Early Career Events


Come early, and participate in a full day of activities for students and post-docs on the Sunday preceding the conference! The fee is very modest (2500 JPY, about $21 US or 19€), and lunch will be provided. Program is open to both students and post-docs, though students will be given priority if space is limited. The activities being planned are listed below.

- Short courses given by some of the world's leading geochemists. In these courses, co-sponsored by Nu Instruments Japan and JAMSTEC, Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with renowned experts in their field. Each course will last from 10:00-15:00, with a break for lunch. Space will be limited to 25 participants per course. The speakers and subjects are:

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Rich Walker Cosmochemistry   Lecturer Website
Alex Halliday Isotope Geochemistry   Lecturer Website
Takeshi Nakagawa Palaeoclimatology   Lecturer Website
Marc Hirschmann High Pressure Geochemistry   Lecturer Website

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- Expanded publication workshop. This workshop, co-sponsored and jointly organized by Elsevier and Wiley, will include lectures and discussions led by several editors and publishers of leading Earth science journals. The morning session will cover the nuts and bolts of writing an article, including an introduction to the publishing cycle, tips from editors on how to prepare a manuscript likely to be published (including choosing the right journal) and suggestions on how to deal with comments from reviewers. After lunch, the discussion will include subjects such as author rights, open access publishing, publication ethics, getting your paper noticed, and impact factor and metrics.

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- Oral presentation workshop for non-anglophone students. Giving a talk at Goldschmidt can be a daunting prospect for students, particularly for those whose first language is not English. During this workshop, students will practice their talks in small groups led by young anglophone scientists experienced in giving oral presentations. Group leaders will be trained and coordinated by a professional English language instructor. This workshop is sponsored by Elsevier.

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- Mentoring program. This very popular program, first introduced at the 2014 Goldschmidt Conference, will be continued in Yokohama. This program pairs students and post-docs with more experienced scientists, with the aim of helping the young scientist get the most out of the meeting. Two mentoring lunches are planned.

- Meet the plenary. Have lunch with the plenary! This program, which was a great hit at the 2015 Prague Goldschmidt, provides an opportunity for students to interact with the day's plenary speaker. Participants are limited to 10 per day to assure a relaxed, informal atmosphere in which everyone has a chance to talk. Details on how to apply for a place will be circulated.

- The Student Helper team Contribute to the conference by helping out on our student volunteer team. If you have excellent spoken English and are willing to spend 4-6 days of the conference helping it run then please apply to be on the team. Accepted volunteers will get waived registration and a small contribution towards their travel and accommodation costs. Click here and fill in the application form. Volunteers will have the time to attend some sessions at the conference. Please select the sessions that you are interested in attending, and every effort will be made to arrange the schedule to enable you to be free on these days.


To encourage the participation of as many young scientists as possible at the conference, substantial financial assistance will be made available. Please don't hesitate to apply if you feel that this would be helpful. Click here for more information about grants.

We sincerely thank the following donors whose support allowed many young scientists to attend the Goldschmidt Conference:

Science Council of Japan
Tokyo Geographical Society
Donors to the GS student travel fund

These generous gifts were supplemented by the conference budget to allow as many students as possible to participate.

Oral Presentation Workshop for Non-anglophone Students (Booking now Closed) Sunday 26th June 09:00
Cosmochemistry with Rich Walker (Booking Now Closed) Sunday 26th June 10:00
Expanded Publication Workshop (Booking Now Closed) Sunday 26th June 10:00
High Pressure Geochemistry with Marc Hirschmann (Booking Now Closed) Sunday 26th June 10:00
Isotope Geochemistry with Alex Halliday (Booking Now Closed) Sunday 26th June 10:00
Palaeoclimatology with Takeshi Nakagawa (Booking Now Closed) Sunday 26th June 10:00