Special Sunday Edition
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Safe Travels to Denver
Registration & Presenter Information
Things to See & Do Today
Things to See & Do Tomorrow
GSA's Connected Community


Exhibits
Especially for Students
Careers
Housekeeping
Buzz about the Meeting
Membership Matters

Read the premeeting issue (21 Oct.)
Annual Meeting Daily News Archive

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YESTERDAY …

The Icebreaker Party was a huge success!

Scientists from all over the world enjoyed this opportunity to get acquainted and re-acquainted.
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Redline Radio Rocked the Icebreaker
SAFE TRAVELS IN AND AROUND DENVER
weather
Downtown Denver Weather Forecast
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Travel from the Airport
[ Denver International Airport (DIA) | DIA ground transport info ]

Navigating Denver
[ get your links here! | Denver map (PDF) | CCC in pictures ]

Learn more on the Denver Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
STARTING TODAY: TECHNICAL SESSIONS, AWARDS & EXHIBITS
Sunday, 27 October 2013
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REGISTRATION & PRESENTER INFORMATION
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Info & Extras
Exhibits
Maps
Sessions/Index


CCC interactive floorplan
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) Interactive Floor Plan
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Registration
On-Site Registration/Advanced Registration Desk Hours
Hours today: 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Lobby F
Please note: All speakers must register for the meeting.
[ Convention Center floor plan (street level) ]

Get Your Badges & Program Books Here!
You can pick up your badge and program book at the Advanced Registration desk, beginning today at 7 a.m. Desks will be labeled alphabetically by last name.

Speaker Ready Room
Hours today: 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Room 210/212
The best way to remember to run through your talk in the Speaker Ready Room is to stop there right after you pick up your badge.
[ learn more | digital & poster presentations ]

Technical Sessions
Talks get under way starting 8 a.m. Poster sessions (digital and conventional) begin at 9 a.m.
[ Pardee Sessions | Special Sessions | all Sunday sessions ]

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THINGS TO SEE & DO *TODAY*
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GSA President Suzanne Mahlburg Kay
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President's Student Breakfast
Sunday, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 1
GSA President Suzanne Mahlburg Kay invites all students registered for the meeting to attend this FREE breakfast buffet. Come early — This event is very popular!

Presidential Address
Sunday, noon–1 p.m. • FREE, no registration required
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 2AB/3AB
GSA President Suzanne Mahlburg Kay will speak on the "125th Anniversary of the Geological Society of America: Looking at the Past and into the Future."
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Manufactured Landscapes by Edward Burtynsky
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Presentation of GSA's President's Medal
Immediately following Dr. Kay's talk, past GSA president George Davis will present GSA's President's Medal to photographer Edward Burtynsky.
[ learn more ]

President's Medal Lecture & Film
2–4 p.m. • FREE, no registration or tickets required
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 2AB/3AB
President's Medalist Edward Burtynsky will present his film Manufactured Landscapes.

Exhibits Opening Reception
5–7 p.m. • Registration and meeting badge required
Colorado Convention Center, Exhibit Halls E/F
Check out the wide variety of exhibits at this year's event; enjoy live music with the Latin jazz combo band, Afortunado; redeem your drink ticket for a local beer, glass of wine, or non-alcoholic beverage; and mix with more than 7,000 fellow attendees.
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see Denver
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The Mile-High City — A Site Just for Geologists
Find noteworthy restaurants; get discount coupons for area attractions including the Morrison Natural History Museum, Denver B-Cycle, and the Downtown Aquarium; and use the travel carbon calculator.
[ GSA's Visit Denver site ]
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THINGS TO SEE & DO *TOMORROW* (MONDAY)
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GSA Medals
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GSA Awards Ceremony
Monday, noon to 1 p.m. • FREE, no registration required
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 2AB/3AB
Please come help us honor this year's awardees, among them GSA's top medal winners who will speak about their careers in the same room at 2 p.m.

GSA Gold Medal Lectures
These informal lectures take place in the same room as the awards ceremony. This is your chance to meet the three gold medalists, Steven M. Stanley, Richard W. Carlson, and Naomi E. Levin, and hear them reflect on their careers (so far). Stanley, the Penrose Medalist, will be speaking on "Living in the past for a half a century: From paleontology to paleobiology to geobiology." Day Medalist Carlson tackle "Understanding Earth"; and Levin, the Donath Medalist, will tell us "Stories from the field."
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Film Screening: Shored Up
Monday, 2:30 to 4:30 • FREE, no registration or tickets required
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 1EF
When Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast it was a wake up call to a new reality. "Shored Up" takes us to the heart of this climate change controversy.
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GSA's CONNECTED COMMUNITY
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GSA Connected Community
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Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Connect on LinkedIn
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Connect with Each Other!
New this year: A Connected Community just for annual meeting attendees. Network, participate in discussions, promote your session, ask questions about Denver, and organize meetups. To receive e-mail notifications about community activity, please update your subscription preferences. If you've never logged in before, now is a good time to activate your profile. Oh, and one more thing — You could win $125 just for uploading your photo!

