Register for GSA Connects 2023

Important Dates

Registration opens: early June

Early registration deadline: 13 Sept.

Cancelation deadline: 20 Sept.

See cancelation policy

An In-Person and Accessible Meeting

GSA will record for on-demand viewing after the meeting has ended all Pardee Keynote Symposia, Presidential Address & Awards, Noontime Lectures, Special Lectures, and Halbouty Distinguished Lecture, along with all topical and discipline sessions.

Registration Fees

Save up to $215 by becoming a member before you register.

Need financial assistance to cover the cost of membership? Apply for Assistance.

Registration fees for on-demand recordings of the content will be available to purchase at a later date.

  Member * Nonmember
  Early Standard Early Standard
Professional – Full Meeting $595 $680 $810 $890
Professional – One Day $360 $440 $440 $550
Professional 70+ & 30-Year Member – Full Meeting $330 $415 These categories are only available for Members. Register as a Professional Nonmember or join GSA.
Professional 70+ & 30-Year Member – One Day $240 $265
Professional 65+ & 25-Year Member – Full Meeting $350 $440
Professional 65+ & 25-Year Member – One Day $250 $275
Lifetime Member – Full Meeting $500 $600
Lifetime Member – One Day $300 $375
Affiliate Member – Full Meeting $595 $680
Affiliate Member – One Day $360 $440
Early Career Professional – Full Meeting $365 $440
Early Career Professional – One Day $250 $300
Student – Full Meeting $180 $250 $250 $360
Student – One Day $120 $140 $165 $195
K–12 Professional $85 $95 $150 $200
Exhibitor Over Comp $45 $45 $45 $45
Field Trip or Short Course Only $60 $60 $60 $60
Guest or companion ** $120 $130 $120 $130
All fees are in U.S. dollars Get member pricing – renew your membership!

* Member fee applies to any current Professional, Student, or Early Career Professional (ECP) GSA 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 companion 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.

*** GSA offers a 50% discount on annual meeting registration fees for individuals who are both residing in and are citizens of low and low-middle income countries as classified by the World Bank. The 50% discount does not apply to the K-12 professional, Guest or Companion, or Field Trip/Short Course Only registration classes. To receive the 50% registration rate, you must fill out a form and send it back to us, you cannot do this online. Please email to request the form.

Cancelation Policy

A $30 processing fee will be charged for cancelation of a registration if received in writing prior to 11:59 p.m. MDT on 20 September 2023. No refunds will be given after the cancelation deadline of 20 September 2023 for any registration type or events.

The Geological Society of America understands that unforeseen circumstances can prohibit attendance to the meeting. Refund requests for registration fees received after 20 September 2023 will be handled on a case by case basis. GSA will not accept any requests for refunds after 45 days from the end of the meeting.

On-Site Registration and Check-In

Registration Desk

David L. Lawrence Convention Center – Lobby A
Sat., 14 Oct., 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sun., 15 Oct., 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Mon.–Wed., 16–18 Oct., 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

  • Badges are required for access to all activities beginning on Saturday, 14 Oct. and should be visible at all times.
  • The guest or companion registration fee of $130 per person is available for non-geologist spouses or friends of professional and/or student meeting registrants.
  • Check in at the On-Site Registration Desk to purchase tickets for Ticketed Functions. Tickets are subject to availability.
  • GSA cannot provide refunds for on-site registration, or ticketed/special event sales.

Badge Ribbons: Attendees who have been notified that they should receive a ribbon for their badge should pick it up at the GSA Ribbon Board located in the Registration area.


Financial Assistance and Reduced Costs

Travel Grants

GSA Sections, Divisions, and Associated Societies are ready to help you defray your costs for registration, field trips, travel, etc. Learn more about eligibility, deadlines and award amounts.

Student Volunteer Program

Earn free registration and get an insider's view of the meeting. If you would like to be a Student Volunteer, please sign up as a volunteer before registering for the meeting.

Learn more about volunteering

Not a member?

Join now. Need financial assistance to cover the cost of membership? Apply for assistance.

Continuing Education Units

Meeting attendance, short courses, and field trips qualify for continuing education units (CEUs). One CEU equals 10 hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.

Carbon Offsets for Conference Attendees

To help conference attendees who are committed to making the GSA Connects 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 Pittsburgh. Learn more about our carbon offset program.

Contribute towards offsetting your footprint when you register:

Air/auto travel within the U.S. $5
Air travel from Canada or Central America $10
Air travel from South America $15
Air travel from U.K. or Europe $20
Air travel from Africa $25
Air travel from Australia or Asia $30