SGA Biennial Meetings

In 1989, M. Pagel proposed to organize Society Biennial Meetings. The 25th Anniversary Conference of SGA was organized by M. Pagel (SGA Executive Secretary 1991-1998) and held in Nancy, France, in 1991, and it became the start of a highly successful tradition of SGA.

Upcoming Biennial Meetings


The 18th SGA Biennial Meeting will be held in Golden, Colorado, USA between 3rd and 7th August 2025.  Please see the SGA 2025 website for more information.

Previous Biennial Meetings


The 17th SGA Biennial Meeting "Mineral Resources in a changing world" was held in Zürich, Switzerland between 28th August and 1st September 2023.  The conference was hosted by ETH Zürich at the Hönngerberg campus in Zürich.


  • The 16th SGA Biennial Meeting "The critical role of minerals in the carbon-neutral future" was hosted in Rotorua, New Zealand, and held as a virtual meeting from 28-31 March 2022.
  • The 15th SGA Biennial Meeting "Life with Ore Deposits on Earth - LODE 19" was held in Glasgow, UK, 27-30 August 2019
  • 14th SGA Biennial Meeting "Mineral Resources to Discover" (Québec City, Canada, 2017)
  • 13th SGA Biennial Meeting "Mineral resources in a sustainable world" (Nancy, France 2015)
  • 12th SGA Biennial Meeting "Mineral deposits research for a high-tech world" (Uppsala, Sweden 2013)
  • 11th SGA Biennial Meeting "Let´s Talk Ore Deposits" (Antofagasta, Chile 2011)
  • 10th SGA Biennial Meeting "Smart Science for Exploration and Mining" (Townsville, Australia 2009)
  • 9th SGA Biennial Meeting "Mineral Exploration and Research: Digging Deeper" (Dublin, Ireland 2007)
  • 8th SGA Biennial Meeting (Beijing, China 2005)
  • 7th SGA Biennial Meeting (Athens, Greece 2003)
  • 6th SGA Biennial – SEG Meeting (Cracow, Poland 2001)
  • 5th SGA Biennial – IAGOD Meeting (London, U.K. 1999)
  • 4th SGA Biennial Meeting (Turku, Finland 1997)
  • 3rd SGA Biennial Meeting (Prague, Czech Republic 1995)
  • 2nd SGA Biennial Meeting (Granada, Spain 1993)
  • 1st SGA Biennial Meeting (Nancy, France, 1991)