The annual meeting of the IGCP 653, entitled “Trekking Across the GOBE: From the Cambrian through to the Katian” will bring together international experts on all aspects of the late Cambrian through Late Ordovician earth system.  This meeting will be hosted on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, June 3-7, 2018.

The scientific sessions in Athens include a mid-conference field trip and will be preceded and followed by geological excursions to classic sections ranging from Cambrian through Katian in age, allowing participants to observe sedimentological, biological, and ecological changes across the GOBE and the resulting ecosystems.

Download the Conference Program and Abstracts volume.  You can also download the Second Circular with logistics and travel information.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ohio.  GO BE in Ohio!

Alycia Stigall
on behalf of the organizing committee


Schedule and Deadlines

March 15, 2018 Deadline for registration, abstracts, and payments
May 2018 Distribution of third circular
May 30-June 2, 2018 Pre-conference excursion
June 3, 2018 Arrival, registration, and opening reception in Athens
June 4, 5, 7, 2018 Technical sessions
June 6, 2018 Mid-conference excursion (included in registration)
June 7, 2018 Conference dinner (included in registration)
June 8-9, 2018 Post-conference excursion
November 15, 2018 Deadline submissions to Paleo3 special issue

*Part of Thursday, June 7th will include a special session on Cincinnatian stratigraphy and paleontology to connect the mid-conference and post-conference field trips.