Registration is now open for the Y.E.S. Congress 2009 roundtable symposia. The roundtables will include a series of short presentations by subject matter experts, a panel discussion and then working group sessions in which roundtable participants will work together to propose actions and tasks for the Y.E.S. Network to address in solving the issues raised by the roundtable session presentations and discussions. The roundtables will engage both senior and young geoscientists as both presenters and participants and aim to foster a prominent conversation between scientists, policy makers and society as a whole. . Roundtables session deal with two main topics: scientific challenges of our generation and academic and career pathway challenges for young geoscientists. Although registration is not required for roundtables, participants are encouraged to register in order to reserve a seat at the roundtable session. There will also be a virtual component to the roundtable sessions for those participants who are not able to join the Y.E.S. Congress in person. Virtual participants are required to register in advance of the meeting.
Details, schedules, and registration information for roundtable symposia can be viewed at:Â http://www.yescongress2009.org/RoundtableDetails/Roundtables.html.
Roundtable Symposia Sessions
Climate Change in the Polar Regions
Natural Resources and Energy Sustainability
Transfer of Credentials / International Licensure
Issues Facing Global Geoscience Education and Research
Women in the Geoscience Workforce
Synthesis & Strategy - Summary of Roundtable Sessions
About the Y.E.S. Congress 2009
The Young Earth-Scientists for Society (Y.E.S.) Network, an association of earth-scientists who are under the age of 35 years that represent geological organizations and companies from across the world, in collaboration with the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) is organizing the first international YES Congress. The conference will focus on global climate, environmental and geological challenges facing todayâ€™s society, as well as career and academic pathway challenges faced by young geoscientists. The conference also aims to establish an interdisciplinary global network of individuals committed to solving these challenges, and furthering the IYPE motto of â€œEarth Sciences for Societyâ€. The conference will be hosted at China University of Geosciences in Beijing, China from 25 to 28 October. More information about the conference can be viewed at:Â http://www.yescongress2009.org/.