Short Courses and Workshops sponsored or recognized by the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), the Geochemical Society (GS), the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (DMG, The German Mineralogical Society), and the European Mineralogical Union (EMU).
Short Courses are 2-4 day in length and are in-depth reviews of a broad topic. Published proceedings of the MSA and GS short courses will appear as a volume in the Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry series. Workshops are 1/2 to 1 day instructions on a much more focused topic or technique. Workshops generally do not result in a publication available after the course. Both Short Courses and Workshops are held in conjunction with a major meeting at which there may be special sessions on the same topic.
If you are thinking of developing a MSA short course and RiMG volume to be held in the Fall of 2016, plan on submitting your original proposal to the Chair of the MSA Short Course Committee by December 1, 2014. This will give time for the committee to consider it and make their recomendations to the Spring 2015 MSA Council. If all goes well, your final proposal for approval by MSA Council in the Fall of 2015, leaving at least 12 months to organize the course and produce the RiMG volumes in time for the short course. For short courses taking place in the first half of 2016, you should plan on submitting your original proposal to the committee by June 1, 2015.