Glacial striations on mid-continent rift basalts along the shores of Lake Superior.
Early registration deadline: 20 April
Cancellation deadline: 27 April
For further information or if you need special accommodations, please contact
the general chair, Karen Gran, email@example.com.
We are excited to bring the GSA 2020 North-Central Section Annual Meeting up north to Duluth, Minnesota, USA.
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, within walking distance of the thriving
Canal Park district and downtown Duluth. Field trip opportunities let you explore a range of geologic
history: step back into the Precambrian to the Duluth complex or Mesabi Iron Range, trek up to the Gunflint
Trail to see ejecta from the Sudbury impact, explore Quaternary history recorded in proglacial lake
deposits, investigate modern processes ranging from landslides to peatlands to environmental remediation, or
learn more about the depths of Lake Superior onboard the Research Vessel Blue Heron. Come north for
a geologic adventure!
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. On weekends, bus
route 5 services the airport. 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, Landline airport
bus, and the Jefferson
Hotel registration deadline: 27 April
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Canal Park Lodge (+1-218-279-6000), which is a few blocks from the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
(DECC), where the meeting will be held, for US$119/room, and at the Holiday Inn & Suites (+1-218-722-1202) in downtown Duluth for US$114/room. The
Holiday Inn is connected to the DECC via the downtown skyway system. Please call hotels directly and
reference the group code of NCGSA20 when reserving a room. Dormitory rooms are also available at the
University of Minnesota Duluth and can be reserved online. Get more information and make reservations. UMD is a
10-minute drive or 30-minute bus ride (DTA) from the DECC.
Canal Park Lodge