January 17 to March 31, 2018
All dates and time in Denver (MDT)
March 31, 2018: Abstract submission deadline
May 15, 2018: Notification of acceptance of abstracts/student funding
July 31, 2018: Presenter conference registration deadline
August 1–31, 2018: Upload of poster/speaker presentations
September 22–25, 2018: SEG 2018 Conference
Abstracts are invited for the SEG 2018 Conference, Metals, Minerals, and Society, in Keystone, Colorado, USA. Themes are listed on the Technical Program page, and posters related to the general topic of economic geology will also be considered, based on content and quality.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Committee, with decisions based on relevance and content, with final format (oral/poster) and theme assignment at the reviewers' discretion. Contributors are limited to submitting two abstracts per presenter (one for the oral sessions, and one for posters), although an individual may be listed as a co-author for another presenter’s abstract. For those who present, their abstracts will be published in the online SEG 2018 Conference Proceedings. Notice of preliminary acceptance will be sent by the date listed.
Final acceptance and publication require that the presenter register by the early conference registration deadline. SEG student members must also register by then to receive funding.
M. Stephen Enders
Chair (SEG 1981 F)
David W. Broughton
Technical Program (SEG 2003 F)
Abstracts of up to 300 words are invited for oral or poster presentations. The Abstract Manager site will be open until the deadline listed, and abstracts may be submitted that address one of the conference themes or any topic relevant to economic geology. Details and requirements are given below, under the menu item "Formatting and Instructions." Please read this entire page, including the policy statement that you will need to agree to when submitting an abstract.
Those selected to give oral presentations are asked to bring slides to the conference for the technical session in which they will present. Generally, talks should be 15 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for questions. Presenters are also requested to provide PDFs of their slide shows in advance for publication in the digital conference proceedings. See "Formatting and Instructions," below, for additional details.
Posters will be prominently displayed throughout the conference. Presenters are required to print their posters and bring them to the conference. They are expected to attend their posters during all dedicated poster-viewing sessions in order to discuss their work. Prior to the conference, presenters are asked to upload PDFs of their posters for publication in the digital conference proceedings. See "Formatting and Instructions," below, for additional details.
SEG Student Members whose abstracts are accepted will be considered for financial assistance, which can be used for conference travel and accommodations. Funds are distributed at the discretion of the Organizing Committee. After being notified of their eligibility to receive financial assistance, students must register no later than the early registration deadline in order to be awarded funds.
Abstracts are submitted, edited, withdrawn, and reviewed using the Abstract Manager. Please be sure to read all instructions on this page. You will also need to agree to the policies when submitting an abstract.
David W. Broughton
Regina M. Baumgartner
Poster Sessions / Students
At the time of submission, presenters are asked to agree to copyright release and to acknowledge that they understand that, if the abstract is accepted, the presenting author must register for the conference.
This policy is intended to support the broadest number of contributors to participate in the conference program. Any contributor who is submitting an abstract must be a member of the research/investigation/work team. Contributors are limited to presenting two abstracts per person for the program (one for oral sessions and one for posters). Abstracts may be submitted by other contributors on the research/investigation/work team (that is, other than the presenting researcher).
There is no limit to the number of times that a researcher's name may appear as a member of a team of investigators on abstracts submitted to the conference. In cases where a researcher is involved in more than two abstracts or studies submitted for the conference program, that researcher may be listed as the presenter only twice (one for an oral session and one for a poster).
Exceptions to this policy may be considered on a case-by-case basis where, in the opinion of the conference Technical Committee, such an exception may enhance the conference program and/or knowledge exchange. All decisions of the conference Technical Committee are final.
Submission of an abstract acknowledges the author's consent to the following: