Columbia River Basalts

2019 GSA Cordilleran Section

115th Annual Meeting

15–17 May 2019 | Portland, Oregon USA

Oregon Convention Center


Portland, Oregon, USA—the City of Roses—is located in the heart of one of the most dynamic geologic environments in the West, having been affected by megathrust earthquakes, giant flood-basalt eruptions, catastrophic glacial floods, continuing fluvial and hillslope processes, and human influences on the landscape. Founded along the banks of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, Portland is nestled between the magnificent volcanic arc of the Cascade Range to the east and the Coast Range to the west. Building on the exceptional local and regional geological features of the Cordillera, we have devised a diverse program reflecting fundamental and applied aspects across earth-science disciplines.

Restaurants Near the Oregon Convention Center

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DoubleTree by Hilton
1000 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232


A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton, a few blocks from the Oregon Convention Center, where the conference will be held. The meeting room rate is US$199 per night plus tax. Reservations can be made at Doubletree online. Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly at +1-503-281-6111 or by calling the toll free reservations hotline at +1-800-996-0510. Please refer to our group code, MCS, when booking rooms.


Exhibitors from commercial and nonprofit organizations will be in OCC Exhibit Hall B from Wed., 15 May, to Fri., 17 May, from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. For more information, contact Frank Granshaw, Costs: Commercial organizations: $225; nonprofit organizations: $150.

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5 February
Abstracts Submission

8 April
Early Registration

15 April


Meeting General Chairs

Martin Streck,
Jim O'Connor,

Workshop Chair

Frank Granshaw,

Technical Program Chairs

Matt Brunengo,
Erick Burns,
Anita Grunder,  

Student Volunteers, Exhibits

Frank Granshaw,

Field Trip Chairs

Jason McClaughry,
Clark Niewendorp,
Bob Houston,

Sponsorship Chair

Scott Burns,