FUTORES II International Conference

Future Understanding of Tectonics, Ores, Resources, Environment and Sustainability

Conference Program

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FUTORES II (Future Understanding of Tectonics, Ores, Resources, Environment and Sustainability) will be held in tropical Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 4 - 7 June 2017. The conference will address issues related to new understanding in mineral deposits (the David Groves Symposium), new technologies and approaches in exploration (including the challenge of exploration in areas with cover), tectonics and metallogenesis, basins and energy, and future trends in the resources industry. The FUTORES II conference will likely attract 250-350 participants with a similar composition to the inaugural and highly successful FUTORES conference held in 2013: ~60% industry geologists, ~25% academics and ~15% students.

FUTORES II has a great program with many world class speakers, short courses and field trips. EGRU (Economic Geology Research Centre) at James Cook University is proud to organise this event as one of its quadrennial international conferences and we welcome academic colleagues, industry and government geologists, and students to this inspiring and exciting conference.

Zhaoshan Chang
Conference Chair and EGRU Director


Conference Themes

  • David Groves Symposium: New Insights in Mineral Deposit Understanding
  • New Technologies and Approaches in Mineral Exploration
  • Tectonics and Metallogenesis
  • Basins and Energy
  • Future Trends in the Minerals Industry

See the Conference Symposia page for theme descriptions.

Confirmed Speakers

Pleanary Speakers  
Richard SillitoeDan Wood 
Keynote and Invited Speakers 
Richard GoldfarbLarry MeinertDoug Kirwin
Noel WhiteRoss LargeAntonio Arribas
David CookeRoric Smith 
David LeachCornel de RondeJeremy Cook
Steve CoxRoger SkirrowYasushi Watanabe
Jeremy RichardsDavid HustonJingwin Mao
Joel Brugger Vladimir Lisitsin Steffen Hagemann
Ross CayleyDavid GilesAlan Collins
Richard LillyPeter BettsSteven Micklethwaite
Carsten LaukampAnnette GeorgeSimon Richards
Jo WhelanRavi AnandJohn Walshe
Kasia SobczakValeria BianchSimon Johnson
Chris Cuff 

Delegate Information

Registration Commences

Sunday 4th June

Rydges Southbank Foyer

3pm - 6.30pm


Sunday 4th June

Rydges Southbank Foyer

5.30pm - 7.30pm

More Information....

Workshops and Field Trips

Location and final information....

Important Dates

Conference Dates
4 - 7  June 2017


Mt Isa Mines, a Glencore Company 


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