Saturday, April 02, 2011

AASG annual meeting registration open

Importance and Future Roles of State Geological Surveys

Building our economy, protecting our health, safety, and heritage

AASG, Friends, and Partners,

Information and Registration for the 2011 AASG annual meeting is now available at:

The meeting will be held June 13th-15th at the Grand Harbor Hotel and Conference Center in Dubuque Iowa, and is happily hosted by the Iowa Geological and Water Survey. We will focus on the 21st century role of state geological surveys, the critical information and services we provide, and the importance of delivering the message in these difficult economic times. Breakout sessions will highlight the common issues and challenges state surveys face across the land.

One day pre-and post-meeting field trips will be offered on the 12th and 16th. We think you will find your surroundings and experience to be valuable, enlightening and entertaining, with field trips ranging along the beautiful Upper Mississippi River Valley, and evening events highlighting the river and its natural history. These will include a dinner cruise on the paddle wheeler Spirit of Dubuque and a reception at the National Mississippi River Museum. We hope you can join us!

A block of rooms ($70/night plus tax) is reserved at the Grand River Center; ask for AASG when making your reservation. As we couldn’t arrange as many rooms as we had hoped for the night before the pre-meeting trip, overflow lodging has been arranged at a nearby hotel for Saturday the 11th (link on webpage). Links to lodging, field trips, points of interest in Dubuque, the meeting schedule overview, and suggestions for travel are available on the website.

The registration fee covers essentially all meals and events other than pre-and-post meeting field trips and guest trips.

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