AGES 2021 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminat, 20-21 April 2021, Alice Springs Northern Territory

Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar

The Northern Territory Government’s flagship event, the Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) 2021, will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on 20 and 21 April, with the ice breaker scheduled for Monday 19 April.

Register to attend the conference, workshop and dinner

With AGES 2020 having been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be plenty to discuss in 2021, which is shaping up to be the best AGES program ever.

Program snapshot

Monday 19 April
Mines Branch Workshop (3pm to 5pm)  and AGES Ice Breaker (5:30pm to 7:30pm)

Tuesday 20 April
AGES Conference Day 1 (8:30am to 4:30pm) and Official Dinner (7pm to late)

Wednesday 21 April
AGES Conference Day 2 (9am to 2:30pm)

Program highlights include:

  • New data releases and exploration concepts from major collaborative geoscience programs in the East Tennant and South Nicholson regions.
  • The latest on liquids-rich gas discoveries in the Beetaloo Sub-basin.
  • New insights into copper mineralisation and potential across the Territory.
  • Release of information on MinEx CRC drilling programs in the Barkly region.
  • New information on the architecture and resource potential of the Territory’s sedimentary basins.

The full program will be available shortly.

AGES is a technical exploration conference with a range of talks from the NT Geological Survey, its research partners and the exploration industry. It presents a unique opportunity to access the latest fresh exploration ideas and geoscientific data from the Northern Territory (NT) and to network with colleagues who share an interest in the discovery and development of the Territory’s minerals and oil and gas resources.

This event will be delivered in line with an approved COVID-19 event safety plan, taking into account the latest health guidelines at the time. In the event you are unable to attend the conference due to travel or border restrictions, or if the conference is postponed or cancelled, we will transfer your registration to the new conference date or offer a full refund.

Download key resources from AGES past events.

Attendees at previous AGESAttendees at previous AGES

Mining Services Expo

AGES also incorporates the Mining Services Expo which showcases NT businesses and their capabilities to support exploration and mining ventures. If you are interested in exhibiting or would like further information please contact Jodie Mason, Department of Tourism, Industry and Trade on 08 8951 8553 or by email

View the 2019 Mining Services Expo exhibitors PDF (393.6 KB).

Alice Springs, nestled between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, is famous for its beautiful desert landscapes, colourful outback characters, opportunities for adventure and a strong Aboriginal culture. Find out more on the Northern Territory website.

For assistance with bookings, go to the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre website.

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Extend your stay in the stunning Red Centre and arrive a few days early to take in Parrtjima - A Festival in Light. Scheduled to take place from 9 to 18 April 2021, Parrtjima is the only Aboriginal light festival of its kind in the world. The free, 10-night festival tells the stories of Australia’s oldest living culture through the newest technology, including transforming two kilometres of the ancient MacDonnell Ranges into the world’s largest light canvas.

Enjoy music, storytelling, art, workshops, fine dining and more under desert skies in an ancient landscape. Bring your colleagues, bring your friends, bring your family to enjoy this mesmerising, bucket-list experience. Find out more on the Parrtjima website.

Northern Territory Geological Survey
08 8999 5313