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GRC 2017 Annual Meeting Deadlines

  • April 28th - Deadline for submission of Draft Papers.
  • May 8th – 9th - Draft Papers will be reviewed by 2017 Annual Meeting Technical Committee
  • May 15th – 19th - Authors will be notified of their draft paper status (accepted or rejected). All accepted authors will receive further instructions on how to submit and format their final draft.
  • May 31st - Deadline for submission of Final Technical Papers. Authors must submit a final corrected and formatted copy of their paper specified by the Author Instructions. Adherence to this deadline is a necessary condition of final paper acceptance.
  • June 30th - Deadline for authors to withdraw their paper and be removed from the Final Program. If you do not withdraw your paper and do not show up to present your paper during the Annual Meeting, all authors involved with that paper will not be allowed to publish or present at the GRC Annual Meeting for 2 years.

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) invites you to present your latest technical work in geothermal research, exploration, development and utilization at GRC’s 41st Annual Meeting October 1-24, 2017 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Our theme this year is “Geothermal Energy - Power To Do More.

Successful selection to present at the Geothermal Resources Council 2017 Annual Meeting is prestigious and recognizes the presenter as a top industry expert. International participation is the key to the success of the GRC Annual Meeting technical programs and we encourage geothermal researchers and experts from around the world to submit their work for consideration to be presented at the GRC 2017 Annual Meeting.

ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PRESENT AT THE GRC ANNUAL MEETING MUST SUBMIT A PAPER!

Authors may submit a poster and/or oral technical presentation at the GRC’s 2017 Annual Meeting. 

The Paper submission deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017. 

Please direct all content related questions to:

Please direct all format and general submission questions to:


Paper Topics

  • Business Development / Finance/ Market Analysis
  • Drilling
  • Direct Use / Heat Pumps
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Exploration / Resource Assessment
  • Field Operations / Production Technologies
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geothermal Education and Community Engagement
  • Geothermal Energy and Mineral Extraction
  • Geothermal Energy Associated with Oil and Gas Operations
  • Geothermal Play Fairways
  • Geothermal Project Case Studies
  • Geophysics
  • Power Operations / Flexible Generation / Maintenance
  • Regulatory / Environmental Compliance / Policy Issues
  • Reservoir Engineering/ Reservoir Management/ Modeling / Enhanced Geothermal Systems
  • Sedimentary Basins
  • Utility and Transmission Issues
  • Country Updates (example: East African Rift / Philippines)
  • Regional Updates (example: Basin & Range / Cascades / Rocky Mountains)
  • Other _____________

INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBMIT YOUR DRAFT PAPER:
 
To Submit Electronically (preferred):
 
-Email your completed draft paper, submission and License to Use & Reproduce forms to Anh Lay at alay@geothermal.org by April 28, 2017.

  1. A completed draft paper with all illustrations (including tables, figures, charts, photos, and maps) embedded within the text. The file must be in word or pdf format.
    1. Please include a minimum of 5-10 keywords below the title and author(s) on the first page of your paper(s)
    2. References to published literature must be fully cited at the end of the paper. Unreliable sources such as Wikipedia must never be cited. 
  2. A completed submission form
  3. A signed copy of the License to Use and Reproduce form by all authors and co-authors.

Or to Submit by Mail:

-Please included in your packet:

  1. A print copy of your draft paper
    1. A completed draft paper with all illustrations (including tables, figures, charts, photos, and maps) embedded within the text. The file must be in word or pdf format.
      1. Please include a minimum of 5-10 keywords below the title and author(s) on the first page of your paper(s).
      2. References to published literature must be fully cited at the end of the paper. Unreliable sources such as Wikipedia must never be cited. 
  2. A print copy of your completed submission form.
  3. A signed copy of the License to Use and Reproduce form by all authors and co-authors.
  4. A CD-ROM containing a copy of your draft paper and submission form.

