Other Daily Events

Thursday, 1 November 2012

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6:00 AM-11:00 AM (Thu 1 November)

Field Trip Check In Desk
Concourse C (Charlotte Convention Center)

Friday, 2 November 2012

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8:00 AM-5:00 PM (Fri 2 November)

GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee Meeting
Harris Room (Westin Charlotte)
Short Course 502: Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students
Room 901 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 503: Field Safety Leadership
Room 806 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 504: Introduction to Petroleum Structural Geology
Room 805 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 505: Volcanic Crisis Awareness
Room 905 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)

9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Fri 2 November)

12:00 PM-4:00 PM (Fri 2 November)

GSA Audit Committee Meeting
Stonewall Boardroom (Westin Charlotte)

3:30 PM-7:30 PM (Fri 2 November)

Saturday, 3 November 2012

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7:30 AM-8:00 AM (Sat 3 November)

7:45 AM-4:45 PM (Sat 3 November)

Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE) Biennial Convention
Providence Ballroom 1 (Westin Charlotte)

8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

GSA Council Meeting - Day 1
Grand Ballroom A (Westin Charlotte)
Short Course 505: Volcanic Crisis Awareness
Room 905 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 511A: Active Lectures in Classrooms of All Sizes
Room 904 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 511B: Teaching about Hazards in the Geoscience Classroom
Room 906 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 516: An Inquiry Approach to Teaching Plate Tectonics
Room 1104 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)

8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

8:00 AM-5:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

GSA Foundation Board of Trustees' Meeting
Grand Ballroom B (Westin Charlotte)
Short Course 502: Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students
Room 901 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 503: Field Safety Leadership
Room 806 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 504: Introduction to Petroleum Structural Geology
Room 805 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 509: Near-Surface Geophysics for Non-Geophysicists
Room 502 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 510: Estimating Groundwater Recharge
Room 504 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)

8:30 AM-5:30 PM (Sat 3 November)

9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

9:00 AM-6:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

10:00 AM-12:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

GSA Science Editor Summit
Providence Ballroom 2 (Westin Charlotte)

12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

12:00 PM-3:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

GSA Publications Committee
Providence Ballroom 2 (Westin Charlotte)

12:00 PM-4:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

Karst Waters Institute (KWI) Business Meeting
Trade Room (Westin Charlotte)

1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Geoscience Policy Meeting
Providence Ballroom 3 (Westin Charlotte)
GSA Division Chairs Business Meeting
Grand Ballroom A (Westin Charlotte)
Short Course 511D: Design an Effective Field Experience
Room 906 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 518: Using a Constructivist Approach to Teach Rocks
Room 1104 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 522: Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists
Room 602 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)

3:00 PM-4:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

GSA Session Chair Orientation
213BC (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Student Volunteer Technical Program Orientation
213BC (Charlotte Convention Center)

3:00 PM-5:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

Newsroom
204 (Charlotte Convention Center)

5:00 PM-7:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

Charlotte Icebreaker
Crown Ballroom (Charlotte Convention Center)

7:00 PM-9:00 PM (Sat 3 November)

Keck Geology Consortium
Trade Room (Westin Charlotte)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

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7:00 AM-8:30 AM (Sun 4 November)

GSA President's Student Breakfast
Ballroom C/D (Charlotte Convention Center)

7:30 AM-6:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

Newsroom
204 (Charlotte Convention Center)

8:00 AM-10:00 AM (Sun 4 November)

8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

8:00 AM-5:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

8:30 AM-12:30 PM (Sun 4 November)

9:00 AM-11:00 AM (Sun 4 November)

"Switch" Film Showings
Ballroom A (Charlotte Convention Center)

9:00 AM-12:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA Local Tour #1: "A Day with the Queen" Charlotte City Tour
VIP Suite Room 105 (Charlotte Convention Center)

9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

Short Course 526: Introductory Remote Sensing for Geoscientists
Room 801 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)
Short Course 527: X-Ray Diffraction in Geosciences
Room 805 (UNC Charlotte Center City Building)

9:30 AM-12:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

Micropaleontology Project Board of Directors
Stonewall Boardroom (Westin Charlotte)

10:00 AM-12:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

Geosphere Associate Editor Meeting
Queens Room (Westin Charlotte)

10:15 AM-12:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

11:00 AM-1:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA Hydrogeology Division Management Board Meeting I
Independence Room (Westin Charlotte)

12:15 PM-1:15 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA Session Chair Orientation
213BC (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Student Volunteer Technical Program Orientation
213BC (Charlotte Convention Center)

1:00 PM-4:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA Local Tour #2: Charlotte Historic Home Tour
VIP Suite Room 105 (Charlotte Convention Center)

