Omni-Mount Washington HotelSPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

125th Anniversary Exhibition I: Minerals & Historic Geologic Maps of New England.
Sun.–Wed, 17–20 March, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily.
Minerals from New Hampshire, renowned by mineralogists and collectors worldwide, played important roles in the economic development of New England and helped unlock the geologic history of the northern Appalachian Orogen. This exhibit will feature crystals, gemstones, and rare minerals from the state’s pegmatites and other mineral deposits, along with key metamorphic index minerals and ore specimens. Mineral resources were critical components of the 19th-century geologic surveys of C.T. Jackson and C.H. Hitchcock, examples of whose pioneering geologic maps will also be on display. Exhibit made possible by the University of New Hampshire, the Capitol Mineral Club, and the Harvard University Mineral Museum.
125th Anniversary Exhibition II: Beyond Granite: Mountains & People; An Integrated History.
Sun.–Wed., 17–20 March, 8 a.m.–9 p.m. daily.
“Beyond Granite” explores the primary connections between the White Mountain region and its inhabitants. The exhibit uses maps, models, photographs, artifacts, and works of art to investigate the relationship between the geologic features of the region and their influence on human intellectual, economic, and cultural development since the mid- to late nineteenth century. Exhibit made possible by the Museum of The White Mountains at Plymouth State University.
Welcoming Reception.
Sun. 17 March, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Join friends and colleagues in kicking off the meeting by celebrating the Society’s 125th Anniversary. Light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. One free drink ticket is provided for all registratants.
 
125th Anniversary Reception
Tues.,19 March, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Join friends and colleagues at this special Reception celebrating the Society’s 125th Anniversary (cash bar).
125th Anniversary Dinner & Celebration Program
Tues., 19 March, 6:30–9 p.m.
All are invited to this SPECIAL EVENT celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Society’s founding in 1888. A three-course dinner will be served with a choice of vegetarian or chicken entrée. Fee: professionals, US$40; students, US$20. The following program will begin at about 8 p.m. Attendance is limited to the first 550 people.
• Opening Remarks & 125th Anniversary Salute & Toast to The Society
• NEGSA Business Meeting
• Special Surprise Guest: Remarks
• Anniversary Comments by Robert D. Hatcher Jr., GSA Past President, Penrose Medalist, Ian Campbell Medalist & University of Tennessee Distinguished Scientist & Professor of Tectonics and Structural Geology
• Capstone Remarks by Willem Lange
• Noted New England humorist, author & sage observer of both the natural world and human nature
Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Networking Breakfast.
Tue., 19 March, 6:30–8 a.m.
This informal breakfast provides opportunities for students and professionals in academia, government, and industry to meet and learn more about AWG. Both AWG members and non-members are welcome. Fee: Professionals: US$18; Students: US$8. The reduced cost of student breakfasts is through the generous support of the Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation.
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) New England Section Luncheon.
Mon., 18 March, noon–1:30 p.m. Fee: US$20.
Geoscience educators at all levels are invited to come together over lunch for informal networking and discussion, to exchange ideas about teaching, and to learn more about the activities of NAGT. K–12 teachers, community college faculty, college and university faculty, adjunct instructors, and educators working with the general public are welcome. A portion of the lunch fee is underwritten by the generous support of the New England Section of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
Special Plenary Session—21st-Century Sea Level Rise: An Overview of Current Status & Alternative Modeling Approaches.
Mon., 18 March, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
W. Tad Pfeffer, Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research & Dept. of Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder. Member/Lead Author, IPCC Working Group I: Sea Level Change.
Reception in Honor of J. Christopher Hepburn.
Mon., 18 March, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Fee: US$20.
Join the friends and colleagues of Chris Hepburn to honor his long career and many contributions to teaching and to geoscience.
NEGSA, 125th Anniversary Map Blast—“New England Maps Through Time.”
Mon., 18 March, 7:30–9 p.m.
All meeting attendees are invited to post and informally discuss newly published, unpublished, and in-progress geologic maps/digital images of all sorts. No abstract submission is required. Of particular interest is the theme of “Maps through Time”. Contributors are encouraged to display sequences of maps in their areas of interest as they have evolved up to the present time. Cash bar available.
Luncheon Reception in Honor of James B. Thompson.
Tues., 19 March, noon–1:30 p.m.
Join the friends and colleagues of Jim Thompson to honor his legacy and numerous contributions to teaching, mentoring, and geoscience in New England. Fee: US$25

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