2017 GSA Southeastern Section Meeting



Rockin’ the Fall Zone

Richmond, Virginia • 30–31 March 2017
Omni Richmond Hotel

Strategically located on the Fall Zone, Richmond sits where the James River dramatically cascades over the Petersburg Granite at the eastern edge of the Piedmont to the sedimentary strata of the Coastal Plain. The Class IV rapids running through the city’s downtown area, and visible from walking trails along Belle Isle, are recognized as the best urban whitewater in America. As a former capital of the Confederacy, opportunities abound for history buffs, including the Civil War Visitor Center and historic battlefields. Richmond also has a vibrant arts and music scene, a growing microbrewery industry, and is home to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, named one of the best botanical gardens in the country. With either a stroll around town, or a short drive to the mountains or coast, Richmond is ideally located to explore the geologic diversity of the southeast.

Technical Sessions will all be held at the Omni Richmond Hotel.

Exhibitor/Sponsor Flyer

Exhibits and Sponsorship

Exhibitors and sponsors are  invited to participate in this meeting. Please download the Opportunities Brochure for information.



We are grateful to those groups recognized below for their generous support! Please, thank them when you meet them.

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy Logo College of William & Mary Logo James Madison University Logo
Martin Marietta Logo The University of Tennessee Knoxville Logo Springer Nature logo

2017 Committee

Committee Co-Chairs:
David Spears
Karen Layou

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Mark Carter
Beth McClellan

Field Trip Co-Chairs:
Chuck Bailey
Shelley Jaye

Exhibits Chair:
Chee Saunders

Student Volunteer Chair:
Lynsey LeMay

Sponsorship Co-Chairs:
Matt Heller
Steve Leslie