June 12, 2014

For the first time in North America

SGA chooses Québec City

The Québec City Convention Centre will welcome the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) 14th Biennial Meeting from August 19 to 23, 2017. It is the first time that this international society will meet in North America.

More than 700 researchers and geology of ore deposits professionals will come from around the world to attend this event.

It will be held in Québec City thanks to the work and involvement of world renowned expert Georges Beaudoin, Professor at the Department of geology and geology engineering at Université Laval in Québec City. Holder of Agnico-Eagle Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Exploration and Director of DIVEX Innovation Network, Mr. Beaudoin is president of SGA and editor of the international scientific journal, Mineralium Deposita.

The strength of Québec City’s bid presented by Mr. Beaudoin, convention and event ambassador, convinced SGA to vote for Québec City instead of Glasgow for their 2017 meeting.

Support and enthusiasm from Canada’s scientific community will allow for an ambitious program that will include seminars, workshops and training sessions. Québec City's geographic location allows for easy access to rich geological sites such as the Canadian Shield, Appalachian and Cordillera. A preliminary program has been developed to include excursions to geological sites in Québec as well as other Canadian provinces.

The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) is an international scientific society that promotes the science of mineral deposits geology. It was founded in 1965 and has a worldwide membership of approximately 700 composed of researchers, professionals and students from university, industry and government interested in economic geology, mineral resources, industrial minerals and environmental aspects related to mineral deposits.

The SGA’s objectives are: 

• To advance the application of scientific knowledge in the study and the development of mineral resources and their environment
• To promote the profession of geology in science and industry
• To cultivate personal contacts for mutually beneficial relationships
• To protect and improve professional and ethical standards among its members