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Geological Society of America Annual Meeting


GSA 2017 convenes on October 22 for its annual meeting and exhibition in Seattle. Attend presentations and a poster session on Gemological Research in the 21st Century. Be sure to visit GIA at Booth 418.

The annual 2017 meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) will take place October 22-25 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center. Recent discoveries and research findings in the geosciences will be shared and presented in a variety of technical sessions and events during the meeting.

On Sunday, October 22, 12 different talks will be presented on the topic of "Gemological Research in the 21st Century: Characterization, Geology, Exploration, and Geological Significance of Diamonds and Other Gem Minerals." Presenters will discuss gem exploration, formation conditions, properties, means of identification and intrinsic research value to understanding Earth’s geologic evolution.

The presentations will take place in the Conference Center – Skaget 3 from 8 a.m. to Noon. Moderators are James E. Shigley, Distinguished Research Fellow; Dona Dirlam, former Director of the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center at GIA; and Wuyi Wang, GIA Vice President of Research and Development.

18 gemological poster sessions will be presented on Monday, October 23 in Halls 4EF from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The authors will be present from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Visit GIA at Booth 418 in the exhibition area and find out more about GIA research, laboratory services, education and instruments. Browse through resources from the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center and discover more about Gems & Gemology, the Institute’s peer-reviewed journal on gemological research.

Attendance at the GSA meeting will require conference registration. Single day registration option is available. For additional details, visit GSA registration.


For More Information

Register online at GSA 2017. Session and event schedules are posted on this site.