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On behalf of the approximately 5000 members of the International Geothermal Association, representing 33 national and international geothermal associations and members in 67 countries, I welcome you to the World Geothermal Congress 2015 in Melbourne.

Held every five years, the World Geothermal Congress is a unique event that brings together members of the geothermal community from across the globe. Five days of technical sessions will include papers on scientific, technical, business and societal topics (more than 1000 papers in 2010). The Congress will also provide many networking opportunities through special interest group meetings, social and cultural events, field trips and short courses in Australia and New Zealand. Speaking as a New Zealander from Wairakei, I can assure you that we look forward to welcoming you to our world.

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Juliet Newson
President IGA


The Organising Committee has great pleasure in inviting you to Melbourne, Australia to attend the 2015 World Geothermal Congress.

With a theme of “Views from Down Under – Geothermal in Perspective”, our Congress offers a splendid opportunity for delegates to share ideas and knowledge covering geothermal development worldwide. The Congress and short courses programme will cover topics relevant both to direct use and electricity generation. The Congress will give insights into both “traditional” geothermal developments from around the world as well as new “pioneering” techniques. We also look forward to the country, regional and project updates for geothermal developments internationally. Exquisite field trips in New Zealand and Australia will be a key part of the Congress.

Please join us for an informative and exciting program of presentations, social events and tours. We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne, 19 – 24 April 2015.

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Barry Goldstein

WGC2015 Organising Committee

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