2020 Joint Section Meeting

Special Events

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Kasey White, Geological Society of America, kwhite@geosociety.org.

8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, Virginia, Hotel Lobby
If you would like to attend this event but do not plan to register for the meeting, please call Audrey Heun at (303) 357-1008 or William Cox at (303) 357-1013. A $40 Field Trip, Short Course, or Special Event only fee will apply.

Description: Participants will experience how geoscience influences, and is influenced by, federal public policy. Participants will travel to Washington, D.C., for a day of meetings on Capitol Hill with key congressional staff, agency representatives, and leaders in the science policy community to learn how policy decisions are made and how geoscientists can most effectively become involved in the policy-making process.

Icon indicating an expanding panel. Map and Art Blast

21 March, 7–9 p.m.

Description: Building upon the longstanding tradition of hanging draft maps, ongoing investigations, and recently published maps in the poster hall, we now seek artistic creations. Please share your recent efforts for discussion. Art lifts science! Cash bar and free pizza!

Contact Arthur Merschat, amerschat@usgs.gov, to reserve a spot for the 1:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. tour.

Description: Visit the USGS Headquarters in Reston, VA, and tour research laboratories in the J.W. Powell Building. The tour will visit labs that focus on Everglades restoration, Holocene climate change/land use change, and microbial impacts on the environment. Tours will be at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and will have a minimum of 5 and maximum of 25 participants. A self-guided tour of the building and grounds is available during regular operating hours of the J.W. Powell Building, but access to the labs will not be available.

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Abstracts Due:
10 December

Early Registration Ends:
18 February

Hotel Deadline:
26 February