Welcoming Words


Quebec City welcomes the 20th International Sedimentological Congress (ISC) to be held from 13 to 17 August 2018


The Canadian sedimentological community and the local organizing committee cordially invite you to « A sedimentary journey through 3 billion years in the new world ». ISCs are sponsored by the IAS (International Association of Sedimentologists) every four years. Following previous gatherings in four different continents (Africa, Asia, South America and Europe), the congress comes back to Canada 36 years after Hamilton in 1982. For the first time, the congress will also be sponsored by the sister organization SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology). The conference aims at gathering participants from all over the world to discuss and share the most recent advances in the broad field of sedimentology. The five day-long event offers oral and poster presentations in themed sessions and symposiums, mid-conference one-day field trips and short courses. Moreover, a series of pre- and post-meeting field trips will be organized in several places of Canada and the USA. 

The congress will be held at the Quebec City Convention Centre that is located only steps away from most of Québec’s world-class tourism infrastructures: museums, parks, walking tours, boutiques, theaters, concert venues, bars and restaurants, and the historic district of Old Québec, designated a world heritage treasure by UNESCO since 1985. Various budget hotels are within walking distances.

Quebec City is home of one of the largest concentration of Earth scientists within Canada with the Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), the Quebec division of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC-Quebec, Natural Resources Canada), the Geology and Geological Engineering and Geography Departments from Laval University and Géologie Québec of the Ministère des Ressources Naturelles du Québec. 

The Local Organizing Committee is preparing an exciting scientific program that explores new topics, building on a strong and long tradition of excellence in Sedimentology. The Scientific Committee will be established from contributions of the community and the proposals received for sessions, excursions and short courses.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Quebec City.

The Organizing Committee


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Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline

Poster submission deadline

Paper acceptance notice

Regular Registration
(Online registration will be closed on August 5th, onsite registration will be available)

August 13-17, 2018

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