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.

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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 Hilton Garden Inn, and the meeting rate is US$109 per night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn should be made by calling +1-785-532-9116, or by going to the special GSA reservation site. Please be sure to mention that you are attending the Geological Society of America conference; and use the group code: GSA.

A block of rooms has also 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.

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Abstracts Due:
4 December 2018

Early Registration Ends:
19 February 2019

Housing Deadline:
4 March 2019

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,