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Events and presentations

Promoting the Territory’s resource potential through events and presentations.

Under Resourcing the Territory, the Northern Territory Geological Survey (NTGS) is attending and participating in domestic and international industry events in the national promotion of Australia as an exploration investment destination through Australia Minerals and Australia Petroleum events coordinated by Geoscience Australia.

A key highlight for the NTGS is hosting the Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES), which is held in Alice Springs. It is the premier exploration event in the Northern Territory (NT).

Presentations and proceedings by NTGS contributors can be downloaded through links below.

Upcoming events

Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES), Alice Springs, 20 and 21 April 2021

NTGS’s flagship event, AGES 2021, will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on 20 and 21 April. AGES is a technical exploration conference with a range of talks from the NTGS, its research partners and the exploration industry.

AGES is currently planned to be a face-to-face event. 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.

Register to attend AGES 2021

Previous events

NTGS has been represented at the following events during 2020 and 2019:

NT Resources Week, 11 to 13 November 2020

NTGS presented multiple presentations in the Mining the Territory program as part of NT Resources Week, held virtually from 11 to 13 November.

Download the following presentations:

AGES 2020, Alice Springs Convention Centre, 24 and 25 March 2020

NTGS's flagship event, the Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) could not be held in 2020 due to COVID-19. However, NTGS has released the AGES 2020 Proceedings volume, both online and in hard copy.

To download AGES 2020 publications go to the GEMIS website.

NT Resources Week Darwin Convention Centre, 4 and 5 September 2019

NTGS was represented in the exhibition and in the Mining the Territory technical program.

Read more about NT Resources Week.

Download the presentation. PDF (7.9 MB).

Katherine Regional Resources Conference, Katherine 16 and 17 May 2019

NTGS provided a presentation on exploration and new geoscience in the greater Katherine region.

Download the presentation PDF (5.1 MB).

Minerals and Energy Business Lunch, Arafura Games Business Engagement Program, 30 April 2019

NTGS provided a briefing about the current state of the NT's minerals and energy sectors.

Download the presentation PDF (4.1 MB).

AGES 2019, Alice Springs, 19 and 20 March 2019

AGES is a technical exploration conference with a range of talks from the NTGS, its research partners and the exploration industry. AGES 2019 attracted 251 delegates, most of whom represented minerals and petroleum explorers and service providers.

To find out more about AGES 2019 conference publications go to the GEMIS website.

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane 27 to 30 May 2019

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources participated in a NT Government booth highlighting upstream and downstream opportunities for gas and oil in the NT, and presented in the Exploration session.

Download the presentation PPTX (11.0 MB).

Read more about APPEA.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), Toronto, March 2020

The department will attend the 2020 PDAC convention, held in Toronto, Canada. PDAC is the world's largest annual exploration-focused investment event which attracts around 20,000 delegates. NTGS presented in the main program at PDAC and in the Australia Minerals seminar.

Download the NTGS presentation PPTX (17.5 MB) and the NTGS Australia Minerals seminar presentation PPTX (10.9 MB).

Read more about PDAC.

North American Prospector's Exhibition (NAPE), Houston, February 2020

The department was represented at the NAPE Summit exhibition in Houston, USA, in February 2020. The NT participated in activities to promote current and emerging investment opportunities in Australian oil and gas.

Download the NT presentation PPTX (17.8 MB).

Read more about NAPE.

Reaching South, Shenzhen, October 2019

A resources seminar was held in Shenzhen as part of a broader NT Government event to develop business links between the NT and Shenzhen (China).

Download the NTGS presentation PDF (6.4 MB).