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Blue Mountains Field Trip

Date: Sunday 18 February 2018
Time: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tickets: $120 per Person

The AEGC Conference is offering up to 50 participants the opportunity to visit Sydney’s amazing Blue Mountains on a one day Field Excursion. The excursion will be led by John Pickett, and visit many of the stops outlined in his book, Layers of Time: The Blue Mountains and Their Geology. Key geological stops will cover the geological history of the mountains, including: the Lapstone Monocline, Hawkesbury Sandstone, Coal Measures and Basalt Caps. We’ll also be taking in many of the grand vistas the mountains have to offer, and enjoying some of the more touristy things too, such as Wentworth Falls, Echo Point, Scenic World (Scenic Railway, Skyway) and the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens. The cost includes travel by bus, field guide, snacks, tickets for the Scenic World, lunch at Blackheath Golf Club and drinks for the return trip to the convention centre.


Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday 18 February 2018
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Venue: The Gallery @ ICC Sydney (in the Exhibition)
Tickets: A ticket to the welcome reception is included with full delegate registration
Additional Tickets: $85 per person


Rocks Geology, History and Pub Tour

Date: Monday 19 February and Wednesday 21 February
Time: 5:30pm (Starting immediately after the conference finishes)
Tickets: $50 per person per tour * Limited to 20 places per tour

The AEGC Conference is providing a fantastic opportunity to learn about the geology of the Sydney City area, whilst also taking in some of its early history, as a British penal colony! The Rocks Pub tour is 2-3 hour walking tour which will visit numerous sites in Sydney’s historic Rocks district. We’ll learn a bit about the geology, a bit about the history, eat kangaroo, emu and crocodile pizza, and visit some of Australia’s best pubs along the way (see map & itinerary for details). Price includes tour guides, pizza and beer tasting paddle (or similar).


Day 3: Conference Dinner

Dates: Tuesday 20 February 2018
Venue: Parkside Ballroom @ ICC
Master of ceremonies: Tom Gleeson (To be confirmed)
Tickets: A ticket to the Conference dinner is included with full delegate registration ( where indicated “including dinner”)
Additional Tickets: $130 per person

Student Trivia Night

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Pyrmont Bridge Hotel, Sydney
Tickets: $20 per person
Places are limited,
maximum attendance:
60

The AEGC Conference provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about the ever-evolving geoscience industry and network with not only professionals but also students! The student trivia night aims to bring together students in a relaxed environment to not only learn about what other students are studying; but, establish contacts and networks within the student community. The trivia will not be too technical, but rather fun, and discussed over food and drink with views over stunning Darling Harbour, at Sydney’s iconic Pyrmont Bridge Hotel.

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