World Geothermal Congress 2020 – Call for Abstracts until January 31, 2019

World Geothermal Congress 2020 – Call for Abstracts until January 31, 2019 WGC2020 - Call for Abstracts (website snapshot)
Alexander Richter 7 Jan 2019

The World Geothermal Congress to take place April 2020 in Reykjavik/ Iceland has issued a Call for Abstracts with an early deadline of January 31, 2019.

The World Geothermal Congress (WGC) will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland in April 2020 in the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. WGC is finally coming to Iceland, a country that has shown so clearly to the world how renewable energy can power a modern economy in the 21st century. The Icelandic geothermal community has played a vital role in the technological development of geothermal power for the past decades, not only in power generation but also in district heating and direct use.

The organisers have now issued a “Call for Abstracts” with an – Attention – early deadline of January 31, 2019.

„WGC will bring together the entire global geothermal community in Reykjavik. Our community is diverse and inclusive with more than 3,000 delegates attending from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, sharing their experience and vision for our industry and shaping the direction of geothermal for decades to come. The delegates will have a unique opportunity to see first-hand how Iceland became a global leader in geothermal utilization on short field trips in the evenings or longer excursions to the islands many geothermal areas. Hopefully they will go home to their respective countries ready to take the next step towards implementing sustainable energy solutions based on their geothermal resources.“

Take Part and Share Your Experience

Authors are invited to share their geothermal experience and research by submitting abstracts for papers and poster presentations via the Stanford University submission portal.

Abstracts can be on any of the following:


  • Keynote
  • Country Updates
  • Environmental Aspects
  • Policy, Legal and Regulatory Aspects
  • Economics and Financing
  • Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Case Histories
  • Societal and Cultural Aspects
  • Business Strategies
  • Geothermal Education


  • Exploration
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry
  • Hydrogeology
  • Resource Assessment
  • Geomicrobiology


  • Drilling and Completion Technology
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Injection Technology
  • Field Management
  • Production Engineering, Steam Gathering Systems
  • Power Generation
  • Corrosion and Scaling
  • Direct Use
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps


  • EGS ? Enhanced Geothermal Systems
  • Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Software for Geothermal Applications
  • Health, Tourism and Balneology
  • District Heating
  • Agriculture
  • Advanced Technology (Magma, Geopressure, etc.)
  • Integrated Energy Systems, Cascaded Uses
  • Minerals Extraction and Processing
  • Other

The World Geothermal Congress 2020 is an event by the International Geothermal Association (IGA) hosted by the Iceland Geothermal Cluster Initiative with the support of Icelandic energy companies HS Orka, Orkuveita Reykjavikur (Reykjavik Energy) and Landsvirkjun National Power Company.

Source: Conference Website

Disclaimer: The Author is President of the International Geothermal Association (January 2019)