Proposal Submission

Call for Proposals: GSA Connects 2024

22-25 September 2024 | Anaheim, California, USA

GSA Connects 2024 will bring together the geological community to share ideas, best practices, and state of the art knowledge. Share your scientific findings with colleagues,  network with leaders in the field, and keep your skills relevant in a rapidly changing world. Plan now to be part of this gathering and amplify your research with your community by submitting a proposal for a short course, field trip, and/or a technical session.

Official Themes for 2024: “Water in Our Changing World” and “Life Along an Active Margin”

Lead a Field Trip

Field Trip proposal deadline: 8 Dec. 2023

Connect and network with colleagues who share your research interests and passions by leading a field trip.

Trips can be anywhere from a half day to 3 days long and proposals may be submitted by anyone.

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Chair a Technical Session

Technical Session deadline: 5 Feb. 2024

Present your evidence-based knowledge to a large international audience by organizing and chairing a technical session.

Proposals are being taken for Pardee Keynote Symposia and topical sessions. Please make your selection on the proposal submission form.

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Submit a Short Course

Short Course proposal deadline: 5 Feb. 2024

Gain recognition as an expert in your topic of research as an instructor of a short course.

Courses run the Friday and Saturday before the meeting and are typically a half day to two full days. Both online and in-person proposals are sought.

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About the GSA Connects 2024 Themes

Water in Our Changing World

Water, the lifeblood of our planet, is facing unprecedented challenges due to climate change.

From the findings of the International Governmental Panel on Climate (IGPC) to the real-world impacts we observe daily, it's clear that our water resources are at risk. With extreme weather events intensifying and over a billion people without access to safe drinking water, the situation is dire. GSA's 2024 Connects theme "Water in Our Changing World" aims to address this crisis head-on, bringing together the brightest minds in the field to discover innovative, sustainable solutions.

Life Along an Active Margin

This theme focuses on the dynamic, tectonically active regions where geology is in constant flux. This theme explores the challenges of living in areas marked by shifting terranes, dramatic mountain formations, and frequent geological hazards like earthquakes and landslides. It underscores the importance of geological knowledge in urban planning and sustainability. The meeting will serve as a platform for discussing the unique geological processes, biodiversity, and abundant natural resources of these regions, and will feature sessions and field trips highlighting the distinctive landscapes and tectonics of Southern California.