Twitter: Follow @geosociety and meeting hashtag #GSA125. Let your fellow tweeps know you're tweeting the meeting by adding your info to our Twitter Roll.
Facebook: Look for meeting photos and updates (and add your own!) here.
Blog Roll: We'll be checking blogs throughout the meeting and will post links to your content in our virtual newsroom.
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ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS
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volunteers
YOU make the meeting!
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The Quad
New this year!
Just for you — The QUAD.
In Exhibit Hall Booth 453, starting Monday at 9 a.m.
Enjoy this lounge area, meet up with friends, and charge your mobile devices.

Student Volunteers Office
Thank you for helping us put on this meeting!
Student Volunteer Office
Colorado Convention Center, Room 204
Hours today through Wed.: 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Before your first job, please pick up your name badge, work schedule, and meeting program here.

Please Pick Up Your Travel Grant Checks
CCC, Room 206
Hours today through Wed.: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Any checks not picked up by the end of the meeting will be voided. Photo ID required.
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CAREERS
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Mentor Programs *Today* (Sunday)
Geology in Industry
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. • CCC, Mile High Ballroom 1
Enjoy a FREE lunch with mentor professionals who will discuss careers in industry. Please come early to ensure that you get a seat at the table.
Women in Geology
5–6:30 p.m. • Hyatt CCC, Centennial Ballroom F
This year's speaker list makes this a DO NOT MISS event: Marilyn Suiter, Whitney Behr, Sarah Andrews, and Elizabeth Catlos. Refreshments provided.
[ find my event ]

Mentor Program *Tomorrow* (Monday)
Geology in Government
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. • CCC, Four Seasons Ballroom 1
Enjoy a FREE lunch with mentor professionals who will discuss careers in government. Please come early to ensure that you get a seat at the table.

Employment Service Center
GSA's online employment service center currently has numerous employers searching our résumé database. Post your résumé for FREE (if you're a GSA member).

Geoscience Job Opportunities Abound!
Classified ads have been rolling in to the GSA online recruitment forum and GSA Today, offering jobs and other opportunities in the geosciences.
[ learn more ]
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EXHIBITS
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rocks and hammers exhibits
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THANKS to All of This Year's Fantastic Exhibitors!
Exhibit Hall Hours
Today: Opening Reception: 5 to 7 p.m.
Tomorrow: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Links to Exhibitor information
Interactive Exhibit Hall map (sections D/E/F; note: this takes a while to load)

Today Only: Silent Auction Special Welcoming Party Sale!
Use the "buy it now" advantage and save 10% on your purchase of $125 or more when you shop at the GSA Foundation's Silent Auction booth during the exhibits opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. You'll find treasures here that you won't see anywhere else. All proceeds go to GSA's On To the Future program.
[ learn more ]

Available This Evening in the GSA Bookstore
GSA Headquarters area, Exhibit Hall EF
Even if you didn't go on a trip, you won't want to miss this field guide: Classic Concepts and New Directions: Exploring 125 Years of GSA Discoveries in the Rocky Mountain Region, edited by Lon Abbott and Gregory S. Hancock. More books and publications-related items will be for sale at the GSA bookstore booth during the meeting, so please stop by.
[ browse first in GSA's online store ]
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GEOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY
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U.S. Capitol
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Tonight: G&PP Rocks and Hops Soiree
Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake Street • FREE and Open to All Interested GSA Members and Guests
Drop, enjoy the provided refreshments, and discuss geology, philosophy, and policy.

Tomorrow: Congressional Science Fellowship and Public Policy Reception
Hyatt CCC, Room Granite A
Monday evening, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Come learn about the Congressional Science Fellowship and meet others interested in policy at this informal reception. Refreshments provided.
[ more G&PP meeting news ]
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HOUSEKEEPING
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Safety Tips
Your safety is of great concern to GSA. Please check page 13 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 200 in case of emergency. Do not dial 911.

Keep it green!
Before you leave home: Unplug all phantom power vampires (power strips and the like) and turn down your water heater.
BYOB: Bring your own refillable water bottle (water stations will be provided on-site).
At your hotel: Keep maid service to a minimum, reuse your towels, and turn off the lights if you'll be gone more than a half hour.
• Check out these Colorado Convention Center sustainability initiatives.
• GSA also has a sustainability program.

Lost & Found
Every year, GSA takes home things that don't belong to us. The Lost & Found Desk is in Lobby F of the Colorado Convention Center — please be sure to check there if you lose something during the meeting.
[ find Lobby F ]
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BUZZ ABOUT THE MEETING
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Blogs
Let us know about your blog! Add it to the meeting blog roll and/or e-mail a link to your post directly to Kea Giles, .
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News Coverage
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The Latest GSA Press Releases
  • New Rocky Mountain Field Guide Demonstrates the Area's Dynamic, Enigmatic Nature
    GSA release no. 13-65, 18 Oct. 2013
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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
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