Student & Early Career Events

Overview of Student and Early Career Events

Several student and early career focused events will be held throughout the conference proceedings. A summary is provided below with details on how to register.

  • Informal meet & greet prior to the Welcome Reception
  • Fortescue Metals Group Early Career Network Event
  • High School Geoscience Outreach Day
  • Q&A Industry Panel
  • The GeoPitch – fast-paced 3-minute presentations from students and Early Career Geoscientists!

Please see below for a schematic overview of AEGC 2021 conference proceedings. Student and Early Career focused events are highlighted in orange (please note that workshops will also be run on Wednesday 15 and Monday 20 September 2021.

We look forward to seeing you!

Kat Gioseffi
AEGC Student & Early Career’s Chair

Student and Early Career Committee

Kat Gioseffi | Nick Josephs | Genna McDonagh | Margarita Pavlova | Rachel Ciesiolka | Muhammad Atif Iqbal

Thursday 16 September 2021

Informal Meet & Greet at the BRISBANE Sign – 5:15pm

The iconic BRISBANE sign will be used as a meeting spot before the AEGC Welcome Reception. All student or early career geoscientists are welcome, whether you are travelling interstate or just from the suburbs, come and meet your peers and find some friendly faces!

Come join us from 5:15 pm, and we will walk over to the Welcome Reception together at 5:45 pm. The sign is located by the river in South Bank outside the QLD Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).

The Fortescue Metals Group Early Career Geoscientist Networking Evening – 7:30pm

The Fortescue Metals Group Early Career Geoscientist Networking Evening will officially kick-off the Student and Early Career AEGC program, providing an opportunity for geoscientists at all career and study levels the chance to network with fellow delegates. The event will be held from 7:30 pm on Thursday 16 September 2021 at one of Brisbane’s beloved central bars, The Charming Squire. It is conveniently located around the corner from the AEGC venue, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Fortescue Metals Group Early Career Geoscientist Networking Evening follow the AEGC Welcome Icebreaker.

Undergraduate, early career, and established geoscientists are encouraged to attend the Fortescue Metals Group Early Career Geoscientist Networking Evening, to meet and share experiences, all the while enjoying all-inclusive drinks and a casual meal.

Please note this is a ticketed event. Tickets start from $15.00 and can be purchased when registering for the conference.

Friday 17 September 2021

High School Geoscience Outreach Day – 9:30am

The AEGC 2021 has capacity to host up to 100 high school students (preference given to years 10-12) for a unique opportunity to experience a day at the AEGC with industry professionals. The High School Student Day program is designed to run within school hours and accounts for travel time to and from the venue.

Students will have a guided tour of the exhibition, see the latest in exploration technologies, and have an opportunity to interact with established geoscientists. Scheduled information sessions will cover an introduction to exploration geoscience and provide a variety of career insights. Students will also have an opportunity to have lunch with invited geoscientists.

Saturday 18 September 2021

The AEGC 2021 welcomes undergraduate, honours, masters and PhD students, and early career geoscientists to register their interest to attend the sponsored AEGC 2021 University Student and Graduate Afternoon.

Industry Q&A Panel Discussion – 1:40pm

The interactive Q&A-style panel will consist of a diverse range of geoscientists, allowing students and conference delegates to tackle front-of-mind questions and share experiences. Students are encouraged to attend lunch in the exhibition hall, preceding the panel, to explore the latest in exploration technologies and have an opportunity to interact with established geoscientists and industry. An in-room afternoon tea will follow the panel to foster networking between students and industry, before continuing into an afternoon of student and Early Career fast-paced presentations: the GeoPitch.

The GeoPitch: Fast-Paced Presentations from University Students and Early Career Geoscientists – 3:00pm

The AEGC 2021 will, for the first time, host an afternoon of fast-paced 3-minute presentation, held concurrently to the rest of the conference proceedings. The GeoPitch is open to all students and Early Career geoscientists to present their research, project work, and new ideas related to Earth Science. All conference delegates are welcome to attend the event. Several prizes will be up for grabs, with in-room networking drinks following the presentations to foster networking between students, Early Career professionals, and any conference delegates in attendance. These networking drinks will be held prior to the Conference Happy Hour drinks, which will be held in the Exhibition Hall.

The aim of this event is two-fold. It provides a unique industry-level platform, giving students and Early Career professionals an exciting opportunity to develop their science communication skills, presenting their work to a broad scientific audience. In addition, the GeoPitch gives conference delegates a sneak-peak into the cutting-edge areas of research and work undertaken by our future leaders.

Interested in presenting?

Rapidly and effectively communicate your science to a diverse audience in just 3 minutes!

What big questions are you trying to answer? What was/is your thesis on? Using any cool technology for your research or geoscience work? Have you been on any awesome field trips? Do you have a catalogue of amazing rocks?

Each speaker has 3 minutes and 3 slides to communicate the core of their research/work in geoscience. Judging criteria: We want to see passionate talks and cool science! 

Applications are open now! Deadline for submissions is Friday 25 June 2021. Submit your presentation title and a 1-2 sentence description to

Interesting in attending?

All conference delegates are welcome to attend the GeoPitch.


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