4th IGSC to be held 25-28 April in Berlin

After three highly successful International Geosciences Student Conferences in Bucharest, Krakow, and Belgrade, the Student Geoscientific Society, Geo.X, SEG, EAGE, and AAPG cordially invite you to attend the 4th IGSC in Berlin, Germany, 25-28 April 2013.

Geoscientists use very different time scales and tools from physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology to build a comprehensive knowledge of the Earth system processes. Still, we are united as one geoscience community and can use our precious and yet fleeting time on Earth to play a vital part in imaging the future of our sciences and society. Berlin's vision for the IGSC 2013, Inspiring Change, embodies this understanding.

The technical program provides a unique platform for students and young professionals of all backgrounds to present research results under the following four themes: Resources & Energy, Sustainable Living, Hazards & Risks, and Fundamental Research. Don't miss the deadline for the call for papers: 22 February 2013.

Experts from industry and academia will inform about the latest job opportunities at a recruitment exhibition and will share their experience in a wide array of high-quality lectures, short courses, workshops, and field trips. Delegates can further participate in a multitude of student programs of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, such as an SEG Honorary Lecture by Per Avseth, the SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program and the SEG European Challenge Bowl sponsored by TOTAL.

The opening ceremony & icebreaker reception will bring together students and geoscience professionals at Henry Ford Building in the picturesque south-western part of the German capital city. The ceremony will feature welcoming speeches by representatives of SGS, Geo.X, and Freie Universität Berlin as well as music performances and a special keynote. Afterwards, exhibitors will welcome you with hors d'oeuvres and drinks for a first sneak peak at their booths in the lobby.

Germany's largest museum of natural history will serve as an exclusive location for a truly unforgettable conference evening. Fossil celebrities, such as the largest mounted dinosaur in the world, will await you with food and drinks in the nightly illuminated museum building. The farewell gala allows delegates to bring the conference to a glorious end at Berlin's trendiest clubrestaurant with drinks and live music at indoor dance floors and outdoor lounges with direct access to Berlin's main river Spree.

The IGSC 2013 is our mutual opportunity to unite past, present and future of the geosciences in a world city of culture, politics, media, and science. Read more about the IGSC or visit the conference website at www.IGSC-2013.com. Or come to Berlin and spread the vision of Inspiring Change from the heart of Europe to the world!