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News Release August 30, 2001
GSA Release No. 01-38
Contact: Christa Stratton

The Geological Society of America 2001 Annual Meeting: "Boston 2001: A Geo-Odyssey"

I. Introduction IV. Newsroom
II. Highlights V. Media Registration Policies and Procedures
III. Media Briefings & other Events VI. Additional Information for Public Information Officers

(I) Introduction

The 113th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America will be held November 1-10, 2001, at the J. B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (HCC) in Boston, Massachusetts. Approximately 6000 geoscientists from around the world are expected to attend. Twenty-eight hundred speakers will participate in over 180 technical sessions, covering recent advances in all fields of geoscience. Hosts of the meeting are geoscientists from Boston College.

The technical program, consisting of Pardee Keynote Symposia, topical or theme sessions, and geoscience discipline-specific sessions, will take place Monday through Thursday, Nov. 5-8. A series of pre- and post-meeting field trips is scheduled for Nov. 1-4 and Nov. 9-10. For complete details regarding media registration, see section 5 below.

A sample of meeting highlights is presented below. To view all symposia and sessions, as well as speakers and their abstracts, visit Please note that all talks are embargoed until the day of their presentation at the meeting. GSA's "meeting itinerary builder," with which you can search abstracts and build a personalized meeting schedule, will be available in early October.

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