A stately red brick building rises from a well-manicured lawn crisscrossed by sidewalks.
William J. Samford Hall, Auburn University. The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

2021 Southeastern Section Meeting

1–2 April | Auburn, Alabama | The Hotel at Auburn University


We are excited to announce that the GSA 2021 Southeastern Section Meeting will return to Auburn, Alabama – where the foothills of the southernmost Appalachians meet the Coastal Plain – in a city and region known for its universities, cultural centers, restaurants and coffee shops, and natural attractions, as well as its proximity to major cities of the southeast. The meeting will be held 1–2 April.

For this meeting, we are seeking proposals for Technical Sessions, Field Trips, and Short Courses. In light of the present circumstances, the meeting is being planned with a hybrid approach to attendance (in-person and virtual) that will allow as many people to participate as possible. Thus, we also encourage submissions for virtual field trips (opening up field trips to anywhere on Earth and beyond (i.e., for planetary geology, etc.), virtual workshops, and/or virtual panel discussions.

Proposal submissions must include:

  • Title of Session/Field Trip/Short Course
  • Principal Organizer (name, affiliation, and email)
  • Co-organizers (names, affiliations, and emails)
  • Preference for format (oral or poster) if applicable
  • A short description (50 words or less)
Please submit your proposal electronically. The proposal deadline is 15 July.

See you in Auburn, Alabama in 2021



Bill Hames,

Technical Program Chair:
Karen McNeal,

Field Trip Co-chairs:
David King,

Sponsorship Chair:
Chuck Savrda,

Exhibits Co-chair:
Laura Bilenker,
Ann Ojeda,

Guest Activities Program Co-Chairs:
Brennan Vanalderwerelt,
Ann Ojeda,

Budget/Finance Chair:
Haibo Zou,

Student Volunteer Chair:
Ashraf Uddin,

Education Programs Co-chairs:
Marilyn Vogel,
Stephanie Rogers,