May 30 - June 1
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The biennial PACROFI Conference has become the foremost Pan-American forum for the presentation of research in the field of fluid inclusions. PACROFI VI will be hosted by the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from Thursday May 30 through Saturday June 1, 1996. The meeting will be held in the Department of Geology. The dates have been chosen to follow the Spring AGU Meeting (May 20-24) and the GAC-MAC Meeting in Winnipeg (May 27-29).
Program: The program features a keynote speaker to introduce each day of the meeting. Oral presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes including discussion. There will be no concurrent sessions. Morning and afternoon sessions will include coffee breaks; lunch will be provided in the Geology Department. We anticipate that posters will be displayed throughout the meeting depending on the total number of submissions.
Suggestions as to session topics and speakers are welcome. Some topics that have already been suggested are:
Abstracts: Abstracts of both oral and poster contributions are due by March 1, 1996. The abstracts will be published in a volume available at the meeting. The length of the camera ready abstracts cannot exceed three (3) printed pages. Text, figures, tables, and references should fit within a rectangle 6.5" (166mm) wide and 9" (230mm) high.
I have established a World Wide Web (WWW) Fluid Inclusions home page at http://geology.wisc.edu/flincs. Abstracts submitted either on disk or via email (in addition to the printed version) will be posted to the WWW page and will be available before the meeting. This is an experiment and doesn't substitute for camera ready copy. For further details on formats for text and figures, please see the item on the WWW home page.
The abstracts, indicating preference for oral or poster presentation must be sent to:
Accommodations: Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Best Western InnTowner, 2424 University Ave, Madison WI, 53705 (608-233-8778; FAX 608-233-1325) and the Howard Johnson Plaza-Hotel, 525 W. Johnson St., Madison WI, 53703 (608-251-5511; FAX 608-251-4824). Single rooms are $65 while doubles are $73-75 ($37/person). A free shuttle bus serves the InnTowner (1.5 miles from the department) while the Howard Johnson is 7 blocks from the department. For students, inexpensive accommodations can be arranged at request in one of the campus dormitories. Reservations should be made directly with the hotels. If you wish to share a room and have no roommate identified, please contact the organizers prior to making a reservation.
Transportation: Madison can be easily reached by all major airlines either directly or by connections from Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Minneapolis. Madison is located 2.5 hours northwest of Chicago and 1.5 hours west of Milwaukee and regular bus service is available from the airports.
Social Events: An ice-breaker will be held Wednesday evening in the Geology Museum. Dinner Thursday will be at one of the traditional Wisconsin micro-brewery on the Capitol Square. Friday night will be an outdoor bar-be-que. Saturday night will feature a dinner in Spring Green (an hour west of Madison) which was the home of Frank Lloyd Wright the famous architect. Tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation can be arranged prior to the dinner.
Excursion: A five day field trip is being arranged to several Archean ore deposits of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt in Ontario and western Quebec. On Sunday morning, June 2nd one or more department vans will leave for a 13 hour drive to the Ontario/Quebec border between Kirkland Lake and Noranda/Bousquet. We will do 3 days of geology including two underground mine visits and return to Madison on Thursday late. The cost of the trip will be about $200-250 covering transportation and 4 nights in motels (meals extra). We have arranged to have a local geologist from the Quebec Geological Survey as our guide. If you are seriously interested in this trip, please let the organizers know as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements. (Please remember that this trip will be going to Canada and some foreign travelers need appropriate paperwork to both enter Canada and re-enter the U.S.).
Publications: We are negotiating with Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta to publish a selection of papers arising from the meeting. Details will be forthcoming.
Registration: The registration fee will be approximately $200 for professionals and $100 for students. Ice breaker, dinners, lunches and coffee breaks are included in this fee. Payment may be made using VISA or via bank check drawn in U.S. dollars only.
Industry support for the meeting is being sought in order to bring in international speakers and lower the costs for students. Please let us know if you know of any potential sponsors.