25-27 July 2023 | Perth, Western Australia

6th International Archean Symposium (6ias)

6ias 25 - 27 July 2023 | Target 2023 July 28 2023

The premier symposium dedicated to Precambrian geosciences

6th International Archean Symposium

25-27 July 2023 @ Perth, Western Australia

The 6th International Archean Symposium (6IAS) represents the premier international scientific gathering for geoscientists interested in the Early Earth. The program will reflect a decade’s worth of advances in our understanding of how the Early Earth evolved and aims to develop future directions for Precambrian geoscience for the decade to come. The symposium continues the series of highly successful IAS meetings presented every decade by Geoconferences (WA). We invite academic, government and industry geoscientists involved in Precambrian geoscience to attend the 6th International Archean Symposium, which will be held from 2023 at The University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia.


The 6th International Archean Symposium aims to highlight some of the most significant contributions and greatest advances in research into Precambrian geoscience from the last ten years.

The 6ias Organising Committee has announced a diverse three-day technical program including high-level plenary sessions, panel discussion and poster sessions, reflecting the depth and breadth of current geoscientific knowledge. More than 400 researchers, industry practitioners and government geoscientists from around the world are expected at this event. Pre- and post-conference field trips explore some of Australia’s most impressive Precambrian geological sites in the Pilbara, Gawler and Yilgarn Cratons.

The technical program will include high-level plenary sessions and themed technical sessions, as well as panel discussions and poster sessions.

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Pre-conference field trips

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Target 2023

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Post-conference field trips

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