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Preliminary technical program released for World Geothermal Congress 2020

Plenary hall for the World Geothermal Congress 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland (source: Iceland Symphonic Orchestra)
Alexander Richter 21 Jan 2020

The extensive (preliminary) technical program for the World Geothermal Congress 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland has been released promising an incredibly packed and terribly difficult to choose program.

The preliminary technical program for the World Geothermal Congress 2020 has been released on the event’s website.

With 20 sessions and a packed 18 sessions technical program, the Congress is providing an extensive overview on everything on scientific development, technology, social, commercial and financial topics.

With 2,800 abstracts submitted and the final number of around 1,800 papers accepted, the technical committee of IGA in preparation of the event, had the tremendous task to put together a program of presentations. With the vast amount of papers submitted, there was no chance to provide every paper a slot for the around 800-900 presentation slots, hence a large number of papers will be presented as posters.

With the venue providing great opportunities for providing posters a great place as part of the event, organisers are taking great steps to ensure they are getting the attention they clearly deserve. The posters will be featured in the main building of the event, easily accessible and in a great location with view over to the bay front in Reykjavik.

Have a look at the program and we are sure you will find it difficult to choose between the many parallel sessions on offer.

On another note, with the great reception and interest in the event, make sure to register timely as spaces are limited for participation … and as early registration numbers suggest, more on that at a later stage, the event will be sold out.

Make also sure to book your hotel and flights timely. The event will be the biggest ever congress in Iceland and while tourism has seen an upsurge and new hotels have been built, to guarantee yourself a place to stay book early. We have also learned that the various travel sites, such as booking.com, hotels.com and others currently provide some good deals on hotels. People have also used Airbnb as an option to find suitable accommodation during their stay at the World Geothermal Congress. So be conscious where you book your hotel/ stay and explore different options to guarantee the best price for you.

It seems also that the field trips are selling out fast, so make sure to book if you intend to make the most out of your trip to Iceland.

WGC 2020 Website