• There is  interest in having an ICARD Conference in Australia, noting it is some 18 years since Australia last hosted an ICARD
  • Strong encouragement for SMI to place a bid for the ICARD 2021
  • INAP can provide some guidance around bid preparation
  • Any bid needs to be prepared for presentation at the ICARD 2018 in South Africa
  • There would need to be a consensus on location. For example, if Brisbane was to host a bid, items needing to be included in the bid would include the following:


Rydges also has a number of conference rooms and restaurants that could be utilised for function dinners and events (for example the CBD bar or the Soleil Pool bar could be used for the welcome dinner while Bacchus could be for more formal events)

  • Identify short courses
  • Field trip options/mine site visits (abandoned mines in Stanthorpe area/Stradbroke island/Mt Isa region)
  • Potential topical study tours (e.g. Bowen Basin coal mines)
Last updated:
30 August 2018