Early Career Program

 

The Resources for Generations 2018 Conference in Vancouver will be the ultimate opportunity for you to network and meet with professionals and peers in your field, as well as with managers throughout the industry. When it comes to looking for that perfect job – or perhaps co-op opportunity or research support – a strong network can be the key to getting straight A’s!

The Early Career program will ensure the RFG2018 conference is both informative and educational. It will enable you to put your best foot forward and make a lasting impression. And it is one of the greatest opportunities to make friends with your peers from schools across the world.

Program

Icebreaker

Join your fellow Early Career Delegates for an opportunity to mix and mingle at an opening night reception.

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
Schedule: Sunday, June 17
Fee: Included in the conference delegate registration


Career Speed Mentoring

Register to participate in a series of short, focused conversations with representatives from industry, government and academia for the purpose of undertaking a series of short informational interviews.

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Salon 211
Schedule: Monday, June 18
Fee: Included in the conference delegate registration


Meet the Plenary

Modeled after the Goldschmidt Conference, this initiative provides a select group of Post-Secondary Students and Early Career Delegates with an opportunity to meet for an informal lunch with plenary speakers immediately following their presentation. Successful applicants will meet the plenary of their choice and discuss their field of study and career path.

Location: Vancouver Convetion Centre, Salon 211
Schedule: Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21
Fee: No additional fee. We will contact you if you have been selected to meet the plenary speakers


Career Library

Young career attendees to the conference are provided with an opportunity to delve more deeply into career exploration through an organized meeting with select representatives from industry, government and academia.

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Trade Show's Knowledge Centre
Schedule: Monday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 20 (End of Trade Show)
Fee: Access to the Knowledge Centre and Career Library is given with conference registration


Lunchtime Workshops

This series of 1 hour workshops will provide Post-Secondary Students and Early Career Delegates with an opportunity to discuss, explore and navigate Earth Science and early career issues. Lunchtime workshops will be held each day during the Conference. Each workshop will accommodate up to 50 participants.

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Salon 211
Schedule: Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Fee: Registration is required, $5 per lunchtime workshop


Delegate Mentoring Program

Novice Post-Secondary Students and Early Career Delegates are matched with an experienced Mentor to help them navigate and derive the greatest benefit from the Conference. Mentees and Mentors will be matched prior to the Conference and encouraged to meet at the Opening Icebreaker.

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
Schedule: Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21
Fee: No additional fee. Please let us know of your interest when registering for the conference.


Early Career Speaker Series/ Pop up Talks

Post-Secondary Students and Early Career Delegates are provided with an opportunity to deliver a brief (5-minute) TED talk style presentation, during the conference. Talks should be informal, addressing particularly interesting or engaging aspect of presenters’ research/work, a field experience, an opportunity, or a theme of the conference.

Are you interested in being a speaker? Let us know of your interest when registering for the conference.

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
Schedule: Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21
Fee: No additional fee. Please let us know of your interest when registering for the conference.