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Society Affairs

Notice of GSA Annual Corporate Meeting Location Change
[ more details ]

Influence your Society, your science, and your colleagues!
Call for Committee Service: 2009–2010
Deadline to nominate or apply: 15 July 2008
Younger members are especially encouraged to become involved in Society activities both as committee volunteers and as nominators; graduate students are eligible to serve on GSA committees as full members.
[ view committee vacancies | submit nomination ]

Meeting News

2008 Section Meeting

The North-Central Section is next week (24-25 April, Evansville, Indiana), but it’s not too late to register!  Click to sign up, or register onsite.
[ register now ]

Field Forum Update:

Late Archean Crust: Magmatism and Tectonics of the Abitibi Subprovince, Canadian Shield, 19-25 July 2008.
Application deadline extended to 2 May.
[ meeting info ]

Penrose Conference Update:

Plumes and Their Role in Whole Mantle Convection and Recycling, 17-21 September 2008, Azores. Applications accepted until 25 June.
[ meeting info ]

Geoinformatics 2008

Data to Knowledge (Sponsored by GSA Geoinformatics Division), 11-13 June 2008, GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam, Germany. Abstracts deadline is 30 April.
[ submit abstracts | register ]

2008 Joint Annual Meeting Home page

Joint Annual Meeting

Celebrating the International Year of Planet Earth


International participants should apply for their visas soon!
[ U.S. Department of State | visa wait times | NAS info ]

Space Request Update

Complete your space requests for the Joint Annual Meeting by 20 May to arrange meeting rooms for your events (business meetings, luncheons, receptions, etc.). We expect a significant increase in the number of space requests this year because several societies are involved in the meeting, and space will be tight.
[ online space request form ]

Abstract Deadline: 3 June

[ submit an abstract | abstracts FAQs ]

Housing Update

Hotel accommodations have been reserved at reduced rates for Joint Annual Meeting attendees. Information on how to book your hotel online will be available the first of June. We strongly encourage you to make your hotel reservation early to get the best choice. There are a limited number of rooms available at each hotel and we are expecting record-breaking attendance this year.


Make sure your favorite company is exhibiting at this year’s meeting. See who has signed up and look for more information on how to exhibit.
[ who's exhibiting | exhibitor info ]

Especially for Students

Communicating the Value of Geoscience

A Sampling of GSA in the News

Research by Amor et al. presenting evidence from the Scottish Highlights of the British Isle's largest impact event (GEOLOGY, April 2008) was reported by Science News. UK outlets included BBC Online, Scotsman, Times Online ("Meteorite Made Big Impression on Ullapool"), and Daily Mail.
[ abstract | BBC article ]

Research by Flowers et al. indicating that the Grand Canyon is older than previously thought (GSA BULLETIN, May-June 2008) received coverage from Science, Nature, MSNBC, National, Xinhua News Agency, China Economic Net, and a variety of blogs.
[ abstract | National Geographic article ]

Research by Rondenay et al. on sesimic imaging and comparisons of two subduction zones (Geology, April 2008) received coverage in Nature.
[ abstract ]

Science magazine reported on two articles from the March 2008 issue of GEOLOGY: research by Kesler and Wilkinson projecting a 5000-year supply of copper at current consumption rates, and Lear et al. on formation of the current Antarctic ice sheet
[ Kesler and Wilkinson abstract | Lear et al. abstract ]

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