Félix Gervais, GSA 2020 General Chair
As many of you know, Montréal has been severely hit with the pandemic, which forced the cancellation of the on-site Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. We are, however, excited by the challenge that setting up a virtual meeting represents. I am confident that such format change offers the possibility of fostering scientific discussions and exchange of ideas in ways that a normal meeting cannot achieve. For this sake, the GSA staff are working very hard to select the best technopedagogic tools to optimize your virtual experience. We are also aware that many of you were looking forward to this meeting for living the unique cultural experience that Montréal has to offer. Although it is impossible to replicate the live experience, members of the local organizing committee and I are preparing special activities to tease you with typical Montréal treats. We hope that this new virtual meeting format combined with a taste of local flavor will entice you to participate in the 2020 meeting and ...come visit us live for the GSA Annual Meeting in 2027 in Montréal!
GSA 2020 General Chair
Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal