On To the Future

Group Events

GSA welcomes the new cohort of On To the Future (OTF) award recipients. The following events are open to OTF students and mentors.

  • OTF Welcome
    Sat., 21 Oct., 4:30 p.m., WSCC, Atrium Lobby (4th Floor)
  • OTF Group Photo
    Sun., 22 Oct., 6:15 p.m., WSCC, Exhibits Hall, GSA Foundation
  • OTF Gatherings
    Mon.–Wed., 23–25 Oct., 7:30 a.m., WSCC, Atrium Lobby (4th Floor)
  • Diversity and OTF Alumni Reception
    Tues., 24 Oct., 5:30 p.m., Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Willow A

OTF Broadening Participation in the Geosciences through Effective Mentoring and Social Capital Development
*Invite Only*
Wed., 25 Oct., 3–8 p.m., and Thurs., 26 Oct., 8 a.m.–noon, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Ravenna

Open to all

GSA Diversity and On To the Future Alumni Reception

Tuesday, 24 Oct., 5:30-7 p.m., Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Willow A
The GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Committee invites all to attend a reception to share ideas and celebrate diversity with the geoscience community. The 2017 On To the Future awardees will be recognized with a special keynote from the 2017 Bromery Awardee. Appetizers and a cash bar provided.

More Diversity & Inclusion Events

Transform Your Tomorrow

Deadline to apply: 26 May.

Hundreds of students have been provided with funding to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting. Travel awards are available to students from a diversity of backgrounds, and students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. As an OTF awardee, you have special opportunities to be paired with a meeting mentor and attend morning sessions connecting students with key GSA leaders.

Check the OTF website for eligibility guidelines and application information.

Questions? Contact Tahlia Bear.


Volunteer as a Mentor

Make a positive impact by helping an OTF student navigate their first GSA Annual Meeting. Mentors provide real-world information and insight to students and early career professionals. Mentoring opportunities at the GSA Annual Meeting range from one-to-one mentors pairs for the meeting duration, to short-term table mentoring at career-related events.

Since 2013 GSA has supported more than 430 students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to attend its Annual Meetings.

Support from members like you has been instrumental in shaping careers, changing lives, and diversifying our profession. Join us as we look forward to another successful year by mentoring an OTF student at the meeting and/or donating to support a student .