Metamorphic Studies Group Virtual RIP 2020

Dates of the event: 27–28 May 2020

ONLINE PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE (with downloadable copies of conference posters)

ABSTRACT VOLUME ALSO AVAILABLE

Registration  is now closed. We have reached our maximum of 200 delegates.

Note also that our programme is now full and no further offers of abstracts can be accepted.

In collaboration with the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, we are looking forward to hosting our first ever virtual Metamorphic Studies Group Research in Progress meeting which will be held virtually over two afternoon sessions on the 27–28th May 2020, along with an online poster session.

Registration is free and open to everyone internationally! We hope to have a lively session focusing on the newest exciting developments in Metamorphic Geology!
Platform: Posters will be hosted on the Mineralogical Society Website. In a change (26th May) to previous arrangements, the talk sessions will be now be held held using the Zoom online platform (all registered delegates have been sent the new joining instructions). These will be live presentations.

Safety and security

We will ensure that this online meeting is safe and secure by employing the following strategies:

  • Registered persons will be required to abide by our code of conduct.
  • Talk and poster sessions will only be accessible to registered persons
  • Poster sessions will require a password to access.
  • The organizers encourage presenters to assert copyright over their material on the webpage. By doing so, you will be able to challenge any unauthorized reproduction of your intellectual property.
  • Comments or questions will be moderated by the conference convenors.

Wednesday 27th May: MSG RiP session 1
Thursday 28th May: MSG RiP session 2

Poster session
  • There will be a virtual poster session accessible only to registered persons hosted on the Mineralogical Society website from ~25th May 2020. Participants will be able to log on and view the MSG RiP posters.
  • Participants will be able to leave comments for poster authors on the site. We will then have a live virtual poster discussion session as part of the main MSG RiP, where participants can ask questions to poster authors.
  • Live virtual talk sessions
  • We will be hosting live virtual talk sessions hosted on  the ‘Zoom’ platform over two afternoon sessions (see timetable below). Presenters will have 15 minute slots to virtually present a presentation and take typed questions from the audience (moderated by the session convener).
  • Approximate timetable (this may change depending on abstracts)

Wednesday 27th May 2020 (all times BST)
13.45: Speakers’ Briefing
14.00: Introduction by the Chair of the Metamorphic Studies Group
14:05–15:35: Six oral presentations, including discussion
15.35–15.50: Break
15.50–15.55: Introduction to Poster session
15.55–17.25: Poster session
17:30: Social

Thursday 28th May 2020 (all times BST)
13.45: Speakers’ Briefing
14:00–15:15: Five oral presentations, including discussion
15.20–15.35: Break
15.40–17.20: Poster discussion session
17:25: MSG student social

Social Events
The MSG RiP is a great excuse to get together as a community and chat all things metamorphic. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for students to meet each other. Although this won’t be quite the same, we hope that our two online social events will provide some informal community chat time.

MSG student social events
Our student rep Sophie Miocevich is organising a slack channel where students can introduce themselves. This can then be a place for asking questions/ getting advice from other students as well as just getting to know the rest of the UK metamorphic student community and sharing nice photos of rocks. Additionally, there’s going to be a student-only social as part of MSG so students can get as close to a real world chat as possible, hope to see many of you there!

Instructions for authors
Abstracts: Abstracts must be submitted either via the online registration or emailed to kevin@minersoc.org by the deadline: 13 May 2020.
Title: Authors and affiliations
Main body of text (no more than 300 words)

Information for talks: Presenters will have 10 minute slots to virtually present a presentation and 5 min to take questions from the audience (moderated by the session convener).
Presenters will be able to show powerpoint/PDF slides during the presentation

Information for posters: Deadline for poster submissions to the website: Wednesday 21st May (instructions to follow)
There will be a virtual poster session accessible only to registered persons hosted on the Mineralogical Society website from ~25th May 2020. Participants will be able to log on and view the MSG RiP posters.

The organizers encourage presenters to assert copyright over their material on the webpage. By doing so, you will be able to challenge any unauthorized reproduction of your intellectual property.

Participants will be able to leave comments for poster authors on the site. We will then have a live virtual poster discussion session as part of the main MSG RiP, where participants can ask questions to poster authors.

Please try to make posters landscape (if you have a portrait poster already made then portrait is acceptable) posters should be uploaded as a PDF or powerpoint file.
Consider that your poster will be viewed independently online by REGISTERED attendees (to ensure security), but please make sure that your poster is understandable and does not contain sensitive data/ information. Consider recording voice-over to go with your poster.