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The Krafla Magma Testbed Symposium

Museum Mineralogia München,

10 – 12 April, 2024​

Krafla Magma Testbed (KMT) Symposium

Under the theme “Together, toward a greener and safer future”, the KMT Symposium aims to gather the scientific community from the fields of geosciences and deep-drilling engineering to exchange knowledge relevant to the Krafla system.

The Krafla Magma Testbed vision will be introduced and the KMT team will review the current knowledge of the Krafla volcanic and geothermal systems, thus providing an opportunity to get involved with this ground-breaking initiative which rapidly gains momentum.

We welcome geoscientific and geoenergy engineering research contributions on the Krafla volcano-geothermal system and comparable systems, including but not limited to geology, geophysics, petrology, rheology/rock physics, geochemistry, and geoengineering.


Registration for the Symposium is now open, and the registration fee is 27 900 ISK (€186) for a full ticket.
Tickets include full access to the Symposium, starting at noon on April 10 and concluding at noon on April 12.

Join us for a Bavarian night out!

The opening day of the KMT Symposium concludes with the Symposium Dinner at the iconic Ratskeller restaurant in Munich Town hall.

Admission is included in the ticket price (27.900 ISK) and includes a meal and free drinks for 3 hours, 19:00 – 22:00. For the meal, attendees choose between meat, fish, and vegan in the registration process.

We kindly ask that attendees declare their dietary restrictions when registering for the Symposium.

We look forward to celebrating the KMT Symposium and for lively discussions over dinner.

Wednesday 10 April

12:00-13:00 Registration

13:00-14:30 Opening Talks and Introduction of the KMT

15:00-17:00 Invited Talks

19:00-22:00 Conference Dinner at the Townhall

Thursday 11 April

9:00-10:00 Session 1

10:30-12:00 Session 2

13:00-14:00 Poster session

14:00-15:00 Session 3

15:30-17:00 Session 4

17:00-18:00 Poster session

Friday 12 April

9:00-10:00 Session 5

11:00-12:30 Session 6

12:30-13:00 Closing statements

14:30-16:30 Lab Tour 

Members of the press can apply for complimentary registration to the KMT Symposium.

Media access applications from large-circulation news outlets will be considered and reviewed by the KMT Executive Office. This includes online news platforms, print publications, radio stations, etc.

Independent journalists and content producers are eligible to apply, pending reviewal by the KMT Executive Office.

Those who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply for free registration by emailing their CV and supporting material to with the subject line “KMT Symposium Media Access”.


Please direct all inquiries to

We welcome any questions related to the Symposium and the Krafla Magma Testbed in general.