|26 July 2010
GSA Release No. 10-39
Director - GSA Communications & Marketing
GSA 2010 ANNUAL MEETING
Media Advisory 1
Newsroom registration is now open
Boulder, CO, USA – Join us for the 122nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Geological Society of America. The meeting will be held 31 October – 3 November 2010 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA. Find complete meeting information at http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2010/.
Representatives of the media are cordially invited to attend and participate in technical sessions, field trips, and other special events. Eligible media personnel receive complimentary registration and are invited to use GSA's Newsroom facilities (Colorado Convention Center, Room 206) while at the meeting. Review eligibility requirements and access media registration at http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2010/rMedia.htm.
Public information officers from universities, government agencies, and research institutions are also invited to take advantage of complimentary registration at the GSA Annual Meeting to distribute press releases on presentations by their scientists and meet with media onsite.
I. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
This year’s theme, “Reaching New Peaks in Geoscience,” aptly describes not only our mountainous gathering place, but also the shared purpose of more than 6000 geoscientists in coming together. Scientific discovery will be well-indulged by the program of eight invited Pardee Symposia, 156 topical sessions, including many from GSA’s new Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology (MGPV) Division, 26 field trips, and high-profile special lectures.
Pardee Keynote Symposia
Learn more at http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2010/sessions/pardee.htm.
- Symbiosis and Global Change in Ancient and Modern Earth Systems
- Evolving Moon: Recent Advances in Understanding our Planetary Neighbor from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Other Missions
- Why Aren't Our Ideas Getting Attention? Finding a More Convincing Voice on Controversial Issues
- Mineral Evolution: The Coevolution of the Geo- and Biospheres
- Rapid Environmental/Climate Change in the Cretaceous Greenhouse World
- Seeing the True Shape of Earth’s Surface: Applications of Airborne and Terrestrial Lidar in the Geosciences
- Impacts of Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Crisis
- Exploring for Life in the Cosmos: Celebrating Five Decades of Astrobiology
Explore at http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2010/sessions/topical.asp.
(Note: search by discipline categories or sponsors from the drop-down menus, or use your browser's "find" feature to search for keywords or convener names.)
More complete technical program information will be available after 10 August 2010, following the abstract submission deadline.
Field trips will highlight glaciation, late Cenozoic evolution of the Colorado Rockies, and a spectrum of geologic terrains, ranging from mountain uplift to landscape collapse to structural influences on mineralization.
Trips will also address societal challenges, including climate change and geologic hazards. Excellent geologic exposures in the Colorado Rockies region will emphasize how tectonism, volcanism, landslides, tectonic collapse, mineralization, and dinosaurs have shaped this region and now influence hazards, resources, and human habitation.
Find information on pre-meeting, concurrent, and post-meeting field trips at http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2010/fieldTrips.htm.
Gold Medal Lectures, Sunday, 31 October: The extraordinary careers of the 2010 Penrose, Day, and Donath Medalists will be highlighted, and questions from the audience are encouraged.
The popular Lunchtime Lecture Series continues this year with
- Marcia Kemper McNutt, director of the United States Geological Survey
- Timothy Killeen, assistant director for the geosciences at the National Science Foundation
- 2010 Halbouty Lecturer Thomas Ahlbrandt, vice president of exploration at Falcon Oil and Gas Ltd.
- Timothy Dixon, professor and director of the Space Geodesy Laboratory at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Sunday–Wednesday, 12:15–1:15 p.m.
More information will be announced as it becomes available at http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2010/eventsLL.htm
Subaru Outdoor Life Lecture: American mountaineer Conrad Anker will share his experiences on Mount Everest through spectacular film footage, stunning photos, and thrilling stories as only he can tell them.
Monday, 1 November, 6–7 p.m.
Learn more at http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2010/SubaruOutdoorLife.htm
II. HELPFUL TRAVEL LINKS
For best selection, book lodging early at http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2010/lodging.htm.
International journalists: Find visa information at http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2010/visa.htm
Find more information about Denver at http://www.denver.org/visitDenver/gsa
Please contact Christa Stratton at the address above for more information or assistance with media registration (http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2010/rMedia.htm) for the GSA Annual Meeting in Denver.