Events & Exhibits
- Welcoming Reception
Sat., 22 March, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Freedom Hall A.
Visit with friends and colleagues as you enjoy the hospitality of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. Exhibits will be open. One complimentary drink, then cash bar.
- On to the Future (OTF) Meeting
Sun., 23 March, 7–8 a.m., Heritage Salon C.
There is a brief meeting of OTF participants and their sponsors to discuss effective mentoring relationships and networking opportunities for underrepresented students at the GSA section meeting. The goal is to accelerate the process of becoming engaged and involved members of our scientific and professional community. OTF is a grass roots initiative of the GSA.
- Paleontological Society. Northeastern Section Luncheon
Sun., 23 March, 12:15–1:30 p.m., Hickory Room. Join colleagues for luncheon and conversation. Fee: US$25.
- Special Plenary Session
Sun., 23 March, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Commonwealth Salon 3
Tracking the sequential deformation and erosion of mountain belts through coupled kinematic and thermal modeling. Nadine McQuarrie, Assistant Professor, Structural Geology/Tectonics, University of Pittsburgh.
Town Hall on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education
Sun., 23 March, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Heritage Salon D
All are invited to this Town Hall to hear and provide feedback on outcomes of a NSF-funded Summit in January at the University of Texas (http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/events/future-of-geoscience-undergraduate-education/). Let us know what you think on issues of curriculum, pedagogy and technology, teacher preparation and broadening participation.
- Reception, Cash Bar
Sun., 23 March, 5:30–7 p.m., Prefunction Level 2.
All are invited to this Reception (cash bar) to enjoy conversation with friends and colleagues.
- SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Reception and Business Meeting
Sun., 23 March, 5:30–7 p.m., Heritage Salon E
Keynote Lecture: Why Look at Rocks? Sedimentary Petrography in the 21st Century. Kitty Milliken, Global SEPM President-Elect and Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin. Summary: What we see impacts what we think. New technologies for microscopic examination of sedimentary rocks have driven new thinking about controls on rock properties. Advances in imaging and analysis, many adapted from the silicon wafer industry, are at the center of an on-going revolution in our understanding of the nature and value of mudrocks.
- The XVI Annual Map Blast of the Northeastern Section of GSA
Sun., 23 March, 7–9 p.m., Freedom Hall A
All meeting attendees are invited to post and informally discuss newly published, unpublished, and inprogress geologic maps/digital images of all sorts. No abstract submission is required. Cash bar available.
- Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) Networking Breakfast
Mon., 24 March, 6:30–8 a.m., Hickory Room
This informal breakfast provides opportunities for students and professionals in academia, government, and industry to meet and to learn more about AWG. Both AWG members and non-members are welcome. Fee: Professionals: US$20; Students: US$10. The reduced cost of student breakfasts is through the generous support of the Association of Women Geoscientists Foundation.
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), Eastern and New England Sections Luncheon
Mon., 24 March, 12:15–1:30 p.m., Hickory Room
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. Fee: US$25.
- Movie: Shored Up
Mon., 2–3:30 p.m., Heritage Salon AB
“Shored Up” is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? Join us to see this movie that juxtaposes the views of coastal developers and top coastal scientists, and includes footage of the effects of Superstorm Sandy. Shored Up film Director Ben Kalina will attend the showing and answer questions afterward.
- GSA Student Feedback Session
Mon., 24 March, 5–6:30 p.m., Heritage Salon AB
Students in particular are invited to this event to discuss the state of the Society and its new initiatives, together with longer established members of GSA. This is your society and its future will before long be in your hands! How should the GSA of 2020 and 2030 differ from the society we know today? Moderated by a member of the GSA Executive Board. Refreshments provided.
Mon., 24 March, 5:30–7 p.m., Prefunction Level
All are invited to this Reception (cash bar) to enjoy conversation with friends and colleagues prior to the Conference Banquet.
- Conference Banquet
Mon., 24 March, 7–9 p.m., Heritage Salon C
All are invited to the banquet. At 8 p.m., the banquet address will be: “Fracking”—A Historical Perspective. William R. Brice, Professor Emeritus of Geology and Planetary Sciences, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Summary: The process of fracturing a reservoir rock to increase production, known as hydraulic fracturing, is currently a topic of lively, often heated, discussion on talk shows and in the press. However, the roots of this technique extend back about 150 years. The talk will briefly explore the history of this process, which had its origin in Pennsylvania in the early 1860’s, and some of the people involved in its development.
- NEGSA, 2015 Planning Meeting
Sun., 23 March, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Chestnut Boardroom
Join some of the Local Committee for next year’s meeting in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to make suggestions for their meeting.
- NEGSA Management Board
Mon., 24 March, noon–1:30 p.m., Chestnut Boardroom.
|Exhibit Hall Hours|
|Move In: 1pm - 5pm;
& Exhibits Opening: 6:30-8:30pm
|Exhibits Open - 8am – 6pm;
“Map Blast” 7-9:30pm
(exhibitors are encouraged to man booths)
|Exhibits Open: 8am – 6pm|
|Exhibits Open: 8am – 12pm;
Move Out – 12-5pm
Exhibit space is available on a first come-first served basis. The 49th Annual Meeting and is an excellent opportunity to make contact with geoscience and technical professions, secondary and college-level educators, and their students in atmosphere of relaxed exchange, recreation, and planning.
14 March 2014
|GSA Exhibits Management
c/o Quality Business Services
Attention: Cindy Thompson
- Exhibit Application
- Exhibit Floor Plan
- Internet-Electric-Phone Order Form
- Image AV Rental Form
- Mojo Logistics (shipping/material handling)
$400 per 10' x 10' commercial booths;
$275 per 10' x 10' nonprofit booths;
$125 per display table
Exhibit Booth Package includes 8' high back drape, 3' high side rails, ID sign; one 8'L x 30"H skirted table, two chairs, one wastebasket, 2 exhibit only badge, additional badges may be purchased for $25 each.
Exhibits will be in the Freedom Hall A on Level 1
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster, PA