The 30th AESE Annual Meeting
Sudbury '96, Ontario Canada

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the Sudbury area
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Fall for the city

Come to Sudbury, one of Canada's most progressive cities. Once almost totally dependent on nickel mining, the community is now a major government service centre, a medical referral centre, an educational centre, and a regional commercial centre.

A mining community

Sudbury is famous as a mining community that has produced copper and nickel--and a dozen other metals--for over a century. Today, the 18 active mines in the area yield more than 55,000 tons of ore each day. The world's largest integrated mining complex, including the world's largest smelter and the world's tallest smokestack, is located in the city.

A tourism destination

With major attractions like Science North and its IMAX Theatre, the Big Nickel Mine, dozens of lakes, and other scenic attractions, Sudbury has become a very popular tourism destination. Many visitors are intrigued by the bilingual character of the local population.

A pleasant environment

Sudbury is one of the sunniest areas in Ontario, has cleaner air than communities in Southern Ontario, and is world-renowned for its environmental initiatives. The Region has been cited by the United Nations for its land reclamation program, and has won several other international, national, and provincial awards. In 1994, the two-millionth tree was planted as part of a regreening program begun in 1978.

A unique geological history

Sudbury is located at the junction of three of the geological provices that make up the Precambrian Shield, and is close to outcrops of the Paleozoic rocks that overlie the shield. It shows evidence that glaciers repeatedly advanced across the area during the past 100,000 years. Unique features indicating the area was struck by a huge meteorite almost 2 billion years ago, and a smaller one just 37 million years ago, have drawn visitors--including Apollo astronauts--from around the world.

Fall for the sessions

Meeting organizers have planned a full program that addresses the new work environments and product standards of today's editors. On-site resources will be integrated into the sessions to illustrate some of the issues being discussed.

Descriptions of the theme and format of the various sessions are included in the related file, Session Information. Anyone interested in presenting a poster is invited to contact the program committee, as per the instructions in the related file, Session Information.

All sessions will be held at the Willet Green Miller Centre, home of the Ontario Geological Survey and its editorial and cartographic support units, which are part of the Ontario GEOservices Centre.

Fall for the displays

Demonstrations of digital cartographic software and displays of publications will be featured at the 30th Annual Meeting. Delegates will have the opportunity to talk to people who use the software and produce the publications.

Fall for the field trips

Sunday, September 22
Toronto airport to Sudbury

A day-long pre-conference field trip will leave from a hotel in the Toronto airport district at 10:00 a.m. and arrive at Sudbury by 5:00 p.m. Participants will view a wide range of geological features spanning more than two billion years of earth history as they travel through the varied and beautiful autumn scenery of Ontario's vacation areas. There will be stops to examine glacial features, fossiliferous Paleozoic rocks from the margin of the Michigan Basin, and Proterozoic gneisses and metasedimentary rocks from the Grenville and Southern provinces of the Precambrian Shield. Delegates taking this tour will return to Toronto airport and the hotel from which the field trip departed by a four- to five-hour-long bus trip on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 25.

Tuesday, September 24 p.m.
Sudbury-area field trips

Delegates will have a choice between two field trips in the Sudbury area. On one, they will follow in the footsteps of Apollo astronauts as they examine the unique geological features of the Sudbury area, including those related to meteorite impact and the region's famous copper-nickel deposits. On the other, they will replay the visits of Britain's Price Charles and Princess Diana as they explore Science North, Sudbury's world-renowned science centre, and then cross town to visit the Big Nickel Mine interpretive centre and go underground at its mock mine.

Fall for the socializing

Sunday, September 22 p.m.
Registration and welcoming reception

Enjoy the evening's opportunity for informal discussions with fellow editors from agencies and organizations across Canada and the United States during a welcoming reception at the Travelway Inn.

Monday, September 23 p.m.
Visit the cottage without leaving the city!

Cross the road opposite the WIllet Green Miller Centre to Robertson Cottage, lakeside on Ramsey Lake. It's the biggest lake in the heart of any North American city! This evening will offer a northern-style pig roast and barbecue, and plenty of opportunity for continuing discussion about the sessions and for socializing.

Tuesday, September 24 p.m.
And now for something completely different...

Start your evening by taking a relaxing stroll along the waterfront walkway between Science North and Bell Park, or the boardwalk through the Lily Creek marsh of Ramsey Lake, all directly across the road from the Travelway Inn. Then join other delegates underground in a cavern carved from Precambrian rock for the annual AESE banquet, and learn about Sudbury's geological past through a 3D spectacle involving film, video, and lasers. It's the only show of its type in the world!

Fall for Sudbury '96

Sudbury has more AESE members than all but six other cities in North America! Those members are working hard to ensure that the 30th AESE Annual Meeting will be one to remember.

Come for the program....Come and share the interest and energy in this centre of geoscience reserach, reporting, and publication.

Come for the experience...The conference facilities, program, displays, demonstrations, field trips and social activities are all sure to please.

Conference registration fees

AESE Members*



Before Sept. 122517525020010075
After Sept. 1250200275225125100
* Conference registration for members and non-members includes technical sessions, displays and demonstrations, welcoming reception, all breakfasts and coffee breaks, a luncheon/business meeting, committee meetings, icebreaker/barbecue, local field trip with boxed lunch, and banquet.

** Guest registration includes welcoming reception, icebreaker/barbecue, local field trip with boxed lunch, and banquet.

Pre-conference field trip fees

AESE Members




Conference hotels

The conference hotels are the Travelway Inn, on Paris St. (1-800-461-4883) and the nearby Travelodge Hotel, on Paris St. (1-800-578-7878). Some events will take place at the Travelway Inn. Special room rates have been negotiated for delegates: mention the AESE meeting when making your bookings to ensure the rates apply.

For more information contact:
Robert F. Davie
Publication Services Section
Ontario Geological Survey
Willet Green, Miller Centre
933 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario
phone 705-670-5765
fax 705-670-5770

Session and schedule information

Information about past and future meetings