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Earth Science Online: GSA 2020 technical program is live

The Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting: Connects Online, 26-30 October

Geological Society of America

Scientific Meeting Announcement

Boulder, CO, USA: The scientific program schedule with abstracts is now online and searchable for The Geological Society of America's annual meeting, GSA Connects Online 2020, to be held online, 26-30 October, on Eastern Daylight Time. Thousands of researchers from top universities, institutions, and agencies will once again come together to share data, research results, and advance the current state of understanding in the earth sciences.

Originally planned to be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, logistics have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the positive impacts of sharing science remains the same. One obvious silver lining to the online format is that the meeting is more accessible around the world than ever before without the barrier of travel.

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.

Pre-recorded presentations will be available for viewing beginning 19 October to registered meeting participants. GSA has made a substantial investment in a custom online conference platform to enhance attendees' experience with an easy-to-use, secure, and stimulating venue.

See media registration details and highlights from the 4 June meeting announcement.


The GSA technical program integrates 3,000 papers from 38 geoscience disciplines into oral and poster sessions, including climate research, hydrologic sciences, paleontology, economic, planetary, structural, and quaternary geology, mineralogy and much more. 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.

Other Program Highlights include a special focus on Diversity and Ethics in the geosciences, GSA's popular "Feed Your Brain" lunchtime lectures, and a cooking demo with a Montréal chef from the Bar à Vin Liège restaurant.

Field Trips

GSA is offering four pre-meeting virtual field trips at no cost on 22-23 October, to complement the meeting and highlight the geology of Québec. There is no need to pre-register; simply navigate to the field trip webpage on the selected dates and enjoy the field trips safely, from the comfort of your own home.



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The Geological Society of America ( is a scientific society with members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA enhances the professional growth of its members and promotes the geosciences in the service of humankind. GSA encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary, and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geoscience issues, and supports all levels of earth science education.

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