The General Assembly 2011 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held from April 03 – 08 2011 in Vienna, Austria. It will bring together geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. Last year over 10,000 attendees came to the General Assembly 2010. For this year the same number of attendees is expected. At the programme are seven sessions related to Quaternary Science. Here are two examples.
The first is titled "Advances in Quaternary Geochronology" and is described with this sentence: "Radiocarbon dating continues to play a vital role in providing chronological control over the last 50,000 years, but advances in recent years on a range of other geochronological techniques that are applicable to the Quaternary have made a much wider diversity of methods available." The session is held by co-convener Irka Hajdas. She published an open access article in our 'E&G - Quaternary Science Journal' which is concerned with radiocarbon dating and its applications in quaternary studies.
The second session is "Quaternary palaeoenvironments of Africa". Small describtion of this session: "This session examines the evidence for, and implications of, environmental change across Africa on multi-decadal to multi-millennial timescales."
Furthermore, there is a poster summaries & discussions planed.
You can find more about Quaternary Science at our 'E&G - Quaternary Science Journal'.