Derald Smith studying Late Cretaceous deposits in the Alberta Badlands.

11th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology

Calgary, Canada

July 17 - 21, 2017

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The organising committee of the 11th ICFS is excited to invite you to Calgary from July 17‑21, 2017. The 11th ICFS will bring together a diverse group of researchers interested in the processes and deposits across all scales of fluvial systems.

The ICFS will provide a collegial forum for discussion on emerging trends and the latest research in fluvial sedimentology. The meeting will include a mix of oral and poster sessions as well as field trips before, during and after the conference.

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In 1977 the fluvial sedimentology community gathered for the first meeting in what would become the seminal International Conference of Fluvial Sedimentology series. We are honoured to build upon that legacy at the 11th ICFS once again in Calgary.

The goal of the conference is to provide a forum to share recent developments and future directions in fluvial sedimentology. The entire range of subjects from the initiation of sediment transport to depositional basins will be covered.

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Calgary lies at the edge of the Canadian Prairies on the doorstep of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Within a short drive one can visit the fossil-rich badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park, or walk along a mountain stream in Banff National Park.

Calgary is also the home of the Canadian oil and gas industry and is situated on the proximal edge of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. This basin is home to abundant hydrocarbon reserves including the Athabasca oilsands.

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Looking to the west over downtown Calgary and the Rocky Mountains in the distance