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Two opportunities for funding to attend IGC in Delhi, India (March 2020)

At our most recent meeting, Ester Sztein noted two funding opportunities for young geoscientists who are keen to travel to Delhi for the 36th International Geological Congress next year.

  1. “GEOHOST” from the National Academy of Science
  2. IGC travel grants from a consortium of institutions including the Geological Society of America, the Geological Society of America Foundation, and the U.S. National Committee for Geological Sciences

Please share with those who are eligible.

AAPG Eastern Section meeting in Columbus, Ohio

Registration is open for the Eastern Section AAPG 2019 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held in Columbus, Ohio, October 12-16, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus – Worthington (
There are over 100 talks and posters that will be presented in the following sessions:
  • Hydrocarbon Exploration and Development from Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Utilizing Technology in Modern Exploration and Production
  • Horizontal Wells: Design, Drilling, Completion, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Production Techniques
  • Reservoir Characterization, Case Studies/Histories
  • Recent Advances and Case Studies in Enhanced Recovery of Oil and Gas
  • Conventional Petroleum Exploration and Production in the Eastern USA
  • Energy Sustainability and the Environment
  • Regional Geology of the Eastern USA
  • Environmental Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing, Wastewater Disposal, and Minerals Extraction
  • Historical Perspectives on Energy Development in the Eastern USA
In addition, there are three pre-meeting field trips, two short courses, two luncheons, and the Student Job Expo.
Early Bird Registration deadline is September 30th.
GSW is an AAPG affiliate society.

GSA NE/SE meeting in Reston, March 2020: Call for proposals

GSA 2020 Southeastern/Northeastern Joint Section Meeting

Hyatt Regency Reston

20–22 March 2020 • Reston, Virginia, USA


Deadline: 1 June 2019

We are excited to announce the GSA 2020 Southeastern and Northeastern Joint Section Meeting will be held in Reston, Virginia, USA. A planned community designed for pedestrians, Reston is located outside of Washington, D.C., and is situated at the Fall Zone and the transition from the southern to the central Appalachians. The area is rich with interesting historical, cultural, and geologic attractions: the Great Falls of the Potomac are only 20 minutes from the Meeting, the Smithsonian National Museums are only 40 minutes away, and numerous bistros, restaurants, and shopping on a safe pedestrian mall are just out the door of the Hyatt Regency Reston.

For this Meeting, we are seeking proposals for Technical Sessions, Symposia, Field Trips, Short Courses, and Workshops that encompass the breadth of eastern geology from tectonics of the Appalachian orogen to coastal geology, from groundwater and hydrogeology to landscape evolution, geology and public policy, and much more.

Proposal submissions must include:

  • Title of Session/Field Trip/Short Course/Workshop
  • Principal organizer (name, affiliation, and email)
  • Co-organizers (names, affiliations, and emails), if applicable
  • Identification of proposal as Theme Session, Symposium, Field Trip, Short Course, or Workshop
  • Preference for format (oral or poster), if applicable
  • Short description (50 words or fewer)

Please submit your proposal electronically, or email your submissions to the appropriate Chair(s) listed below.

Thank you for your ideas; we look forward to seeing you in Reston in 2020.

Meeting Committee:

General Meeting Co-Chairs and Sponsorship: Arthur Merschat; Patrick Burkhart

Technical Program Co-Chairs: Chuck Bailey; Wendell Barner

Field Trip Co-Chairs: Mark Carter; Chris Swezey

Short Course and Workshop Co-Chairs: Dan Doctor; Katie Tamulonis

Exhibits Chair: Daniel Harris

Student Chair: Wilma Aleman Gonzalez