2017 GSA Cordilleran Section

113th Annual Meeting

The Geoscience Hotspot

23–25 May 2017 • Honolulu, Hawai‘i USA
Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

We are excited to announce that the 2017 Cordilleran Section Meeting will be held at the stunning Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu. The technical program includes 34 Topical Sessions and Symposia, complemented by six Science and Education Short Courses and Workshops, and 11 Field Trips on the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i. Short courses, workshops, and field trips will occur both before and after the technical sessions.

Other special events include student mentoring programs and career workshops that will offer exceptional opportunities for networking. The meeting venue is steps away from Waikīkī and your gateway to national monuments and the stunning mountains, gardens, parks, and warm waters of the tropical Pacific. E komo mai (welcome) to you and your family to our tropical paradise!


Hawai‘i is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and Honolulu, on the island of O‘ahu, is known worldwide as a premier visitor destination. Honolulu is famous for its Aloha Spirit, multicultural mix, surfing, Waikīkī beach, and glorious weather. A broad range of restaurant cuisines is within easy walking distance of the convention center and the Ala Moana Hotel. Other local attractions include Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay (voted the best beach in the United States for 2016), Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial, the Waikīkī Aquarium, and the Bishop Museum. Discover more.


Convention Center and Ala Moana Hotel
Convention Center and Ala Moana Hotel


Hotel reservation deadline: 1 May 2017

A limited amount of rooms are available with in a two-minute walk from the Convention Center. This block of rooms has been reserved at the Ala Moana Hotel (410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA).

GSA Meeting Rates:
US$165 single or double (Kona Tower, queen bed only) and
US$185 single or double with balcony (Waikiki Tower, one king bed or two double beds).
Triple (US$235) and quad (US$285) rooms are available in the Waikiki Tower utilizing existing bedding, but no rollaway beds.
Rates are per night plus 13.962% tax.

Amenities include restaurants, oudoor pool, fitness center, Starbucks, business center, and free Wi-Fi. Parking: US$20/night for self-parking; $25/night valet.

Make your reservations online, or call +1-800-367-6025 and reference the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Cordilleran Section of GSA. Neighbor islands: Call +1-800-446-8990.

United AirlinesUnited Airlines has partnered with 2017 Cordilleran GSA Section meeting to offer a discount of up to 10% on your travel to this meeting. Enter ZY5F788570 in the offer code box when searching for your flights. This discount is good for the period of 15–31 May 2017.


Craig R. Glenn

Steve Martel
Ralph Moberly

Technical Session Co-Chairs
Henrietta Dulai
Greg Moore
Brian Popp

Field Trips Co-Chairs
Scott Rowland
Bruce Houghton

Steve Martel

Garrett Ito

Student Volunteer Chair
Robert Dunn


Please review our Sponsorship Form.
Contact Elise Wernhoff for more information.