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 Symposia

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


Conference Organising Committee

Zhaoshan Chang  (Chair)James Cook University
Kaylene CamutiIndustry Representative
Arrianne FordJames Cook University
Jan Marten HuizengaJames Cook University
Christa PlaczekJames Cook University
Eric RobertsJames Cook University
Trevor ShawIndustry Representative
Carl SpandlerJames Cook University
Noel WhiteIndustry Representative
Judy BottingJames Cook University

To contact the Organising Committee, please email FUTORES2@jcu.edu.au or telephone +61 7 4781 4726.