Call for Short Courses

Short courses are timely presentations that provide review, instruction, and opportunity for advancement of understanding in a specific field (e.g., geosciences, resources, society) that is consistent with the main themes of the RFG2018 Conference. The short course should provide a means whereby a newcomer to the field can quickly come up to speed on the topic, as well as providing opportunities for more knowledgeable participants to increase their understanding and expertise.

Short courses may start and end at the time they wish, (within reason – e.g., between 8.00am and 6.00pm); 1.5 hours is recommended for lunch and two breaks are normal for a full day course. Short courses can be organized over a 1- or 2-day period, and will be held on Saturday, June 16, and/or Sunday June 17; or Friday, June 22.

Please download the Short Courses Submission Guidelines (PDF file) and budget template (XLS file) for further information before submitting your proposal for short courses. Proposals for Short Courses must be submitted by September 15, 2017.

Key contacts: 

GAC Representative
Dr. Catherine Hickson

MAC Representative    
Dr. Antonio Simonetti

CIM Convention Coordinator
Chantal Murphy
+1-514-939-2710 x1309

Important Dates:

March 1, 2017: Call for Short Courses and Field Trips opens (Submit a Field Trip proposal)

September 15, 2017: Deadline for submission of proposals

September 15, 2017: Notification of acceptance or rejection of short course proposal by RFG2018 Organizing Committee and/or sponsoring organization

April 15, 2018: Deadline for notification of cancellation of short courses and/or related field trip due to budget and/or participant shortfall