A fountain shoots water into the air over a lake with a sailboat in the background and grasses in the foreground.
A lake in Reston, Virginia.

2023 Joint Southeastern & Northeastern Section Meeting

72nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section
58th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section

17–19 March 2023

Reston, Virginia, USA

About Reston

A decorative fountain flows in a town square with limestone buildings surrounding it.

The joint meeting of GSA’s Southeastern and Northeastern Sections will be held in Reston, Virginia, USA. Reston is a modern, planned community located in northern Virginia. The numerous historic and cultural attractions of Washington, D.C., are just a short distance away and ready to be explored. A mix of bistros, restaurants, and shopping on an extensive pedestrian mall are just out the door of the Hyatt Regency Reston, the conference venue. Situated at the Fall Zone and the transition from the southern to the central and northern Appalachians, Reston provides a unique vantage point to examine all aspects of eastern geology. We have developed a robust and diverse technical program that links together the geology of the southeastern and northeastern U.S., a program that ranges from the crust to mantle, data to policy, mountains to coastal processes, and paleontology to energy. We invite you to join us for a field trip across D.C. or the Appalachian orogen, a workshop on applied micropaleontology or making geologic videos, and a broad scope of technical sessions and symposia that will help us keep a keen eye on eastern geology.

Call For Proposals

For this meeting, we are seeking proposals for technical sessions, field trips, and short courses. Proposal submissions must include:

  • Title of session/field trip/short course
  • Principal organizer (name, affiliation, and email address)
  • Co-organizers (names, affiliations, and email addresses)
  • Preference for format (oral or poster) if applicable
  • A short description (50 words or less)

Please submit your proposal electronically using the the button below, before the proposal deadline of 15 June 2022.

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GSA meetings are committed to the ideal of scientific discovery, rigor, diversity, and integrity. Please think about broadening your reach with whom you lead a technical session, field trip, or short course by including diversity in all ways - discipline, career progression, and individuals.


General Co-chairs:
Arthur Merschat, ; Patrick Burkhart,

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Chuck Bailey, ; Wendell Barner,

Field Trip Co-Chairs:
Jean Self-Trail, ; Laurel Bybell,

Sponsorships Chair:
Patrick Burkhart,

Short Course Co-Chairs:
Daniel H. Doctor, Katie Tamulonis,

Exhibits Chair:
Daniel Harris,

Patrick Burkhart,

Student Volunteer Chair:
Michael H. Trippi,