Turtle Creek State Park

2019 Joint Section Meeting

Source to Sink across the Midcontinent: Geosciences from the Rockies to the Gulf

25–27 March, Manhattan, Kansas

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan & Manhattan Conference Center

South-Central: 53rd Meeting

Chair: Matthew Kirk

North-Central: 53rd Meeting

Chair: Tina Niemi

Rocky Mountain: 71st Meeting

Chair: Shannon Mahan


Thriving as a lively, college environment in the Flint Hills, Manhattan, Kansas, USA, is home to delectable dining destinations, a vibrant nightlife, and exciting outdoor adventures. Take a short walk from the conference venue to explore downtown shops and restaurants or learn about the local history and ecology at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Borrow a bike from the local bike share program and cruise along the Kansas River on the Linear Park Trail. Whether you want to explore some of the last remnants of native tallgrass prairie, poke around in the Permian bedrock, or soar through the trees on zipline, Manhattan is a great starting point for a wide-range of adventures. We have assembled an exciting and diverse program for this first-of-its-kind triple region meeting and look forward to seeing you in Manhattan.

hotel lobby
Hilton Garden Inn
410 South 3rd Street
Manhattan, Kansas 66502, USA


Hotel registration deadline: 4 March 2019

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairfield Inn, 300 Colorado St, Manhattan, Kansas, USA. The meeting rate is US$109 per night plus tax. Reservations should be made by calling the Fairfield Inn at +1-785-539-2400 (toll free). Please be sure to mention you are attending this meeting.

The Hilton Garden Inn has sold out of the meeting rate rooms, but there are still rooms available at a slightly higher rate starting at US$197 per night plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling +1-785-532-9116.


We are grateful to the several entities and individuals who made substantial contributions to help underwrite the costs of the meeting.

GSI Engineering
Kansas State University—College of Arts and Sciences
Kansas State University Foundation
Kansas State University—Office of the Vice President for Research
University of Texas at Arlington—Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Organizing Committee South-Central North-Central Rocky Mountain
Organizing Chairs Matt Kirk
Tina Niemi
Shannon Mahan
Technical Program Chairs Joel Spencer
Alison Graettinger
Shari Kelley
Field Trip Chairs Susan Stover,
Rex Buchanan,
Sponsorship Chairs Saugata Datta
JJ Lee
Thomas Williams
Student Volunteer Chair Aida Farough,
Exhibits Chair Matt Brueseke,
Graphics Chair Alexandria Richard,