Speaker Series

The FMVA Speaker Series is dedicated to providing the highest quality lecture experiences with a personal atmosphere. Our speakers are some of the leading experts in their fields and interests and are ready to share their passion with our members. FMVA hopes to provide a platform where the academic communities, industry professionals, and the public can engage with one another for the shared passion of rocks, minerals, and geology. We strive to find an appropriate mix of lectures that are easily accessible for all ages and levels of knowledge.

Lectures are now  hosted on the last Thursday of the month at 7:00PM Eastern Time via Zoom. Presentations are recorded and uploaded to our YouTube Channel within two weeks of the live talk.

Contact us if you would like to learn more or offer to speak to our community. Slots fill up fast and we are normally scheduling one year in advance.

2022 Lecture Series:

  • January- Dr. Shaunna Morrison, Carnegie Institute, ” Exploring Martian Geology and Habitability through Mineralogy”
  • February- Thomas Hale, George Washington University, “The Mineral Security Nexus” 
  • March- Brian Kosnar, Mineral Classics, “The San Juan Triangle of Colorado”
  • April- Cameron Scadding, Source Certain, “Mineral Supply Chain Transparency and Traceability”
  • May- Dr. Tom Campbell, The Arkenstone, “Gem Crystal Pegmatite Pocket Formation and Survival”
  • July- Thomas Hale, FMVA President, “Trap Rock Quarries of Northern Virginia”
  • August- Dr. Jared Freiburg, Illinois State Geological Survey “Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District (IKFD)”
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2021 Speaker Series List