1:00 PM-6:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

1:30 PM-4:30 PM (Sun 4 November)

2:00 PM-4:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA Education Committee Meeting
Independence Room (Westin Charlotte)

2:00 PM-6:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA Exhibits
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)

2:00 PM-6:30 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA Bookstore
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Connected Community-Networking Lounge
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Headquarters- Foundation area
Hall B (Charlotte Convention Center)

2:30 PM-3:30 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA Big Horn Basin Alumni Reception
College Room (Westin Charlotte)

3:00 PM-4:15 PM (Sun 4 November)

Bill McKibben Lecture - "Getting Serious about Climate Change"
Ballroom A (Charlotte Convention Center)

3:00 PM-5:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

4:30 PM-6:30 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA Bookstore Author Event
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Exhibit Opening Reception
Hall A & B (Charlotte Convention Center)

5:00 PM-6:30 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA Women in Geology Mentor Program
Grand Ballroom B (Westin Charlotte)

5:00 PM-7:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

Elsevier Reception
VIP Suite Room 101 (Charlotte Convention Center)

5:30 PM-6:30 PM (Sun 4 November)

5:30 PM-7:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA Networking with Policy Fellows
Independence Room (Westin Charlotte)

5:30 PM-8:30 PM (Sun 4 November)

6:30 PM-8:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

GSA 2-Year Geoscience Faculty Reception
Grand Ballroom A (Westin Charlotte)
GSA Geoscience Educators' Social Reception
Grand Ballroom A (Westin Charlotte)

7:00 PM-9:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

Affiliation of Christian Geologists Reception and Discussion
Providence Ballroom 2 (Westin Charlotte)

7:00 PM-10:00 PM (Sun 4 November)

Monday, 5 November 2012

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6:30 AM-8:30 AM (Mon 5 November)

7:00 AM-8:00 AM (Mon 5 November)

7:00 AM-8:30 AM (Mon 5 November)

GSA JTPC Roundtable Breakfast
VIP Suite Room 101 (Charlotte Convention Center)

7:00 AM-9:00 AM (Mon 5 November)

7:15 AM-9:15 AM (Mon 5 November)

7:30 AM-12:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

Joint AGI/GSA Associated Societies Meeting (Breakfast Meeting)
Providence Ballroom 1 (Westin Charlotte)

7:30 AM-6:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

Newsroom
204 (Charlotte Convention Center)

8:00 AM-9:30 AM (Mon 5 November)

GSA Bulletin Associate Editor Meeting
Sharon Room (Westin Charlotte)

8:30 AM-4:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

9:00 AM-12:00 AM (Mon 5 November)

9:00 AM-11:00 AM (Mon 5 November)

"Switch" Film Showings
Ballroom A (Charlotte Convention Center)

9:00 AM-6:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

GSA Bookstore
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Connected Community-Networking Lounge
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Exhibits
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Headquarters- Foundation area
Hall B (Charlotte Convention Center)

9:30 AM-10:30 AM (Mon 5 November)

GSA Guest Seminar #1: Teri Joelle - Living History Artist
VIP Suite Room 105 (Charlotte Convention Center)

10:00 AM-11:00 AM (Mon 5 November)

GSA EarthPD Meeting
Queens Room (Westin Charlotte)

11:30 AM-1:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

GSA Geology in Government Mentor Luncheon
Charlotte/Mecklenburg Hall (Hilton Charlotte Center City)
GSA Student Networking Luncheon
Carolina Hall (Hilton Charlotte Center City)
GSA eGSA Committee Meeting
Fireside Private Dining (Westin Charlotte)

11:45 AM-1:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

GSA Geology and Society Division Management Board Meeting
Stonewall Boardroom (Westin Charlotte)

12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

GSA Section Secretaries Lunch Meeting
Aquavina Steaks & Seafood

12:00 PM-2:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

12:00 PM-2:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

12:15 PM-1:15 PM (Mon 5 November)

GSA Lunchtime Lecture #2: GSA Awards Ceremony
Ballroom A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Session Chair Orientation
213BC (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Student Volunteer Technical Program Orientation
213BC (Charlotte Convention Center)

1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

1:00 PM-5:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

GSA 125th Anniversary Committee Meeting
206AB (Charlotte Convention Center)

1:30 PM-3:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

GSA Local Tour #3: Reed Gold Mine Adventure
VIP Suite Room 105 (Charlotte Convention Center)

2:00 PM-3:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

GSA Gold Medal Lectures
Ballroom A (Charlotte Convention Center)

2:30 PM-4:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

GSA Watercolor & Wine
VIP Suite Room 105 (Charlotte Convention Center)

