2017 GSA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting

69th Annual Meeting

9–10 June 2017 • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mount Royal University

Join us in the heart of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, the gateway to the Canadian Rockies

Welcome Reception

Thursday, 8 June, 5 p.m.
East entrance underneath the pteranodon

Keynote Talks

Thursday, 8 June, 5 p.m.
Featuring Jeff Freymueller (Director of EarthScope) and Dave Eaton (Director of Canadian Cordillera Array) in addition to local emergency management people telling stories of their experiences with the 2013 floods and 2016 Fort McMurray fires.

Exhibits

The 69th Annual Meeting is an excellent opportunity to make contact with geoscience and geotechnical practitioners, secondary and collegiate-level educators, and their students in an atmosphere of relaxed exchange. Exhibition space is located in a heavy foot-traffic area of the meeting, and has been designed to maximize your potential for face-to-face time with the attendees.
Exhibit Hall is located in the Roderick Mah Centre (building EC). Exhibitors are asked to set up between 6 p.m. and midnight on Thursday, 8 June. Exhibit tear-down begins at 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 June. Exhibiting hours are 9 a.m.–6 p.m., 9 and 10 June.

LOCATION

Calgary is located in the heart of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin within sight of the Canadian Rockies. Our vibrant city is blessed with two of the largest urban parks in North America, Fish Creek Provincial Park and Nose Hill, in addition to the Weaselhead and Glenmore Reservoir, which are walking distance from Mount Royal University. Local attractions include Fort Calgary, the Glenbow Museum, Heritage Park, Calgary Zoo, TELUS Spark Science Centre, and the Military Museums. Spruce Meadows is a world-class equestrian facility that will be hosting the National on 9–10 June 2017. Our technical program explores much of the geological time scale and is intended to bridge across the North American Rocky Mountains. The field trips offer opportunities to explore our local UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the bone beds at Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Burgess Shale Trilobite beds in Yoho National Park, the Royal Tyrell Museum of Palaeontology, as well as the landscapes, geology, hot springs, and innovative carbon capture facilities of Alberta.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Grey Eagles Hotel
Grey Eagles Hotel
3777 Grey Eagle Drive
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hotel registration deadline: 25 May

A block of rooms has been reserved at Grey Eagles Hotel. The meeting rate is CDN$149.00 per night plus tax, which includes breakfast and a shuttle to campus. Reservations should be made by calling Grey Eagles Resort and Casino at +1-844-719-8777. Please mention that you are attending the GSA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting to get the discount.

Residences deadline: 1 May

A block of rooms has been reserved at Mount Royal University Residences (West Residence Front Desk for check-in, 200 Mount Royal Circle SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada). The meeting rate is CDN$49.05 per night plus tax. Reservations should be made by calling Mount Royal University Residences at +1-866-264-7875 or local +1-403-440-6275. Please mention that you are attending the GSA Rocky Mountain Section Meeting to get the discount.

2017 Committee

General Chair:
Katherine Boggs

Technical Program Chair:
Jenni Scott

Field Trip Chair:
Jean Hsieh

Student Volunteer Chair:
Susan Reid

Meeting Flyer

2017 Rocky Mountain Meeting Flyer