The orange glow of streetlights illuminates two bridges over water in an urban area, and a building sits on the banks with blue signage reading Grand Valley State University.
L.V. Eberhard Center, Grand Valley State University. Source: GVSU Media Collective.

2023 North-Central Section Meeting

57th Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section

4–5 May 2023

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

The 57th annual meeting will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA at the L.V. Eberhard Center on the downtown Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University. The city of Grand Rapids is just 36 miles from the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan and is centrally located in the state, just 2.2 hours from Detroit, Michigan (157 miles), 2.5 hours from Chicago, Illinois (125 miles), 2.4 hours from Toledo, Ohio (186 miles), and 4 hours from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (270 miles). Grand Rapids is easy to get to with two nearby international airports; Gerald R. Ford International Airport is 13 miles from downtown Grand Rapids and the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport is just 47 miles to the south. There is also an Amtrak station in downtown Grand Rapids. The Pew Campus and Eberhard Center are situated within walking distance of numerous hotels and restaurants. The city of Grand Rapids itself is home to over 200,000 people and boasts many enticing reasons to visit, including its rich art scene, museums, parks, and of course award-winning craft beer (Grand Rapids holds the title of Beer City, USA!). We encourage you to check out the following web link to learn at bit more:

Call For Proposals

For this meeting, we are seeking proposals for technical sessions, field trips, and short courses. Proposal submissions must include:

  • Title of session/field trip/short course
  • Principal organizer (name, affiliation, and email address)
  • Co-organizers (names, affiliations, and email addresses)
  • Preference for format (oral or poster) if applicable
  • A short description (50 words or less)

Please submit your proposal electronically using the the button below, before the proposal deadline of 1 August 2022.

The submission deadline has passed

GSA meetings are committed to the ideal of scientific discovery, rigor, diversity, and integrity. Please think about broadening your reach with whom you lead a technical session, field trip, or short course by including diversity in all ways - discipline, career progression, and individuals.

Organizing Committee

Meeting Chairs:
Tara Kneeshaw,; Ginny Peterson,
Technical Program Chair:
Kevin Mickus,
Field Trip Chair:
Peter Wampler,
Ed Hansen,
Exhibits Chair
Steve Mattox,
Budget/Finance Chair:
Ginny Peterson,
Sponsorship Cochairs:
Peter Riemersma,
Ian Winkelstern,
Education Programs (K–12) Cochairs:
Caitlin Callahan,
Steve Mattox,