DMG in brief
The German Mineralogical Society (DMG) was founded in 1908 and today has about 1600 members, who mostly are employed in universities, research institutions, and a variety of business companies.
The DMG promotes the science of mineralogy in all its branches in research and teaching. For this purpose it sponsors scientific meetings, workshops and short courses, and is the co-publisher of three journals and magazines. A DMG project group connects mineralogists to public schools and offers teaching units.
The annual DMG conference is held in German and English language. It is either arranged as an open society meeting or as a joint meeting with partner societies or integrated into larger events, as for example into the the First European Mineralogical Conference in Frankfurt 2012, the 2015 conference in Berlin that was dedicated to 100 years of continental drift, or the emc2016 in Rimini.
Each year the DMG sponsors a number of Short Courses that cover aspects of modern mineralogy and address Ph.D. students as well as interested graduate students and senior scientists. Most of the Short Courses are held in English and already attract large attendance from abroad (if interested please contact the local organizers).