Services & Accommodations

Services & Accommodations

The Geological Society of America strives to create a pleasant and rewarding experience for every attendee and is committed to providing universal access to our meeting.

Below you will find specific information on a variety of topics to assure your needs are met. If you have other requests that are not addressed below, please feel free to contact us (


If you would like to talk with someone to request disability accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreters, alternative formats) please check the box during the registration process and a GSA staff member will follow up with you. Advanced notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.


If you have dietary considerations and have registered for a ticketed event, field trip/tour, or short course that includes a meal, please check the Dietary box during the registration process. Gluten free (GF), vegan (V), and vegetarian options will be available. For all other requests GSA Meetings Dept. staff will follow up with you after you have registered for the meeting. After 3 Sept., we cannot guarantee the availability of a special meal.

Phoenix Dial-a-Ride

This service is available seven days a week for people with disabilities. Hours: 5 a.m.–10 p.m. To reserve your ride, call +1-602-253-5000. For more information, go to

Self-Care Room

This multi-purpose room can be used for nursing mothers, a lactation room, a nap room, etc. The room will be available Sat.-Wed., 21-25 Sept., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center. To access the room please stop by the GSA Registration area for a key to and location of the room.

Assisted Hearing Devices

GSA has assisted hearing devices available for use during the meeting. Please visit the Annual Meeting Staff Office in ICC to check one out. All you’ll need is an ID.


The Phoenix Convention Center does not allow animals into the building except for service animals.