An international conference, Resources For Generations (RFG) 2018, is taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from June 16–21 and is of interest to geoscientists, as well as engineers who are involved in the mineral, energy, and water sectors.
The conference will “examine the availability of energy, minerals, and water from the perspective of the Earth—from the sources and origin of resources to their sustainable extraction and use.” Engineers and Geoscientists BC and Geoscientists Canada—as provincial and national hosts, respectively—are supporting the event as technical partners.
Organizers are expecting 4,000 to 5,000 attendees representing earth science and engineering research and practice, industry, government, and Indigenous groups. Over 200 technical sessions will be offered, divided among the key themes: the Earth, energy, minerals, water, resources and society, and education and knowledge. In addition, there will be plenary, debate, and keynote sessions, and dedicated events for young professionals, researchers, and students. Sessions will focus on the interplay among Earth science, human ingenuity, new technologies, and environmental and human challenges in the context of a world that is changing dramatically and unpredictably.
The conference has been developed through the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and is the first IUGS event to be held between quadrennial IUGS International Geological Congresses. Full conference information, including registration details, can be found at www.rfg2018.org/.