2018 GSA Southeastern Section

67th Annual Meeting

Geology at Every Scale

12–13 April | Knoxville, Tennessee

Hilton Knoxville


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


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 (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.

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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,

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

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