Upcoming Conferences of particular interest to the LIPs community

A more complete listing of conferences related to volcanism in general can be found at http://www.iavcei.org/

If you are organising a meeting which includes a session on LIPs or any aspect of large volume magmatism, please contact Matthew Minifie at minifiemj@gmail.com or Richard Ernst at Richard.Ernst@ErnstGeosciences.com) and we'll advertise it on the LIPs website.

Conferences Archive: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) Annual Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2024 — Friday, January 5, 2024

Web: https://vmsg.org.uk/events/vmsg2024/

European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024 — Friday, April 19, 2024

Web: https://www.egu24.eu/

Includes the following sessions:

TS8.1 Plate tectonics, mantle plumes, and beyond: the legacy of W. Jason Morgan

Convenors: Jason Morgan (jason@sustc.edu.cn), Karin Sigloch (Karin.SIGLOCH@univ-cotedazur.fr), Hans-Peter Bunge (bunge@lmu.de), Joao Duarte (jdduarte@fc.ul.pt), Ya-Nan Shi (shiyn@sustech.edu.cn)

In this session we want to celebrate the scientific achievements of W. Jason Morgan, the discoverer of Plate Tectonics and Mantle Plumes, while looking into the future developments of the scientific revolution that he helped to ignite. Fifty years after their discovery, we still have basic questions in our understanding of how Plate Tectonics and Mantle Plumes are linked to the flow structure of the mantle, heat loss from Earth's core, and Earth's evolution from its accretion to the present day. Inspired by these concepts, the modern subdisciplines of Tectonics, Geodynamics, Seismology, Geochemistry, and Earth Magnetism/Rock Physics continue to grapple with gaining a deeper understanding of our planet. Here we welcome contributions that highlight recent progress and problems in this endeavor.

GD2.1 Geochemical and geodynamic perspectives on the origin and evolution of deep-seated mantle melts and their interaction with the lithosphere

Convenors: Igor Ashchepkov (igor.ashchepkov@igm.nsc.ru), Sonja Aulbach (s.aulbach@em.uni-frankfurt.de), NV Chalapathi Rao (nvcrao@bhu.ac.in), Evgenii Sharkov (sharkov@igem.ru), Natalia Lebedeva (namil@mail.ru)

The origin and evolution of the continental lithosphere is closely linked to changes in mantle dynamics through time, from its formation through melt depletion to multistage reworking and reorganisation related to interaction with melts formed both beneath and within it. Understanding this history is critical to constraining terrestrial dynamics, element cycles and metallogeny. We welcome contributions dealing with: (1) Reconstructions of the structure and composition of the lithospheric mantle, and the influence of plumes and subduction zones on root construction; (2) Interactions of plume- and subduction-derived melts and fluids with the continental lithosphere, and the nature and development of metasomatic agents; (3) Source rocks, formation conditions (P-T-fO2) and evolution of mantle melts originating below or in the mantle lithosphere; (4) Deep source regions, melting processes and phase transformation in mantle plumes and their fluids; (5) Modes of melt migration and ascent, as constrained from numerical modelling and microstructures of natural mantle samples; (6) Role of mantle melts and fluids in the generation of hybrid and acid magmas. These topics can be illuminated using the geochemistry and fabric of mantle xenoliths and orogenic peridotites, mantle-derived melts and experimental simulations.

GD1.2 Structure, origin, and evolution of intraplate magmatism in space and time: insights from petrological, geochemical and geophysical studies

Convenors: Martha Papadopoulou (mp589@le.ac.uk), Jordan Phethean (j.phethean@derby.ac.uk), Magdalena Matusiak-Malek (magdalena.matusiak-malek@uwr.edu.pl), Matthew Comeau (M.J.Comeau@tudelft.nl)

The introduction of the plate tectonics theory in the 1960s has been able to satisfactory explain ~90% of the Earth’s volcanism, attributing it to either convergent or divergent plate boundaries. However, the origin of a significant amount of volcanism occurring on the interior of both continental and oceanic tectonic plates – widely known as intraplate volcanism – is considered to be unrelated to common plate boundary processes. A variety of models have been developed to explain the origins of this enigmatic type of magmatism. With time, technological breakthroughs have enabled improvement of instrumentation, resolution, and numerical modelling, as well as the development of new techniques that allow us to better understand mantle dynamics in the Earth’s interior. This technological improvement has helped re-evaluate and refine existing models and develop new models on the origins of intraplate magmatism. These models in turn, provide better insights on processes at depth, and also shed light on the complex interactions between the mantle and the surface. Understanding what triggers magmatism away from plate boundaries is critical to understand and reconstruct the evolution of Earth’s mantle through time, especially in eras where the tectonic plates weren’t yet developed or when the surface of the Earth was dominated by supercontinents. Moreover, deciphering the origins of intraplate magmatism on Earth can give us invaluable knowledge towards understanding magmatism on other planetary bodies in the solar system and beyond.

We welcome contributions dealing with the origins and evolution of intraplate magmatism using a variety of approaches and techniques to tackle outstanding questions, such as but not limited to: petrological, geochemical, geochronological and isotopic data, geophysical and geodynamical analysis, and seismological data. The aim of the session is to bring together scientists looking to understand intraplate magmatism using different approaches and to enhance discussion and collaboration between the various disciplines.

Geological Society of America (GSA) Joint North-Central and South-Central Section Meeting

Date: Sunday, April 21, 2024 — Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Web: https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Section_Meetings/GSA/Sections/nc/2024mtg/home.aspx

Includes the following sessions:

T7. Ultramafic and mafic magmatism

Convenors: Alison Graettinger (graettingera@umkc.edu), Matthew Brueseke (brueseke@ksu.edu)

Ultramafic and mafic magmas enable the study of large-scale tectonic processes or magma production down to local structures, event chronologies, and hazards. This session welcomes petrologic, geochemical, and structural studies that utilize ultramafic/mafic rocks to study the formation, transport and eruption of magmas and related geologic histories.

Geological Society of America (GSA) Joint Cordilleran and Rocky Mountain Section Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 — Friday, May 17, 2024

Web: https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Section_Meetings/GSA/Sections/cd/2024mtg/home.aspx

Includes the following sessions:

T14. Continental mafic volcanism: honoring the career of Vic Camp

Convenors: Arron Steiner (arron@wsu.edu), John Wolff (jawolff@wsu.edu), Emily Cahoon (ebcahoon@alaska.edu)

Vic Camp has made career-long contributions to understanding Cenozoic mafic volcanism in the inland northwestern US and elsewhere. We encourage contributions on continental mafic magmatism, especially focused on the Columbia River basalts and broader Yellowstone Hotspot province as well as other Large Igneous Provinces and intraplate volcanism.

Institute on Lake Superior Geology (ILSG) Annual Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024 — Friday, May 17, 2024

Web: https://www.lakesuperiorgeology.org/Houghton2024/index.html

Geological Association of Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada/Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (GAC-MAC-PEG) Joint Annual Meeting

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024 — Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Web: https://event.fourwaves.com/gacmac2024/pages

Includes the following sessions:

SS-36 New insights into the study of episodes of abrupt environmental change in deep time

Convenors: Ricardo Silva (ricardo.silva@umanitoba.ca), Alina Shchepetkina (ashchep@uwo.ca), Muditha Goonetilleke

Since life emerged, Earth witnessed several episodes of abrupt change in the surface environment and biosphere. These included the Great Oxidation Event, mass extinctions, ocean anoxic events (OAEs), rapid climate warming/cooling episodes, and multiple other “sub-lethal” biotic crises. These episodes often coincide with perturbations in biogeochemical cycles and significant changes in internal and external geodynamic processes.

The study of abrupt environmental, climatic, and biogeochemical changes is complex. Although there are still considerable areas for improvement in our understanding of these critical events, progress has been made in uncovering some of the processes and feedback between the various Earth system components during these geological intervals. By unravelling these complex relationships, we gain a better understanding of how the Earth operates as an integrated system and add valuable insights into the future evolution of our planet.

We look forward to receiving your contributions towards researching these critical events, like the Great Oxidation Event, OAEs, Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum, the end Permian and K/Pg extinctions, hyperthermals, etc. Additionally, insights into environment-biological interactions during periods of rapid transformation in the Phanerozoic are appreciated.

