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: Oral presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes including discussion. There will be no concurrent sessions. Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting.
Abstracts: I have established a World Wide Web (WWW) Fluid Inclusions home page at http://www.geology.wisc.edu/flincs. Abstracts are posted on the WWW page and maybe examined before the meeting.
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: We still have 2-3 slots available on the post meeting field trip. The trip is being arranged to several gold and VMS deposits of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt in 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 mine visits and return to Madison on Thursday late. The cost of the trip will be $300 which covers transportation from Madison to Quebec and return, 4 nights in motels, and breakfasts and dinners while in Quebec. Lunches and beverages will be extra. We have arranged with Jean François Couture of the Quebec Geological Survey to be our guide. (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 $220 for professionals and $110 for students. Ice breaker, dinners, lunches, coffee breaks and light breakfasts are included in this fee. Payment may be made using VISA, Mastercard or via bank check drawn in U.S. dollars only. If you are concerned about the security of e-mail, please submit your VISA or Mastercard number via Fax or airmail.