All speakers must pay the registration fee to speak and attend the Annual Meeting.
All sessions will take place either at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) or The Conference Center (TCC).

Note: GSA does not sell or release our meeting attendee lists.  If you receive an email requesting to purchase a GSA attendee list, please know that it is not a legitimate offer.

Member * Nonmember
Early Standard Early Standard
Professional - Full Meeting $410 $495 $595 $680
Professional - 1 Day $250 $290 $355 $430
Professional >70 - Full Meeting $290 $375 These categories are only available for GSA Members. Register as a Professional Non-Member or join GSA.
Professional >70 - 1 Day $190 $215
Early Career Professional - Full Meeting $260 $330
Early Career Professional - 1 Day $160 $195
Student - Full Meeting $130 $165 $185 $220
Student - 1 Day $85 $99 $120 $140
High-school student $50 $50 $50 $50
K–12 professional, full meeting $60 $70 $60 $70
Field Trip or Short Course only $40 $40 $40 $40
Guest or spouse † $90 $99 $90 $99
Low income country § 50% 50%
All fees in U.S. dollars Get member pricing — RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

* Member fee applies to any current Professional, Student, or Early Career Professional (ECP) GSA or Associated Society member. ECP member is defined as a graduate with a degree in geology or related science with terminal (highest) degree within the past five years, and not planning to re-enter an academic program. Discount does not apply to guest registrants.

† The guest or spouse registration fee is for non-geologists accompanying professional or student meeting registrants. This fee does not include access to technical sessions. Any guest wishing to see a specific presentation should go to the on-site registration desk to request a special pass.

§ Participants from countries classified as “Low or Lower Middle Income Economies” by the World Bank need only pay 50% of the category fee for full meeting or one day registration. Online registration is not available for “Low or Lower Middle Income Economy” registrants. Please fill out a hardcopy version of the registration form and mail it to GSA, PO Box 9140, 3300 Penrose Place, Boulder CO. 80301-9140, USA.

If you prefer, you may download the paper form PDF and bring it with you to on-site registration..

On-Site Registration Hours

Accommodation and Services

GSA is committed to providing universal access to our meeting. We can help with dietary and special needs, child care, self care.

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We support Respectful Inclusive Scientific Events and are committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all participants. We expect all meeting participants to abide by the GSA Events Code of Conduct Policy in all venues at our meetings, including ancillary events, field trips and official and unofficial social gatherings.

Don’t forget to…

Print Receipt

Register for tours, special events, field trips, and courses; Purchase your tickets and/or register in advance for special events; Bring a copy of your meeting confirmation with you; Make your hotel reservation; and Book your travel.

On-Site Registration

On-Site Registration Hours
Sat 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sun 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Mon, Tue, Wed 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Washington State Convention Center, Hall 4C

  • Badges are required for access to all activities beginning Sat., 21 Oct.
  • Check in at the Registration Desk to purchase tickets for Local Tours, Special Events, and Ticketed Functions.
  • Show Your Badge
    GSA cannot provide refunds for on-site registration or ticketed/special event sales.
  • Please return your badge to the registration desk to be recycled.

Events Requiring Tickets/Advance Registration

Several GSA Divisions and Associated Societies will hold breakfasts, lunches, receptions, and awards presentations that require a ticket and/or advance registration. View complete list of ticketed events. Ticketed events are open to everyone, and tickets can be purchased in advance when you register or at the on-site registration desk up to 48 hours prior to the event. If you are not attending the meeting but would like to purchase a ticket to one of these events, please contact the GSA Meetings Department.

Media Registration

Complimentary meeting registration is available to journalists from bona fide news organizations and to public information officers (PIOs) from geoscience-related organizations. Media registration provides access to all scientific sessions, the exhibition area, and the newsroom. Go here for information about eligibility and request media credentials.

Childcare by KiddieCorp

Click for details and how to register.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

The Annual Meeting offers an excellent opportunity to earn CEUs toward your general continuing education requirements for your employer or K–12 school. Credits are available for technical sessions, short courses, and field trips. Ten contact hours are required for one CEU; for example, one day (8 hours) of technical sessions = 0.8 CEUs. After the meeting, a link will be posted on the meeting home page, which will allow you to download your CEU certificate.

Student Members:

Volunteer BEFORE
you register

Note: The Student Volunteer program is full and is now closed for new sign-ups. 

Student Travel Fund

Interested in helping students participate in the meeting?
Donate to the Student Travel Fund on your registration! Every year, a large percentage of students apply for travel grants but do not receive an award due to a limited number of funds. You can help increase the number of students helped by donating as little as US$10 via your registration form. 100% of the monies collected go to students.


GSA Sections, Divisions, and Associated Societies offer funding to help defray your costs for registration, field trips, travel, etc. Note: Eligibility criteria and deadline dates vary by grant. For meeting attendees who reside outside of North America, check the International Travel Grant webpage (deadline to apply: 7 July).

Keeping it Green

We are proud to host our event at the Washington State Convention Center, where they are committed to sustainability for the operation of their building and events. Learn more.