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Now accepting Proposals for the 2017 Section Meetings.

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Cordilleran Section
Current Section Meeting

About the Cordilleran Section

North-Central Section
Current Section Meeting

About the North-Central Section

Northeastern Section
Current Section Meeting

About the Northeastern Section

Rocky Mountain Section
Current Section Meeting

About the Rocky Mountain Section

South-Central Section
Current Section Meeting

About the South-Central Section

Southeastern Section
Current Section Meeting

About the Southeastern Section

top Looking for Section Meeting Hosts

GSA Section meetings are excellent venues for interdisciplinary science. They are an important hub for discussing and presenting current research and for networking with professionals and students. They provide an excellent opportunity for students to attend and participate in technical sessions, field trips, and short courses close to their schools.

The health of the Sections depends on many willing hands. GSA Headquarters now offers significant assistance with the logistical responsibilities for Section meetings, so chairs are able to spend more time developing the scientific program.

If you would like to bring a GSA Section meeting to your location, please refer to the chart below for current openings and take a moment to contact the appropriate Section Secretary to discuss what hosting a meeting entails.

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cord Honolulu, Hawaii
2325 May
Contact: Craig R. Glenn,
Flagstaff, Arizona
Joint with Rocky Mountain Section
Contact: Paul Umhoefer,
Portland, Oregon
1517 May
Contact: Martin Streck,
Northridge, California
Contact: Doug Yule,
NC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Joint with Northeastern Section
19–21 March
Chair: Timothy G. Fisher,
Ames, Iowa
17–18 April
Chair: William Simpkins,
Co-chair: DeAnn Frisk,
Manhattan, Kansas
Joint with South-Central and Rocky Mountain Sections
25 –27 March
Chair: Tina Niemi,
Duluth, Minnesota  
NE Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Joint with North-Central Section
19–21 March
Chair: Patrick Burkhart,
Burlington, Vermont
18–20 March
Co-Chairs: Charlotte Mehrtens,
Andrea Lini,
Portland, Maine
1719 March
Chair: Steve Pollock,
Joint with Southeastern Section  
RM Calgary, Alberta, Canada
910 June
Chair: Katherine Boggs,
Flagstaff, Arizona
Joint with Cordilleran Section
Manhattan, Kansas
Joint with South-Central and North-Central Sections
25 27 March
Chair: Shari Kelley,
San Antonio, Texas
1314 March
Chair: Benjamin Surpless,
Little Rock, Arkansas
1213 March
Chair: Michael T. DeAngelis,
Manhattan, Kansas
Joint with North-Central and Rocky Mountain Sections
25 –27 March
Chair: Matthew Kirk,
SE Richmond, Virginia
30–31 March
Chair: David Spears,
Co-chair: Karen Layou,
Knoxville, Tennessee
1213 April
Chair: Colin D. Sumrall,
Auburn, Alabama
Chair: Willis Hames,
Joint with Northeastern Section  
(T) = Tentative

top Section Secretaries

Cordilleran North-Central Northeastern

Rod Metcalf


Nancy Williams


David P. West


Rocky Mountain South-Central Southeastern

Kevin Mahan


Wm. Jay Sims


Blair R. Tormey