Register for GSA 2019

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Registration Fees

Save money by becoming a member first — the cost of membership plus registration is less than nonmember registration alone.

  Member * Nonmember
  Early Standard Early Standard
Professional – Full Meeting $430 $510 $625 $700
Professional – One Day $265 $305 $370 $445
Professional 70+ – Full Meeting $305 $390 These categories are only available for Members. Register as a Professional Nonmember or join GSA.
Professional 70+ – One Day $205 $230
Early Career Professional – Full Meeting $270 $340
Early Career Professional – One Day $165 $199
Student – Full Meeting $145 $180 $200 $235
Student – One Day $100 $115 $135 $155
High School Student $50 $50 $50 $50
K–12 Professional $65 $75 $65 $75
Field Trip or Short Course Only $45 $45 $45 $45
Guest or spouse ** $100 $110 $100 $110
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 printable version of the registration form and mail it to GSA, P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301-9140, USA.

Carbon Offsets for Conference Attendees

To help conference attendees who are committed to making the GSA Annual Meeting a sustainable event, the Geological Society of America will offer to conference attendees the option to purchase carbon offset credits for their travel to/from Phoenix. Learn more about our carbon offset program.

Conference registration offers these round trip options:

Carbon offset (air/auto travel within the U.S.) $4.00
Carbon offset (air travel from Canada or Central America) $6.00
Carbon offset (air travel from South America) $12.00
Carbon offset (air travel from U.K., Europe or Africa) $20.00
Carbon offset (air travel from Australia or Asia) $30.00

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 (see the meeting website for a complete list). Ticketed events are open to everyone, and tickets can be purchased in advance when you register. 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 at

Don’t forget to…

  • Register for local tours, special events, field trips, and short courses;
  • Bring a copy of your meeting confirmation with you;
  • STUDENTS: Be sure to apply for the travel grant program by 19 August;
  • Make your hotel reservation;
  • Book your travel; and

Justification Letter

Need to convince a supervisor that GSA 2019 is worth it? Use the justification letter template that outlines the importance of attending.

Travel Grants

Need assistance getting to the Annual Meeting? GSA Sections, Divisions, and Associated Societies are ready to help! Various groups are offering grants to help defray your costs for registration, field trips, travel, etc. Eligibility criteria and deadline dates may vary by grant.

Visit the Travel Grants page for more information and to apply.

For meeting attendees who reside outside of North America, check the International Travel Grant webpage. The deadline to apply is 5 June.

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