• Program Day-by-Day

    Conference program arranged by day

  • Program by Theme

    Conference program arranged by subject

  • Author Index

    All authors

  • Program Structure

    How the sessions are arranged during the conference

  • Keynote talks

    All the Keynote talks

  • Plenaries

    The headline talks of the conference

  • Awards

    Award talks and ceremonies

  • Committees

    Members of the committees organising the conference

  • Pop Up Talks
  • Community Events

    These events are organised by scientists, societies and members of the geochemical community for the benefit and interest of all our delegates.

  • Early Career Events

    Two 60 minute workshops will be held each day during the meetings at lunch time (these will not conflict with the conference program). Each workshop will accommodate up to 50 participants. Students and early career scientists will register through the conference website during registration. Participants will pay €5 during registration towards a subsidized lunch to reserve their place. Delegates are asked not to book into more than two of these events to ensure that all Early Career delegates have the chance to attend some of the program. In addition, several events open to all students and early career scientists (mentoring, pop-up talks, speed mentoring) will be held during the conference.

  • Exhibition Events

    These events are all being planned by our exhibitors. To find out more information, visit them on their booths.

  • Field Trips

    The field trips run in association with Goldschmidt are organised and led by scientists for scientists.

  • Socials

    There will be a range of exciting social events for Goldschmidt delegates to meet and mingle with fellow geochemists.

  • Workshops

    Pre-conference workshops

Early Career Events

Two 60 minute workshops will be held each day during the meetings at lunch time (these will not conflict with the conference program). Each workshop will accommodate up to 50 participants. Students and early career scientists will register through the conference website during registration. Participants will pay €5 during registration towards a subsidized lunch to reserve their place. Delegates are asked not to book into more than two of these events to ensure that all Early Career delegates have the chance to attend some of the program. In addition, several events open to all students and early career scientists (mentoring, pop-up talks, speed mentoring) will be held during the conference.

NameDateOrganisersPrice
Oral Presentation Skills for Students 13 Aug Alice Williams 50€
Flipping a Geochemistry Classroom using Team-Based Learning 14 Aug Elizabeth Griffith 5€
Publishing and Reviewing Manuscripts 14 Aug Kate Hibbert, Marc Norman, Lewis Collins 5€
Non Academic Careers for Geoscientists (Panel) 15 Aug 5€
The Competence/ Confidence Conundrum and Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome 15 Aug Nancy Wayne 5€
Communicating Science 16 Aug Adina Paytan, Rebecca Neely 5€
Implicit Bias 16 Aug Claudia Jesus-Rydin, Daniel Conley 5€
Work Life Balance 16 Aug Nancy Wayne 5€
Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Earth Sciences Identifying the problem & strategies for response - cancelled 17 Aug Adina Paytan 5€
Dual Careers in Academia – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 17 Aug 5€
Learn about Funding Opportunities 17 Aug Enriqueta Barerra, Claudia Jesus-Rydin, Andreas Strecker, Regina Nickel 5€

Early Career Event Details

Oral Presentation Skills for Students

Sunday 13th August 10:00-15:00
Contacts: Alice Williams
Location: Palais des congrès de Paris View on map
Price: 50€

Giving your first presentation at an international conference can be a daunting prospect. During this one-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to practise their Goldschmidt talks in small groups led by young scientists experienced in giving oral presentations. Specific help and guidance will be provided for students whose first language is not English, and group leaders will be trained and coordinated by a professional English language instructor. A workshop manual will be made available in advance to help students design and prepare their presentations before arriving in Paris. Booking for this workshop will open after the conference scheduling has been completed.


Flipping a Geochemistry Classroom using Team-Based Learning

Monday 14th August 13:00-14:00
Contacts: Elizabeth Griffith
Location: Salle 341 View on map
Price: 5€

Team-Based Learning (TBL) - an instructional strategy for using active learning in small groups will be demonstrated with participants’ first-hand in this workshop. I will then share an overview of this teaching and learning strategy, which is essentially one version of a flipped classroom where the students’ experience changes from acquiring course content in the classroom to applying course content in the classroom in teams, and my experience and challenges using TBL in an environmental geochemistry classroom.


Publishing and Reviewing Manuscripts

Monday 14th August 13:00-14:00
Contacts: Kate Hibbert, Marc Norman, Lewis Collins
Location: Salle 251 View on map
Price: 5€

BOOKING NOW CLOSED Panel participants: Elsevier Publisher (Kate Hibbert), GCA Executive Editor (Marc Norman) and Nature Communications Editor (Lewis Collins)

The aim of this workshop is to provide information on how to successfully publish your research and how to review manuscripts. A panel of editors will share their perspective on such matters as:

  • How to start the process of getting your paper published
  • How to navigate the ethical pitfalls of writing scientific papers
  • How the peer review process works
  • Recovering from reviewers comments – revise and reply
  • How to be a great reviewer

Attendees are invited to interact with the panel and ask questions to learn more about the publishing and reviewing process.


Non Academic Careers for Geoscientists (Panel)

Tuesday 15th August 13:00-14:00
Location: Salle 241 View on map
Price: 5€

BOOKING NOW CLOSED Being a professor is not your only career option. Geochemists have a wide range of employment opportunities, given the strong science and math skills they have and that are highly sought after and in short supply. In this symposium you will hear about some of these alternative career options from representatives from environmental consulting, the oil and gas industry, mining, technology and the private sector. You will be able to identify how your interests and skills fit within the realm of geoscience-related career opportunities and understand the job needs outside of academia. This will help you develop a practical outlook regarding broader employment opportunities.


