Premier Geological Conference: GSA Connects 2022
Geological Society of America returns to Denver — face-to-face with
option for full participation online
Boulder, Colo., USA: Media registration is open now for The Geological
Society of America’s Connects 2022 meeting, to be held 9–12 October 2022 at
the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th Street) in Denver, Colorado, USA.
The organizing committee is pleased to be planning a robust meeting with
face-to-face scientific exchange along with a fully hybrid option that
gives remote attendees full access to participation.
Along with all topical, discipline, and special sessions, GSA will
livestream and record for on-demand viewing all Pardee Keynote Symposia,
the Opening Keynote, Presidential Address & Awards, Noontime Lectures,
Special Lectures, and the Halbouty Distinguished Lecture. GSA will
accommodate live online presentations for those speakers unable to attend
The geologically rich and centrally located Rocky Mountain region is always
a favorite gathering place for geoscientists. A dozen
will explore world-class geologic heritage sites around Denver, PreCambrian
Colorado, Dinosaur Ridge, the geology of Pikes Peak, and more, including an
accessible field experience for persons with disabilities.
General Meeting Co-Chairs, Jeffrey Lee (Colorado School of Mines) and Cal
Barnes (Texas Tech University), along with the entire local organizing
committee, cordially invite members of the media to attend, participate,
and cover science presented at the meeting. The conference will feature new
research, emerging issues, and context and sources on the geoscience that
underpins modern society.
Journalists who cannot cover the meeting in person may select the remote
registration package, with access to live-streamed sessions throughout the
requirements, request complimentary
, and prepare to be welcomed, inspired, and productive.
Pardee Keynote Symposia:
Three Symposia with invited speakers cover topics of broad
interdisciplinary interest, including Geoheritage, the Future of
Environmental and Engineering Geology, recognizing GSA’s Environmental and
Engineering Geology Division’s 75th anniversary, and the significance of
Earth’s Proterozoic-Phanerozoic Transition.
Saturday, 8 Oct., 5–6 p.m.
Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru, Environmental Justice Warrior, Rhodes Scholar, and
Founder of Black Girl Environmentalist, shares her perspectives and
insights on behalf of those most adversely impacted by environmental
● Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony: Incoming GSA President Mark
Little (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) gives his address, “The
Past, Power, and our Future with the Earth,” Sunday, 9 Oct., from
noon to 1:30 p.m.
● The 2022 Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Lecture features Jani Ingram,
Northern Arizona University, on “Environmental Health Investigations on the
Navajo Nation,” Tuesday, 11 Oct., from 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Noontime Lecture Series
from 12:15–1:15 p.m.
● Monday, 10 Oct.: “Culture and Ethics of Geologic Sampling Town Hall,”
with Marjorie A. Chan (University of Utah) and David Mogk (Montana State
● Wednesday, 12 Oct.: “The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover in Jezero
Crater,” with Katie Stack Morgan, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion
Understanding the Cataclysmic January 2022 Eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga
Ha'apai Volcano: The 15 January eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai
Volcano was the most powerful volcanic eruption in the past ~30 years, and
the first of its kind recorded on modern scientific instruments.
Honoring the memory of A. Keith Turner and his areas of specialty,
including computer generated geologic maps, advanced research into
environmental and geologic hazard mitigation, and techniques related to
remote sensing and geologic modeling.
Overviews on the state of development of non-petroleum geologic energy
resources, including geothermal energy and geologic hydrogen resources, as
well as geologic reservoirs and materials that are necessary for essential
alternative-energy infrastructure; identification and development of
subsurface storage capacity for CO2 and energy gasses.
Celebrating the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) at 75 with a theme of
“Implementing a Vision of Sustainability as a Unifying Geoscience
Framework.” Abstracts will honor the broad impact of Dr. Allan Treiman’s
research in planetary geology, including planetary mineralogy and
petrology, meteorites, early histories of planets, terrestrial analogs, and
Technical Program Chair Robinson Cecil (California State University,
Northridge) reports that 173 topical sessions have been organized in
addition to general sessions in 38 geoscience disciplines.
Oral Sessions run Sun. 9 Oct.–Wed., 12 Oct., 8 a.m.–noon and 1:30–5:30 p.m.
There are two poster sessions on display each day from 9 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and
from 2:00–6:00 p.m. with authors present from 11a.m.–1 p.m. and from
for areas of interest by discipline categories or sponsors from the
drop-down menus, or use your browser’s “find” feature to search for
keywords or convener names.
The complete technical program schedule will be available in mid-August
2022, after the abstract submission deadline.
Complete meeting information will be updated regularly on the GSA Connects
** HELPFUL TRAVEL LINKS **
● Lodging: Make hotel reservations early for best selection.
● Explore Denver. The Mile-Hi City has an abundance of attractions,
activities, sightseeing, and tours for visitors to enjoy.
● Read GSA’s Commitment to Health & Safety
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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