-Send your packet to Anh Lay post marked no later than April 28, 2017:

ATTN: Draft Paper
Anh Lay
Geothermal Resources Council
PO Box 650
Davis, CA 95610

Draft papers will be reviewed on May 8-10, 2017 and Authors will be notified of their status (accepted/rejected) during the week of May 15-19, 2017. All accepted Authors will be given further instructions upon notification. The Final Paper format and submission instructions can be found in the GRC Author’s Instructions. If your draft paper is accepted then you will be required to submit a Final Draft of your technical paper regardless if you are presenting a poster and/or an oral presentation. We require a completed technical paper for both poster and oral presentations because all papers are published in the GRC’s Transactions Volume CD-ROM unless otherwise specified.

Submission Form (PDF) License to Use & Reproduce-Regular (PDF) License to Use & Reproduce-Government (PDF)


Acceptance Standards & Requirements

Acceptance Standards & Requirements (PDF)

Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Annual Meetings provide an international forum for the exchange of new and significant research information on all aspects of geothermal resource characterization, exploration, development and utilization. The official language of the GRC Annual Meetings is English.

All papers submitted for presentation at GRC Annual Meetings are reviewed by our Technical Program committee with respect to topic, content, originality and overall quality. Annual Meeting presentations may be oral (usually limited to 15 - 20 minutes, including discussion), and/or in Poster Session format. Final assignment of papers to oral and/or poster presentation format (or publication only) will be made by the Technical Program Committee.

Acceptance Standards

Technical papers can be submitted to the GRC for oral or poster presentation, or a combination of both or for publication only. Unless specified otherwise by the author(s), all accepted papers will be published in the GRC Transactions. Each paper offered for initial and final consideration by the Technical Program Committee must be accompanied by the Paper Submission Form.

The GRC reserves the right to reject any submissions that do not meet minimum acceptance requirements. Papers submitted for oral and/or poster presentations will undergo peer review by the Technical Program Committee, which will examine all submissions for technical accuracy and adherence to the following standards:

  • All papers for submission to the GRC must be written in English, with text that is grammatically correct and free of typographical errors. The Technical Program Committee will provide assistance to authors whose second language is English to bring their papers up to basic grammatical standards.
  • Illustrations and other graphics must be concise, well organized and clearly readable. Tables and figures must be sequentially numbered and referenced in the text. Captions should provide adequate descriptive information. Do not group several independent figures together under one caption. References to published literature must be fully cited at the end of the paper.
  • All papers should provide appropriate credit for any technical or editorial contribution and when appropriate should credit funding sources.

Acceptance Requirements

The GRC Annual Meeting technical committee is made up of geothermal industry experts. This committee is charged with creating a highly educational and informative Annual Meeting program consisting of technical and poster presentations and panels that address topical and timely geothermal industry issues.

The primary criteria to be used in the selection process are:

  • Papers are relevant to the Annual Meeting theme.
  • Papers demonstrate one or more actions needed to secure a sustainable energy future through geothermal projects.
  • Papers identify major issues and challenges and discuss solutions for advancing the geothermal industry.
  • Papers avoid sales pitches or commercials.
  • Work is relevant and of interest to annual meeting attendees.
  • Work is new or presents a new perspective on previously published or presented material.
    • It is essential that reviewers be told by the authors when any portion of a paper is based heavily on previous work, even if this work has been written by one or more of the authors of the paper. It is the responsibility of the author not only to cite the previous work, including their own, but to provide an indication of the extent to which a paper depends on this work. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
    • In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper (peer reviewed or not). Exceptions may be made, at the publisher’s discretion, in certain conditions. Examples of such conditions include:
      • The audiences targeted by the publications are different.
          • The audiences targeted by the publications are different.
          • The paper presents a new perspective on previously published material.
          • The paper is an update of the previously published material, focusing mainly on the new research and data found since the published material.
  • Papers are well-organized and clearly describe their relevance to the industry, i.e., offer practical applications and uses for the information presented. Applicants are encouraged to use case studies, offer solutions and include specifics.
  • Papers offer a degree of in-depth content, even though the audience ranges from beginners to experts.

Consultants and manufacturers may submit papers of a non-commercial nature, but obvious commercial sales pitches will not be accepted for a presentation. Being selected to present at the Geothermal Resources Council 2017 Annual Meeting is a privilege and recognizes the presenter as a top industry expert.

Authors will be contacted by May 19, 2017 regarding whether the Paper has been selected for oral and/or poster presentation.