IAGA Scientific Assemblies

IAGA holds an Ordinary General Assembly every 4 years in conjunction with each Ordinary General Assembly of IUGG. Between the Ordinary General Assemblies, IAGA holds a Scientific Assembly, often meeting with one of the other Associations of IUGG.

At the Assemblies, meetings called "Conferences of Delegates" are convened where reports on IAGA activities are given to the National Delegates, who take decisions on matters of IAGA scientific, administrative and financial policy, according to the voting rules set out in the IAGA Statutes and By-Laws. It is at the meetings of the Conference of Delegates that IAGA Resolutions are considered and Executive Committee members are elected. These meetings, usually held close to the start and the end of the Assemblies, are open to all scientists registered at the Assembly and all are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussions.

Future Assemblies:

2019 IUGG XXVIIth General Assembly, Montreal (Canada), July 8-19, 2019.

(more information coming later)

Past Assemblies

(on separate web page)

Meeting sponsorship

For meeting/workshop organisers:

IAGA recognises that it is often difficult for students, young scientists and scientists in developing countries to find the resources to attend IAGA Scientific Assemblies. Regional meetings and workshops can help to increase the opportunities for involvement in the Association's activities and such meetings often focus on topic areas and provide excellent training. IAGA will consider supporting regional and topical meetings. This support should be dedicated to enabling individuals to participate who wouldn't otherwise be able to, e.g. through direct travel support, accommodation or registration fee waiver. Scientists wishing to organise a meeting and requiring funding support should refer to the guidelines for applications for support for meetings and workshops. IAGA co-sponsorship of a meeting, even without funding, can be useful in levering local support and in advertising and attracting attendance.


For individuals seeking support to attend meetings:

Note that IAGA does not support individuals directly. For support of individuals see the respective meeting and workshop webpages, where opportunities and application guidelines might exist.

Guide for speakers

Guide for speakers (PDF, 43kb) (Designed to help speakers at IAGA Assemblies prepare and give effective presentations)