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GSA 125th Anniversary Celebration, 27-30 October 2013

published Nov 16, 2012 3:10pm
The Geological Society of America will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2013 with a yearlong series of events focusing on Celebrating Advances in Geosciences – Our Science, Societal Impact and Unique Thought Processes. The geosciences have evolved greatly over the last 50 years, let alone 125 years, in terms of science and relevance to society and are posed to make informed predictions for the future. During our celebratory year, we want to look back at how far we have come since 1963, but also look forward with predictions for the future:
What scientific advances have we made over the last 50 years? What new disciplines do we have now? How has our impact on society changed, our importance? What critical geoscientific issues have we addressed? Where do we stand on resolving controversial questions of 50 years ago? Is the way geoscientists think unique and how have these thought processes changed?
We will have a series of events celebrating the 125th anniversary of GSA throughout 2013, starting with Fieldtrip to Antarctica and culminating in the 2013 Annual Meeting in Denver (October 27–30, 2013).

We are asking Divisions, Associated Societies and Section members to sponsor Pardee and Topical Sessions at the 2013 Annual meeting following the overall theme for topics relevant to their fields. Proposal submission deadline: 8 Jan. 2013. We also encourage sponsoring of fieldtrips in conjunction with the Annual meeting and throughout the year. If you are having a meeting separate from GSA's Annual meeting, we ask that you consider having a session or event that helps celebrate GSA's 125th anniversary. When you meet with your members, either at GSA in Charlotte or elsewhere, please encourage them to submit proposals for these sessions or fieldtrips.
Additionally, please alert your members to these scheduled 2013 Anniversary celebration events.

Fieldtrips
Meetings
Section Meetings: Each will have special events and/or sessions to celebrate the occasion. (check http://www.geosociety.org for more information)

Call for participation:
Maps & mapping tools through time: We want to showcase how geologic maps of interesting areas have changed through time. We will start at Section meetings and selected ones will be shown at Annual meeting in Denver along with State Survey, USGS and international submissions.

Other things of note:
We will alert you of other opportunities as they are confirmed. Thank you for your help.

Cheers,

Sharon Mosher
Chair, 125th GSA Anniversary Celebration Committee

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