Great Falls of the Potomac

2020 GSA Section Meeting

69th Southeastern Section/55th Northeastern Section Joint Annual Meeting

Technical Session, Field Trip, or
Short Course Proposal Form

Proposal Deadline: 1 June 2019
Abstracts Deadline: 10 December 2019

20–22 March | Hyatt Regency Reston | Reston, Virginia


Sediments, Structures, Shores, and Storms: Keeping a Keen Eye on Eastern Geology

We are excited to announce the GSA 2020 Southeastern and Northeastern Joint Section Meeting will be held in Reston, Virginia. A planned community designed for pedestrians, Reston is located outside of Washington, D.C., and is situated at the Fall Zone and the transition from the southern to the central Appalachians. The area is rich with interesting historical, cultural, and geologic attractions: the Great Falls of the Potomac are only 20 minutes from the Meeting, the Smithsonian National Museums are only 40 minutes away, and numerous bistros, restaurants, and shopping on a safe pedestrian mall are just out the door of the Hyatt Regency Reston.
For this Meeting, we are seeking proposals for Technical Sessions, Symposia, Field Trips, Short Courses, and Workshops that encompass the breadth of eastern geology from tectonics of the Appalachian orogen to coastal geology, from groundwater and hydrogeology to landscape evolution, geology and public policy, and much more.

Proposal submissions must include:

  • Title of Session/Field Trip/Short Course
  • Principal Organizer (name, affiliation, and email)
  • Co-organizers (names, affiliations, and emails)
  • Identify proposal as theme session, symposia, field trip, or short course
  • Preference for format (oral or poster) if applicable
  • A short description (50 words or less)

Please submit your proposal electronically using the button above, or email your submissions to the appropriate Chair(s) listed below.


Co-chair: Arthur Merschat,
Co-chair: Patrick Burkhart,
Technical Program Co-chairs: Christopher 'Chuck' Bailey, ; Wendell Barner,
Field Trip Co-chairs: Mark Carter, ; Chris Swezey,
Short Course Co-chairs: Daniel H. Doctor, ; Katie Tamulonis,
Exhibits Chair: Daniel Harris,
Student Chair: Wilma B. Aleman Gonzalez,