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October 2010, page 2

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Meeting Highlights

1. New Information for Presenters

Poster Printing Service Extended to 24 October
Make things a little easier on yourself and have your poster ready and waiting for you in Denver.
[ learn more ]

There's Still Time to Upload Your Oral Presentation before The Meeting
Deadline: Fri., 29 Oct., 11:59 p.m. (MDT)
[ upload talk ] If you need to withdraw your presentation, you can also do it via this link.
Speaker Ready Room: Colorado Convention Center (CCC), Room 101, just off Lobby A

2. Sampling of Special Events

Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony
Joaquin Ruiz will deliver his Presidential Address, From the Core of the Earth to the Top of the Mountains: A Renaissance in Earth Sciences, at 7 p.m. on Sat., 30 Oct., followed by the 2010 GSA awards presentations, citations, and responses. No meeting registration is required to attend, and members of the public are welcome.

2010 President's Student Breakfast (Sponsored by ExxonMobil Exploration Company)
Sun., 31 Oct., 7–8:30 a.m., CCC, Four Seasons Ballroom 1
Students only: Start your meeting off with a great breakfast, catch up with old friends, and learn about what GSA can do for your future!

GeoCorps™ America Alumni Reception
Mon., 1 Nov., 5–6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Centennial Ballroom G
All GeoCorps participants, alumni, partners, and sponsors are invited to attend the first-ever GeoCorps Alumni Reception at the annual meeting.
[ learn more ]

Big Horn Basin Field Award Reception
Tues., 2 Nov., 2:30–3:30 p.m., CCC, Room 604
All Big Horn Basin field award alumni are invited.

GSA Welcome Reception for Two-Year Geoscience Faculty
Sat., 30 Oct., 4:00–5:00 p.m., CCC, Lobby B
Meet with the GSA Education Committee to advise them how they may help to support faculty at 2-year colleges.

Annual Geoscience Educators' Social Reception
Sat., 30 Oct., 5:00–7:00 p.m., CCC, Lobby B
Join other educators in a relaxing forum for socializing, sharing ideas, and meeting other geoscience community members interested in education. Appetizers and cash bar provided.

Diversity in the Geosciences Reception
Tues., 2 November, 5:30–7:30 p.m., CCC, Room 606
Sponsored by the GSA Committee on Diversity in the Geosciences and NSF's Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences, this forum is for socializing, sharing ideas, and meeting members of the geoscience community interested in diversity. Appetizers and cash bar provided.

3. Opportunities

Employment Service Center
Colorado Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B (Sponsored by Shell)
Posting a résumé with the GSA Employment Service Center (ESC) is FREE for all GSA members. You can also view job postings online and may be invited to attend an interview at the annual meeting. We currently have 22 employers from academia and industry signed up to be a part of the 2010 Denver ESC.

GSA Mentor Programs
Women in Geology
Sun., 31 Oct., 5–6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Denver, Centennial Ballroom A
Geology in Government
Mon., 1 Nov., 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., CCC, Four Seasons Ballroom 1
Geology in Industry
Tues., 2 Nov., 7–8:30 a.m., CCC, Four Seasons Ballroom 1

4. GSA Foundation (Booth 002)

Gold for Gold — Help Fund GSA's Gold Medals
New at the 2010 GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition — donate your gold coins and unwanted or broken gold jewelry to the GSA Foundation! An assayer will be on hand at the Foundation Booth to evaluate your gold donation for tax credit purposes.
[ learn more ]

11th Annual Silent Auction
Also at the Foundation Booth — The silent auction provides you the opportunity to bid on the many quality goods & services donated by your colleagues and other friends of GSA in support of GSA programs.
[ learn more ]

5. Housing & Registration

Last-Minute Housing Notes
New reservations: After 21 Oct., please contact the Housing Bureau, Visit Denver.
Changes and Cancellations: After 21 Oct., all changes and cancellations must be made directly with your assigned hotel.

Online registration will be open throughout the meeting. Register online and then pick up your badge at the Advanced Registration Desk in Lobby A of the Colorado Convention Center.

6. Social Media

GSA offers multiple outlets for your social media interests and avenues for following the meeting, including a Twitter screen in the lobby and designated hashtag to follow (#GSA5280, because Denver is the Mile-High City; thus, 5280 feet); text messaging; our Facebook event page; free wifi in the Internet Café; and a listing of blogs posting from/about the meeting.
[ see the AM Social Media Fusion page ]

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