Geology & Public Policy Events

EXHIBIT BOOTHS
Stop by the Geology & Public Policy Committee and Geology & Society Division booths in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about these events, policy activities, and how you can help implement GSA Position Statements on such topics as climate change, natural hazards, water resources, and teaching evolution.

GEOLOGY & SOCIETY (G&S) DIVISION MANAGEMENT BOARD MEETING
Monday, 5 Nov., 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Westin, Stonewall Boardroom
Interested G&S Division members are invited to attend.

GEOLOGY AND SOCIETY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: ENERGY AND GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY
Mohamed El-Ashry, Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and former CEO and Chair, Global Environment Facility
Tuesday, 6 Nov., 5:45–6:45 p.m.
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 208B
Dr. El-Ashry will examine energy and sustainability linkages and investigate the idea that “there is no development without energy and no sustainable development without sustainable energy.”

G&S DIVISION AWARDS AND HAIKU RECEPTION
Tuesday, 6 Nov., 6:45–8:45 p.m.
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 208B
All GSA members are invited to join members of GSA’s Geology and Society Division for a reception to celebrate the winners of our Geology Haiku and Student Awards competitions followed by a brief business meeting. Food and beverages provided.

ELECTION NIGHT RETURNS VIEWING EVENT
Tuesday, 6 Nov., 7:30 p.m.
BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 East Trade Street
Watch the election results roll in and discuss their implications with other geoscientists.

LUNCHTIME LECTURE #4: WHAT DO THE ELECTION RESULTS MEAN FOR SCIENCE?
Wednesday, 7 Nov., 12:15–1:15 p.m.; CCC, Ballroom A
This distinguished panel will examine how the election results will shape federal funding for geoscience research, environmental and energy policy, minerals, and more. Moderator: Kasey White, GSA’s Director for Geoscience Policy. See p. 26 for more information.

 

EVENTS EARLIER THIS WEEK

GEOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
Friday, 2 Nov., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Westin, Harris Room
Interested GSA members are invited to attend.

COMMUNICATING SCIENCE: TOOLS FOR SCIENTISTS
Saturday, 3 Nov., 1–5 p.m.
UNC-Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th Street, Room 602
Take this GSA Short Course (see no. 522, p. 41) to learn how to better communicate your science with your neighbor, the media, and policymakers. This interactive workshop will cover message development, identifying opportunities for engaging the public, and practice with public presentations.

NETWORKING WITH POLICY FELLOWS RECEPTION
Sunday, 4 Nov., 5:30–7 p.m.
Westin, Independence Room
Come meet Congressional Science Fellows and discuss their experience working at the interface between science and policy, and get a chance to network with others interested in policy at this informal reception. Refreshments provided.

AD HOC ROCKS AND HOPS — THE GSA GEOSOCIOPOLICY SOIREE
Sunday, 4 Nov., 7 p.m.
Brixx: 225 E 6th St.
The members of GSA’s Geology and Society Division and Geology and Public Policy Committee encourage you to drop by, have some food and hops, and engage in collegial discussions of geoscience, philosophy, policy, and all the things that make us passionate about geology and earth science.

 

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