- Northeastern Section GSA, Management Board Meeting.
Sat., 21 March, 4-6 p.m.
Open to the public.
- NEGSA 2010 and 2011 Planning Meeting.
Sun., 22 March, noon-1:30 p.m.
The 2010 NEGSA meeting will be a joint meeting with the Southeastern Section of GSA and will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA; contact: Noel Potter, . The 2011 meeting will be a joint meeting with the North-Central Section of GSA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; contact: Patrick Burkhart, . The local committee chairs welcome all those who would like to help plan these two meetings.
- Eastern and New England Sections of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Luncheon and Business Meeting.
Sun., 22 March , noon-1:30 p.m.
- Eastern Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (ES-SEPM) Reception, Business Meeting.
Sun., 22 March, 6:30-8 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Stephen T. Hasiotis, Understanding The Differences Between Continental And Marine Trace Fossils And Their Implications: Ichnology For The 21st Century.
Refreshments will be served.
- Paleontological Society Luncheon and Business Meeting.
Mon., 23 March, noon-1:30 p.m.
Fee: professionals, US$18; students, US$9.
- Water Conference Lunch.
Tues., 24 March, noon-1 p.m.
- Welcoming Reception.
Sat., 21 March, 6-8:30 p.m. Holiday Inn By the Bay.
You are cordially invited to enjoy the hospitality of Portland as you visit with friends and colleagues.
- Plenary Address.
Climate Change: Realities, Surprises, and Opportunities. Paul
Mayewski, Director, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine.
Sunday, 22 March, 5:30 p.m.
- Northeastern Section of GSA Map Blast XI.
Sun., 22 March, 7-9:30 p.m.
First hosted in Portland during the 33rd annual NEGSA meeting, this highly successful and informal session displays newly published, unpublished, or in-progress geologic maps of any sort. All attendees are welcome to bring, post, and discuss past, recent, or planned mapping efforts.
- Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Career Development Breakfast.
Mon., 23 March, 6:30-8 a.m. Fee: professionals, US$14; students, US$9.
This informal networking breakfast provides opportunities for students and professionals in academia, government, and industry to meet and to learn more about AWG. A short presentation on recent changes in AWG management and new award opportunities will be given by one of the current delegates for the northeastern region. Both AWG members and nonmembers are welcome.
- Banquet Address.
Charles Darwin, Geologist, and the Origin of Darwin's
Boulders. Edward B. Evenson, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Monday, 23 March, 8 p.m., New Hampshire-Vermont Rooms.
Open to all.
- Conference Banquet.
Mon., 23 March, 7-8 p.m. All attendees invited.
Cost: professionals, US$37.50; students, US$12.50.
Social Hour 6-7 p.m.; Banquet Address starts at 8 p.m. and open to all.
- Water Conference Lunch
Tues., 24 March, noon-1 p.m., US$7.50.
- Portland Museum of Art.
"The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration in American Culture."
This exhibition takes up the story of Arctic exploration during the heyday of its popularity in the United States, from 1850 to 1910. During this period, over two dozen expeditions entered the Arctic on voyages of discovery or to rescue missing explorers, find a Northwest Passage, and stand at the North Pole. Curated by Michael Robinson, assistant professor of History at Hillyer College, University of Hartford, in collaboration with the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine, the exhibition will feature maps, letters, photographs, books, and other printed materials demonstrating the American fascination with all things Arctic. Show your badge at the door and receive $1 off the price of admission. The museum is closed on Mondays.
- Hockey Fans! Portland Pirate Hockey.
Sat., 21 March, 7 p.m.
It's the Portland Pirates versus the Hershey Bears at the Portland Civic Center. The Civic Center is about a 15-minute walk from the Holiday Inn. The Portland Pirates are a minor hockey league affiliate of the NHL Buffalo Sabres. Tickets range in price from US$9-$20 and are available in advance from Ticketmaster at +1-207-775-3331 or www.ticketmaster.com.
- Tots in Tow?
The Children's Museum of Maine, located at 142 Free Street, is one block from the Holiday Inn. Visit their Web site, childrensmuseumofme.org, or call +1-207-828-1234 for activities and times.
Space application deadline: 1 March 2009
Exhibit Hall hours:
Sun.-Mon., 22-23 March, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Tues., 24 March, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Companies or organizations wishing to sell or display publications, scientific equipment, or other products, services, or public relations materials may rent a display area for the duration of the meeting. The exhibit area will be adjacent to the poster area. Morning and afternoon beverage service will be in the immediate vicinity. The 10-ft × 10-ft booths framed with 8-ft-high rear and 3-ft-high side drapes are US$325 for commercial exhibitors and US$225 for educational, government, and nonprofit organizations. A table, two chairs, and a sign will be provided for each booth. A limited number of unsecured 6 × 4 poster boards will be available for US$125 at the rear of the exhibit area. For information, contact Irwin Novak, , or Linda Pollock, .