Special AM Edition
Editor's note: You are receiving this e-newsletter because you have registered for the annual meeting. We have put together the most up-to-date information and highlights below. To keep you informed, and to share photos and stories from each day's events, we'll send you a new issue each morning.
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Yesterday's Highlights
Badges & Presenter Information
Technical Session Highlights
Especially for Students
Exhibits
Special Events & Receptions Today

Award Lecture Highlights
Jobs & Mentor Programs
Things to See & Do
Housekeeping Notes
Buzz about the Meeting
Membership Matters

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YESTERDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
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Photos from yesterday …
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TODAY: TECHNICAL SESSIONS & AWARDS & SPECIAL LECTURES
Monday, 5 November 2012
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BADGES & PRESENTER INFORMATION
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Registration Desk
GSA staff members are ready to help you!
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Advanced Registration Desk
Charlotte Convention Center, Concourse A
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please pick up your badge (which is necessary for entry to all technical sessions and the Exhibit Hall) and program book as soon as you arrive at the convention center.

Presenter Information
Speaker Ready Room
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 216AB
Hours today: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Important! If you didn't submit your talk ahead of time (via Conference Exchange), please do so in the Speaker Ready Room the day before your presentation.
[ learn more ]

Poster Presentations
Poster Sessions begin today at 9 a.m. in Charlotte Convention Center Exhibit Hall B. This includes NEW Digital Posters!
[ digital & poster presentation info | poster sessions today ]
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TECHNICAL SESSION HIGHLIGHTS
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program book
Download a PDF of
the Program Book
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Special Session Today
The fluvial system: The legacy of Stanley A. Schumm
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 203B • 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Organizers: Allen C. Gellis and Benjamin Hayes
Come together with leading scientists and engineers whose work builds upon the scientific contributions of Stanley A. Schumm, one of the greatest geomorphologists of our time.
[ talks | posters ]

Pardee Keynote Symposia Today
All Pardee Symposia take place in Ballroom B of the Charlotte Convention Center (except today's digital poster session)
• 8 a.m.–noon: Mars Rover Curiosity: Geoscience in Gale Crater
• 1:30–5:30 p.m.: Supercontinent Cycles through Earth History
• 8 a.m.–6 p.m.: Digital Geology Speed-Dating: An Innovative Coupling of Interactive Presentations and Hands-On Workshop (digital posters: Exhibit Hall B)

Other Talks & Posters Today
• Morning sessions: 8 a.m.–noon
(coffee break at 9 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall)
• Posters: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (beer break at 4:30)
• Afternoon sessions: 1:30–5:30 p.m.
[ see Monday session list ]
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ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS
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students
We really mean it
when we say:

YOU make the meeting!
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FREE LUNCH TODAY!
1. Student Networking Luncheon
Hilton Center City, Carolina Hall • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
This luncheon, organized by GSA and AGI, is supported by industry donations. Meet more than 40 working geoscience professionals and get great career advice. Arrive early; space is very limited.
[ learn more ]

2. Geology in Government Mentor Luncheon
Hilton Center City, Charlotte/Mecklenburg Hall • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Meet reps from USGS, NASA, the National Park Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, and more.Arrive early; space is very limited.
[ learn more ]
Graduate School Information Forum
Charlotte Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B & 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
[ participating schools ]
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EXHIBITS: Charlotte Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A
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GSA's Connected Community

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125th Anniversary booth

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Foundation Silent Auction
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Open All Day: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Peruse nearly 200 booths, featuring the latest in high-tech, rock hammers, books, fossils, and jewelry, and meet reps from the NSF, Geologists Without Borders, and GSA's Associated Societies.
[ see who's exhibiting | view interactive floor plan ]

Connected Community Networking Lounge
GSA is launching a new online networking and collaboration site for members. Stop by and chat with GSA staff and be among the first to learn more about this new member benefit. Set up your profile onsite and get a ticket for a free beer!
[ learn more ]

125th Anniversary Booth
Join us to learn more about GSA's upcoming 125th Anniversary celebration in 2013.
[ learn more ]

Silent Auction!
GSA Foundation Booth
The auction is a great place for you to get:
• Restaurant certificates
• Geologic books
• Field gear
• Holiday gifts
• Vacation packages
• Rock and mineral specimens
• And a wide assortment of other items donated by Foundation supporters. Your successful bids = money to support a number of GSA needs, such as student travel and research grants and Education & Outreach programs.
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SPECIAL EVENTS & RECEPTIONS TODAY
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Julie Brigham-Grette
Julie Brigham-Grette
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Subaru Outdoor Life Lecture
Julie Brigham-Grette
"Driven to Extremes — The Roadless Pursuit of Scientific Drilling at El'Gygytgyn Crater Lake, Artic Russia"

Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom A • 6–7 p.m.
[ learn more ]

GeoCorps™ Alumni Reception
Westin, Harris Room • 5–6:30 p.m.
[ learn more ]

SEDS & SUDS Town Hall — Icebreaker & Forum
"Sedimentary Geology: What's in it for the next generation?" Charlotte Convention Center, Room 213D • 5:45–7 p.m.
[ learn more ]

Group & Private Alumni Receptions
Groups gather at the Westin, Grand Ballroom C/D • 7–9:30 p.m.
Private receptions start as early as 5 p.m. in various locations.
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AWARD LECTURE HIGHLIGHTS
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GSA medals
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GSA Awards Ceremony
Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom A • 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Please come help us honor this year's awardees. All are welcome; no registration or tickets are required.
[ 2012 Medalists & Awardees ]

GSA Gold Medal Lectures
Raymond A. Price: "The influence of conceptual models and geo-poetry on tectonics and structural geology"
John M. Eiler" "The isotopic anomalies of natural substances"
Katherine W. Huntington: "Orogens, isotopes, and the evolution of Earth's surface"
Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom A • 2–3:30 p.m.
[ learn more ]

George P. Woollard Award Lecture
Robert B. Smith: "Dynamics and evolution of the Yellowstone hotspot"
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 211AB • 4:30–5:30 p.m.
A GSA Geophysics Division Award.

Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture
Majid S. Hassanizadeh: "Transport of viruses in partially saturated soil and groundwater"
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 213A • 5–6 p.m.
A GSA Hydrogeology Division Lecture.
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JOBS & MENTOR PROGRAMS
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Employment Service Center
Looking for a career in the geosciences?
Charlotte Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B • 2–6 p.m.
More than 20 employers will be interviewing through the Employment Service Center (ESC) in Charlotte this year. Post your résumé online (free for GSA members) and stop on by the ESC!

See the "Especially for Students" section above for job-related mentoring programs today.

Geoscience Job Opportunities Abound!
Classified ads have been rolling in to the GSA online recruitment forum and GSA Today over the past couple of months, offering jobs and other opportunities in the geosciences.
[ learn more ]
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THINGS TO SEE & DO
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Charlotte Guide QR code
Geologists' Guide to Charlotte
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SWITCH Film Screening
Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom A • 9–11 a.m.
Enjoy this free showing of SWITCH, a documentary film about our energy future, narrated by Scott Tinker, Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and the State Geologist of Texas.
[ learn more ]

Charlotte's Got a Lot!
Geologists' Guide to Charlotte & Other Activities
Your colleagues have put together a handy guide to Charlotte with their favorite locales and activities. As the meeting's (sub)motto says: Come to learn; make time to play!
[ download guide | discounts & offers | NASCAR Hall of Fame ]

Learn more on the "Charlotte's Got a Lot" website.

Take a Self-Guided Field Trip
This guide takes you on a walking tour of uptown Charlotte, highlighting information about the stones used in both buildings and infrastructure in the city.
[ learn more | download guide (PDF) | Google map ]
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HOUSEKEEPING NOTES
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Safety Tips
Your safety is of great concern to GSA. Please check page 9 of your Annual Meeting program book for detailed safety information. Click here for a quick safety checklist. Remember: While you are in the convention center, use a house phone to dial extension 6090 in case of emergency. Do not dial 911.

Lost & Found
Every year, GSA takes home things that aren't ours. If you misplace something while at the Convention Center, pleases check the Lost & Found Desk on Concourse A.
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Travel Around Town
Lynx Blue Line Light Rail
Gold Rush Trollies
Sprinter Bus
Charlotte Area Bus Routes

Google Maps
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BUZZ ABOUT THE MEETING
Blogs
New blogs will be posted here each day. For a complete list of blog posts, go to the annual meeting online media center.

Ron Schott's Geology Home Companion: GSA 2012 Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC #GEO2012
Riparian Rap: GSA Charlotte, Day One -- we're ready! (3 Nov.)
Wooster Geologists: First GSA Event: The Paleontological Society Short Course — "Reconstructing Earth's Deep-Time Climate" (3 Nov.)
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GSA Press Releases
New press releases will be posted here each day. Find links to all annual meeting–related press releases in our newsroom.

Hyrdro-Fracking: Fact vs. Fiction (5 Nov.)
Field Geologists (Finally) Going Digital (5 Nov.)
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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
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Renew Today!
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Renew Early & Receive a Reduced Rate!
Renew your 2013 membership by 15 December and save 15%. This discount applies to members from high-income countries; those from non–high income countries already qualify for reduced dues.
Renew My Membership

Stop by the Membership booth in the Exhibit Hall during the meeting to meet with GSA staff and renew in person!
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