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2020 North-Central Section Meeting

Technical Session, Field Trip, or
Short Course Proposal Form

Proposal Deadline: 1 August 2019
Abstracts Deadline: 18 February 2020

54th Annual Meeting

18–19 May 2020 | Duluth Entertainment Convention Center | Duluth, Minnesota

Park Point beach by Karen Gran


We are excited to bring the GSA 2020 North-Central Section Annual Meeting up north to Duluth, Minnesota. Perched on the western tip of Lake Superior, Duluth offers unparalleled beauty and natural amenities. The meeting will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), within walking distance of Canal Park and downtown Duluth. Geologic highlights range from the Precambrian Duluth Complex and Midcontinent Rift rocks to Lake Superior with its coastal dunes and seacliffs. Come north for a geologic adventure!
We are now accepting proposals for technical sessions, field trips, and short courses. Deadline: 1 August 2019

Gooseberry by Andy Breckenridge


Housing Deadline: 27 April 2020
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Canal Park Lodge (218-279-6000), which is a few blocks from the DECC where the meeting will be held, for $119/room, and at the Holiday Inn & Suites (218-722-1202) in downtown Duluth for $114/room. The Holiday Inn is connected to the DECC via the downtown skyway system. Please reference the group code of NCGSA20 when reserving a room.
We are working with the University of Minnesota Duluth to reserve a block of dorm rooms for attendees at the conference. More information will be available by mid-summer, please check back then.

Banded Iron Formation by Andy Breckenridge


Duluth is home to the Duluth International Airport (DLH), serviced by United, Delta, and American Airlines. The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) connects the airport to the downtown transit station via bus route 8 on weekdays, and bus route 5 on weekends. Several hotels, including the Holiday Inn Downtown, offer an airport shuttle. Duluth is also serviced by taxis, Uber, and Lyft.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is a 2.5–3 hour drive from Duluth. Ground transportation between Duluth and MSP is available through the Groome Transportation shuttle service and the Jefferson Lines bus.

Local Committee

Chair: Amy Myrbo,
Vice-Chairs: Karen Gran, ; Harry Jol,
Technical Program Chair: Chad Wittkop,
Field Trip Chair: Carrie Jennings,
Sponsorship Chair: Rolf Weberg,
Exhibits Chair: Erik Brown,
Student Programs/Student Volunteer Chair: Juk Bhattacharyya,
Treasurer: Doug Ricketts,
Short Course Chair: Josh Feinberg,