GSA Connects 2021: Technical Program Schedule is Online Now

The Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting is 10–13 October

Boulder, CO, USA: The scientific program schedule with abstracts is now online and searchable for GSA Connects 2021, to be held in Portland, Oregon, and online everywhere, 10–13 October. Researchers from top universities, institutions, and agencies will share data, research results, and advance the current state of understanding in the earth sciences.

Members of the media and public information officers from scientific societies, educational institutions, and government agencies are invited to request complimentary press credentials, attend, and report from the meeting on the latest findings in earth-science research. Learn more about media eligibility for complimentary registration.

See media registration details and highlights from the 15 June meeting announcement.

The COVID-19 pandemic is being continuously monitored, and health and safety policies for attendees are updated frequently, but at this writing GSA is planning for a safe, in-person meeting with online options to attend. All participants at the in-person meeting in Portland will be required to provide proof of full vaccination and receive a negative COVID test within 48 hours of traveling to the Connects 2021 meeting.


The GSA technical program integrates thousands of papers from 38 geoscience disciplines into oral and poster sessions, including climate research, hydrologic sciences, paleontology, economic, planetary, structural, and quaternary geology, and mineralogy. There is sure to be something for everyone. Browse the technical program or search in your areas of interest by typing in keywords, an author’s name, or a session title. The online program is listed separately for your convenience.

Other Program Highlights

Presidential Address by GSA President Barbara L. Dutrow, “Minerals Matter: Science, Technology, and Society.”
2021 Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Lecture by Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, “On Soil Erosion and Biogeochemical Cycling of Essential Elements.”
Special session: “Earth to Economy: Accelerating Innovation for Climate Change Solutions.”
Noontime lectures by Katie Stack Morgan on “The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover in Jezero Crater,” and Marek Ranis, Missy Eppes, and José Gámez on “Bringing Art to Your Science and Thus Your Science to the People: Joining Visual Culture and Scientific Evidence.”

Field Trips

Pre- and post-meeting field trips will again complement the meeting and highlight the spectacular geology of the Pacific Northwest.


Media pre-registration by 5 October is encouraged.
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The Geological Society of America (GSA) ( unites a diverse community of geoscientists in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings. Members and friends around the world, from academia, government, and industry, participate in GSA meetings, publications, and programs at all career levels, to foster professional excellence. GSA values and supports inclusion through cooperative research, public dialogue on earth issues, science education, and the application of geoscience in the service of humankind.

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For Immediate Release
31 August 2021
GSA Release No. 21-49

Christa Stratton