Conference program arranged by day
Program by Theme
Conference program arranged by subject
How the sessions are arranged during the conference
All proposed keynotes
The headline talks of the conference
Award talks and ceremonies
Members of the committees organising the conference
Early Career Events
The Early career event program provides opportunities for less senior scientists to network and learn from volunteers from the community.
These events are all being planned by our exhibitors. To find out more information, visit them on their booths.
Pre- and post-conference field trips
Accommodation in student halls at Boston University
Offsite locations for various events
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.
RegistrationClick here to register
|Before June 12th 2018||Between June 12th|
and July 12th
|After July 12th|
This year there is also the option to purchase a registration without a printed program volume. This reduces the registration cost by US$5.
* Members of the following societies are eligible for the member rates. Membership numbers must be given on the registration form.
- GS - Geochemical Society
- EAG - European Association of Geochemistry
- GSJ - Geochemical Society of Japan
- MSA - Mineralogical Society of America
- GSA - Geological Society of America
- AGU - American Geophysical Union
- SGA - Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits
Registration Fees, listed in US$ include:
- Opening Reception (light appetizers) on Sunday August 12th
- Morning and Afternoon Coffee
- Attendance at all conference sessions
- Attendance at all poster sessions and exhibition areas
- Printed program volume*
- Online program and abstract volume
- Access to the conference app
*Unless you have chosen to purchase a registration without a program volume.
Accompanying Guest Registration
Accompanying guests (not available for those working in geochemistry or related fields) can buy a daily ticket US$40, which will admit them for one day of their choice and for the Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12th. Guests can also buy a registration for the whole conference US$170.
All accompanying guests will receive a namebadge, entrance to the Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12th and Morning and Afternoon Coffee. Registered accompanying guests are invited to purchase lunch tickets, and tickets for the social events. Accompanying guests are not allowed to enter the scientific sessions or be authors on submitted abstracts.
One day Registration
It is possible to purchase a one day registration. This will allow you to access the conference and enter the scientific sessions for that day only. One day registration costs US$325 or US$170 (Student rate), if you wish to purchase a programme volume please add on US$5.
Registration Terms and Procedures
Payment: Payment is accepted by online credit/debit card or by bank transfer only. If you pay by bank transfer you MUST pay all the fees, otherwise your registration can not be accepted. Bank transfers may not be used for payment for on site registration.
Early registration rates: Payment in full must be received by June 12th, 2018 in order to benefit from the reduced registration rates. Delegates with registration payments outstanding on this date will then need to pay the standard registration fee. The standard registration process will be available until July 12th 2018, after which delegates will have to register at the on site rate (which is higher and registration materials will not be ready for collection on arrival).
Confirmation: Your registration and payment will be confirmed by email. Your registration will not be processed or confirmed until payment has been received. Once you have completed your registration and payment, you will receive confirmation via email. This confirmation will include your registration receipt.
Non-member Registration: Non-members Registrants will become members of the Geochemistry Society as part of the registration fee, your GS membership becomes active after the conference. Your membership will be for the remainder of the year and all of calendar year 2019.
Code of Conduct
In order to promote a collaborative and respectful environment for all Goldschmidt attendees, the Geochemical Society has adopted a code of conduct for the conference. Delegates are encouraged to read it before registering.
Letter of Invitation to Attend the Conference
A letter of invitation is issued solely for the purpose of assisting participants with visa applications and/or to obtain funding for their attendance at the conference. If you require a letter of invitation, please register and pay for the conference. During registration, please choose "Electronic" or "Posted" invitation. Once the payment has been received, visit your registration page and click on the "Request Invitation" button. This will then ask for full details for issuing the invitation letter. The conference office will only be able to respond to queries if an invitation request has already been completed online. If a paper version or an updated version is required a charge of US$30 will be made. Invitations can only be posted by Air Mail, delegates must allow at least 12 working days for their invitations to arrive.
Lunches cannot be purchased through the conference. Lunches will be available to purchase onsite at concession stands (see menu here) in the congress centre and in the attached shopping mall.
The conference offers travel grants to selected students attending from low-income countries and has funding for some students from the States. See the grants page for details.
Field TripsField trip details can be viewed here.
WorkshopsFor a full list of workshops running before and after the conference please go to the workshops page. Some of these can be booked directly with the organisers.
Under EU rules, you may cancel your order within seven days of payment. If you wish to cancel your order and have your payment returned, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration, Lunches, Workshops* and Social Event bookings: You must send written notification of registration cancellation by email to the Conference Helpdesk. Registration cancellations received by June 12th 2018 (Early registration deadline) will receive a refund of their payments minus a US$50 processing fee. No refunds can be issued for cancellations after June 12th 2018.
Field Trips: All field trip fees are non–refundable.
Abstracts: The abstract submission fee is not refundable under any circumstances.
In case of cancellation we strongly recommend that you check your travel insurance policy to ensure that it covers you for the costs of cancelling or cutting your trip short in certain circumstances. *Workshops and field trips booked directly with the organiser will have their own cancellation policies and you should contact them directly about those.
For additional information please contact the conference helpdesk.