka


Ray Marx, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka

Sam McColl, GNS Science, Te Pū Ao

Nick Mortimer, GNS Science, Te Pū Ao

Faye Nelson, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka

Will Oliver, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka

Javiera Ruz Ginouves, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka 

Ellen Unland, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka 

James White, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka 

Jack Williams, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka 



Earthfest:

Jenny Stein, GNS Science, Te Pū Ao

Caroline Orchiston, University of Otago Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka

Key Dates

   9 May 2024 - Call for Proposals open: Sessions, Workshops, Field Trips, SIG Meetings 

27 May 2024  - Call for Proposals close 

   7 June 2024  - Convenors notified of acceptance status

June /July 2024 - Registration opens 

12 June 2024  - Call for Abstracts opens

August 2024 (date tbc) Abstract submissions close

 September 2024  - Abstract authors notified

25 October 2024  - Early Bird registrations close



Conference Organisers

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

This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd.  We are a New Zealand business.