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Top Ten Reasons to attend GSA


Message from the Technical Program Chair

Dave BushOne of GSA's core missions is to advance the geosciences in the service of humankind. In keeping with that mission and GSA's motto, Science, Stewardship, Service, GSA has tied its 2007 Annual Meeting program to the themes of the International Year of Planet Earth.

Organized under the auspices of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2008 the United Nations International Year of Planet Earth. With activities spanning three years, 2007-2009, the goal of the International Year of Planet Earth is to develop and advance earth science initiatives with the aim of helping future generations realize a safer and more prosperous world.

From the search for oil and gas, to oil sands and shales, to water resources and contamination, to construction materials, natural hazards, planetary exploration, the application of information technology, and beyond, the role of the geoscientist has grown to become one of almost universal importance. While we must never lose sight of the pure research aspects of our profession, we must always be mindful of the applied perspective. It is imperative that now, more than ever, we geoscientists broaden our thinking to anticipate the needs of the public as we continue to improve our communication with individual private citizens, planners, managers, and decision makers at all levels.

Please submit your paper today and contribute to the advancement of our science, the stewardship of Earth, and service to this and future generations.

Dave Bush
2007 Technical Program Chair

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the Annual Meeting

The GSA Headquarters Staff has come up with our Top 10 Reasons to attend the Annual Meeting this year. We invite you to experience Denver and come up with your own Top 10 Reasons!

10. Enjoy one of Denver's newest hotels: The Hyatt Regency's geologically influenced architecture is a huge attraction. Check all rock hammers at the door.
9. Denver is the Napa Valley of beer. There are more local microbrews available at downtown bars than you can count on your fingers and toes!
8. Reunite with colleagues, make new connections, and meet face-to-face with preeminent scientists who in the past may only have been a name in a journal.
7. Forensic Geology-see it first-hand at this year's Public Forum.
6. Childcare-GSA has teamed up with KiddieCorp to provide assistance to working families attending the meeting.
5. Check out the two additions to the already successful Mentor Program: Women in Geology and Geology in Industry.
4. Get your holiday shopping done early when you visit more than 200 exhibitors in our Exhibit Hall.
3. Be Green. Use our meeting bulletin board to network and carpool to the meeting. Save some green by finding roommates, too! Another way to be green: use Denver's newly expanded light rail system, which stops right at the Colorado Convention Center.
2. The Boulder Flatirons are just a drive away-waiting for you since the Laramide Orogeny. Visit GSA Headquarters while you're in Boulder and check out the other local geology.
… and the number one reason to attend the GSA Annual Meeting in Denver:
1. Science, Science, Science! Avail yourself of over 3300 speakers, 31 technical field trips, four Hot Topics sessions, 14 Short Courses, and much much more.


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