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  Welcome to Geologic Mapping Forum

North America Terrain

March 27 - 29, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota

GMF'18: At the Geologic Mapping Forum in Minneapolis from March 27th to 29th, 2018, ~100 geological map authors and program managers from geological surveys and allied agencies will meet to discuss the status and future of geologic mapping in the USA. The meeting will be hosted by Minnesota Geological Survey on the University of Minnesota campus.

LOCATION: The meeting will be held near the Mississippi River, at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the West Bank campus, in the Humphrey School Conference Center at 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455. There will be parking across the street for $6/day – you may enter parking on Riverside Ave just west of 19th. Minneapolis weather in late March will typically be a high of 50°F or 10°C, with rain or snow.

TRAVEL: The meeting site and conference hotel are a 5-minute walk from the West Bank train station on the Green Line. You can take the Blue Line train from the airport for a couple dollars, and change trains at US Bank stadium. Your travel to Minnesota’s Twin Cities will be eased by options for flights to MSP airport.

HOTEL: The conference hotel will be the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown at 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454. To book your hotel room at the $139 meeting rate, please click here when the site is ready, or phone 1-877-699-3216, and cite the GMF18 Group Block. Hotel options are available on the train lines and elsewhere.

REGISTRATION: The fee for the meeting will be $260; or $285 after end of February. Included in the fee are light breakfast, breaks, and box lunch, for three days. Refunds will be offered for cancellations before March 1. When open, registration will be available here.

PRESENTATIONS: Unless you have been invited to speak in a plenary, all participants are urged to present a 15-minute talk or poster in a concurrent session. Plenary and concurrent session presenters are asked to submit a 2-page abstract, following guidelines that will be available here, by email before March 1.

PROGRAM: The program will be available here.

INFO: For info, please contact Harvey Thorleifson at Minnesota Geological Survey.

See you at GMF’18!

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