Call for Papers

GSA Connects 2021 in Portland, Oregon


KEY THINGS TO KNOW

  • Abstracts deadline: 20 July 2021, 11:59 PM, Pacific Time
  • It is preferred that all speakers are present in Portland. However, there will be limited options for remote oral presentations. Poster presentations must be in-person.
  • Please contact meetings@geosociety.org for consideration if there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from traveling. Requests for remote presentations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and, if accepted, speakers will be required to pre-record their presentations and register for the meeting.
  • Before beginning the submission, please review the information below.
  • The body of your abstract must be 2000 characters or fewer, not counting spaces. Before going on to the Abstracts Submission Form, please view Preparing for an On-Line Abstract Submission for additional detailed guidelines on preparing and submitting your abstract.
  • Non-Refundable Submission Fees, Shown in US Dollars:
    • GSA Members: Students $25 / All Other Members $60
    • Non-Member Students $50 / All Others $80
  • NEW PROCESS: SUBMITTER MUST BE PRESENTER. In order to submit an abstract to any GSA meeting, you must have a GSA account. If you do not have a GSA account, you can create one on the sign in page by clicking on the link that applies to you under "Sign In Help & First Time Users." You do not need to be a member of GSA to have an account. The abstract submittal fee is determined based on the GSA account information you enter. In order to have the correct amount charged, the presenting author must be the abstract submitter. Therefore, if you are submitting an abstract for someone else, the fee will be determined based on your member status, not theirs. GSA cannot change or update the amount the system is charging.
  • Please be patient! When submitting an abstract, the first page is slow-loading. We thank you for your patience while the page is loading.
  • If you want to edit an abstract you have submitted for this meeting, you can reenter through the User Portal link below.
  • If you notice you have submitted your abstract to an incorrect session, please complete your abstracts submission, then notify Nancy Wright or Heather Clark to move your abstract to your preferred session.
  • When submitting an abstract to a discipline session, a list of possible topical sessions may pop-up during the submission process. This list is provided as an option for you, in case you feel your abstract might fit well into one of those sessions.
  • All oral presentations should be prepared using 16:9 screen ratio.
  • To begin your abstracts submission, please select Topical Session, Discipline Sessions, or Pardee Keynote Session found at the top of this page.

GSA ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Abstract Content and Presentation

  • Please familiarize yourself with and adhere to the Events Code of Conduct for abstract publication and meeting presentation.
  • Abstracts must describe recent findings in the realms of science, pedagogy, or their applications.
  • All abstracts undergo peer review. Common reasons for rejection include dubious conclusions, questionable methodologies, poorly written prose, and incomplete or outdated information.
  • The Technical Program Committee (TPC) will attempt to honor the authors’ designations of Topical Session, Discipline, or presentation mode (oral or poster). Final assignments remain at the discretion of the Technical Program Chair (TPC). Session scheduling and presentation modes are firm once assigned.

Authors

  • Again, please adhere to the Events Code of Conduct describing content, authorship, and scholarship.
  • PRESENTERS: Presenting authors can deliver two (2) abstracts during the meeting, which can consist of one (1) volunteered oral presentation and one (1) volunteered poster presentation, or two (2) poster presentations. The only exemption to this policy occurs when the presenter is also invited to give a presentation in either a Pardee Keynote Session or a Topical Session, as invited abstracts are not counted. Invited presenters will receive a PIN to exempt that abstract. If the session to which a presenting author is invited is canceled, that abstract will lose its exempted status.
  • CO-AUTHORS: You may be listed on additional abstracts as a non-presenting co-author. There is no limit to the number of abstracts one can co-author.
  • All presenting authors, including invited speakers, are responsible for paying their abstract submission fee. All presenting authors must pay their registration fees, plus any other expenses they might incur associated with the GSA meeting.
  • Acceptance notifications will be emailed 12 August, to allow sufficient time to make travel arrangements.
  • Enhance your professional reputation by submitting a refined abstract. Then, deliver an admirable presentation.
  • All oral presentations should be prepared using 16:9 screen ratio.