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Find Your Science at GSA
15 April 2014
GSA Release No. 14-26
Christa Stratton
Director of Education, Communication, & Outreach

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GSA Call for Papers: Pivotal Geoscience Research Invited From All Sectors

The Geological Society of America (GSA) meets in Vancouver, BC, Canada, 19-22 October 2014

Boulder, CO, USA – Abstract submission is now open for The Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting & Exposition, to be held 19-22 October 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The meeting continues GSA’s 126-year tradition of excellence for scientific exchange, education, professional growth, and networking.

The technical program is organized into oral and poster sessions. Meeting organizers particularly invite submissions from scientists working in the hydrocarbon and minerals exploration industries. Topical session proposals cover a range of interests in these areas including sedimentary resources, sedimentology and stratigraphy, economic resources, geological mapping, Cordilleran processes, environmental issues, geo-education, geology and public policy, and more.

Work that demonstrates the development and use of emerging technology in geosciences research is also a GSA focus. Two topical sessions include the option to present digital posters using multimedia formats: (1) T57 Digital Geology Sandpit (hands-on experience with the latest digital hardware and software for geoscience education and research); and (2) T73 Pedagogical Use of Physical Models (in the classroom and laboratory).

View topical sessions, discipline categories, and submit abstracts here:

In addition to a broad range of geoscience research, GSA meetings are distinguished by a robust field-trip program, strong participation from emerging scientists, and an exceptional networking environment.

Meeting information will be posted on the meeting website as it becomes available. Lodging reservations will open in early May, and meeting registration will open in early June. The abstract deadline is 29 July 2014. All speakers must register for the meeting.

All sessions will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3, Canada.

Find visa information for visiting Canada at

The meeting will be conducted in English and onsite meeting transactions will be handled with credit cards or in U.S. currency only.

Contact Nancy Wright at for information regarding the technical program or assistance with the abstract submission process. Members of the media who would like to cover science at the meeting may contact Christa Stratton for assistance at the address above.


The Geological Society of America, founded in 1888, is a scientific society with more than 26,500 members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA enhances the professional growth of its members and promotes the geosciences in the service of humankind. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, GSA encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary, and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geoscience issues, and supports all levels of earth science education.