Announcing the Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium – 15-16 November 2017

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) at The University of Queensland is proud to host the inaugural Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium which will be held on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November 2017 at The University of Queensland.
The Symposium celebrates the achievements of notable women in the Earth Sciences and is named after the late Dorothy Hill, who was the first woman Professor in Australia, the first woman to become a member of the Australian Academy of Sciences and its first President.  
Professor Dorothy Hill was a pioneer of research, a leader for women in science, a woman of action, and one of The University of Queensland’s (UQ) most outstanding graduates.  She was a well-known figure at the University from the time she was 18 years old and beginning her degree until she retired, aged in her seventies. By then she had become a world-renowned professor.

Throughout her career, she led by example and inspired women to pursue science and a university education. Through her numerous achievements, she helped to advance the place of women in academia. 
This inspirational event will be a powerful two days of learning, Come and learn from, and network with, some of the world’s top female earth scientists.


Included in your registration are inspirational scientific keynotes by renowned speakers, panel discussions on the advancement and leadership of women in geosciences, day catering and BBQ dinner on Wednesday night.
Registration prices are:

  • Company/Industry - $250
  • Academic/Alumni - $100
  • Tertiary Students - $25
  • High School Students and Teachers - $10

Symposium Networking Dinner tickets 
The networking dinner will be held on Thursday 16 November at Customs House, overlooking the Brisbane River and Story Bridge.   Tickets are $120 per person.

The University of Queensland's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) has an integrated team of earth scientists, physical and social scientists, environmental management specialists, health and safety experts, and urban planners who are focused on generating new knowledge, creating opportunities for innovation and discovery, and nurturing a wide range of external partnerships.

Areas of study at SEES include: Geology, Geography, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Minerals and Energy, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Planning and Palaeontology.