Call for Short Courses

The RFG2018 is pleased to announce that the Call for Short Courses is now open! 

     Short courses are timely presentations that provide review, instruction, and opportunity for advancement of understanding in a specific field (e.g., geosciences, resources, society) that is consistent with the main themes of the RFG2018 Conference. The short course should provide a means whereby a newcomer to the field can quickly come up to speed on the topic, as well as providing opportunities for more knowledgeable participants to increase their understanding and expertise. 
Short courses may start and end at the time they wish, (within reason – e.g., between 8.00am and 6.00pm); 1.5 hours is recommended for lunch and two breaks are normal for a full day course. Short courses can be organized over a 1- or 2-day period, and will be held on Saturday, June 16, and/or Sunday June 17; or Friday, June 22. 

Please download the Short Courses Submission Guidelines (PDF file) and budget template (XLS file) for further information before submitting your proposal for short courses. Proposals for Short Courses must be submitted by August 15, 2017.

Key contacts: 

GAC Representative     
Dr. Catherine Hickson 
MAC Representative    
Dr. Antonio Simonetti
CIM Convention Coordinator
Chantal Murphy
+1-514-939-2710 x1309 

Important Dates: 

March 1, 2017    Call for Short Courses and Field Trips opens 
August 15, 2017
 Deadline for submission of proposals
September 15, 2017

 Notification of acceptance or rejection of short course proposal by RFG2018 Organizing Committee
 and/or sponsoring organization
April 15, 2018

 Deadline for notification of cancellation of short courses and/or related field trip due to budget
 and/or participant shortfall