14 – 16 July 2020 | Perth, Western Australia

Abstract Submission Overview



6IAS is a unique opportunity to showcase the most significant contributions, discoveries and insights in Archean and Proterozoic geoscience from the last decade. It is the only dedicated scientific forum for those working in Precambrian provinces, either in research, government or the minerals industry. We welcome submissions from a diverse range of topics including, but not limited to, early Earth evolution, Archean and Proterozoic tectonics and metallogeny, the evolution of life and minerals exploration in Precambrian terranes. We, the 6IAS Committee, look forward to your contribution.

Authors are invited to submit one-page abstracts (500 words maximum) for possible inclusion in the conference program. Abstracts must be submitted electronically using the provided word document template. Further specifications regarding abstract length and formatting are included in the template. 

Detailed descriptions of the symposium themes can be found here.

Download the abstract template and abstract examples here:

6IAS Abstract Template

6IAS Abstract – Example 1

6IAS Abstract – Example 2

Download the MS Word template and choose ‘Save as…’ to save the file to your computer as a standard Word.docx file. Give the file a name with the following structure Themenumber_6ias_abstract_lastname_presentationtype [e.g. T2_6ias_abstract_Smith_poster]. In this format T2 stands for theme 2: Emergence of atmosphere and life on early Earth and other terrestrial planets. Please indicate your preferred presentation type – oral or poster – at the end of the file name. Prepare your abstract using the pre-set styles in the document.

If you have problems with the file, please contact Stephen White, Senior Geoscience Editor, Geological Survey of Western Australia on stephen.white@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Submit your abstract

Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee for their scientific validity.

All accepted abstracts will be published electronically in the conference proceedings and in the 6IAS abstract volume. After abstract acceptance, you will be asked to confirm copyright assignment. Presenting authors of accepted abstracts are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fee for the conference prior to midnight (AWST) on Sunday 31 May 2020.


Abstract submission deadline: Friday 28 February 2020 at 11:59pm (Australian Western Standard Time).
Final acceptance notification to speakers: By end of March 2020