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Things to See & Do Today
Especially for Students
Exhibits
Safe Travels from Denver


GSA's Connected Community
Buzz about the Meeting
Membership Matters

Annual Meeting Daily News Archive

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Tuesday was a great day for maps, special sessions and talks, and fun at the Connected Community booth.

Find more photos here.




CCC interactive floorplan
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) Interactive Floor Plan
On To the Future program
GSA Founder and first president (1889).
I see what you mean Bear
Goodbye! We'll miss you.
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THINGS TO SEE & DO TODAY
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tech session search page
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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 things come last ... don't sell yourself short by leaving early.
[ Pardee Keynote Symposia | all Wednesday ]

All Abstracts Will Remain Posted Online
In case you didn't get an abstract book … you can always access GSA Annual Meeting abstracts online. Go here for this year's database.
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Vince Matthews
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Lunchtime Lecture:
The Global Scramble for Geologic Resources

Vince Matthews
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.
(Note: Brad Udall was originally scheduled for this time slot, but had to cancel due to other concerns.)
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Field Assistant Ale
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LAST CHANCE
to Try Some Field Assistant Ale!

Today's beer and wine reception will take place in the posters exhibits area, CCC Exhibit Hall D, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Recycling
Badges, badge covers, and annual meeting programs can be recycled near the registration area in Lobby F.
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Sherlock Holmes
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Annual GSA Event:
Friends of Sherlock Holmes Meeting

7 p.m. at Fadó Irish Pub, 1735 19th Street, Denver
In celebration of "the world's first forensic geologist," this group meets annually for drinks and stories.
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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
We hope you enjoyed this lounge area — look for it again next year!
[ learn more this year's student events & extras ]

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!
[ learn more ]

Travel Grant Checks
Please Pick Up Your Checks at the Annual Meeting Office
Colorado Convention Center, Room 206
Hours today: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Any checks not picked up by the end of the meeting will be voided. If you applied for a travel grant and are unsure if you were awarded one, please stop by and we will check our master list. Photo ID required.
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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!
Hours today: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — This is your last chance to check out the Exhibit Hall and maybe buy that fossil you've been drooling over.
Exhibitors
Interactive Exhibit Hall map (this will take a while to load)

A Silent Auction People are Buzzing About
Buy it Now! Any items not sold or picked up during the auction are now on SALE at the auction booth! Proceeds go to GSA's On To the Future program.
[ learn more ]
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SAFE TRAVELS FROM DENVER
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weather
Downtown Denver Weather Forecast
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Travel to the Airport
[ Denver International Airport (DIA) | DIA ground transport info ]

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

Learn more on the Denver Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Don't Forget to Pick up Your Coat & Luggage!
Colorado Convention Center (CCC) Luggage Check
Location: Lobby F
Hours today: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Fees: $3 per item

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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GSA's CONNECTED COMMUNITY
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GSA Connected Community
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Connect with Each Other!
GSA's Connected Community will keep you connected even after the meeting. 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: Look for meeting photos and updates 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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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 at — even after the meeting.
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Latest News Coverage
(Click here for a complete listing of news and blog coverage)
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Press Releases (Click here for all annual-meeting–related press releases)
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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
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Renew Today!
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Renew Early for a Reduced Rate!
Renew your 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 TODAY
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