Principal Themes and Sessions.

Scientific contributions dealing with the use of radiogenic and stable isotopes in the diverse fields of Geology are welcome. The following themes of investigation will be emphasized:

  • Crustal and mantle evolution.
  • Isotope evolution of the Andes.
  • Isotopes applied to ore genesis, minerals, oil and gas.
  • Geochronology of metamorphic and igneous processes.
  • Low temperature geochronology of geological processes.
  • Isotope geochemistry of sedimentary successions.
  • Quaternary geochronology.
  • Isotope applications in paleoclimatology.
  • Isotopes in environmental geology and water resources.
  • New isotope developments and applications.

The Organizing Committee invites you to submit proposals for special sessions. Each session will consist of 3-4 oral presentations and posters and will be incorporated into the final program. We require: Title of the session and corresponding principal theme; Name of the convenors (affiliation and email); Session description (max. 200 words); List of potential speakers and presenters.

Program. This event will include oral and poster presentations, in English, Spanish and Portuguese. English will be the official language of the symposium. Keynote speeches during Plenary Sessions will be given by specialists of international reputation. Over 200 geoscientists are expected to participate. The full program of Scientific and Plenary sessions will be delivered to attendees during registration on the first day.

Oral Session. Oral presentations will be divided into Plenary and Special Sessions. The final number of special sessions will be decided following the acceptance of abstracts for oral presentations. Plenary sessions will have Keynote Speakers with recognized expertise and well known for their contributions to the advancement of knowledge in Isotope Geology. Presentations will be of 15 minutes for Special Sessions and 25 minutes for Plenary Sessions and additional 5 minutes will be allowed for questions.

Poster Session. Poster presentations will be ongoing throughout the entire symposium.

Social Events. The social program of XII SSAGI will aim to provide opportunities to both greet old friends and build new networks in a comfortable and friendly environment, as well as experiencing the unique Chilean culture and beautiful landscape of the Valparaiso Region. Activities include an Opening and Welcome Event with local musicians and an icebreaker reception where regional products such as wines, beers, and traditional food will be served. Additionally, tours around specific areas of interest, such as vineyards, beaches, and cultural and architectural heritage will be offered to attendees during the meeting. The meeting will finish with a Closing Ceremony where awards will be given to outstanding posters and talks, followed by the Farewell Dinner. Accompanying persons are invited to participate in these activities. Provisional highlights of the social program are:

  • 22nd Sunday: Welcome at Wulff Castle (19:00 hrs).
  • 25th Wednesday: Visit to a vineyard in the Casablanca Valley (15:00 hrs).
  • 26th Thursday: Farewell Dinner and Party (20:00-2:00 hrs)