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X ProGEO 2O21
X Symposium ProGEO 2021

X International ProGEO Symposium

Building connections for global geoconservation
A fully online free event
7-10th June 2021
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Scientific Programme

The purpose of the symposium is to discuss about new challenges and opportunities involved in geoconservation and its gradual globalization. The scientific programme will include:

  • three days of oral presentations and poster sessions,
  • a invited speaker for the plenary session,
  • specific sessions, group meetings and workshops,

Session themes

Themes for plenary sessions include:

Oral presentations and eposter sessions

One-presentation rule - Due to the limited time for oral sessions, each person will be allowed to only one presentation, even if co-author in different abstracts.

Oral and poster presentation will be pre-recorded, and will later include a live Q&A session. The scientific committee will decide which abstracts of those received will be presented in normal (10 minutes) or short (3 minutes) format.

The time slot allocated for the abstracts presentation will be: 

  • 15 minutes for oral presentation (10 mins talk and 5 mins for discussion)
  • 5 minutes for short/eposter presentation (3 mins talk and 2 mins for discussion)


  • Meeting of the International Commission on Geoheritage of IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences)

This meeting has the purpose of building bridges with ProGEO and informing about the new launching of the Global Geosites project led by this Commission.

  • 2nd Workshop on Key Geoheritage Areas of the IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group (GSG)

The workshop is open to contributions on KGAs and Global Geosites. A meeting of the GSG Steering Committee will also take place.

  • 4th Meeting of ProGEO’s SW Europe Regional Working Group

This meeting attempts to coordinate efforts from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, set strategies and plan actions for the future.

  • 9th meeting of ProGEO’s Southeast Europe Regional Working Group

This meeting attempts to coordinate planned activities and set strategies and action plans for the future.

  • 1st Workshop of the EuroGeoSurveys Geoheritage Expert Group

First meeting to coordinate efforts from European geological surveys (EuroGeosurveys), share experiences and plan strategies. Open to anyone interested.

  • Meeting of the Geoheritage Commission of the Association of Iberoamerican Geological and Mining Surveys (ASGMI)

Meeting to update latest results and advances in geoconservation in Ibero-American countries.

  • The General Assembly of ProGEO will take place on the 10th June 2021.