The school was organized by:
Department of Geosciences, University of Padova
Carnegie Institution, Washington DC, USA
University of Alberta, Canada
SocietÓ Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia

The school provided a general overview of the most recent advances in diamond research as well as an introduction to modern techniques for diamond exploration.
Committed speakers included the worlds leading scientists in the field. The lectures provided theoretical and practical lectures and tutorial workshops concerning diamonds and their mineral inclusions.


Fabrizio Nestola (University of Padova, Italy)
Steven Shirey (Carnegie Institution, Washington DC, USA)
Graham Pearson (University of Alberta, Canada)

The committee made all efforts to keep registration fees as low as possible. Sponsorships by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) funded a reduced registration fee for each student.

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