The IAVCEI Scientific Assembly, Rotorua, New Zealand, originally scheduled for 2021, has been postponed to 30 January  – 3 February 2023. The impact of COVID-19 and the associated uncertainty of international travel restrictions to New Zealand in the near future has made it impractical and unfeasible to plan for and hold the assembly on the original dates. The local organising committee regret having to reschedule the assembly, but are delighted to welcome the international volcanological community to New Zealand in early 2023. We will build upon the progress we had already made on the scientific and general programme and anticipate that this assembly may be unique in being the first, hopefully, in a post-COVID world.

The Local Organising Committee, on behalf of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, invite the global volcanological community to convene in New Zealand for the IAVCEI 2023 Scientific Assembly.  The Scientific Assembly will be held within the Rotorua caldera amongst some of New Zealand’s iconic volcanic landforms and deposits, and in the heart of one of New Zealand’s cultural and touristic centres. We are developing a diverse and inclusive scientific programme involving high profile plenary speakers and broad suite of session themes. Particular attention will be given towards assisting early career researchers to participate in contributing to the conference. A range of exciting and informative scientific field trips will be offered before and after the conference that will show case the world-class volcanic landscapes and deposits that New Zealand and surrounds have to offer. Mid-conference field trips will highlight the volcanic and geothermal geology of the central Taupo Volcanic Zone.  The conference will also feature a selection of pre- and post-conference scientific workshops.

Delegates will enjoy the fully integrated conference facilities of the Rotorua Energy Events Centre within the central business area of Rotorua and in an idyllic volcanic setting by Lake Rotorua. The venue offers enough space and room configurations to accommodate large plenaries, multiple concurrent technical sessions, poster displays, exhibitions, workshops and meetings. A range of accommodation options to suit all budgets are located within easy access to the events centre. We also welcome delegate families and accompanying persons to participate in the activities on offer.

Put a visit to New Zealand on your travel plans! We are working towards providing a unique and memorable New Zealand experience for all attendees and we are looking forward to being your hosts.

Adrian Pittari and Graham Leonard (Convenors)  

Rotorua District, Záliv Hojnosti Nový Zéland