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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


Lukas Baumgartner, Pavel Pitra and Dave Waters (contact:

Metamorphic rocks contain the record of orogenic processes. Understanding orogeny depends critically on reading the patterns of microstructure and mineral composition in order to constrain metamorphic conditions and their evolution in time and pressure-temperature space. Considerable progress has been achieved through the application of the principles of equilibrium thermodynamics, typified by the widespread use of calculated phase diagrams. However, complete sample-scale equilibration is the exception rather than the rule in most crustal rocks, thermodynamic data are incomplete or imprecise, and interpretation of textural relations is often subjective. We invite contributions from all fields of metamorphic petrology critically assessing the interpretation of metamorphic textures and their implications for determining the P-T-time evolution of rocks, and for interpreting larger-scale geodynamic processes.

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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