EarthScope Finale Science Symposium and Reception

May 22, 2019

Celebrating EarthScope's Fifteen Years of Geoscience Accomplishments

The EarthScope National Office, along with a coalition of Earth science organizations (UNAVCO, IRIS, SSA, AGU, AGI and GSA) cordially invites scientists, policymakers and all others interested to celebrate the success of the EarthScope program! Please join us for an EarthScope Finale symposium and reception on:


May 22, 2019 | Washington, DC

Science Symposium: 1:30–5:30 PM

Reception: 5:30–8:00 PM


Invited Speakers will give an overview of the scientific discoveries that EarthScope has enabled, and of its broader impacts to science and society:


1:30 - 1:45 PM | Introduction by Dr. David Fee, EarthScope National Office Primary Investigator (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

1:45 - 2:00 PM | Opening remarks by Dr. Bill Easterling, Assistant Director of GEO (National Science Foundation)

2:00 - 2.30 PM | Earth structure by Dr. Brandon Schmandt (University of New Mexico)

2:30 - 3:00 PM | Hazards by Dr. Diego Melgar (University of Oregon)

3:00 - 3:30 PM | BREAK

3:30 - 4:00 PM | Water and the Environment by Dr. Kristine Larson (University of Colorado)

4:00 - 4:30 PM | Data, Workforce, and Education by Dr. Suzan van der Lee (Northwestern University)

4:30 - 5:00 PM | 4D Evolution of North America by Dr. Mike Williams (University of Massachusetts)

5:00 - 5:30 PM | Conclusion by Dr. Jeff Freymueller, EarthScope National Office Director (Michigan State University)


RSVP by Friday, May 10 with your name and number of guests. Please specify attendance at symposium, reception, or both.



AAAS Building

1200 New York Ave, NW 1, 2nd Floor Auditorium

Washington, DC 20005



A small room block is available at the Hamilton Hotel (1001 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005) at $359/night + tax. Use the link University of Alaska Fairbanks or call 1-866-407-1764 (group code “BERK”) to book for the nights of 5/21/19 and 5/22/19. Outside of these dates, we advise attendees to book a separate reservation at the best available rates. Please be advised, the cutoff for the discounted rate is Monday, April 22, 2019. Reservation requests after this cutoff date are subject to availability and rate.


Event sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.

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