Call for Abstracts

The Organising Committee for the 2024 GSNZ Annual Conference invite researchers and professionals to submit abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the conference programme as an oral or poster presentation. 

Key Dates 

Abstract Submission Opens: 12 June 2024        
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 11 August 2024 (please note this date will not be extended)
Authors Notified of Acceptance: September 2024 
Registration Deadline for Accepted Presenters: 25 October 2024

Conference Themes: 

1. Tectonics and Magmatism
2. Geosciences and Society
3. Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future
4. Applied Geosciences: Geotechnical, Resources and Technologies
5. Other

Conference Sessions:

Please select the relevant Session/ Theme during your abstract submission that most closely aligns with the content of your abstract or you may choose 'Other'.

  • Changing Landscapes; Surface Process Dynamics, Evolution, and Impacts
  • Earthquake Science from Intraplate to Interplate   
  • Ensuring Invaluable Scientific Observations are Obtained Pre- and During the Next Alpine Fault Earthquake
  • Evolution of the New Zealand Biota: In Honour of R. Ewan Fordyce
  • Future-Proofing Energy and Minerals: Geoscience in the Low-Emissions Era
  • Geochemical Insights into Environmental Change on Geological Timescales
  • Geoscience Education, Outreach and Communication
  • Great Southern Land (and Ocean): Research from Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
  • Magmas and Volcanoes of Zealandia and Beyond
  • Mountains to Sea Research in Fiordland
  • Preparation for the Next Big Quake Rapid Response Science, Cascading Hazard & Scenario Development
  • Regional and General Geology: In Honour of Jane Forsyth 
  • The Geology of Dunedin
  • Tsunamis in the Southwest Pacific – Monitoring, Evaluation, Response and Mitigation
  • Understanding Diverse Volcanic Processes
  • Underwater Geosciences
  • Urban Geosciences

To view more information about each of these sessions please visit the Sessions tab under the Programme page. Sessions might be re-arranged in collaboration with the respective lead conveners to accommodate the respective topics and number of submitted abstracts in the conference programme.

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts to be submitted in English 
  • No more than 300 words
  • You will be required to enter details for the author/co-authors separately during the submission process (author name, affiliation, email address) 
  • If you are submitting on behalf of the Presenter/s, please have their email address/s ready to include in the submission
  • Please select the relevant session/ theme during your submission that most closely aligns with the content of your abstract or you may choose Misc/Other
  • Submissions are limited to 2 x abstracts per registered author (1 x oral and 1 x poster). Note that as per the 2023 conference, attendees interested in presenting an outreach-focused paper in addition to a science-focused paper may submit one additional abstract (on top of the 2 x abstracts per registered author limit.

General Information

Review and Notification to Authors
All completed submissions will be reviewed. You will be informed by email from of the acceptance status of your abstract by end of September 2024.

All presenters are required to register and pay the registration fee by no later than 25 October 2024 in order to be included in the programme and to present in person at the event. Please note Early Bird Registration deadline 25 October 2024. 

By submitting an abstract, authors agree to publication of chosen abstracts on the conference proceedings or similar by GSNZ.

Conference Organisers

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

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