• Program

    The Goldschmidt2018 program

  • Venue

    All about the venue and city

  • Exhibition

    Information for and about exhibitors and sponsors

  • My Goldschmidt

    My program, purchases, connections, etc.




  • Early Career Events

    The Early career event program provides opportunities for less senior scientists to network and learn from volunteers from the community.

  • Exhibition Events

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

  • Field Trips

    Pre- and post-conference field trips

  • Seminars

  • Socials

    Details of the upcoming social events at Goldschmidt2018

  • Workshops

    Workshops running during, before or after the conference


  • Hotels

    The conference has special rates at several hotels in close proximity to the Hynes Convention Center. We encourage you to book early, as there are a limited number of rooms available.

  • Congress Center



My Goldschmidt

Role functions


Please be sure to wear your name badge at all times. Admission to the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Centre and all sessions will require identification by your badge. If you lose your name badge please visit the Help Desk. Those with badges stating that they are Accompanying Guests or Non-Conference will not be allowed access to the scientific sessions.

Located on the Plaza level of the Hynes center is a FedEx office able to arrange for posters up to A0 size to be printed. There is likely to be high demand for this service so delegates are advised to submit their files for printing in advance of the conference to avoid possible problems. The FedEx office contact details are 900 Boylston Street, John B. Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA 02115. Telephone: +1 6179542725, Email: usa1325@fedex.com. Full details of their capacity and a map can be found on their website.

Goldschmidt2018 is being held in Boston, USA. Registration, posteres, talks, exhbition and refreshments are in the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. Oral sessions will take place in rooms on the second and third floors. Plenary session (11.45 - 12.45 each day) will take place in Ballroom AB.

These will be available in the exhibition hall (level 2) and the foyers (levels 2 & 3) during the times allocated for oral presentations. Refreshments will also be available between 17:15 and 19:15 during the poster sessions.

Registration and the Help Desk will be open by the central entrance to the Exhibition Hall on the second level from 15:00 - 19:00 on Sunday and 07:30 - 18:00 on Monday. The Help Desk will be open from 08.00 - 18.00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 08:00 - 12:00 on Friday.

Please use WiFi sparingly and search for your sessions in the Program Volume or offline conference app, because bandwidth is finite and this will speed connection times for other delegates. All delegates may access the wireless internet on all floors of the Congress Centre.
The conference network name is Goldschmidt WiFi and the password is gold2018.

All items found in the Congress Centre should be brought to the Help Desk.

Liability insurance is the responsibility of each individual delegate. Delegates should have their own medical coverage. The Organising Committee assumes no responsibility for accident, losses, damage, delays, or any modifications to the program arising from unforeseeable circumstances. It accepts no responsibility for travel or accommodation arrangements. The participant acknowledges that he/she has no right to lodge damage claims against the EAG, the Organising Committee, White Iron Conferences or John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Centre should the conference proceeding be hindered or prevented by unexpected political or economic events or generally by Acts of God, or should the non-appearance of speakers or other reasons necessitate program changes.

For the comfort of delegates, all rooms used by the conference have been designated as non-smoking areas, including the stairwells of John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center.

The Geochemical Society (GS) and the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) welcome all who are interested in the geochemistry of the Earth and extraterrestrial bodies. As professional societies, GS and EAG are committed to providing an environment that encourages the free expression and exchange of scientific ideas. In pursuit of this, GS and EAG-sponsored meetings and events foster the exchange of scientific ideas, through open and respectful dialogues at oral and poster sessions, field trips, short courses, mentorships and other society-supported programs. The societies are committed to the philosophy of equality of opportunity and treatment for all members, regardless of age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, country of origin, religion or religious belief, marital status, physical appearance, body size, disability, or any other reason not related to scientific merit. It is the responsibility of the organizers of any GS and EAG meeting, and of the attendees themselves, to ensure that such an atmosphere is maintained. The GS and EAG consider the rich diversity of the societies’ memberships and of the wider geochemical community a resource that should be drawn upon when selecting organizing committees, invited speakers, and nominees for office and for special prizes.

Throughout the conference, you may notice people wearing yellow “AMIGo” ribbons on their name badges. These delegates and staff are available if you have questions about the code of conduct, notice that someone is being harassed, or experience harassment yourself.

The GS and EAG endorse and expect a professional and respectful atmosphere that values a diversity of views and opinions. All meetings and sponsored activities shall be conducted in a professional atmosphere in which all participants are treated with courtesy, respect and consideration. The societies promote a professional and respectful atmosphere where participants communicate openly, with civil attitudes that are considerate, collegial, and collaborative and that is free of inappropriate behavior and harassment by or toward all participants, including scientists, students, guests, exhibitors, staff, vendors, and other suppliers.

The Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry will not tolerate scientific misconduct nor harassment of any sort. As a condition of participation in GS and EAG gatherings (including the Goldschmidt meeting, associated workshops, and social events), attendees are expected to behave according to professional scientific standards and to maintain appropriate standards of behavior. Attendees will not engage in dishonest misrepresentation, coercive manipulation, censorship, or other misconduct that alters the content, veracity, or meaning of research findings. Attendees will not engage in harassment, intimidation, or discrimination of any meeting participant. This includes, but is not limited to, physical or verbal abuse or threats of harm; stalking or uninvited physical contact and inappropriate use of sexual images in public spaces or in presentations; or disruption of presentations at oral or poster sessions or other events organized by the GS and EAG at the meeting venues, hotels, or field trips.

Any attendee who believes that an incident of scientific or ethical misconduct has taken place, by an individual or group of individuals, is encouraged to contact GS President Roberta Rudnick, EAG President Bernard Marty, and GS Ethics committee chair Liz Sikes in person or by email: codeofconduct@geochemsoc.org.

Anyone attending the Goldschmidt Conference and associated events who feels harassed is encouraged to inform the alleged harasser immediately that the behavior is unwelcome. In many instances, the person may be unaware that their conduct is offensive and when advised can correct the conduct so that it does not reoccur. However, anyone who feels harassed IS NOT required or expected to discuss the concern with the alleged offender. If the complainant does not feel comfortable with such an approach, he/she should contact GS President Roberta Rudnick, EAG President Bernard Marty, and GS Ethics committee chair Liz Sikes in person or by email: codeofconduct@geochemsoc.org. All reports of harassment or sexual harassment will be treated seriously.

Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to immediately cease and desist. GS and EAG staff, leadership, meeting organizing committee members, security, or law enforcement personnel shall take action(s) deemed necessary and appropriate to address misconduct. Actions range from a verbal warning to immediate removal from the meeting or activity without refund of registration fee. The GS and EAG also reserve the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting or other society-sponsored event.

Sessions with oral presentations will take place from Monday to Friday from 08.30-11.30 and 14.30-17.30.

Delegates who have prepared their presentation early may upload the talk through the Goldschmidt website. Simply log in, go to 'My Purchases' and next to your abstract click on the button 'Upload Presentation'. If your abstract was submitted by another person then the abstract will appear in their purchases and must also be uploaded through their account. This functionality is available until Saturday, 11th August.

Alternatively, you may upload your talk in the room on the day of your presentation. Presenters can upload from 08:00 to 08:30 in the morning before the sessions, or between 14:00 and 14:30 before the afternoon session.

All presenting authors will be sent an email including a link to the page to upload their presentation and detailed instructions on how to upload. We do recommend that all presenters bring their talk on a USB as well, for their own peace of mind.

Delegates making preparations for their presentations with Windows 10, should be sure to use Office / PowerPoint 2016, and or Adobe Reader. Delegates who have prepared their presentations using Apple Keynote should ensure the presentation has been converted to PDF or PowerPoint before uploading. The recommended aspect ratio is 16:9, however 4:3 will display on the meeting room screens also.

Speakers should arrive at their allocated room no less than 20 minutes before the start of the first presentation in order to meet with the chairperson. All presentations must be given in English, which is the official language of the Conference. Oral presentations are allocated 15 minutes and keynote talks either 15 or 30 minutes. 15-minute talks should be finished after 12 minutes, and 30-minute keynotes after 25 minutes, to leave time for discussion. The chairperson will give a first signal after 10 minutes, a warning after 12 minutes and prevent further talking after 15 minutes. It is essential for the success of the conference that the speakers keep strictly to this scheme to ensure that all parallel sessions are synchronized.

Delegates are required to mute or turn off their cell phones and pagers during oral presentations. No photography or videoing is permitted in any of the oral sessions or at poster sessions without the permission of the relevant oral presenter or authors of the poster. Please also respect the wishes of presenters who prefer that their results are not published on social media.

There will be afternoon poster sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the conference from 17:15-19:15. There will be no poster session on Friday afternoon. Posters should be put up from lunch time on the day of presentation. The materials required to attach each poster to the board will be supplied. Posters should be removed between 19:15-20:00 on the day of presentation. Posters not collected by these times will be removed by the conference organizers and recycled.

The posters will be displayed in the Exhibition Hall C and Exhibition Hall D which are on the Second Level. Poster board numbers are given in the Program Volume and on the web site.

The poster boards are large enough to fit a size A0 poster in portrait orientation (this is 33.1" wide x 46.8" tall or 841mm wide x 1189mm tall). Oversize posters will not be displayed.

The poster sessions are from 17:30 to 19:30. Delegates should expect to be available by their poster for most of this time on the day of their presentation. If there will be any time during this period when no author can be present, a card should be left indicating when the author will next be present.

No photography or videoing is permitted at any of the poster sessions without the permission of the authors of the poster.

White Iron Conferences Limited, a company registered in England, No. 10437336. Registered address: 11 Sturton Street, Cambridge, CB1 2SN, UK. Tel: +44 1223 852663. Email: helpdesk@goldschmidt.info

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