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  • Letter of Abstract Acceptance 7 June, 10 June, 2016
  • Schedule and Conference Programme 20 June, 30 June, 2016
  • Accommodation deadline 31 August, 2016


Antonio Acosta Vigil, Michael Brown, Sergio Rocchi and Richard White (contact:

Granitic rocks sensu lato are key elements for building and differentiating Earth’s continental crust. Information about the process of melting in the deep crust of orogens and the resulting melt transfer to shallow levels is encoded in the microstructures, mineral assemblages and mineral compositions, multiphase solid (former melt) inclusions and whole-rock compositions of metamorphic and igneous rocks. However, the details of processes connecting granite magmas at their source regions with high-level granite intrusions, or their volcanic equivalents, are far from clear. As a consequence, we have a poor understanding of the nature and intensity of crustal differentiation associated with the geodynamic settings where granite magmas are produced, including the proportion of crustal growth to crustal reworking. This session will advance our understanding of crustal melting, melt segregation, magma ascent and magma emplacement.

The keynote speakers will be Roberto Weinberg (Monash University, Australia) and Chris Yakymchuk (Univeristy of Waterloo, Canada).

Authors contributing to session S6 will have the possibility to submit associated articles for publication in a Special Section of American Mineralogist devoted to high-grade metamorphism, anatexis and granite magmatism

Food for good

food for good

As of 2015, Palacongressi di Rimini offers its clients the opportunity to recover leftover food from their events and donate it to charities . Palacongressi endorses Food For Good - from meeting to solidarity, an initiative born out of a collaboration between Federcongressi, Food Bank and Equoevento. Every year in Italy, over 6 tons of food go to waste; at the same time, there are 10 million people living in poverty, 6.3 of which in conditions of absolute poverty, including 1 million children between the ages of 0-5 years. The contribution of organisers and exhibitors at the Palacongressi is therefore of major importance: with no additional costs and in agreement with Summertrade chefs, the catering company of the Rimini Fiera Group and official partner of the Palacongressi, menus are planned which are suitable both for the guests' needs and for the conservation and transport of any leftovers, resulting in a worthy act of social responsibility for the local area. The results and the feedback we have had in the first months of the project speak for themselves. Contact our staff for more information: always ready to help guide your choice.  The association chosen by Palacongressi is Opera Sant'Antonio di Rimini, a group of volunteers that manages the city's soup kitchen.

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