3:30 PM-5:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

McGraw-Hill GeoSciences Social Event
Providence Ballroom 3 (Westin Charlotte)

4:30 PM-6:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

5:00 PM-6:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture
213A (Charlotte Convention Center)

5:00 PM-6:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

GSA GeoCorps Alumni Reception
Harris Room (Westin Charlotte)

5:00 PM-7:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

Amherst College Geology Alumni Reception
Tryon South (Westin Charlotte)
Friends of American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Reception
Providence Ballroom 1 (Westin Charlotte)
Stanford Earth Sciences Alumni Reception
Grand Ballroom A (Westin Charlotte)
University of Delaware Alumni Reception
Gwynn (Hilton Charlotte Center City)

5:30 PM-6:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

5:30 PM-7:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

Friends of the Cambrian
Waring (Hilton Charlotte Center City)

5:30 PM-7:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

Indiana University Alumni Reception
Graves (Hilton Charlotte Center City)
Williams College Alumni Gathering
BlackFinn American Saloon

5:30 PM-8:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

5:30 PM-9:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

University of Illinois Department of Geology
Johnson (Hilton Charlotte Center City)

5:45 PM-6:15 PM (Mon 5 November)

5:45 PM-6:45 PM (Mon 5 November)

GSA Geophysics Division Social and Business Time
211AB (Charlotte Convention Center)

5:45 PM-7:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

Pardee Keynote 5 Reception
Ballroom B (Charlotte Convention Center)

5:45 PM-7:45 PM (Mon 5 November)

6:00 PM-7:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

6:00 PM-8:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Providence Ballroom 2 (Westin Charlotte)

6:00 PM-9:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

6:30 PM-8:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

Carleton College Alumni Reception
Ardwell (Hilton Charlotte Center City)
USC Department of Earth Sciences Alumni Reception
Dunn (Hilton Charlotte Center City)

6:30 PM-9:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

University of Cincinnati
Queens Room (Westin Charlotte)

7:00 PM-8:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

7:00 PM-9:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

Idaho Universities Joint Alumni Reception
Trade Room (Westin Charlotte)
Spartan Reception (Michigan State University)
Sharon Room (Westin Charlotte)
University of Arizona Geosciences Department Reception
Graham (Hilton Charlotte Center City)
University of Kentucky Geology Alumni Reception
Brevard Room (Westin Charlotte)
University of Michigan
Independence Room (Westin Charlotte)
University of Tennessee
Providence Ballroom 3 (Westin Charlotte)

7:00 PM-9:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

Albion College Alumni Reunion
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Bucknell University
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Colby College
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
College of Charleston
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Dickinson College
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Duke University
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Florida State University
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Franklin & Marshall College
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Grand Valley State University
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
James Madison University & Ireland Field Course
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Macalester College
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Miami University
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Middlebury College
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Northern Arizona University
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Oberlin College
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Smith College
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
The College of Wooster
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
Trinity University
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
University of Georgia
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
University of Minnesota All-Campus
Grand Ballroom B (Westin Charlotte)
University of Missouri
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
University of Montana
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
University of Nebraska
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
University of Washington
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)
West Virginia University
Grand Ballroom C/D (Westin Charlotte)

7:00 PM-10:00 PM (Mon 5 November)

Rio Grande Universities
Mecklenburg Hall (Hilton Charlotte Center City)

7:00 PM-10:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

Syracuse University Earth Sciences Private Alumni Reception
Carolina Hall South (Hilton Charlotte Center City)

7:30 PM-9:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

University of Kansas Geology Alumni Reception
Charlotte Hall (Hilton Charlotte Center City)

7:30 PM-10:30 PM (Mon 5 November)

University of Massachusetts Alumni Reception
Carolina Hall North (Hilton Charlotte Center City)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

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7:00 AM-8:30 AM (Tue 6 November)

GSA Leadership Training
Providence Ballroom 2 (Westin Charlotte)

7:00 AM-12:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

7:30 AM-9:00 AM (Tue 6 November)

GSA APC Meeting
Fireside Private Dining (Westin Charlotte)

7:30 AM-6:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

Newsroom
204 (Charlotte Convention Center)

8:00 AM-8:45 AM (Tue 6 November)

GSA Guest Program Presidents' Breakfast **For Registered Guests Only**
VIP Suite Room 105 (Charlotte Convention Center)

8:00 AM-10:00 AM (Tue 6 November)

GSA Geoscience Education Division Management Board Meeting
Providence Ballroom 1 (Westin Charlotte)

8:30 AM-4:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

9:00 AM-10:00 AM (Tue 6 November)

