Geoscientists from around the world will come together to share in the latest advances and exciting discoveries. With eight Pardee Symposia, 150 Topical Sessions, and a wide range of open discipline sessions, combined with an impressive lineup of field trips, workshops, and special events, the meeting has much to offer everyone in the earth sciences. The list of just a few of the sessions at right illustrates the breadth and depth of our science.
From effects of the South Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, to controversies over teaching evolution, to the recently released Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, events show that science and society are closely linked. The Annual Meeting provides an exceptional forum for bringing together geoscientists, educators, and policy makers, where we can work to improve the understanding and application of science in our lives. This year’s program features more than 20 sessions focused on education-related topics, as well as a plethora of sessions addressing geologic hazards, resource utilization, and environmental policy.
Set between the spectacular backdrop of the Wasatch Range and Great Basin, Salt Lake City is a dynamic location for the meeting. A variety of good restaurants, brew pubs, and cultural attractions can be found within walking distance of the convention center, while the surrounding area offers unique opportunities for geotherapy and recreation.
The Annual Meeting is one of the best venues for sharing our Science, continuing our Learning, and interacting with our Colleagues. As you make plans for October, I would like to issue this challenge: encourage at least one other student or colleague to attend the meeting and share in our growing community.
See you in Salt Lake City for
Science • Learning • Colleagues
General Chair, Salt Lake City Local Committee