GfGD Conferences

The 2nd GfGD Annual Conference is taking place on Friday 19th September 2014, at the Geological Society of London. Following the huge success of our first annual conference in October 2013, this one-day event will gather students and recent graduates from around the UK to:
- Learn more about the crucial role that geologists play in international development. 
- Consider the practical skills required to make an effective long-term contribution.
- Hear more about our work, as well as the latest ways you can get involved in the fight against global poverty.
Speakers will be drawn from across multiple sectors and the event will be concluded by a drinks reception and opportunity for students to present relevant posters (information to be released soon).

Conference Programme

Last year we had a number of posters from both undergraduates and postgraduates. We will be giving students and recent graduates a similar opportunity this year to present relevant work

Other Details
We would encourage delegates to book their travel as early as possible to benefit from advance rates. We would also encourage students to check with their University/College to see if there are any bursaries available to support travel. The nearest tube stations to The Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London are GREEN PARK and PICCADILLY. One/both of these tube stations are relatively easily accessible from the main London train stations serving the rest of the UK.

Delegates should bring their own lunch. There are a number of places to buy lunch close to The Geological Society of London. Alternatively, you can bring and consume a packed lunch on the premises. Tea/Coffee will be provided upon arrival and in the afternoon break. A drinks reception will be provided following the conference. 

We are very grateful to the Geological Society of London for the kind provision of a venue, refreshments and advice/support in hosting this event. To find out more about the Society and how to become a student fellow - please see their website. 

Photo Exhibition
We'll be exhibiting a collection of photographs from our recent work in the Himalayas. 

GfGD Calendars (2015)
GfGD Calendars (2015) will be available to purchase - with all profits going to support overseas hazards reduction work. 

Previous Events

GfGD Conference 2013: In October 2013 we hosted our first National Conference, hosted by the Geological Society and attended by over 130 people - from across the UK, with some coming from Ireland and continental Europe also. This one-day event brought geology students and recent graduates, with an interest in international development, together with a series of professionals from across the sector. The conference explored the theme of how geologists can contribute to the fight against global poverty, giving a ‘big picture’ overview of the opportunities available and the ways in which geological knowledge can support and enhance sustainable international development. You can read more about this event and download relevant resources on this page.