9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

GSA Local Tour #4: Old Salem Moravian Community Tour with Lunch
VIP Suite Room 105 (Charlotte Convention Center)

9:00 AM-6:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

GSA Bookstore
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Connected Community-Networking Lounge
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Exhibits
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Headquarters- Foundation area
Hall B (Charlotte Convention Center)

9:30 AM-10:30 AM (Tue 6 November)

GSA Guest Seminar #2: Stephen L. Houser - Professional Storyteller
VIP Suite Room 105 (Charlotte Convention Center)

9:45 AM-10:20 AM (Tue 6 November)

Pardee Keynote 4 Session break
Ballroom B (Charlotte Convention Center)

10:00 AM-12:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

11:30 AM-1:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

GSA Geology in Industry Mentor Luncheon
Ballroom C (Charlotte Convention Center)

11:30 AM-1:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

11:45 AM-3:15 PM (Tue 6 November)

12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

12:00 PM-2:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

12:15 PM-1:15 PM (Tue 6 November)

GSA Session Chair Orientation
213BC (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Student Volunteer Technical Program Orientation
213BC (Charlotte Convention Center)

12:15 PM-1:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

12:30 PM-2:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

Paleontological Society (PS) Council Meeting
Providence Ballroom 2 (Westin Charlotte)

1:30 PM-3:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

1:30 PM-5:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

2:00 PM-3:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

GSA Local Section Meeting Chairs Round Table Meeting
206AB (Charlotte Convention Center)

3:00 PM-5:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

GeoScienceWorld (GSW) eBooks Meeting
Stonewall Boardroom (Westin Charlotte)

3:00 PM-5:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

4:30 PM-5:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

5:00 PM-6:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

GSA Geoinformatics Division Business Meeting
Sharon Room (Westin Charlotte)

5:30 PM-7:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

5:45 PM-6:45 PM (Tue 6 November)

5:45 PM-7:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

5:45 PM-7:45 PM (Tue 6 November)

GSA Hydrogeology Division Student Reception
Ballroom A (Charlotte Convention Center)

5:45 PM-8:45 PM (Tue 6 November)

5:45 PM-9:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

6:00 PM-7:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

GSA International Section Awards Reception and Happy Hour
Providence Ballroom 1 (Westin Charlotte)

6:00 PM-9:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

6:00 PM-10:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

GLBT Social
Aria Tuscan Grill

6:00 PM-11:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

6:05 PM-8:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

6:45 PM-8:45 PM (Tue 6 November)

7:00 PM-10:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

7:00 PM-11:00 PM (Tue 6 November)

Cushman Foundation (CF) Award Ceremony & Reception
Grand Ballroom D (Westin Charlotte)

7:30 PM-11:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

8:00 PM-9:30 PM (Tue 6 November)

Friends of the Cephalopods
Gwynn (Hilton Charlotte Center City)

9:00 PM-1:00 AM (Tue 6 November)

MIT/Cal Tech Cocktail Party
Trade Room (Westin Charlotte)

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

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7:00 AM-9:00 AM (Wed 7 November)

GSA Hydrogeology Division Management Board Meeting II
Independence Room (Westin Charlotte)

7:30 AM-5:30 PM (Wed 7 November)

Newsroom
204 (Charlotte Convention Center)

8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Wed 7 November)

GSA Council Meeting - Day 2
Providence Ballroom 3 (Westin Charlotte)

8:30 AM-4:30 PM (Wed 7 November)

8:30 AM-6:00 PM (Wed 7 November)

GeoScienceWorld (GSW) Advisory Council Meeting
Providence Ballroom 1 (Westin Charlotte)

9:00 AM-2:00 PM (Wed 7 November)

GSA Bookstore
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Connected Community-Networking Lounge
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Exhibits
Hall A (Charlotte Convention Center)
GSA Headquarters- Foundation area
Hall B (Charlotte Convention Center)

9:00 AM-4:00 PM (Wed 7 November)

GSA Local Tour #6: Harvest Vineyard Tour with Lunch
VIP Suite Room 105 (Charlotte Convention Center)

9:30 AM-10:30 AM (Wed 7 November)

GSA Guest Seminar #3: Dr. Tom Hanchett - The Mills and the Music
VIP Suite Room 105 (Charlotte Convention Center)

12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Wed 7 November)

STEPPE Advisory Committee Meeting
Independence Room (Westin Charlotte)

12:00 PM-5:00 PM (Wed 7 November)

12:15 PM-1:15 PM (Wed 7 November)

Deep Carbon Observatory Town Hall Meeting
Ballroom B (Charlotte Convention Center)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

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8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Thu 8 November)

8:30 AM-4:30 PM (Thu 8 November)