Monday, April 16, 2012

The 2nd International YES Symposium 2012 Programme

Dear YES members,

For those of you who plan to attend the YES Symposium 2012 and/or the 34th IGC next August in Brisbane, here is the programme for the YES sessions:

Sunday 5 August (University of Queensland)

09:00-10:00 YES Network Congress Registration
A YES 2012 registration desk will be set up at the University of Queensland for delegates registering only for YES Network events.
To participate in YES sessions to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, you must register as a 34th IGC delegate and pay the appropriate registration fee. Discounted registration fees are available to YES members and student delegates.

10:00-12:00 CV Workshop
At this workshop YES delegates will learn tips and tools for   strengthening their CV. Murray Smith, Vice President of Human Resources in Minerals Exploration at BHP will   share his insights into what industry looks for in the content and structure of a CV, while Tiffany  Rivera  from Roskilde University, Denmark, will address how academics (and those interested in pursuing a   career in academia) should organize and present their CV.
Registration for this workshop will be via the YES Network website   between October and March, 2012 (Limited onsite registration).

12:00-13:00 Lunch Function
YES Delegates are invited to a lunch function as a start to the   Industry-YES Network Members Event.
Come along and meet your fellow YES Network members’ right before the IGC begins.
The cost of this lunch is included in your registration if you are a YES member and have pre-registered for this event. Additional guests are $30 AUD each; registration and   payment details please contact Ashley Paroz at between October and March, 2012.

12:00-15:00 Industry-YES Members Event
This event will bring industry representatives, academics,   researchers and professional organizations together with YES Network members to discuss opportunities for   employment, work experience and collaboration in an informal and relaxed environment.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in taking advantage of this   exciting opportunity to interact with some of the brightest early career earth scientists from around the  world  by having a display and/or sending a representative of your organization please contact Gabriela Perlingeiro at

Monday 6 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)

18:00-20:00 YES National Chapters, YES Room 1
This session will include presentations from the YES Network National Chapters on exciting projects and their plans for 2012-2014, and the YES awards ceremony.
20:00-22:00YES Network Meet and Greet Dinner
A chance to see downtown Brisbane, join us for dinner in the city centre. Further details to be confirmed. (Cost not included in your registration)140
Tuesday 7 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)
The YES Network Roundtable Program will commence on Tuesday 7 August. Roundtable sessions aim to bring together experts and early career geoscientists to discuss pertinent and topical issues. Two roundtable sessions will run concurrently each evening.
Roundtable sessions will run from 18:30 to 20:30 in the main conference centre, except for Friday 10 August when they will run from 09:00 to 11:30. Light refreshments will be provided and delegates are welcome to join their roundtable session organisers for dinner after each session (not funded) to continue the discussions.
18:30-20:30 Roundtable 1, YES Room 1: How can Geoscientists best engage with the public and high school pupils
Convenors: YES Outreach Team, Ashvin Wickramasooriya

18:30-20:30 Roundtable 2, YES Room 2:
Geological knowledge and technology transfer in developing nations
Convenor: Regional Representatives from Africa and Middle East

Wednesday 8 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)

17:00-19:00 Roundtable 3, YES Room 1: Engaging with policy makers: A YES legacy
Convenors: Gabriela Perlingeiro, YES Australia, David Govoni, YES Italy
Keynote Speakers: Alabama State Senador Scott Beason (USA)
17:00-19:00 Roundtable 4, YES Room 2: Education and Outreach in Polar Science
Convenors: Punyasloke Bhadury and Aisling Dolan, (joint YES Network and -Association of Polar Early Career Scientists)

Thursday 9 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)

18:30-20:30 Roundtable 5, YES Room 1: Emerging geoscience themes and the role of the YES Network
Conveners: Visioning Team, Sarah Gaines, UNESCO

18:30-20:30 Roundtable 6, YES Room 2: Women in Geosciences
Conveners: Tiffany Rivera, YES Denmark, Ndivhuwo Cecilia Mukosi, YES South Africa, Joanne Venus, YES United Kingdom, Ezzoura Errami, YES Morocco, African Association of Women Geoscientists
Keynote speaker: Kerstin Lehnert, Director of Integrated Earth Data Application and Director of
Geoinformatics for Geochemistry (Columbia University, New York, USA)

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