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Online registration is fast, easy, and secure. We recommend that you register by Monday, 1 October (11:59 MDT), to ensure your trips and events will run — you'll also get the best pricing and selection. Note that short course fees will increase by US$30 after the early registration deadline.
If you prefer, you may download the paper registration form .

Early Registration Deadline: 1 October Cancellation deadline: 9 October

(all fees are in U.S. dollars)
Early Standard / On-Site
Full Mtg One Day Full Mtg One Day

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Nonmember student





K–12 professional



High school student



Guest or Spouse



Field Trip or Short Course only



Low Income Country *



*Participants from countries classified as “Low or Lower Middle Income Economies” by the World Bank need only pay 50% of the category fee for full meeting or one day registration. Online registration is not available for “Low or Lower Middle Income Economy” registrants; please fill out a printed version of the registration form (see the meeting website) and mail it to GSA, 3300 Penrose Place, Boulder, Colorado 80301, USA.
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On-Site Registration

Charlotte Convention Center, Concourse A, +1-704-339-6202

On-Site Registration Hours
Sat.7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sun.6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Mon.–Tues.7 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wed.7 a.m.–11 a.m.

Badges are required for access to all activities beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, 3 November, through 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7 November.

The guest registration fee of US$90 per person is available for non-geologist spouses or friends of professional and/or student meeting registrants.

Check in at the On Site Registration Desk to purchase tickets for Local Tours, Special Events, and Ticketed Functions.

Abstracts with Programs books can be purchased at the onsite registration desk.

GSA cannot provide refunds for on-site registration, on-site purchase of Abstract with Programs books, or ticket/special
event sales.

Carbon Offset Donation

GSA encourages attendees to offset travel emissions via the GSA Foundation Energy Fund. All donations go toward reducing GSA's HQ footprint on the environment. To participate, please check the box on your registration form, and we'll collect US$25 for the fund. More on the GSA Foundation website.

GSA Student Travel Fund

Your donation to the student travel fund when you register will truly make a positive difference in the lives of the next generation of geoscientists. One-hundred percent of the contributions received, along with US$1000 contributed by the GSA Foundation, will go to help fund student travel. Simply check the appropriate box on your registration form.

How to apply for a travel grant.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing to . A $30 processing fee will be charged for cancellation of a professional registration if received in writing prior to 9 October 2012. No refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline of 9 October 2012 for any registration types or events.