For Public Participants

Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) holds annual meetings every year aiming to provide participants with the latest research results on geoscience field making oral/ poster presentations and discussing with others. These presentations are made in the program called “session.”
To attend the 2017 meeting, a registration is required to all participants. Registration fee may be charged depending on your membership category.
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A large number of scientists and students from around the world attend our meetings, however public participants are welcome as well. Public participants can enjoy easy-to-understand lectures and activities on the Public Day- a day open to the public.


Public Sessions will basically take place on May 20th and 21st, 2017- a day called “Public Day”. These sessions provide public participants with the frontier research results on the geoscience field. Last year many public participants enjoyed poster presentations by high school students, outreach activities such as Geoparks in Japan, lectures by scientists etc. We expect to have these Japanese presentations and activities this year as well.

Public Sessions are open to all attendees with no charge. All attendees are required to check-in at the entrance to attend the 2017 meeting. Pre-registration is not necessary to attend Public Sessions; however, we highly recommend public attendees to make a registration in advance to facilitate your check-in at the site.

Public Session programs and registration information will be posted on November 14th, 2017.


On the Public Day (May 20th and 21st 2017), exhibition area is widely open to all attendees including public participants. This is a good opportunity to interact with each exhibitor.

At the exhibition area, you can enjoy exhibits by;
  -Academic Association

See HERE for 2016 meeting exhibitor list

Exhibitors information will be posted soon.


Family Passes are available for the presenters’ family. A family member is parents, a spouse, or a child not related in geoscience field. A family member who is working in a related geoscience field or studying geoscience in school may not attend as a family member. Family Passes are not sold in advance. Please come directly to the Help Desk at the site to purchase them.

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