2018 GSA Northeastern Section

53rd Annual Meeting

Mountains to Lakes
18–20 March 2018 • Burlington, Vermont, USA
DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center)


Burlington, Vermont, USA, is a dynamic college town located on the shore of Lake Champlain between the Adirondack Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. Home to wonderful restaurants, boutiques, and microbreweries, Burlington is centrally located to many Vermont attractions, such as the Shelburne Museum, the ECHO science museum, the Ben & Jerry’s Factory, as well as geological sites of interest, such as the Champlain Thrust at Lone Rock Point and the Chazy Reef on Isle la Motte.

Sheraton Burlington Lobby
DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington
870 Williston Road
Burlington, VT, 05403, USA


A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center) in Burlington at US$139 per night single or double, with US$20 extra for the third and fourth occupants. Please make your reservation online, or call +1-802-865-6600 (Hotel Direct Line) or +1-800-774-1500 (Hilton Worldwide) and be sure to mention the group code of NEG. This convention rate is guaranteed until Friday, 23 Feb. Parking is included.

Complimentary shuttles between the airport to hotel and late afternoon shuttle from hotel and bars/restaurants downtown on Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings, 6–9 p.m.

Meeting Sponsors

We are grateful to those groups recognized below for their generous support!

Penn Master of Science in Applied Geosciences
Waite - Heinde
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Rock of Ages
Fitzgerald Environmental logo
Lincoln Applied Geology logo
Carrara logo
Magic Hat logo
NRC logo

Isle La Motte Preservation Trust

Roger B. Thompson Jr.

Chevalier Drilling logo


General Co-chairs:
Andrea Lini
Charlotte Mehrtens

Dave West

Sponsorship chair:
Craig Heindel

Technical Program Co-chairs:
George Springston
Jon Kim

Workshops Co-Chairs:
Larry Becker
Dave Franzi

Plenary Speaker Chair:
Tony Fowler

Student Volunteer Chair:
Dave West

Exhibits Chair:
Andrea Lini