• Program

    The Goldschmidt2019 program

  • Venue

    All about the venue and city

  • Exhibition

    Information for and about exhibitors and sponsors

  • My Goldschmidt

    My program, purchases, connections, etc.




  • Socials

    These are the events organised and run by the conference.

  • Town Halls

  • Workshops

    Teaching and networking events held before and during the conference.



  • Exhibition

    Exhibition Info and List of Exhibitors


My Goldschmidt

Role functions


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Registration Fees (including 21% VAT)

Before 23:59 (CET) June 18Between June 19
and 23:59 (CET) July 18
From July 19
and Onsite
Member 545€ 645€ 695€
Non-member 605€ 705€ 755€
Student member 330€ 430€ 480€
Student non-member 390€ 490€ 540€

This year there is also the option to purchase a registration without a printed program volume. This reduces the registration cost by €5.

VAT on Goldschmidt2019 Prices

As stated above, prices at Goldschmidt2019 include, for the first time, a VAT charge of 21%. This is because, despite all our efforts, the conference was denied a VAT exempt status from the Spanish government and as such, registration, abstract submission and any other fees paid by delegates are all liable for VAT. The European Association of Geochemistry will attempt to offset these VAT charges as far as possible to minimise the cost to delegates.

The European Association of Geochemistry is a non-profit organisation, which means that any surplus from the European Goldschmidt conferences is directly returned to the community to finance the initiatives and expenses of the society. Those initiatives include the creation of open access publications such as Geochemical Perspectives or Geochemical Perspectives Letters, the participation in Elements Magazine, the support of Early Career Scientists, the dissemination of knowledge through Outreach Programs, and the recognition of scientific excellence. The society is run by volunteers and employs two staff members. We wish to stress that volunteers receive neither compensation nor preferential treatment for their time and commitment (even the EAG President pays for registration at Goldschmidt conferences). All efforts are constantly made to keep expenses as low as possible so that the EAG has the means to fulfil its primary goal, the support of the geochemistry community.

Information on VAT Reclaim

Institutions may be able to claim VAT back. Find more information here.

Member Rates

Members of the following societies are eligible for the member rates. Membership numbers must be given on the registration form.
Conference Hosts:

  • EAG - European Association of Geochemistry
  • GS - Geochemical Society
and additionally:
  • AFEQ - Association Française pour l’Etude du Quaternaire
  • DMG - Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft
  • EAGE - European Association for Geoscientists and Engineers
  • GSJ - Geochemical Society of Japan
  • HGS - Hungarian Geological Society
  • IAGC - International Association for GeoChemistry
  • ISEB - International Society for Environmental Biogeochemistry
  • MSGBI (MinSoc) - Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • SEM - Sociedad Española de Mineralogía
  • SGI - Società Geologica Italiana
  • SIMP - Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia
  • SFIS - Société Française des IsotopeS
  • SFMC - Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie
  • SGA - Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits

Non-member rates

If you are not already a member of any of the societies listed under Member Rates, the non-member fee (60 Euros) will automatically be added to your purchased items during the registration process. This fee will provide you with full membership from the organizing society, the European Association of Geochemistry (see all EAG membership benefits). Your purchased membership will become active after the conference and be valid until end of calendar year 2020.
Alternatively, you can choose to join directly one of the societies listed under Member Rates, then register for Goldschmidt2019 at the member rate. To join the EAG, click here. To join the GS, click here. To join any other society listed under Member Rates, please go to their respective website.

Registration information

Registration Fees, listed in € include:

  • Opening Reception (light appetizers) on Sunday August 18th
  • 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, €35, which will admit them for one day of their choice and for the Opening Reception on Sunday, August 18th. Guests can also buy a registration for the whole conference, €175.

All accompanying guests will receive a namebadge, entrance to the Opening Reception on Sunday, August 18th and Morning and Afternoon Coffee. 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 €330 (Full) and €250 (Student).

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 18th, 2019 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 18th 2019, 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.

Code of Conduct

In order to promote a collaborative and respectful environment for all Goldschmidt attendees, the European Association of Geochemistry and the the Geochemical Society have 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, as required. Once the payment has been received, visit your My Purchases (found via the My Goldschmidt link) page and click on the "Request Invitation" button. You will then be taken to the form to give details required for supplying the letter. The conference office will only be able to respond to queries if an invitation request form has already been completed online. If a paper version or an updated version is required a charge of €25 will be made. Invitations can only be posted by Air Mail from the UK, delegates must allow at least 12 working days for their invitations to arrive. More details.

Lunch Bag


Lunch bags can be purchased in advance of the conference, the contents will be as pictured here with daily variations. The cost per lunch bag is €14. The lunches will not be available to buy at the conference and and cannot be purchased online after 18 July 2019. Food is also available in the nearby shopping mall at very reasonable prices.


The conference offers travel grants to selected students attending from low-income countries and has funding for some Early Career Scientists based in the USA. The application for grants is now closed.

Field Trips

Field trip details can be viewed here.


For 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.

Five day discounted travel card

This year the conference is making available to sell 5 day discounted travel passes, valid on public transport for 5 days, cost €20. Any passes purchased via the conference website will be available to collect when registration opens from 3pm on Sunday 18th August. A ticket for your travel pass will be attached to your registration badge, take this to the desk located in the entrance foyer to exchange this for your travel card. The passes will not be available to buy at the conference and and cannot be purchased online after 18 July 2019. See the 5 day Hola Barcelona Travel Card site for more details.

Cancellation Policy

Under EU rules, you may cancel your order within fourteen days of payment. If you wish to cancel your order and have your payment returned, please email helpdesk@goldschmidt.info.

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 18th 2019 (Early registration deadline) will receive a refund of their payments minus a €60 processing fee. No refunds can be issued for cancellations after June 18th 2019.

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.

Registration questions

For additional information please contact the conference helpdesk.

European Association of Geochemistry, an association registered in France, No. 43258425800037. Address: c/o Roedl Partner Abogados Y Asesores Tributarios, Calle Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 61, 3º, E-28003, Madrid, Spain.
Tel: +44 1223 852663. Email: helpdesk@goldschmidt.info

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