2018 GSA Southeastern Section

67th Annual Meeting

Geology at Every Scale

12–13 April | Knoxville, Tennessee

Hilton Knoxville


Abstract deadline:16 January 2018


The submission fee is US$18 for students and US$30 for all others. If you cannot submit an abstract online, please contact Heather Clark, +1-303-357-1018, hclark@geosociety.org.


The 2018 Southeastern Sectional meeting of the Geological Society of America will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, and will explore geology at all scales, from isotopes and geomicrobiology to tectonics and other processes on the planetary scale. 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. The University of Tennessee’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences looks forward to hosting all of you in our new facilities.

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


Hotel registration deadline: 20 March

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Knoxville. The meeting will take place within the Knoxville Convention Center facilities. The meeting rate is US$139 per night plus tax for single and double occupancy. To make your reservations, please call the Hilton Knoxville at +1-800-774-1500 and be sure to refer to the meeting code: GSA18.

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Abstracts Due:
16 January

Early Registration Ends:
5 March


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. Thompson

Student Volunteer Chair:
Christopher M. Fedo