Japan Geoscience Union Meeting

Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024 — Friday, May 31, 2024

Web: https://www.jpgu.org/meeting_e2024/

Includes the following sessions:

S-MP22 Supercontinents and crustal evolution

Convenors: Tetsuo Kawakami (t-kawakami@kueps.kyoto-u.ac.jp), Tomokazu Hokada (hokada@nipr.ac.jp), Madhusoodhan Satish-Kumar (satish@geo.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp), Sajeev Krishnan (sajeev@iisc.ac.in)

Supercontinent formation and dispersion has been enigmatic in the Earth's history. Eurasia is one such current supercontinent and incredible progress in the understanding of its geological evolution has been achieved in the past decade. Earlier supercontinents in the Earth's history such as Gondwana (0.5 Ga), Rodinia (1.0 Ga), Columbia/Nuna (2.0 Ga), Kenorland (2.5 Ga) and Vaalbara (3.1 Ga), have been the focus of several studies, however limited information on older supercontinents has restricted an understanding their tectonic evolution. Several important unsolved issues remain, such as how, when and where these supercontinents formed and how long they remained as such before breaking apart. Additional questions arise on the processes that triggered the fragmentation and unification of continents. In this session, we invite authors around the world to present original new data as well as review results on the continental scale crustal processes and tectonic evolution that are associated with supercontinent formation events in Earth's history. The well-studied Eurasia and Gondwana supercontinents are of particular focus. Topics of interest include, but not restricted to, extremes in metamorphism, P-T-D-t evolution, magmatism, and the role of fluids. We hope to provide a platform for scientific discussions that will enlighten our understanding of the physical and chemical processes in the continental crust that records episodes of orogenesis that contributed to the formation and evolution of supercontinents.


Date: Sunday, August 18, 2024 — Friday, August 23, 2024

Web: https://conf.goldschmidt.info/goldschmidt/2024/meetingapp.cgi

Includes the following sessions:

4d – Large Igneous Provinces and their impacts through Earth history

Convenors: Richard Ernst (richard.ernst@ernstgeosciences.com), Hafida El Bilali (hafidaelbilali@cunet.carleton.ca)

Plume-related Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs) are now recognized to have an effect on the Earth System comparable to Plate Tectonics. LIPs can be traced back to >3 Ga and occur on average approximately every 30 myr at least back into the late Archean, and potentially even double that rate (every 15 myr) when oceanic LIPs are included (extrapolated from the record of the past 200 myr). LIPs play a key role in major geodynamic processes, including regional uplift, formation and evolution of the lithosphere, supercontinent breakup, and ore deposits. Moreover, LIPs directly or indirectly contribute to dramatic environmental and climatic changes, including mass extinctions, oceanic anoxic events, hyperthermal events, global glaciations. LIPs can also be linked to significant silicic magmatism (SLIPs), carbonatites and kimberlites. We welcome contributions from a diverse range of disciplines to encourage a multi-faceted discussion of LIP systems, including igneous and sedimentary geochemistry, geophysics, experimental petrology, geochronology, and studies utilizing chemical and biological proxies in the stratigraphic record. Novel and provocative contributions are particularly encouraged, as well as those from groups underrepresented in the geoscience community.

International Geological Congress

Date: Sunday, August 25, 2024 — Saturday, August 31, 2024

Web: https://www.igc2024korea.org/

Includes the following sessions:

Large igneous provinces in space and time

Convenors: Hafida El Bilali (hafidaelbilali@cunet.carleton.ca)

There is an ongoing dramatic expansion of the global Large Igneous Provinces (LIP) record back to >3 Ga, and progress in characterizing the LIP plumbing system and link with mantle plumes, and understanding the key role that LIPs have in a range of major geodynamic processes, including formation and evolution of lithosphere and mantle, supercontinent breakup, dramatic climate change including mass extinctions, major regional topographic changes, formation of major ore deposits, and links with silicic magmatism (SLIPs), carbonatites and kimberlites. Another important aspect is LIP analogues on other planets (especially Mars and Venus). This session welcomes presentations on all aspects of these many exciting frontier research areas on LIPs.

Cretaceous volcanism: global distribution bearing on tectonics of continents and oceanic regions, K-T boundary and major extinction

Convenors: Kiran Shanker Misra (drksmisra@gmail.com)

Deep drilling and high resolution seismic profiling, In both continental and oceanic regions for exploration of hydrocarbons has revealed global presence of colossal and spasmodic volcanism. This has bearing on extensional tectonism, development of vertical faults, decompression melting, pull apart basins, formation of hydrocarbon pools and preferential accumulation. This has also illustrated precise K-T Boundary, climate change and global extinction.