Geoscience Society of New Zealand Annual Conference 2023
Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington
Monday 13 to Thursday 16 November 2023
E ngā tini tāngata. To the multitudes.
Nau piki, nau kake ki runga i Te Whanganui ā-Tāra. Welcome to the Great Bay of Tara. (Wellington).
Ki tēnei huihuinga motuhake. To this auspicious gathering.
Hau, hau. I rire e. Hau. Pai mārire. Unity and peace.
The Organising Committee of the 2023 GSNZ Annual Conference invite researchers and professionals to submit abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the conference programme.
Closing date: 18 August 2023
Our themes for the conference are:
Earth Systems: Learning from the past to understand the present (and predict the future)
Geosciences for a Sustainable Future
Aotearoa New Zealand’s Active Plate Boundary: Landscapes, People and Processes
Diversity and Indigenous Voices in the Geosciences
The logo also features imagery of two hands planting a raukura, a white feather, into the earth. This is symbolic of the planting of a real white feather in the grounds of Parliament following the cleansing of the site after the February 2022 occupation. That feather was planted by Te Ātiawa /Taranaki Whānui/NZ Parliament Kaumātua/Te Rūnanga nui o Te Ātiawa chair Kura Moeahu and Deputy Prime Minister Grant Roberston together, to symbolise the partnership of Māori and tauiwi (non-Māori) in cleansing past conflicts and striving toward a prosperous future through peace and mutual respect.
This imagery and its meaning were generously gifted to the GSNZ Conference 2023 by Matua Kelvin Tapuke (Te Ātiawa , Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāi Tai, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki , Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau a Apānui, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Whakatōhea, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Raukawa, Toa Rangatira) with approval from Kaumātua Kura Moeahu. He mihi atu ki a kōrua, Kura Moeahu, Kelvin Tapuke. Mei kore ko kōrua!
2024 University of Otago
2025 University of Auckland
2026 GNS Science
2027 University of Waikato
2028 University of Canterbury
Registration for Geoscience 2023 will be discounted for GSNZ members
To qualify for the reduced fee you'll need to be a current financial, honorary or complimentary member.
New members are welcome to take advantage of this benefit but your membership subscription needs to be paid prior to your registration being made.
We invite you to participate in the Geoscience Society of New Zealand Annual Conference 2023 as an active partner, with a number of different sponsorship packages and opportunities to select from.
All conference enquiries
Contact Ali Howard or Luxor McGowan at Conferences & Events
firstname.lastname@example.org or 04 384 1511