2025 Joint Northeastern and North-Central Section Meeting

60th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section
59th Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section

27–30 March 2025

Bayfront Convention Center
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

Welcome Reception 27 March 2025. Technical program starts 28 March 2025.

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About the Meeting

GSA IS GOING TO ROCK ERIE! The Northeastern and North-Central Sections are proud to host you at the magnificent Bayfront Landing campus, featuring two waterfront hotels and a spectacular convention center, 27-30 March 2025. The harbor, visible all around, is bounded by Presque Isle State Park, a sand bar more than ten miles long sporting dynamic beaches, a palustrian plain, and a colorful history epitomized by Captain Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory at the Battle for Lake Erie. The geologic story includes evidence for a cascade of glaciations, treacherous beach cliffs, maritime terraces, and captivating paleontology in the underlying Paleozoic stratigraphy. Numerous field trips will explore these nearby features, including the engineering efforts to manage their associated hazards. Overprint this enchanting natural setting with bistros, eateries, and entertainment venues within walking distance, and your visit will surely be memorable. Be sure to bring your parka and ski pants to enjoy a toasty walk upon the beaches, as the frigid winter winds will have imparted a chill into the sea!


Bayfront Landing Convention Center and Beyond
The Bayfront Convention Center (Bayfront) is an outstanding venue! We are the only client under roof and all facilities lie at our directive. Bayfront anchors a shorefront redevelopment zone that includes both a Courtyard and Sheraton Hotel and sparkling meeting spaces sporting maritime views all around. All of the building face Erie Bay of Lake Erie and the spit of Presque Isle State Park, lodged upon a Wisconsinan recessional end moraine of the Laurentide Ice Sheet.

Local Committee

Northeastern Section: Patrick Burkhart, patrick.burkhart@sru.edu
North-Central Section: Eung Seok Lee, leee1@ohio.edu
Sponsorship Chair
Patrick Burkhart, patrick.burkhart@sru.edu
Technical Program
Wendell Barner, wendell.barner@gmail.com
Daniel Harris, harris_d@calu.edu
Field Trips
Eric Straffin, estraffin@pennwest.edu