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Now accepting Proposals for the 2017 Section Meetings.

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Cordilleran Section
Current Section Meeting

About the Cordilleran Section

North-Central Section
Current Section Meeting

About the North-Central Section

Northeastern Section
Current Section Meeting

About the Northeastern Section

Rocky Mountain Section
Current Section Meeting

About the Rocky Mountain Section

South-Central Section
Current Section Meeting

About the South-Central Section

Southeastern Section
Current Section Meeting

About the Southeastern Section

top Looking for Section Meeting Hosts

GSA Section meetings are excellent venues for interdisciplinary science. They are an important hub for discussing and presenting current research and for networking with professionals and students. They provide an excellent opportunity for students to attend and participate in technical sessions, field trips, and short courses close to their schools.

The health of the Sections depends on many willing hands. GSA Headquarters now offers significant assistance with the logistical responsibilities for Section meetings, so chairs are able to spend more time developing the scientific program.

If you would like to bring a GSA Section meeting to your location, please refer to the chart below for current openings and take a moment to contact the appropriate Section Secretary to discuss what hosting a meeting entails.

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cord Ontario, California
4–6 April
Chair: Jade Star Lackey,
Honolulu, Hawaii
23–25 May
Contact: Craig R. Glenn,
Flagstaff, Arizona
Joint with Rocky Mountain Section
Contact: Paul Umhoefer,
Portland, Oregon
Contact: Martin Streck,
Northridge, California
Contact: Doug Yule,
NC Champaign, Illinois
18–19 April
Chair: Steve Brown,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Joint with Northeastern Section
19–21 March
Chair: Timothy G. Fisher,
Ames, Iowa
17–18 April
Chair: William Simpkins,
Manhattan, Kansas
Joint with South-Central and Rocky Mountain Sections
Chair: Tina Niemi,
Duluth, Minnesota
NE Albany, New York
21–23 March
Co-chairs: Tim Grover,
Helen Mango,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Joint with North-Central Section
19–21 March
Chair: Patrick Burkhart,
Burlington, Vermont
18–20 March
Co-Chairs: Charlotte Mehrtens,
Andrea Lini,
Portland, Maine

Chair: Steve Pollock,
Joint with Southeastern Section
RM Moscow, Idaho
18–19 May
Chair: Brian Yanites,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
7–9 June
Chair: Katherine Boggs,
Flagstaff, Arizona
Joint with Cordilleran Section
Manhattan, Kansas
Joint with South-Central and North-Central Sections
Chair: Shari Kelley,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
21–22 March
Chair: Peter Clift,
San Antonio, Texas
13–14 March
Chair: Benjamin Surpless,
Little Rock, Arkansas
Chair: Jeff Connelly,
Manhattan, Kansas
Joint with North-Central and Rocky Mountain Sections
Chair: Matthew Kirk,
SE Columbia, South Carolina
31 March–1 April Chair: Venkat Lakshmi,
Richmond, Virginia
30–31 March
Chair: David Spears,
Co-chair: Karen Layou,
Knoxville, Tennessee
Chair: Colin D. Sumrall,
Auburn, Alabama
Chair: Willis Hames,
Joint with Northeastern Section
(T) = Tentative

top Section Secretaries

Cordilleran North-Central Northeastern

Rod Metcalf


Nancy Williams


David P. West


Rocky Mountain South-Central Southeastern

Kevin Mahan


Wm. Jay Sims


Blair R. Tormey