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06 - 08 January 2021
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Event type:
Conference, Virtual event
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Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group, Geological Society Events
Virtual event
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Thinking about attending the virtual VMSG 2021 conference (1300 to 1700 hrs GMT/UTC; 6th- 8th January 2021)? Wondering if this is the right event for you? 

The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) aims to facilitate discussion, in an inclusive environment, amongst researchers with interests in volcanology, igneous petrology, geochemistry and allied fields. We aim to provide a supportive environment where all in the community are welcome and valued, and are keen to promote balance in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion, geographical location, physical ability, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and others. Our interest is in the science, and in your work.

Social Events

  • Pre-meeting virtual Yoga session every morning of the conference
  • Two virtual social events on the 6th and 7th January: a Quiz and an interactive volcano Movie night.

Virtual Fieldtrip

We aren’t letting a global pandemic get in the way of a conference fieldtrip. 

We'll start with a pre-conference workshop entitled "An introduction to creating virtual fieldtrips – examples from the Devonian lavas of Scotland". This will run 8.30-12 on the 6th January. Register for free here.

The conference field trip “Exploring scales of lava emplacement in Namibia, Skye and Mull” will run 9-12 on the 7th January. Register for free here.  


The programme and abstract book are available in the downloads section. 


Registration can be completed through Eventbrite. The registration deadline is 5 January 2021 (5 pm GMT/UTC)

Fees are as follows, with the rate for members of the Geological Society and/or Mineralogical Society shown in brackets

    • Post-PhD: £25 (£20)
    • PhD students: £17 (£14)
    • MSc, Undergraduate students: Free
    • PhD students, postdocs, faculty-level without funding: Free
    • Journalists: £30