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On the 50th anniversary of the advent of the paradigm of plate tectonics, this three day meeting is convened to examine the state of the art and scope out new directions.
This call for papers is for contributions that complement the array of invited speakers – reporting recent research on any aspect of tectonics and the associated disciplines that together feed into understanding the plate system and processes.
Contributions are invited for talks and posters.
The deadline for abstract submission is 31 May 2017 but we encourage submission and registration as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please complete the Abstract submission form (under Downloads) and return to Naomi Newbold.
The abstract should be approximately 500 words and should include a title and acknowledgement of authors and their affiliations where possible.
Please indicate if your abstract is for a poster or oral presentation.
The conference will be drawn to a close by the 2017 William Smith lecture, delivered by Dan McKenzie.
Nick Christie-Blick Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University, USA
John Dewey University of Oxford, UK
Tony Doré Statoil, UK
Cindy Ebinger University of Rochester USA
Hank Frankel University of Missouri, Kansas City. USA
Catherine Johnson University of British Columbia, Canada
Peter van Keken Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington DC USA
Mike Kendall University of Bristol, UK
Xavier Le Pichon Collège de France
Peter Molnar University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Jason Morgan, Harvard University, USA
Donna Shillington Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, USA
Opening remarks by
Tony Watts University of Oxford, UK
Closing remarks and introduction of the William Smith lecturer
James Jackson University of Cambridge, UK
William Smith lecturer
Dan McKenzie University of Cambridge, UK
Rob Butler University of Aberdeen
Mike Daly University of Oxford
Gareth Roberts Imperial College London
Jonathan Turner Radioactive Waste Management
Tony Watts University of Oxford
Register online or download the pdf registration form and return it to the Conference Office.
Corporate Affiliates and GSL Associated Societies can register at a reduced fee.
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Associated Societies: GSL Associated Societies include AAPG, AIPG, GSA, NGWA, GAC and SEPM. See the Associated Societies list.
Associated Societies members should choose the Other Societies booking option when registering.
There will be a conference dinner at Al Duca restaurant on Thursday 5 October 2017 at 7.30pm
The cost is £80 per person and includes a 3 course meal, half a bottle of wine per person, water and tea and coffee.
There are just a few places left for the dinner so if you would like to book a place, please email Naomi Newbold. Bookings will be on a first come, first served basis.