The Competence/ Confidence Conundrum and Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome

Tuesday 15th August 13:00-14:00
Contacts: Nancy Wayne
Location: Salle 251 View on map
Price: 5€

Women may have equivalent or higher skills than men, but often lack confidence compared to their male colleagues. This makes women less successful in the workplace, where overconfidence often trumps competence. Workshop objectives include:

  • Understanding the ramifications of gender differences in confidence levels and its impact on career advancement
  • Recognizing the skills at which you excel
  • Identifying ways to promote your skills in order to get recognition


Communicating Science

Wednesday 16th August 13:00-14:00
Contacts: Adina Paytan, Rebecca Neely
Location: Salle 241 View on map
Price: 5€

BOOKING NOW CLOSED Most scientists don’t have the training or connections they need to communicate about their work beyond their peers. This workshop will introduce scientists to tools they need to make their communication more effective. The training begins with a brief overview of communications principles – things that we all take for granted but are worth reviewing. It then introduces the Message Box and the idea of tailoring your message for your audience. The training culminates with media interview scenarios. This event is kindly sponsored by ECORD.


Implicit Bias

Wednesday 16th August 13:00-14:00
Contacts: Claudia Jesus-Rydin, Daniel Conley
Location: Salle 341 View on map
Price: 5€

The goal of the workshop is to increase awareness of the impact of gender implicit bias and provide tools to facilitate equitable decision-making across a range of processes. In this workshop you will be presented with various situations where gender imbalance may occur and you will be invited to interactively discuss concrete actions to change this reality. The situations presented will range from formal/institutional (e.g. recruitment and evaluation committees) to informal/individual (e.g. daily-life choices or actions). The workshop will address the following issues:

  • Short introduction to (gender) implicit bias; (presentation)
  • Concrete situations where implicit bias can be present and lead to unfairness; (presentation(s) + small group discussion)
  • Concrete efforts to move forward and change the world (presentation(s) + small group discussion)


Work Life Balance

Wednesday 16th August 13:00-14:00
Contacts: Nancy Wayne
Location: Salle 351 View on map
Price: 5€

Career women typically have disproportionate responsibilities at home, especially with childcare, compared to their male colleagues. It is often a struggle to balance attention and time spent on work vs. the rest of your responsibilities. Workshop objectives include:

  • Understanding the negative impact of work-life conflicts on organizational performance and career
  • Learning how to prioritize in order to achieve better balance
  • Formulating tactics for resolving work-life conflicts to your advantage
  • Learning how to stop micromanaging and allowing your spouse/partner to take care of things at home so that the workload is equitable


Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Earth Sciences Identifying the problem & strategies for response - cancelled

Thursday 17th August 13:00-14:00
Contacts: Adina Paytan
Location: Salle 241 View on map
Price: 5€

This workshop aimed to engage the energies of the scientific community toward the goal of ending harassment of all kinds, and sexual harassment in particular. Discussions about how the master-apprentice relationship between students—particularly those in graduate school—and their scientific advisers has the potential to set the stage for harassment and allow it to perpetuate.

Topics addressed included:

  • Harassment in the sciences: Overview of the challenges and solutions
  • Understanding the legal landscape
  • The sociological context and call to action
  • Establishing the desired climate and culture on campus
  • Establishing the desired climate and culture in the field
  • Role of scientific societies in establishing the desired climate and culture in science
  • Developing guiding principles for changing the culture and climate of science


Dual Careers in Academia – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Thursday 17th August 13:00-14:00
Location: Salle 251 View on map
Price: 5€

Dual-career issues are increasingly important in higher education today. Over 70 percent of faculty are in dual-career relationships; more than a third are partnered with another academic. This trend is particularly strong among women scientists and assistant professors. As the number of women receiving Ph.D.s continues to rise, universities will see an increasing number of high quality candidates for faculty positions partnered with another academic. This presents universities with a challenge, but also a great opportunity to diversify their faculty. The challenges and rewards for University administrations and dual career couples will be discussed and experiences shared.


Learn about Funding Opportunities

Thursday 17th August 13:00-14:00
Contacts: Enriqueta Barerra, Claudia Jesus-Rydin, Andreas Strecker, Regina Nickel
Location: Salle 341 View on map
Price: 5€

BOOKING NOW CLOSED Panel: Enriqueta Barrera (NSF), Claudia Jesus-Rydin (ERC), Jannick Ingrin (Marie Curie IF reviewer), Andreas Strecker and Regina Nickel (DFG)

This workshop is open to all Goldschmidt attendees and will be particularly helpful to early-career and mid-career participants, especially graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty thinking about applying for funding to conduct research in Europe and in the US. Short presentations will be followed by a questions and answers period.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency in the US that was created to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. NSF has an annual budget of $7.5 billion dollars (FY 2016) and is the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. We will present NSF programs for fellowships, research, education and infrastructure in geosciences.
The European Research Council (ERC) is a leading European funding body supporting excellent investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of science. ERC calls are open to researchers around the world. The ERC offers various different outstanding funding opportunities with grants budgets of €1.5 to €3.5 million for individual scientists. All nationalities of applicants are welcome for projects carried out at a host institution in Europe (European Union member states and associated countries). At this session, the main features of ERC funding individual grants will be presented.
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is a call of the Research Executive Agency (REA) that is dedicated to training, mobility and career development of Experienced Researchers in Europe and Associated Countries. The program has an annual budget over €218 million and provides individual funding for 2 to 3 years post-docs. Specific features of the call with recommendations for the preparation of the proposals will be presented by a member of the 2016 “Environment and Geosciences” evaluation panel.
The DFG is the self-governing organization for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. In organizational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities. The main task of the DFG is to select the best projects by researchers at universities and research institutions on a competitive basis and to finance these projects. The DFG actively encourages international research cooperation. One of the DFG's key objectives is the advancement of early career researchers. In the session, we will present the programs, which provide appropriate support at every phase of the qualification of early career researchers.