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Call for Presentations Closing : Join Professor Iain Stewart on 18 March in Glasgow

Prof Iain StewartThe open call for presentations for the first major AGI event of the 2014, Geo: The Big 5 Future Cities, closes on midnight Thursday 13 February. The event will be multi-stream.  One stream will be focussed on Future Cities, with an additional stream of presentations showcasing a range of best-practice case studies from around Scotland.

Please consider submitting your work for the event – the committee would love to hear from you. Speakers selected to present will be part of an exciting line-up, including TV’s face of geoscience and President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society Professor Iain Stewart.

Iain Stewart, professor of Geoscience Communication at Plymouth University (UK), is an Earth scientist and broadcaster who specialises in recent geological change. He has presented major television series for the BBC on the nature, history and state of the planet, most notably ‘Earth: The Power of the Planet’; ‘Earth: The Climate Wars’; ‘How Earth Made Us’, ‘How To Grow A Planet’; ‘Volcano Live’, and ‘Rise of the Continents’. He regularly fronts BBC Horizon specials on geoscientific topics, such as the Japanese earthquake, the Russian meteor strike, Shale gas/ Fracking, and Florida sinkholes.

Some of his most programmes have explored his old ‘backyard’ with ‘Making Scotland’s Landscape’ and a celebration of the Scottish pioneers of geology, ‘Men of Rock’. He is currently President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, an Honorary President of the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers and a Patron of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum. In 2013 he was awarded the American Geophysical Union’s Athelstan Spilhaus Award for conveying to the general public the excitement, significance, and beauty of the Earth and space sciences.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Stewart as a plenary speaker. We will be announcing further programme details, including information about hands-on workshops shortly – make sure you have booked your place!

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