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We are pleased to announce that the 36th Himalaya-Karakorum-Tibet Workshop will take place in Kraków from 17–24 June 2024. Krakow is the former capital of Poland and one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Europe, with a fire-breathing dragon at the foot of the Wawel castle as its symbol.

For the 36th HKT Workshop, we cordially invite you to the AGH University of Krakow in Poland, which, according to the approval of the participants of the 35th HKT in Pokhara, Nepal, will be this year’s venue for exchanging knowledge, developing new ideas, and hot discussions on various aspects of the Himalaya-Karakorum-Tibet orogen.

As Krakow is situated on the foothills of the Carpathian mountain range, which is a part of the Alpine–Himalayan orogenic system, geoscientists conducting research in this system are also welcome to share their knowledge and show the latest results regarding a wide range of topics, such as: structural and geodynamic evolution of orogens, crustal deformation, sedimentary record and stratigraphic development, erosion and exhumation, impact of mountain uplift on climate, natural hazards, quaternary and environmental geology, geomorphology, hydrogeology, geoturism and others.

The meeting will start on June 17, 2024 and will include oral and poster presentations with several keynote and invited speakers who are leaders in their fields.

The younger generation of researchers will have the opportunity to participate in short courses preceding the main conference, taught by distinguished scientists (see Short Courses). The plenary session will be followed by an excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, on June 19 (see Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip).

After the conference, a five-day field trip to the Polish-Slovak-Czech Outer and Inner Carpathians is planned to show the most important issues of structural and stratigraphic development of this orogen (see Field Trip).

We are looking forward to seeing you in Krakow!