Events and Schedules

This page lists all the social events association with the conference by day. Some are available only by registration on Fourwaves, so please check back with your registration if you want to add any events.

The full conference schedule with technical sessions will be accessible through Fourwaves. There will also be a printed programme volume for in-person attendees. At the bottom of this page there is a pdf with Daily Schedule Summaries, scroll all the way down to get to it.

Sunday May 15th

  • Icebreaker
    • 6-9 pm, HCC Ballroom
    • Free for all registrants
    • Includes AGS 50th Anniversary Celebration and Cake!
  • Early Career Mentorship Meetup
    • During Icebreaker in HCC Ballroom, watch for signs!

Monday May 16th

  • Technical Sessions 8 am to 5 pm
  • 2021 Logan Medalist Lecture
    • 11am, B3
  • GAC Awards Luncheon
    • 12:00 – 1:30 pm, B3-back
    • Tickets $50 + HST
    • Registration through Fourwaves
  • IAH-CNC Early Career Event
    • 12:30-1:30 pm, HCC 504
    • The IAH Early Career Network welcomes students and early career professionals to a speaker panel and networking mixer.
    • Free! For details, see Early Career and Students page.
  • 2022 Logan Medalist Lecture
    • 4pm B3
  • Early Career Panel Discussion
    • 4-5 pm, B506/507
  • Maritime Kitchen Party
    • Murphy’s on the Water, 7 – 12pm
    • Tickets $40 + HST
    • Details
    • Everybody welcome!! You do not have to be an AGS member to register, come help celebrate this milestone! If you have never attended a Maritime Kitchen party this is your chance! Help us celebrate the Atlantic Geoscience Society’s 50th Anniversary!

Tuesday May 17th

  • Technical Sessions 8 am to 5 pm
  • GAC President’s Address
    • Geoscience for a changing world; the roles of educators, communities, and scientific societies.
    • 10:20 am B611
  • IAH Darcy Lecture
    • 11:00 B611
  • MAC Young Scientist Lecture
    • 11:20am B603/604
  • MAC Awards Luncheon
    • 12:00 – 1:30 pm, B3-back
    • Tickets $50 + HST
    • Registration through Fourwaves
  • IAH-CNC Awards Luncheon
    • 12:00 – 1:30 pm, B504
    • Tickets $45 + HST
    • Registration through Fourwaves
  • MAC Peacock Medal Lecture
    • 1:40pm B603/604
  • Early Career Trivia Contest
    • 4-5 pm, B612/613
    • A trivia contest targeted at early career professionals with questions across hydrogeology, mineralogy, petrology, and geology. Questions will be read and presented on a monitor, with answers displayed for scoring after each question. Most points after 20 questions wins! Prizes for 1st , 2nd and 3rd place! If you are not in your “early career”, you may participate by teaming up with someone who is. One smart device (phone, tablet, etc.) per team will be required to participate. 
  • Geoscience Program and Professional Registration Advisors: Best Practices Workshop and Social
    • 3:40-5 pm, B501/502
    • Free
    • Earth science departments across Canada help prepare students for careers across a range of Earth, environmental, planetary, oceanographic, atmospheric and geographic sciences.  Those students choosing to pursue geoscience (geology, environmental geoscience, geophysics) need to understand registration for professional geoscientists so that they can make informed program and course choices.  Department heads, program advisors, and professional geoscience advisors are invited to come together to meet each other, create connections, and share best practices for advising students, engaging alumni and increasing dialog with provincial/territorial regulators.  The workshop and social is sponsored by the Canadian Council of Chairs of Earth Science Department Heads.
  • Night at the Museum: Age of the Mastodon
    • 7-9 pm
    • Limited to 150 participants, registration on Fourwaves
    • For information contact

Wednesday May 18th

  • Technical Sessions 8 am to 5 pm
  • CCUEN PANEL: Building Linkages and Crossing Fissures Between the Geosciences and Environmental Studies/ Sciences (Drop-in Workshop)
    • 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    • From academic conferences to professional societies to the organization of Canadian university departments, the fields of geosciences and environmental studies/ sciences have drifted further apart over the past decade. This is despite their mutual interest in earth systems and environmental change—and the need to find collaborative, multidisciplinary approaches to work towards reconciliation, address climate change, and develop clean energy solutions. Join us for this drop-in session and workshop and share your thoughts and ideas on the challenges of collaboration and coordination between the geosciences and environmental studies/sciences in academic organizations and conferences. Is there an appetite among your peers for more cross-disciplinary engagement or is the push for greater specialization? What are some of the biggest hurdles to greater integration? What strategies have you or your academic departments utilized to strengthen relationships?  Session organized by the Canadian College and University Environmental Network.
  • MDD Awards Luncheon
    • 12:00 – 1:30 pm, B3-back
    • Tickets $40 + HST
    • Registration through Fourwaves
  • MDD Gross Medal Lecture
    • 3:40 pm B603/604
  • MDD Derry Medal Lecture
    • 4:20 pm B603/604
  • GAC 75th Anniversary Event
    • 5 -6 pm
    • HCC Ballroom, after sessions on Wednesday afternoon
    • Free to all registrants

Daily Schedule Summaries