Planning a meeting or event for your group?

Review the
Event Planning Guide
for important information and details before requesting space.

Questions about event planning?
Becky Sundeen


GSA offers a host of non-scientific events and activities to round out your meeting experience. Not only the events shown below, but exciting EXTRAS ! Try to make time in your itinerary for these special activities.

Click here for a listing of ALL NON-TECHNICAL EVENTS.

Ticketed Events

There are several GSA Divisions and Associated Societies that hold Ticketed Events for their breakfast, lunch, dinner or reception awards presentations. Ticketed Events are open to everyone. Tickets can be purchased in advance on your registration form or on site in the Registration Area up to 48 hours prior to the event. If you are not attending the GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition but would like to attend one of these events, please contact the GSA Meetings Department, . All fees are in U.S. dollars.

Non-Ticketed Events

Check the EXTRAS ! page for a host of non-ticketed events that you won't want to miss, including the Charlotte Icebreaker, alumni night, awards ceremonies, movies, fun activities, special lectures, and more!

  • Paleontological Society Reception Buffet
    Sun., 4 Nov., 5:30-8:30 p.m., Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom C/D
    Professionals: $45; Students: $10
  • Watercolor & Wine
    Mon., 5 Nov., 2:30-4:30 p.m., Charlotte Convention Center, VIP Suite 105
    All attendees and guests may participate. US$35
  • Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
    Mon., 5 Nov., 6:30-8:30 a.m., Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom C
    Professionals: $27 ; Students: $15
  • National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) and GSA Geoscience Education Division Awards Luncheon
    Tues., 6 Nov., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Westin, Grand Ballroom A
  • GSA Hydrogeology Division Luncheon, Awards, and Business Meeting
    Tues., 6 Nov., 11:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Westin, Grand Ballroom C
  • Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) Luncheon
    Tues., 6 Nov., 12-1:30 p.m., Westin, Tryon Room
    Professionals: $43 ; Student/First-Year GSIS Member: $25
  • GSA History and Philosophy of Geology Division Luncheon, Business Meeting, and Awards Ceremony
    Tues., 6 Nov., 12-2 p.m., Westin, Independence Room
  • Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) Awards Luncheon
    Tues., 6 Nov., 12:30-2:15 p.m., Westin, Grand Ballroom B
  • Joint Reception of MGPV with MSA and GS
    Tues., 6 Nov., 5:45-7:30 p.m., Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom C
    Professionals: $10; Students: $5
  • GSA Planetary Division Annual Banquet and G.K. Gilbert Awardee Celebration
    Tues., 6 Nov., 7-10 p.m., Hilton, Carolina Hall South
    Professionals: $55 ; Students: $25