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GSA Town Hall Meeting
Sunday, 22 April, 5–6 p.m., Room 305, Dayton Convention Center
Moderated by a representative from GSA headquarters, all meeting attendees are invited to this event to discuss the Society’s future. Learn more about GSA and the proposed strategic plan (presentation slides from GSA President John Geissman).

Welcoming Reception
Sunday, 22 April, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Main Exhibition Hall 101, 1st floor of the Dayton Convention Center
You are cordially invited to enjoy the warmth and charm of Dayton as you visit with friends and colleagues. Refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Hot Topics at Noon: Shale Gas and Fracking
Monday, 23 April, noon–1:30 p.m., Dayton Convention Center Room 208
Speaker Dr. Jeff Daniels, "Shale Energy and the Environment: Mapping A New Future for the Earth Sciences?" Everyone is invited to this discussion of the hottest topic in geology today.

Cash Bar
Monday, 23 April, 5–9 p.m., Dayton Convention Center 1st Floor Exhibit Hall Room 101.

North-Central GSA Business Meeting
Monday, 23 April, 5:45–6 p.m., Dayton Convention Center, Room 305
Everybody is invited; please spend a few minutes finding out about the section and its activities.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael Coates
Monday, 23 April, 6 p.m., Dayton Convention Center Room 305
“Fish Rising – revising our picture of early vertebrate evolution.” This talk will be followed up by a reception in the Exhibit Hall.

Paleontological Society Get-Together with Snacks at Paleontology Posters
Tuesday, 24 April, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Dayton Convention Center Exhibit Hall 101
Students interested in paleontology are particularly invited to this Paleo get-together as are paleontologists who would like to talk to Students interested in paleontology.

Cash Bar
Tuesday, 24 April, 3–6 p.m., Dayton Convention Center 1st Floor Exhibit Hall Room 101

Special Student Events

Mentor Luncheons   [ details ]


Business Meetings and Luncheons

Paleontological Society Council Mid-Year Meeting
Sunday, 22 April, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Room 309 2nd floor of the Dayton Convention Center. By invitation.

North-Central Section GSA Management Board Meeting
Monday, 23 April 7–8:30 a.m., Dayton Convention Center, Room 309

Central Section NAGT Meeting/Luncheon
Monday, 23 April, noon–1:30 p.m., Room 309
This is a ticketed event.

North-Central GSA Campus Representatives, Meeting, Planning and Technical Program Advisory Board, and Local Committees Meeting
Tuesday, 24 April 7–8 a.m. Dayton Convention Center Room 202
All GSA Campus Representatives and those interested in assisting with planning the technical program for upcoming meetings are encouraged to attend this breakfast meeting.

Pander Business Meeting and get-together
Monday, 23 April 11 a.m.–noon, Dayton Convention Center Room 303



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