Short Abstract Submission

Applications for an 12IKC oral or poster presentation require the submission of one Short Abstract per request.

Short abstracts should align with one of the following five conference scientific themes. Authors will be required to allocate their abstract to one of these categories and indicate the presenting author.

  1. Diamonds
  2. Emplacement and Economic Geology of Kimberlites and Related Magmas 
  3. The Origin and Evolution of Kimberlites and Related Magmas 
  4. Diamond Deposits – Exploration and Mining
  5. Cratonic Mantle – Petrology, Geochemistry and Geophysics

The Short Abstracts must be submitted via the 12IKC online submission system which opens on August 10, 2020 and closes December 7, 2020. There will be a non-refundable submission fee for each abstract of $. The submitting (presenting) author must have paid a 10% non-refundable deposit on the full delegate registration prior to submission. 

Short Abstracts are limited to 500 words of text, excluding title, author(s) and affiliation(s). Submissions should be clear, concise and written in English. No figures or tables should be included. We recommend that each Short Abstract is carefully compiled and thoroughly checked by all authors. The Short Abstracts will be used for the selection of oral and poster presentations by the Technical Programme Sub-Committee only (i.e. they will not be made public). Preliminary notification of abstract acceptance (or rejection) will be sent by January 11, 2021.

Presenting authors are required to pay full registration by February 1, 2021. Initial notification of allocation of oral or poster presentations will be sent by February 16, 2021. Final acceptance of each presentation will be subject to receipt of a three page Long Abstract by May 3, 2021. The title and authors of the Long Abstract should be the same as for the Short Abstract.

Short Abstract Submission Deadlines

Short Abstract Submission Opens1August 10, 2020
Short Abstract Submission ClosesDecember 7, 2020
Preliminary Notification of Abstract Acceptance2January 11, 2021
Initial Oral or Poster Presentation Notification2February 16, 2021
1A non-refundable fee of $ per abstract and at least a 10% non-refundable deposit on full delegate conference registration are required. 
2Remaining balance of full delegate conference registration required by February 1, 2021 to be allocated an Oral or Poster Presentation. 

Instructions to Authors for Submission of Short Abstract

  • Short abstracts are submitted by filling out the required fields on the online submission page.
  • Authors need to supply: a title, names and affiliations (including email addresses) of all authors, and a short abstract text of up to 500 Words.
  • We recommend using a text editor to prepare and spell check the main body of text, before pasting into the submission box.
  • Tables, illustrations or photos cannot be submitted with the short abstract. There also are no references or citations.

If you have registered, paid your abstract fee(s), and prepared your abstract, please click the Submit Your Abstract button below. Please note you will need your access code that was provided with your registration confirmation email.

If you cannot find it, you will be able to request it by clicking Forgot Access Key link.

If you have not registered yet, please register now in order to be able to access the abstract submission site.

There will be a non-refundable submission fee for each abstract of $ The submitting (presenting) author must pay a 10% non-refundable deposit on the full delegate registration prior to submission. 

If you have registered, but not paid the abstract submission fee, you need to go back to your online registration records by clicking the Register Now button below (using the Access Key) and add the abstract(s) and pay the fees for them before you can access the abstract submissions site.