Daily Schedule

For pre and post field trips schedule, please visit the field trip page

* Social events
** Lunch not included

Saturday, June 16
07:30-09:30 Registration for short courses participants Foyer Level 1
08:00-17:00 GAC Outgoing Council Meeting  202
08:00-17:00 Short Courses Level 100
09:00-14:00 Sightseeing walking tour: North Shore* Meet at RFG Info Desk
10:00-16:00 Communicating Earth Science Workshop Simon Fraser University
13:00-17:00 Registration open for all participants Foyer Level 1
Sunday, June 17
07:30-20:00 Registration Foyer Level 1
08:00-13:00 GAC Outgoing Council Meeting 202
09:00-16:30 MAC Council Meeting 302
08:00-17:00 Short Courses Level 100 and 200
09:00-14:00 Sightseeing Walking Tour: Sea-to-Sky Gondola* Meet at RFG Info Desk
10:00-14:00 Sustainability Sunday (Public Event) Ballroom Foyer - Level 1
12:00-14:00 Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Editorial Board Meeting (by invitation)  304
13:00-20:00 Presenters' Preview Room
113
13:00-20:00 Media Room 108
14:30-16:30 GAC President's Reception (by invitation)  201
14:30-16:30 New Activities Strategic Implementation Committee Meeting (by invitation)  102 
16:30-17:00 RFG 2018 Opening Celebration Ballroom Foyer - Level 1
17:00-20:00 Icebreaker Reception and Trade Show Opening / Meeting Hub / Posters Exhibit Halls
17:00-20:00 Early Career Delegates Meet Mentors Early Career Lounge - Exhibit Halls
Monday, June 18
07:30-17:00 Registration Foyer Level 1
07:30-17:00 Media Room 108
07:30-17:00 Presenter's Preview Room 113
08:30-10:00 RFG2018 Opening Ceremony and Resources Perspectives Ballroom A
10:30-12:00 Plenary Panel: Resources Opportunities & Constraints
Ballroom A
10:30-12:00 Technical program (6 themes, 20 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
11:00-17:00 Trade Show / Meeting Hub / Poster Session Exhibit Halls
11:00-17:00 Early Career Lounge Exhibit Halls
11:30-12:00 GAC Presidential Address  302
12:00-13:30 GAC Awards Luncheon
306
12:00-12:45 Early Career Delegates Meet Plenary Speakers (by invitation) 201
12:00-13:30 Cash Lunch Concessions Exhibit Halls
12:00-14:00 Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Editorial Board Meeting (by invitation) 304
12:15-13:25 Early Career Program Lunchtime Workshop** 211
13:30-14:00 GAC Logan Medalist Address  302
13:30-15:00 Keynote Session: The Earth Through Time Ballroom A
13:30-17:00 Innovation Stage Presentations
Exhibit Halls
13:30-17:00 Technical Sessions (6 themes, 20 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
15:30-17:00 Reception at the Meeting Hub (Trade Show) Exhibit Halls
17:00-17:30 GAC Environmental Earth Sciences Division (EESD) 304
17:00-18:00 GAC Volcanology and Igneous Petrology (VIP) Division Annual General Meeting 302 
17:15-18:00 AAG Annual General Meeting 208
17:30-19:00 Public Lecture: Between a Rock and a Hard Place 109
19:00-21:00 Student Pub Crawl* Meet at RFG Info Desk
Tuesday, June 19
07:30-17:00 Registration Foyer Level 1
07:30-17:00 Media Room 108
07:30-17:00 Presenter's Preview Room 113
08:30-10:00 Dialogue: Future of Energy Ballroom A
08:30-12:00 Technical program (6 themes, 20 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
10:30-11:15 Keynote Conversation - Alf Barrios and Maryscott Greenwood (Rio Tinto) Ballroom A
11:15-12:00 Discussion with Resource Leaders Ballroom A
11:00-17:00 Trade Show / Meeting Hub / Poster Session Exhibit Halls
11:00-17:00 Early Career Lounge Exhibit Halls
11:00-17:00 Gathering Place Presentations by Indigenous Leaders Exhibit Halls
11:30-12:00 MAC Young Scientist Medalist Lecture 302
12:00-13:30 MAC Awards Luncheon 306
12:00-13:30 Cash Lunch Concessions Exhibit Halls
12:15-13:25 Early Career Program Lunchtime Workshop** 211
13:30-14:00 MAC Peacock Medalist Lecture 302
13:00-13:45 Keynote Conversation - Rio Tinto: Partnering for a Sustainable Future Ballroom A
14:00-15:30 Keynote Session: Energy, Water, and Minerals Ballroom A
13:30-17:00 Technical Sessions (6 themes, 20 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
15:30-17:00 Reception at the Trade Show (Meeting Hub) Exhibit Halls
17:00-18:00 GAC Canadian Tectonics Group (CTG) Annual General Meeting 302
17:00-18:30 IUGS Talk Group on Global Geoscience Professionalism (TG-GGP) 102
17:15-17:45 MAC Annual General Meeting 304
18:30-21:00 RFG Movie Night: Koneline* Ballroom A
Wednesday, June 20
07:30-17:00 Registration Foyer Level 1
07:30-17:00 Media Room 108
07:30-17:00 Presenter's Preview Room 113
08:00-10:00 CIM ExComm Meeting (by invitation) 304
08:30-10:00 Panel and Keynotes: The North and Arctic Ballroom A
08:30-12:00 Technical program (6 themes, 20 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
10:00-14:00 Trade Show / Meeting Hub / Poster Session Exhibit Halls
10:00-14:00 Early Career Lounge Exhibit Halls
10:30-12:00 GAC Mineral Deposits Division (MDD) Annual General Meeting 302
10:30-13:00 Early Career Speed Mentoring 211
12:00-13:30 Cash Lunch Concessions Exhibit Halls
12:00-13:30 MDD Awards Luncheon 306
13:30-15:00 Dialogue: Who Owns Resources and Who Benefits Ballroom A
13:30-17:00 Technical Sessions (6 themes, 20 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
15:30-17:00 Keynote Session: Water Constraints Ballroom A
16:00-17:00 GAC Annual General Meeting 302
17:30-19:00 Public Lecture: Water: Can We End the Global Water Crisis? 109
19:00-21:30 AAG Gala Dinner (at the Vancouver Aquarium) Meet at RFG Info Desk
19:00-21:00 Vancouver Art Gallery Tour* Meet at RFG Info Desk
Thursday, June 21
07:30-17:00 Registration Foyer Level 1
07:30-17:00 Media Room 108
07:30-17:00 Presenter's Preview Room 113
08:00-09:00 GAC/MAC Joint Executive Meeting (by invitation) 302
08:30-10:15 Keynote Session: New Resource Frontiers Ballroom A
08:30-12:00 Technical program (6 themes, 20 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
12:00-13:30 Lunch Each on own
12:15-13:15 Special Lunchtime Speakers - Mineral Supply** 109
13:30-15:30 Technical Sessions (6 themes, 20 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
13:15-15:15 Keynote Session: Innovation Forum Ballroom A
15:30-17:00 Closing Forum: Future Resources - Changing World Ballroom A
17:00-18:00 GAC Incoming Council Meeting 302
19:00-21:00 Professional Brewery and Distillery Tour* Off-site
Friday, June 22
07:30-08:30 Registration Foyer Level 1
08:00-17:00 Short Courses Level 100 and 200
Saturday, June 23
09:00-15:00 Earth Science Educator Professional Learning Workshop Simon Fraser University