2020 CIG Virtual Tectonics Workshop (July 27-31)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2020 CIG Virtual Tectonics Workshop (July 27-31), which will bring together the international observational, experimental, and computational lithospheric dynamics community to virtually engage in focused cross-disciplinary discussion on “Ductile Shear Zones and Localization Processes”.

The meeting introductory session will cover current challenges and open questions in distinct domains of the lithosphere, current cross-disciplinary community efforts, and an introduction to the meeting’s scientific focus. Keynote lectures and panel discussions are planned in three topical sessions: ‘Localization in the lithosphere’, ‘Evolution and transient behavior of lithospheric shear zones’, and ‘How to make a plate - from microphysical and chemical processes to geodynamic scenarios’.

The final session will focus on long-term strategic planning for the lithosphere dynamics community and CIG IV, including future directions in modeling and existing geologic data sets that can be integrated into robust statistical comparisons between modeled and observed data.

Given the virtual nature of the meeting and the wide range of time zones for the participants, formal daily sessions will be limited to 2-3 hours each day and will be held in the morning within the Pacific Time zone. Additional ’open’ break-out sessions and virtual “coffee breaks” will be available before and after the formal sessions for further discussion and community engagement.

Registration for the event is now open through June 30. No registration fee is required, but the number of participants will be limited to 100.

For additional information, please visit the meeting website or contact us at events@geodynamics.org.

Registration Opens: March 20, 2020

Registration Closes: June 30, 2020

Last, we would also like to direct your attention toward the CIG 2020 Virtual Tectonics Modeling Tutorial, which will be held the week prior to this meeting (July 20-24).

Best Wishes,
John Naliboff

Meeting Organizers
Mark Behn, Boston College, USA
Susanne Buiter, University of Aachen, Germany
Lorraine Hwang, UC Davis, USA
John Naliboff, UC Davis, USA
David Bercovici, Yale University, USA
Sandra Piazolo, Leeds University, UK
Sarah Roeske, UC Davis, USA
Jolante van Wijk, New Mexico Tech, USA

Confirmed Invited Speakers
Laetitia Le Pourhiet, Institut des Sciences de la Terre de Paris, France
Laurent Montesi, University of Maryland, USA
Elvira Mulyukova, Yale University, USA
Virginia Toy, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Jessica Warren, University of Delaware, USA