Texas longhorns at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Photo by Visit Forth Worth

South-Central Section

Coronavirus Information

We are currently planning to continue with this meeting as scheduled.

The health and safety of our members and event attendees are always our highest priorities. For this reason, GSA is monitoring the current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and what steps should be taken moving forward.

If the status of this meeting changes, this site will be updated, and registered attendees will be notified by email. Visit the registration page for refund information.

What You Can Do


View the Meeting Program

Use this web-based app to view technical sessions, abstracts, and events for this meeting, create a schedule for yourself, locate presenting authors, make notes for yourself, and more.


Austin chalk in Desoto
Austin chalk in Desoto. Photo courtesy of Dr. Richard Denne.

Early registration deadline: 3 February

Cancellation deadline: 10 February

Register   Secure

For further information or if you need special accommodations, please contact one of the meeting co-chairs, Omar Harvey, omar.harvey@tcu.edu, and Arne Winguth, awinguth@uta.edu.

About Fort Worth

As America’s 13th-largest city, Fort Worth, is the Texas you want. Visitors can experience the city’s vibrant western heritage in the Stockyards National Historic District—complete with the world’s only year-round rodeo, authentic saloons, and the world’s largest honky-tonk. The renowned cultural district, less than four miles away, is a haven for art enthusiasts and home to five internationally recognized museums plus the emerging art-filled Foundry District. Premier shopping, dining, and live entertainment continue in downtown Fort Worth, with more upscale finds at the new Shops at Clearfork. The Trinity River also provides outdoor activities like canoe and kayak tours, stand-up paddling, and 70+ miles of uninterrupted trails.


Hotel registration deadline: Extended to 21 February

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel at 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, USA, at a special meeting rate of US$209 per night plus tax. Reservations should be made online or by calling Omni Reservations at +1-800-THE-OMNI (toll free) and referencing the group name “Geological Society of America.”

Omni Fort Worth Hotel lobby
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76102

Meeting Sponsors

We are grateful to the faculty and staff of the TCU College of Science & Engineering for their contributions to help make this conference possible in Fort Worth. We also thank the University of Texas Arlington in support of the meeting. Poster boards have been generously provided by TCU.

TCU College of Science & Engineering.
University of Texas Arlington.


Omar Harvey, ; Arne Winguth,

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Cheyenne Xie, ; Arne Winguth,

Student Volunteer Chair:
Helge Alsleben,

Sponsorship Chair:
Richard Denne,

Field Trip Co-Chairs:
Richard Hanson, ; Helge Alsleben,

Judging Coordinator:
John Holbrook,

Exhibits Chair:
Majie Fan,

Budget/Finance Chair:
Omar Harvey,

Education Program (K–12) Chair:
Arne Winguth,

Media Chair:
Bob Stern,

Meeting Secretary:
Cornelia Winguth,

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Abstracts Due:
3 December

Early Registration Ends:
3 February

Hotel Deadline:
17 February