2018 GSA Southeastern Section

67th Annual Meeting

Geology at Every Scale

12–13 April | Knoxville, Tennessee

Hilton Knoxville

GSA Strategic Planning Meeting

Thursday, 12 April, 5 – 6 p.m., Rotunda Room, Knoxville Convention Center.
GSA leadership is asking for your input on Strategic Planning. Please come by to share your insights with GSA Past President Claudia Mora and GSA Director of Membership Development Pat Kilner. If you are unable to attend, please pick up a survey from the GSA registration desk. Your opinion matters.


The 2018 Southeastern Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America will be held in the Knoxville Convention center in World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, and situated on the banks of the Tennessee River, Knoxville has a lot to offer visitors. The downtown area offers live music, eclectic shopping, and highly acclaimed cuisine. Learn about the region’s geologic setting and industries, or delve into its rich cultural history, from the first Native Americans to inhabit the Valley and Ridge, through the colonial and civil war periods, at one of the several museums and historic homes within walking distance of the Knoxville Convention Center. Numerous other attractions are within easy driving distance, from the Knoxville Zoo and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to the family-friendly fun of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Hilton Knoxville
Hilton Knoxville
501 West Church Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902, USA


Hilton Knoxville Hotel registration deadline 20 March. The meeting will take place within the Knoxville Convention Center facilities.  The meeting rate (guaranteed until Tues., 20 March) is US$139/night single or double with US$10 extra for third and fourth occupants. To make your reservations, please call the Hilton Knoxville at +1-800-774-1500 and be sure to refer to the meeting code: GSA18. Parking in adjacent lots is about US$10–US$15 per day for self-park.

The Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown also has a few rooms blocked for meeting attendees. Hotel registration deadline: 27 March. The meeting rate (guaranteed until Tues., 27 March) is US$126/night single or double with US$10 extra for third and fourth occupants. To make your reservation, please click on this reservation link and provide your arrival and departure dates: Geological Society of America Regional Meeting Booking Link for the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park, or call +1-800-264-1579 and be sure to refer to the meeting code: GSA. Parking is US$12 for hotel guests, and US$15 for meeting attendees.

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Abstracts Due:
16 January

Early Registration Ends:
5 March

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Program Book


General Chair:
Colin D. Sumrall,

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Linda C. Kah,
Robert D. Hatcher, Jr.,

Field Trip Co-Chairs:
Annette S. Engel,
Robert D. Hatcher, Jr.,

Sponsorships Co-Chairs:
Ed Perfect,
Larry D. McKay,

Exhibits Chair:
Bradley J. Thomson,

Hap McSween,

Student Volunteer Chair:
Christopher M. Fedo,

Meeting Sponsors

We are grateful to those groups recognized below for their generous support!

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Subhorizon Geologic Resources Logo

University of Tennessee Knoxville R&E logo
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