Pasadena City Hall rotunda silhouetted against a sunset
Photo: Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cordilleran Section

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Use this web-based app to view technical sessions, abstracts, and events for this meeting, create a schedule for yourself, locate presenting authors, make notes for yourself, and more.


Angeles National Forest with fog in the valleys at sunrise.
Angeles National Forest is easily accessible from Pasadena. Credit: U.S. Forest Service

Early registration deadline: 20 April

Cancelation deadline: 27 April

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For further information or if you need special accommodations, please contact meeting general chair, Doug Yule,

About Pasadena

Pasadena, California, USA—the Crown City—is one of California’s iconic cities and is centered in a region defined by its geology. The landscape surrounding Pasadena reflects many past phases of geologic activity, all the while it continues to change through the slow motion of faults, the movement of water, the cycle of wind and fire and landslides, and many other processes. Its location affords access to world-famous faults, rugged mountains with an almost two-billion-year geologic history, well-known sedimentary basins with vast petroleum reserves, and legendary earthquakes, landslides, and other geologic hazards. Building on the extraordinary geological features of the surrounding region, we have devised a diverse program reflecting fundamental and applied aspects across earth-science disciplines.


Hotel registration deadline: 20 April 2020

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Westin Pasadena at 191 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, California 91101, USA, which is where the conference will be held. The room rate is US$179 per night plus tax. Make reservations by calling +1-866-837-4181 (toll-free) or the hotel directly at +1-626-304-1403. When booking, please refer to the Cordilleran Section of the Geological Society of America.

Westin Pasadena lobby.
Westin Pasadena
191 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, California, 91101


Meeting General Chair:
Doug Yule,

Technical Program Chair:
Robinson Cecil,

Field Trip Chairs:
Richard Heermance, ; Joshua Schwartz,

Short Course Chair:
Kathie Marsaglia,

Student Volunteers, Exhibits:
Elizabeth Nagy,

Sponsorship Chair:
Doug Yule,

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Abstracts Due:
11 February

Early Registration Ends:
6 April

Hotel Deadline: