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:


An Introduction to EarthScope: Fifteen Years of Geoscience Discovery

 Dr. David Fee, EarthScope National Office Primary Investigator (University of Alaska Fairbanks)


Opening remarks 

by Dr. Bill Easterling, Assistant Director of GEO (National Science Foundation)


EarthScope’s USArray: A new window into solid Earth processes beneath North America

 Dr. Brandon Schmandt (University of New Mexico)


Impactful Science, Earthquake Hazards and EarthScope

Dr. Diego Melgar (University of Oregon)



Innovating with EarthScope to Study the Water Cycle

Dr. Kristine Larson (University of Colorado)


How Earthscope and its Data Inspired a Generation of Geophysicists

Dr. Suzan van der Lee (Northwestern University)


The Second Tectonics Revolution: a New 4D Perspective on the History of the North American Continent

Dr. Michael Williams (University of Massachusetts)


EarthScope Legacy

Dr. Jeff Freymueller, EarthScope National Office Director (Michigan State University)


Print a PDF version of the Agenda


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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