Special Premeeting Edition
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Things to See & Do Today
Things to See & Do Tomorrow
Exhibits
Especially for Students


Logistics
GSA's Connected Community
Buzz about the Meeting
Membership Matters

Annual Meeting Daily News Archive

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YESTERDAY

Monday was a great day for technical sessions, awards ceremonies, and mentor programs.

Find more photos here.




CCC interactive floorplan
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) Interactive Floor Plan
women in geology mentor program
Women in Geology Mentor Program.
On To the Future program
On To the Future!
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THINGS TO SEE & DO TODAY
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Technical Sessions
Talks get under way starting 8 a.m. Poster sessions (digital and conventional) begin at 9 a.m.
[ Pardee Symposia | Special Sessions | all Tuesday ]
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Boulder flooding
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Late Breaking Session:
The 2013 Colorado Flood Event — A Perfect Storm Hits a Dynamic Landscape: Causes, Processes, and Effects

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
CCC, Mile High Ballroom 2AB/3AB
More rain fell in the Boulder, Colorado, area (and other locations in Colorado) between 9 and 13 Sept. 2013 than could be expected for an entire year in this arid region. Reporters, agency officials, and geoscientists come together to break down the event.
[ learn more ]
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Governer Hickenlooper
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Lunchtime Lecture:
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Noon to 1 p.m.
CCC, Mile High Ballroom 2AB/3AB
Hickenlooper was a petroleum geologist prior to opening the first microbrew pub in Denver, and he served two terms as mayor of Denver before becoming Colorado's governor in 2011.
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James McCalpin
 
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Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecture:
The Mountains are Falling Apart...
4 p.m.
CCC, Room 203
This talk is part of a larger session that runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the same room, discussing landslide evolution.
[ learn more ]
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Richard Harris of NPR
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Geology and Society Distinguished Lecture:
Why People Trust Scientists but Not Science: Climate Denial in Context
Richard Harris of National Public Radio
4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.
CCC, Room 401
Scientists are highly regarded, yet many people don't accept their findings, especially if they are controversial. Why?
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Richard Harris of NPR
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GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Reception
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hyatt Regency at CCC, Centennial Ballroom D
All are welcome. The GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Committee and the U.S. National Science Foundation's "Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences" program invite you to attend this relaxing forum. The 2013 On to the Future scholars and seven undergraduate Subaru Minority Scholarship awardees will be recognized. Appetizers and cash bar provided.
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THINGS TO SEE & DO *TOMORROW* (Wednesday)
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Technical Sessions Run ALL DAY
Talks get under way starting 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Poster sessions (digital and conventional) begin at 9 a.m. Check out the three Pardee Symposia today, including two in the afternoon. Sometimes the best is last ... don't sell yourself short by leaving early.
[ Special Sessions | all Wednesday ]
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Vince Matthews
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Lunchtime Lecture:
The Global Scramble for Geologic Resources

Vince Matthews
Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m.

CCC, Mile High Ballroom 2AB/3AB
Vince Matthews is the State Geologist of Colorado and Director of the Colorado Geological Survey. He was senior editor of the multiple award-winning publication, Messages in Stone: Colorado's Colorful Geology.
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EXHIBITS
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rocks and hammers exhibits
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A Silent Auction People are Buzzing About
Find treasures at the GSA Foundation's silent auction that you won't see anywhere else
Tuesday: Today's the last day to bid AND the day to find out if your bid made it through to the end! Come pick up your treasures by closing time (6:30 p.m.). Any items not sold or picked up on Tuesday night will be for sale at the auction booth on Wednesday at a special "buy it now" price. All proceeds go to GSA's On To the Future program.
[ learn more ]

Exhibit Hall Hours
Today: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (beer and wine from 5–6:30)
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS
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students
YOU make the meeting!
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The Quad
New this year!
Just for you — The QUAD: Exhibit Hall Booth 453, open again today starting at 9 a.m. Enjoy this lounge area for students only, meet up with friends, and charge your mobile devices.

Campus Connection
Looking for the graduate school information forum? It's still here, but better! Save time & money and come interview with the best geoscience graduate programs in the country, all in one place!
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LOGISTICS
weather
Downtown Denver Weather Forecast
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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.
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Downloadable Program
Info & Extras
Exhibits
Maps
Sessions/Index
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Speaker Ready Room
Colorado Convention Center, Room 210/212
Hours today: 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
All speakers must register for the meeting.
[ learn more | digital & poster presentations ]
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GSA's CONNECTED COMMUNITY
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GSA Connected Community
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Connect with Each Other!
Take advantage of our new Connected Community just for annual meeting attendees. If you've never logged in before, now is a good time to activate your profile — and BONUS — You could win $125 just for uploading your photo! Come see us in the GSA Headquarters area of the Exhibit Hall, and we'll get you started.

Twitter: Follow @geosociety and meeting hashtag #GSA125.
Facebook: Meeting photos and updates
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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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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Latest News Coverage
(Click here for a complete listing of news and blog coverage)
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Press Releases Issued/Received
  • EarthCube: NSF funds $14.5 million in grants to improve geosciences cyberinfrastructure
    NSF Release 28 Oct.
  • BREAKING NEWS: GSA Session to Address Flooding in Colorado's Front Range Region
    GSA release no. 13-75, 27 Oct.
  • Scientists Wary of Shale Oil and Gas as U.S. Energy Salvation
    GSA release no. 13-73, 25 Oct.
  • Next Generation K-12 Science Standards and the Drive toward Climate Literacy Generate Synchronicity of Ideas at GSA Annual Meeting this Week
    GSA release no. 13-72, 25 Oct.
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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
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