Strategically located on the Fall Zone, Richmond sits where the James River dramatically cascades over the Petersburg Granite at the eastern edge of the Piedmont to the sedimentary strata of the Coastal Plain. The Class IV rapids running through the city’s downtown area, and visible from walking trails along Belle Isle, are recognized as the best urban whitewater in America. As a former capital of the Confederacy, opportunities abound for history buffs, including the Civil War Visitor Center and historic battlefields. Richmond also has a vibrant arts and music scene, a growing microbrewery industry, and is home to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, named one of the best botanical gardens in the country. With either a stroll around town, or a short drive to the mountains or coast, Richmond is ideally located to explore the geologic diversity of the southeast.
Technical Sessions will all be held at the Omni Richmond Hotel.