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Oral Presentations

Oral presentations in all technical sessions are 15 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Conveners and chairs for all oral sessions are required to keep their sessions on schedule. Speakers are provided with a laser pointer and timer. All oral sessions use a single digital projector and Microsoft PowerPoint software. Please embed all links in your PowerPoint Presentation. Presenters should bring their presentation PowerPoint file on a CD-ROM or USB memory device to be loaded onto the computer in your session room at least one hour prior to the start of your session. If your presentation is prepared using a MAC system, the presenter must confirm formatting compatibility for presentation using a Windows system. Several computers are available in the speaker ready room to review your presentation or to copy to Windows format.



Each poster board is 4' × 8' (48" × 96") landscape with fabric backing. Ideally, prepared posters will be sized to 44" × 90" for optimum fit. Presenters are encouraged to bring their own mounting material, but in an emergency, material is also available from the poster assistant prior to the session. Posters are presented for four hours each session, and authors must be present at their poster for at least two hours.


Speaker Ready Room

The Speaker Ready Room is Classroom 206. It is open Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. All computers have Microsoft PowerPoint for viewing presentations. There is a projector in the room for larger format reviewing.


Technical Sessions

The abstracts deadline (12/30) has now passed.If you have questions about your abstract, please contact Nancy Wright, +1-303-357-1061, .

Symposia Sessions

  1. Water Resources in Karst Terranes of the Midwestern United States.
    Sam Panno, +1-217-244-2456.
  2. International Development and Geoscience.
    Jeff Greenberg.
  3. Application of Modern Techniques to Address Fundamental Problems in Planetary Geology.
    Mark Frank, +1-815-753-8395.
  4. Central American Volcanism — A Tribute to Bill Rose.
    Jim Walker, +1-815-753-7936; Rudiger Escobar Wolf.
  5. Carbon Sequestration — Moving Carbon from the Atmosphere to the Lithosphere.
    Ed Mehnert.
  6. Water Use and Availability in the Great Lakes Basin.
    Scott Meyer.
  7. Cultural Geology: Building Stones, Archaeological Materials, Terrain, Terroir, and More.
    Joe Hannibal; Tammie Gerke.

Theme Sessions

  1. Applied Geology: Environmental, Hydrogeological, and Geotechnical.
    Terry West.
  1. Quaternary Research in Wisconsin.
    Kent Syverson, +1-715-836-3732; Randall Schaetzl.
  1. Polar Climate Change.
    Reed Scherer, +1-815-753-7951.
  2. Vertebrate Paleontology.
    Cosponsored by the Paleontological Society.
    Mike Henderson; Michael Ryan.
  1. Issues in Geoscience Education.
    Cosponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
    Kathleen Bower, +1-217-581-6245.
  2. K-16 Collaboration, Outreach, and Engagement.
    Cosponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
    Allen Macfarlane, +1-785-864-2068; Annabelle Foos.
  3. Sedimentary Event Histories and Controls on Timing and Patterns of Deposition in North American Phanerozoic Basins.
    Cosponsored by the Great Lakes Section SEPM.
    James Day.
  4. Undergraduate Research (Posters).
    Cosponsored by the Council for Undergraduate Research.
    Jeanette Pope; Bob Shuster; Andrew Wulff.
  5. Fossils in Time and Space.
    Cosponsored by the Paleontological Society.
    Shanan E. Peters; Dana H. Geary.
  1. Geochemical and Isotopic Studies of Rocks, Minerals, and Fluids.
    Neil Sturchio; Francesco Belluci.
  2. Paleozoic Fishes: Evolution, Paleoecology, Systematics, and Assemblages.
    Cosponsored by the Paleontological Society.
    Chuck Ciampaglio.
  1. Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of Glacial Deposits.
    Bryce Willems; Jason Thomason.


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