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.
Conference Chair and EGRU Director
See the Conference Symposia page for theme descriptions.
|Richard Sillitoe||Dan Wood|
|Keynote and Invited Speakers|
|Richard Goldfarb||Larry Meinert||Doug Kirwin|
|Noel White||Ross Large||Antonio Arribas|
|David Cooke||Roric Smith|
|David Leach||Cornel de Ronde||Jeremy Cook|
|Steve Cox||Roger Skirrow||Yasushi Watanabe|
|Jeremy Richards||David Huston||Jingwin Mao|
|Joel Brugger||Vladimir Lisitsin||Steffen Hagemann|
|Ross Cayley||David Giles||Alan Collins|
|Richard Lilly||Peter Betts||Steven Micklethwaite|
|Carsten Laukamp||Annette George||Simon Richards|
|Jo Whelan||Ravi Anand||John Walshe|
|Kasia Sobczak||Valeria Bianch||Simon Johnson|