Tuesday 7 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)
The YES Network Roundtable Program will commence on Tuesday 7 August. Roundtable sessions aim to bring together experts and early career geoscientists to discuss pertinent and topical issues. Two roundtable sessions will run concurrently each evening.
Roundtable sessions will run from 18:30 to 20:30 in the main conference centre, except for Friday 10 August when they will run from 09:00 to 11:30. Light refreshments will be provided and delegates are welcome to join their roundtable session organisers for dinner after each session (not funded) to continue the discussions.
18:30-20:30 Roundtable 1, YES Room 1
How can Geoscientists best engage with the public and high school pupils
Convenors: YES Outreach Team, Ashvin Wickramasooriya
18:30-20:30 Roundtable 2, YES Room 2
Geological knowledge and technology transfer in developing nations
Convenor: Regional Representatives from Africa and Middle East
Wednesday 8 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)
17:00-19:00 Roundtable 3, YES Room 1
Engaging with policy makers: A YES legacy
Convenors: Gabriela Perlingeiro, YES Australia, David Govoni, YES Italy
17:00-19:00 Roundtable 4, YES Room 2
Education and Outreach in Polar Science
Convenors: Punyasloke Bhadury and Aisling Dolan, (joint YES Network and -Association of Polar Early Career Scientists)
Thursday 9 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)
18:30-20:30 Roundtable 5, YES Room 1
Emerging geoscience themes and the role of the YES network
Convenors: Visioning Team, Sarah Gaines, UNESCO
18:30-20:30 Roundtable 6, YES Room 2
Women in Geosciences
Convenor: Tiffany Rivera, YES Denmark
Friday 10 August (Brisbane Convention Centre)
8:30-10:15 Roundtable 7, YES Room 1
Professional Development: International skill recognition
Convenors: Professional Development team and Working Group Advisory Team
10:45-12:30 Science Communication Workshop, YES Room 1
Convenors: Cecilia Mukosi, YES South Africa
14:00-15:45 YES Network Poster Session
Posters invited from National Chapters and YES Network members based around the themes of the Roundtable Program and National Chapter activities.
YES within the IGC
All YES members are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts to the IGC programme. All YES member presentations will be listed on the YES Network website.
Details of the YES Network Symposium
IGC Theme 36. Regional, Thematic and Specialist Symposia
36.7 Overcoming geoscience challenges in the 21st century by developing and improving the skills of early-career geoscientists [YES Network]
Convenors: Joanne VENUS (UK), Gabriela PERLINGEIRO (Australia) and Michelle COOPER (Australia)
The Earth is facing significant challenges, many of which will need to be addressed by the next generation of Earth scientists. In order to meet these challenges it is imperative that the Earth scientists of the future form strong, international networks and develop relevant, cross-disciplinary skills. Effective outreach, including mentor schemes and internships, is more important than ever and required in order to support, recruit and retain the geoscientists required in the future. Faced by so many choices, early-career Earth scientists’ key decision points need to be identified and discussed. Also crucial to the development of our future Earth scientists will be the recognition of international qualifications.