|NEW SCHEDULE for Saturday/Sunday Events|
|The following events are scheduled differently than years past …|
|Saturday, October 8|
|Sunday, October 9|
Technical Sessions will run normal hours on Sunday (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.).
Posters and GSIF are welcome to stay up until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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3rd Annual Photo Exhibition
Minneapolis Convention Center, Mezzanine Level
Dont miss the 3rd Annual Geological Society of America Photo Exhibition (Supported in part by Earth Systems Imaging and Terranes LLC).
Annual Geoscience Educators Reception
Saturday, 8 Oct., 5-7 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center, Seasons
The GSA Education Committee, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), the GSA Geoscience Education Division, Cutting Edge, the IRIS Consortium, the American Geological Institute (AGI), and UNAVCO would like to invite all educators to a relaxing forum for socializing, sharing ideas, and meeting other geoscience community members interested in education. Appetizers and cash bar provided.
GSA Student Icebreaker
Minnesota students host the world's students!
Saturday, 8 Oct., 6 p.m., Loring Theater, 1407 Nicollet Ave (1 block from the Convention Center)
All student attendees are invited to come enjoy good food, good drinks, good entertainment, and good company together at the Loring Theater. We'll have free food, free drinks (while they last!), games, music, and a bad geology movie clip montage running in the theater. Come get to know your future collaborators and colleagues, as the students of Minnesota host the geoscience students of the world!
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President's Student Breakfast Reception
Sunday, 9 Oct., 7-8:30 a.m., Minneapolis Convention Center, Ballroom B
GSA President John Geissman invites students to this free breakfast buffet sponsored by ExxonMobil Corporation. Each student registered for the meeting will receive a complimentary ticket to attend. Use this time to network, ask questions and bring up issues directly to GSA leadership and ExxonMobil staffers, meet fellow students, and warm up for the meeting!
Sun.–Wed., 12:15-1:15 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101DE
- The Anthropocene: A Geological Perspective
A panel discussion with Jonathan Foley and Stanley Finney.
- Mineral Resources—21st Century Challenges for Earth Scientists
John F.H. Thompson (2011 Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Lecturer)
- Mathematical Modeling is Damaging our Science
- The Role of Geoscience in our Society
Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story
Sun., 9 Oct., 4–5 p.m. (film showing); Q&A session: 5–5:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101FG
This film, by Bell Museum Productions, traces the development of America’s bountiful heartland and its effect on the legendary Mississippi River. Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film offers solutions to the river’s troubles through fresh ideas and concrete solutions. Please join Barb Coffin, Coordinator of Public Programs and Executive Producer of Bell Museum Productions, for a screening and discussion of this thought-provoking film. Coffin will be joined by local geologists who appear in the documentary, discussing their research approaches to untangling natural from anthropogenic agents of change to one of the world’s great rivers.
Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony
|Sponsored in part by|
Sunday, 9 Oct., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center, Ballroom A
GSA President John Geissman will speak on “The importance of the global professoriate in the geosciences—the students we are teaching, and learn from, today may represent the last great hope.”
Following Geissman's talk, enjoy presentations to GSA's distinguished awardees. All are invited to the Awards and Welcome Reception immediately after (8:30-9:30 p.m.). No ticket required. Mingle with current and past GSA awardees, GSA Fellows, and GSA’s Executive Committee Enjoy snacks and a complimentary beverage while you catch up with your friends, colleagues, and students—a great way to kick off the meeting!
Gold Medal Lectures
Monday, 10 October, 1:30-3:30 p.m., MCC Room 101FG
|Penrose Medalist||Day Medalist||Donath Medalist|
|Paul F. Hoffman
“How adolescent Earth made continents but messed up the carbon cycle”
|Susan L. Brantley
Pennsylvania State University
“Back to the future as a geochemist”
|Jasper A. Vrugt
University of California at Irvine
“Lost Between Two Shores”
Monday, 10 October, 6-7 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center
Ann Bancroft — Polar Explorer:
“No Horizon Is So Far”
Green Space 5k Run
Monday 10 Oct.
Sorry. This event has been canceled.