How to Attend PRF2022

Field, laboratory and modeling approaches are all encouraged.

We welcome a full range of abstract topics -

including but not limited to:


  • Climate/Environmental dependence of fracture

  • Fracturing processes: theory and observations

  • Climate dependence of environmental stresses 

  • Landforms, erosion, and/or landscape evolution tied to rock fracture, including:  Rivers, ArchesErosion RatesLandslides/Rockfalls, Planetary Processes, Hillslopes

  • Crack-tip chemo-physical processes of subcritical fracture.

  • Building stone preservation related to rock fracture and vice versa

  • Fracture and stresses related to Topography/Tectonics/Gravity

  • Fracture and Stresses related to freezing, thermal conditions,  biological processes, salts, chemical Processes

  • Natural Hazards related to rock fracture

  • Geotechnical issues related to rock fracture

Want to attend PRF2022? 

Fill out the

Participation Form 
Deadline January 10, 2022

In the form, you will be asked to submit a title and a ~250 word abstract if you plan to present a talk or poster at PRF2022. You will be given the chance to modify your abstract, and/or withdraw a presentation if accepted to the conference. Presenters will be given the option to submit an extended 2-page abstract upon registration.


Abstracts will be published online by GSA 

with a full DOI after the conference.


There is not a requirement to present in order to attend PRF2022,  but on the form we ask for a brief summary of research interests and work related to conference themes on the form for non-presenting attendees.

Financial support to attend the conference will be available to some attendees. Please indicate on the form if you would like to be considered for support and provide a brief explanation of your need. 


Successful applicants will be notified by

~January 15, 2022. 


Registration with payment and extended abstract deadline will be March 15, 2022.

More info coming in ~October, 2021

A key goal of PRF2022 is to maximise inclusion and diversity. We encourage participation from, and will provide some financial support for,  a range of international, gender, BIPOC, LGBTQIA, early-career stage and other underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. If you are a member of one of these groups, you will be asked to indicate this on your application if you would like to receive financial aide. We will identify - based on need - 15-20 recipients of scholarships to attend the conference.


To further foster a sense of belonging and a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, we will be implementing a mentoring scheme for any attendee desiring a mentor. An artist in residence will also attend the conference, and resultant artwork will provide a key communication tool with the public, and among the scientists. All participants will be expected to observe the GSA Code of Ethics and the Events Code of Conduct throughout the meeting.