• Program

    The Goldschmidt2020 program

  • Venue

    All about the venue and city

  • Registration

    Details of how to register to attend the conference and/or submit an abstract

  • Exhibition

    Information for and about exhibitors and sponsors

  • My Goldschmidt

    My program, purchases, connections, etc.




  • Sponsor Seminars

  • Training Events

    These are scheduled events to help delegates test out the tools and platform we will be using for the Q&A and other events at the conference.

  • Workshops

    Our workshop program provides training and teaching in topics across geochemistry and related fields. We are currently liaising with the workshop organisers to ascertain if any workshops can become virtual. Any updates will be added to this page.


  • Conference Locations

    Location of the convention center and social events

  • Hotels

    The hotels are no longer available to book at the special rates agreed by the conference. Should you wish to cancel or change your hotel reservation please see the details below.


Present your work




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Information for Authors

We are now in the last stages of preparation for the conference and need all delegates to take some steps to ensure they are prepared.

Step 1. Download the Apps

The conference is using the GoToWebinar platform to host the video chat sessions. This is a simple to use, highly secure, professional grade platform which will optimise access allowing global participation.
You will need to have the GoToWebinar app installed on the machine you will be using to participate in the conference Q&A sessions. You do not need a license, all events will be using the conference's license.
If you already use GoToMeeting you will already have the app installed.
Please install the app as soon as possible. It is free for you to use and download on this page:
We recommend you test your installation and audio settings here.

You will also need the Discord app to access the virtual exhibition and text chat rooms. Details of how to download and install this can be found here.

Step 2. Pre-view all presentations of abstracts you are interested in

Presentations will be made live on June 15th with links from each abstract. Once you have registered you will be able to presentations and read and submit questions. Presentations can be viewed by going through the program and downloading/viewing the presentation for each abstract.
Please consider submitting questions to help the conveners stimulate discussion. All questions submitted will show the name of the submitter.

Step 3. Sign up to Early Career and Networking events and Workshops

Many of the conference events will be open for sign up until the conference starts. We have a few places left on the Meet the Plenary events and some of the associated workshops.

Step 4. Training

Consider watching the recordings of one of our training webinars or attending one of the Speaker Ready Room events to ensure you are prepared for the live sessions. Please note we cannot provide technical support for end users but we can help you experience the tools ahead of time so the environment isn't unfamiliar when you are in the sessions.

Step 5. Publishing and responding to submitted question

Please check your abstract details regularly to see if anyone has posted questions or comments about your work.
You need to go to your abstract details and click the “Questions” tab to see these.
Please click “show" to any new questions to make them visible to all delegates.
You should report any inappropriate questions or comments to the helpdesk
You can choose to respond to the questions using the Answer button or contact the questioner directly to start a conversation.
Your convener may make the questions public for you.

Step 6. On the day

Please sign in to the Webinar at least 10 mins before the start of the session.
If at all possible, please wear a headset.
Do all you can to ensure your interest connection is functioning at full capacity, use an ethernet connection where available and ask others you share the connection with to avoid heavy use during the session.
Ensure you have a drink to hand and any questions you haven't had time to submit.
By default mute your microphone. Open mics reduce the sound quality for everyone.
Please remember tech support may be working in the middle of their night, may be let down by their internet connection and like the rest of us may be new to this, be as patient as possible.
To join a webinar go to the My Webinars section of the website and use the join link from there. If your session is not linked from there, click enrol from the session details and contact the helpdesk to let them know.
If you enter the webinar with the wrong status (authors should enter as panelists) send a question or chat asking the organiser to move you up.

Please bear in mind the limits of the format, it may be harder for those on a poor connection to participate in a group discussion. Lots (>5) of open mics will affect the quality of what is streamed so any group discussions will need to be carefully managed and limited.

How do I ask a question in the session?

1. I am a Panellist. Turn on your webcam and and wait for the convener to call on you. If they call on someone else, please ensure you are muted until the next opportunity. You can submit a question via the Chat tool while you wait if you wish.
2. I am in the audience. Submit a question via the Questions tool. Please use the author name at the start of any question so the conveners can track which questions relate to which abstract. OR Raise your hand, the student helper and the convener will be able to see raised hand and will unmute if the opportunity arises for you to ask the question.

  • Register to Participate: If you wish to participate in the Q&A sessions, and/or view other presentations, you will need to register for the conference. You can leave your abstract live without registering, but will not be able to support it with a presentation or interact directly with other delegates about your work or theirs.
  • Preparation Guide: You can view a guide to preparing a useful presentation and preparing for the Q&A times here. Credit: Alice Williams.
  • No presentation materials:Uploading a presentation is a chance to share the detail of your work with your colleagues. However it is not compulsory for authors to upload a presentation file. Authors may still participate in the Q&A session on the basis of their abstract alone.
  • Consider data on presentations: Although it is in violation of the code of conduct, it will not be possible to prevent anyone determined to do so, from recording or copying data from a presentation or Q&A session. For this reason, authors should consider carefully which data they include in any files and share on screen in Q&A.
  • Ask the Author: Registered delegates will be able to submit questions to presenting authors. As authors you can respond to the questions and make public (or not) both questions and/or answers.
  • Advance viewing of your presentation: Registrants will be able to view your presentation from June 15th. The live sessions will consist of Q&A, not viewing presentations (although presentation slides may be shared, via screen sharing, to respond to questions).
  • Chat rooms available: Time for each author to respond to questions will be short, you can continue discussion after the session in one of the chat rooms we will have available or you can enter details in your abstract for a virtual space and time you will be available to continue the discussion.

Increasing the visibility of your abstract

You can also add your abstracts to the listings for the virtual sessions. These will allow the authors the chance to connect with related abstracts in other sessions and allow other delegates to easily track topics that cross the theme and session boundaries. You will need to email the conference office with your abstract title and confirm which virtual sessions you wish it included in. There may be additional chances to discuss your work in chatrooms for these virtual sessions but this plan is not confirmed as yet.

The following are the available Virtual Sessions:
Theme 16: Recent advances in novel analytical approaches

  • 16a: High Precision Isotope Analyses
  • 16b: Laser Techniques and Micro-Beam Techniques
  • 16c: Spatially-Resolved Analysis (Down to Nano) Concentrations and Isotopes
  • 16d: Advanced Geochemical Imaging
  • 16e: Experimental Advances
  • 16f: Mineral-Fluid Interfaces
  • 16g: Organic Geochemical Techniques (E.g. Compound Specific Isotope Analysis)
  • 16h: Computational Geochemistry
  • 16i: Speciation/thermodynamic Techniques
  • 16j: Spectroscopy-Based Methods
Theme 17: Hawaii Oceania Topics Goldmine
  • 17a: Climate change/Sea Level Change
  • 17b: Active Volcanism
  • 17c: Atmospheric and Ocean Time Series
  • 17d: Hot Spots and Mantle Geochemistry
  • 17e: Coral Reefs
  • 17f: Water Resources
  • 17g: Marine Ecology
  • 17h: Soils/tropical Agriculture
  • 17i: Planetary Remote Sensing
We will be asking conveners to add suitable abstracts to these groupings as well.