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At GSA Connects 2021 you will discover a dynamic meeting that surrounds you with the inspiration and opportunities for engagement you need to advance your geoscience career.

Join us 10–13 October for cutting-edge technical sessions, outstanding professional education, and inclusive networking opportunities that will broaden your geologic knowledge and connect you to our diverse geoscience community.

And don’t forget fun. Impromptu collaborations, special lectures, receptions, exhibits, and friends—old and new—await you in the geologically-rich Pacific Northwest.

Thousands of your peers are making plans to attend GSA Connects in 2021 to find the tools, confidence, and connections they need to advance their science and their careers.

GSA Connects 2021 in Portland will offer online options. What does that mean?

We are delighted to be able to return to a safe, in-person meeting experience this year, and also pleased to offer online options to give attendees choices for managing schedules or participating remotely.

All Pardee Keynote Symposia, Noontime Lectures, Halbouty Distinguished Lecture, and the GSA Presidential Address, along with 80+ selected topical sessions, will be live-streamed and recorded for on-demand viewing by registered attendees.

Look for Streaming / Recorded to find sessions available online.


The full meeting in Portland will include more than 200 technical sessions, Pardee Keynote Symposia, the Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony, field trips, short courses, special lectures, exhibits, networking, mentoring, and more. In-person meeting registration includes access to all live-streamed and recorded content.

All poster presenters are required to be present in Portland. There will be limited options for remote oral presentations.

Online-Only Registration Package

For those who are not able to travel and attend in person, we’ve made a condensed meeting package available for a special registration price. This package is not available to people who are presenting an abstract in-person during the meeting.

The online-only registration package includes live-stream access to all Pardee Keynote Symposia, Noontime Lectures, the Halbouty Distinguished Lecture, and the GSA Presidential Address, along with 80+ selected topical sessions. During the live sessions, you will be able to ask questions and chat with other online attendees.

Explore the full online program

All Attendees

Recorded sessions will be available to registered attendees on demand through October 2022.

More than 20 short courses will be conducted online this year and can be added to either registration package.

Pre-meeting GeoCareers online events will be open to all attendees at no extra charge.

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge the land on which we will hold our meeting in the Portland, Oregon, region is the home of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, and Molalla people. We take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land.