Events & Deadlines

Annual Meeting Schedule Changes

John Geissman
John Geissman
GSA Vice President

I hope that you are looking forward to our Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this fall! It promises to be an exciting and exceptionally well-attended meeting.

As vice-president of GSA, I wanted to let you know about a few schedule changes. In recognition of Yom Kippur (7–8 Oct.), some meeting activities usually held on Saturday prior to the start of the Technical Program on Sunday have been rescheduled.

The Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony, always a highlight of our Annual Meeting, has been moved to Sunday, 9 Oct., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., to be followed by an Awards and Welcoming Reception from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

In order to accommodate these changes, the Exhibit Hall Opening will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday and will run until 6:30 p.m. Refreshment centers, located in the posters area and Exhibit Hall, will be open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Annual Program Committee is to be thanked for their efforts in planning these activities on the first day of our Annual Meeting.

Registration opens in early June
Housing opens in early June
Space request deadline: Tues., 7 June
Abstracts deadline: Tues., 26 July
Early registration deadline: Tues., 6 Sept.
Housing deadline: Tues., 6 Sept.
Registration cancellation deadline: Mon., 12 Sept.
Pre-Meeting Field Trips: Tues.–Sat., 4–8 Oct
Short Courses & Workshops: Fri.–Sun., 7–9 Oct.
Exhibits Opening: Sun., 9 Oct., 2–6:30 p.m.
Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony: Sun., 9 Oct., 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Awards & Welcoming Reception: Sun., 9 Oct., 8:30–9:30 p.m.
Oral Sessions: Sun.–Wed., 9–12 Oct.
Poster Sessions: Sun.–Wed., 9–12 Oct.
(posters are to be hung all day; authors present a.m. or p.m.)
Sun., 9 Oct., 2–6:30 p.m.
Mon.–Tues., 10–11 Oct., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wed., 12 Oct., 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Lunchtime Lectures: Sun.–Wed., 9–12 Oct., 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Private Alumni Reception: Mon., 10 Oct., evening times vary
Group Alumni Reception: Mon., 10 Oct., 7–9:30 p.m.
Post-Meeting Field Trips: Thurs.–Sun., 13–16 Oct.


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