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News Release

25 March 2008
GSA Release No. 08-15

Contact: Christa Stratton

GSA South-Central Section Meeting in Hot Springs Next Week

Boulder, CO, USA –Geoscientists will gather 30 March-1 April 2008 for the 42nd Annual Meeting of the South-Central Section of the Geological Society of America. The meeting takes place at the Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs, AR, and will be hosted by geoscientists from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Earth Sciences and the Arkansas Geological Survey.

Topics of interest include geologic hazards of the south-central United States and regional natural gas resources. View the technical program on the GSA Web site.

Field trips include two walking tours to explore geologic hazards and general geology along Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs. Trips will also be taken to Certain Teed gypsum mine and the Crater of Diamonds State Park, plus an active Fayetteville Shale drill site. Detailed descriptions of field trips are available on the GSA Web site.

Registration Information

Information on registration is available on the GSA Web site.

Media Registration Information

Eligibility for media registration is as follows:

  • Working press representing bone fide, recognized news media with a press card, letter, or business card from the publication.
  • Freelance science writers, presenting a current membership card from NASW, ISWA, regional affiliates of NASW, ISWA, CSWA, ACS, ABSW, EUSJA, or evidence of work pertaining to science published in 2007 or 2008.
  • PIOs of scientific societies, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Journalists and PIOs must pay for any short courses or field trips in which they wish to participate.

Representatives of the business side of new media, publishing houses, and for-profit corporations must register at the main registration desk and pay the appropriate fees.

Complimentary meeting registration covers attendance at all technical sessions and access to the exhibit hall. Media must pay regular fees for paid luncheons, field trips, etc.

For additional information and assistance regarding media registration, contact GSA Director of Communications, .

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