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The Geological Association of Canada (GAC), the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) and the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) invite geoscientists to their joint annual meeting from May 12 to 15, 2019 in historic Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The GAC-MAC-AIH Conference, under the theme “Where geosciences converge” will provide participants opportunity for discussion and debate with a diverse scientific program, workshops, short courses and business meetings. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO has granted its patronage to this event in acknowledgment of the importance and societal relevance of geological processes and geological heritage.

We cordially invite you to attend this prestigious meeting, in particular events focusing on the promotion of geoheritage in Canada and globally. The currently debated issues on geoheritage will be featured in a special session with oral and poster communications and a conference workshop. In addition, two field trips (Charlevoix-Saguenay and Gaspé Peninsula) will be offered to view, in the field, the main elements of current UNESCO geological heritage sites (a World Heritage site and a UNESCO Global Geopark), two aspiring geoparks, and the challenges faced by the operators and promoters of these heritage sites.


By inviting you, we believe that you will find unique opportunities at the 2019 GAC-MAC-AIH Conference to develop synergies and networking with different stakeholders of geoheritage in Canada and elsewhere.



Yours sincerely,



Prof Michel Malo                                                                           Sébastien Goupil                                                 

Chair of the GAC-MAC-AIH/CNC Conference                            Secretary-General

INRS-ETE, Quebec City                                                                  Canadian Commission for UNESCO

8th International UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks 2018

The conference will be held in Adamello- Brenta UNESCO Global Geopark, Trentino, Italy