2nd African Geosciences Students Conference
(AGSC)
2014



20-24 May - Kumasi Ghana

Welcome



Welcome to the 2nd African Geosciences Student Conference. As we say in Ghana, AKWAABA. It is with great pleasure that the KNUST Geophysical Society welcomes you to the 2nd AGSC. The African Geosciences Student Conference, AGSC series is a student organized event where students, together with industry attend to learn and share the novel and best practices in the Geosciences and allied disciplines. The conference is a platform for networking to foster bonds among professionals and students within the African continent and the rest of the world. Africa has a lot of natural resources which require the skills and knowledge of Geoscientists for exploration and production. It also has a lot of problems which also require Geoscientists to be innovative. Most students and young professionals in the field however restrict their career opportunities to the oil and gas industry. The 2nd AGSC-Kumasi 2014 will create a platform where students and professionals come together to be exposed to the broad range of opportunities in the Geosciences and be challenged to get involved in solving the continent’s problems using the knowledge and skills they have acquired.



Keep the following dates in mind
22nd January: Launching
22nd January to 30th April: Call for Papers
22nd January to 14th May: Registration for Conference
20th to 24th May: Conference

Cyril D. Boateng (Chairman, Organizing Committee, 2nd AGSC)

Sponsorship packages



Take this opportunity to partner us at the biggest program for Geoscience and allied sciences students and industry in Africa. The first AGSC was held in Lagos and had over 500 participants from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, and USA. Check out our Facebook group www.facebook.com/2nd AGSC-Kumasi 2014 for the variety of students across the continent who have shown interest. Download our sponsorship package brochure and contact us to discuss how best we can partner for mutual benefit.

Our Sponsors

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Registration Fees

Ghanaian delegates: US $10

International delegates: US $50

Registration for the conference gives you access to the Opening Ceremony, the Icebreaker, all technical sessions and special sessions. You also take snacks and lunch packages. The near surface summer school and field trip to the Bosumtwe Impact Crater come with extra fees. You pay this during the conference.


Near Surface Summer School: US $10.00 Field Trip: US $10.00



Registration Steps


1. Complete the form and wait for your special code.
2. Pay the registration fee into the following account with the code on your pay-in-slip: Delegates coming from West Africa can pay at any Ecobank branch through the Rapid transfer product. In order to pay through any other bank however use the special code given below. Branch: Ecobank KNUST Branch, Ghana Account Name: KNUST Geophysical Society Account No: 0290094480857101 Special Code: ECOCGHAC
3. Send the pay-in-slip to agsc2014ghana@gmail.com.
4. Get final confirmation of your registration.
5. You are set to go.




Registration Form

Accommodation

Accommodation will be provided for all delegates at no extra cost. If you will require us to arrange for special accommodation facilities however send an email to agsc2014ghana@gmail.com to make further enquiries. Shuttles will be available from accommodation facilities to the conference center. You can also take a walk in the serene environment of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Travel

If you are traveling from West Africa (member country of ECOWAS), you do not require a visa to enter Ghana. You will require a passport and a yellow fever immunization card though. Without a passport, a National ID or student ID can also take you across the border. Please check with your transport service for confirmation. From anywhere else in Africa and the rest of the world, you will have to apply for a visa at the nearest Ghana Embassy or Consulate near you. Please apply early to ensure a speedy process. For further information go to www.ghanaimmigration.org/visa_info.htm.

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Theme



Call for Papers

Have you undertaken any research in the Geosciences or allied disciplines lately? Send in an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. Send your extended abstract as an attachment to agsc2014ghana@gmail.com by 30th April, 2014. Please do not forget to register link to register www.agsc2014.org/register as you cannot present your paper without registration for the conference. Please download AGSC extended abstract template in Microsoft Word link to extended abstract template. It must be in English and be 2 to 4 pages long. It should reflect work that has actually been completed. Authors can choose an oral or poster presentation format. Not more than one author can present a paper.





Near Surface Summer School



Two days of exciting field work and data modeling. Have you ever had experience working with GPR and resistivity equipment? This is your chance. Hands-on training on how to acquire data in the field, process the data and interpret the data. Register for the near surface summer school now!!! The near surface summer school runs parallel with the Bosumtwe Impact Crater field trip.

Challenge Bowl



Register your university for the Challenge Bowl. You could be the next champions of Africa and get a fully sponsored trip to the SEG Annual Meeting-Denver 2014 to represent Africa at the SEG International Challenge Bowl. Send an email to agsc2014ghana@gmail.com with the name of your University, names of participants and their profiles.

Field Trip



Interlacing fun and knowledge. This field trip takes you the Bosumtwe Impact Crater, one of only 19 confirmed impact structures known in Africa and is the youngest well-preserved complex crater known. 1.07 million years old. Learn the various geoscientific tools that were utilized in discovering its origins and admire the beautiful sight. Join the lively discussion on what research can still be done within this impact crater. The field trip runs parallel to the near surface summer school.

Networking Night



Network with fellow participants and special guests at the 2nd AGSC. Make friends and interact in a relaxed atmosphere.

Highlife Night



Dance to the latest African rhythms while celebrating the people who have contributed towards a successful conference. Stand and cheer for the Challenge Bowl Champions, the best oral presentation, and the best poster presentation. Let’s recognize our partners who have provided the resources for a wonderful conference.

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Contact

African Geoscience Student Conference (AGSC)
Department of Physics College of Science
College of Science
Private Mail Bag
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana
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