To see the outline plan for the conference, see the Programme page.  We plan two full meeting days on the Wednesday and Thursday, a half day Friday, followed by the writing workshop on Friday afternoon and scientific workshops on Saturday.  (Please note it is only possible to do one science workshop).

Registration for the VMSG2018 conference is being handled through the University of Leeds web store interface, which you can find here:

The store will require you to register prior to taking your details and processing any payments.

Charges are as follows:

Earlybird (until 31/10/2017):

Full meeting

  • Academic, (Minsoc or Geolsoc member): £170
  • Academic, (non-member): £220
  • Student, unwaged, or retired (Minsoc or Geolsoc member): £110
  • Student, unwaged, or retired (non-member): £150

One-day attendance

  • Academic, one-day registration (members and non-members): £100
  • Student, unwaged or retired, one day registration: £50

Late registration – add £30 to all earlybird prices.

Registration costs include conference access, tea/coffee, icebreaker, abstract volume and for those attending the full conference, the VMSG dinner .

Presentations policy

Preference for presentations is given to final year graduate students. Registration covers entry to all 2.5 days of the meeting, the icebreaker and poster functions, the conference dinner and party, and a copy of the abstract volume and conference proceedings.  Members of the Geological Society of London or the Mineralogical Society receive discounted registration – check their websites to see if you will save money by joining!

To submit an abstract, please download a template from the abstract submissions page, follow the instructions in the document, and email it to the committee at