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Pardee Keynote Symposium:
Sunday, 22 October, 2-5:30 p.m., Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), Ballroom 6A
Monday, 23 October, noon-1:30 p.m., WSCC, Ballroom 6B
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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.
Tuesday, 7:15-10 p.m., Palomino Restaurant, 1420 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington.
For the first time GSA will offer CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) services for all Pardee Keynote Sessions in Ballroom 6A throughout the week, as well as the following four events (which will also be live-streamed):
- GSA Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony
WSCC, Sunday, 22 Oct., noon-1:30 p.m.
GSA President Isabel Montañez will give her Presidential Address, titled, “Mind the Gap”: GSA’s Role in an Evolving Global Society. Top awards will be presented to luminaries in the field.
- Feed Your Brain: Lunchtime Enlightenment
Each day, WSCC, 23-25 Oct., 12:15-1:15 p.m.
- Monday: Award-winning author, David B. Williams, speaks on, "The Protean City: Reshaping the Seattle Landscape."
- Tuesday: John (Jack) Shroder, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha and 2017 Halbouty lecturer, speaks on, "Afghanistan Resources: Rapacious Extraction, Ruined Environments, and Chaos Continuation?"
- Wednesday: Laurance Donnelly, Chair, International Union of Geological Sciences, Initiative on Forensic Geology, speaks on, "Forensic Geology: The Applications of Geology to Police and Law Enforcement."
A "self-care" room for attendees' comfort and convenience is available for personal needs during the meeting. Waterfall Suite, Atrium Lobby (check for details with GSA Registration Staff).
GSA is continuing its 10+ year tradition of providing childcare options for families onsite, and will be adding a Junior Geologist option for children accompanying parents to the meeting. Find out more onsite at Registration or the Annual Meeting Office, WSCC Room 401.