Virtual Geosciences Conference

Immerse yourself in Virtual Geoscience at VGC 2018 – There is still time to submit abstracts!

The 3rd Virtual Geoscience Conference will be held in the beautiful Limestone City, Kingston, Canada, August 22-24, 2018. This is the premier conference for researchers, government, and industry members conducting innovative research in close range remote sensing and computer visualization applied to the geosciences. This year’s meeting focus is on the theme of immersive geoscience and novel developments in virtual and augmented reality. The broad focus of the conference series allows geoscientists from a variety of subdisciplines to share experience with the latest tools, software, and, technological innovations.

Abstract submission for the conference has been extended to *March 30, 2018*. Submission must be made using the conference submission page. The organizing committee is looking forward to reading your latest virtual-geoscience-themed abstracts.

Keynote Speakers – we are excited to have four keynote speakers confirmed for VGC 2018:

  • Dr Nick Hedley, Director of the Spatial Interface Research Lab – a geovisual interface think tank – and a professor of geovisualization and spatial interface research in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, Canada.
  • Dr Joseph Wartman, Director of Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Facility at the University of Washington, USA.
  • Dr Regula Frauenfelder, Physical Geographer at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.
  • Dr Helen Reeves, Science Director for Engineering Geology & Infrastructure at the British Geological Survey.

Short Course and Field Trip – we will be offering a short course on remote sensing applications to geohazards research and a local field trip exploring the local geology of the Kingston area on August 22nd, 2018. More details can be found on the VGC short course page. Participants can also register on the conference registration page.

Sponsorship and Tradeshow Booths – we would like to thank BGC Engineering, Esri, the Geological Remote Sensing Group, and the VOG group for supporting VGC 2018. We would also like to thank GIM international and Remote Sensing journal for partnering with VGC.

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities and trade show booth options still available. Please contact the organizing committee for more information:

Learn more about the conference by visiting or follow us on twitter (@VirtualGeo_2018).

Ryan Kromer

On behalf of the VGC 2018 committee