Geoscience Conference 2021

Geoscience Society of New Zealand Annual Conference

Palmerston North 30 November - 2 December 2021


The Geoscience Society of New Zealand annual conference will be held at Massey University, Turitea Campus, Palmerston North from 30 November to 2 December 2021.

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 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.


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Future conferences

2022 Victoria University of Wellington + NIWA

2023 University of Otago

2024 University of Auckland

2025 GNS Science

2026 University of Waikato

2027 University of Canterbury


Sponsorship opportunities available

 This is your opportunity to be part of this national event as a sponsor, or to have a presence in the trade exhibition.  In 2020 our conference attracted over 400 delegates and was, we believe, the only fully face-to-face geoscience meeting in the world.  With ongoing uncertainties around international travel this could well be the case again in 2021.

We have a range of packages available, and are open to discussing bespoke agreements to suit your desired outcomes.  In all cases you’ll receive acknowledgement for your support on conference collateral and have the opportunity to network and promote your brand directly to our delegates over three days.

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Registration for Geoscience 2021 will be discounted for GSNZ members

To qualify for the reduced fee you will need to be a current financial, honorary or complimentary member. 
New members are welcome to take advantage of this benefit but your membership subscription will need to be paid prior to your registration being made. 

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 Call for Sessions & Workshops

The organising committee is calling for researchers, professionals, and leaders of large research programmes to submit a session proposal by 30 May 2021 to complement the scientific programme.

More information and to submit a session and/or workshop