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Pivotal earth science in Vancouver, BC, October 19-22, 2014

Media registration now open

Geological Society of America

Boulder, CO, USA - Media registration is open for The Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting & Exposition. The meeting will be held on 19 to 22 October 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Geoscientists from around the world, representing more than 40 disciplines, will present new findings that enlarge the body of geoscience knowledge and define directions for future study.

Invited speakers in five Pardee Keynote Symposia will address earthquake hazards in the Cascadia subduction zone; mechanisms at play during Earth's major mass extinction events; energy development as it relates to groundwater resources; the modern legacy of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet; and the key role of the mineral apatite in bio-systems.

247 topical sessions promise unparalleled access to the thought-leaders that are shaping earth sciences today.

Representatives of the media and public information officers from universities, government agencies, and research institutions are cordially invited to attend and participate in technical sessions, field trips, the exhibit hall, and other special events. Eligible media personnel receive complimentary meeting registration and are invited to use GSA's newsroom facilities while covering the meeting. Journalists and PIOs must pay for any short courses or field trips in which they wish to participate.

Review media eligibility requirements.

Request media registration code at the email address above. Please provide your name, affiliation, and purpose for coming to the meeting.

Complete meeting information will be updated regularly on the meeting website at

Oral Sessions run Sun.-Wed., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Poster Sessions will be on display 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sun., and 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Mon.-Wed. Authors will be present from 3-5 p.m. on Sun, and 5-6:30 p.m. on Mon.-Wed. during the afternoon beer reception in the poster hall.

Technical Program

Search the 247 topical sessions 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.

Complete technical program information will be available in early August 2014 after the abstract submission deadline.

Field Trips before, during, and after the meeting explore areas of geologic interest. These trips are a unique feature of GSA meetings. Information is online at


Contact Christa Stratton at the address above for more information or assistance with media registration.


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