• 17th Annual Southern California Geobiology Symposium

    University of Southern California
    October 3 2020

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  • 17th Annual Southern California Geobiology Symposium

    University of Southern California
    October 3 2020

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  • 17th Annual Southern California Geobiology Symposium

    University of Southern California
    October 3 2020

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Welcome!

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we are rescheduling the SoCal Geobio Symposium to Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. We have made this decision in order to avoid contributing to the spread of COVID-19, as recommended here. Many universities, including USC, have migrated classes online in order to avoid large gatherings of people, and a number of other regional conferences have been postponed within the last few days. Registration and abstract submission will reopen in July, with a registration deadline in September. For the originally scheduled symposium in April, we received a record number of registrations and abstract submissions, and we hope to see many of these same entries for the rescheduled symposium in October. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused, but we hope to put on the best possible SoCal Geobiology Symposium while keeping the health and safety of all of our attendees in mind.

Thank you for your time,

The 17th SoCal Geobio Organizing Committee.

The SoCal Geobiology Symposium is an annual student-organized symposium for scientists interested in astrobiology, climate science, ecology, geochemistry, geology, microbiology, oceanography, and paleobiology. We welcome scientists from all levels of academia and both those living in Southern California and from around the world. Undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters or talks to share their research.

Have questions or want to join our email list?
Contact Jayme Feyhl-Buska at feyhlbus@usc.edu !

Information for Presenters

Registration and abstract submission will open in July 2020.

Meeting Program

The program for SoCal Geobio 2020 will be posted in September 2020.

Directions, Parking, and Lodging

This year, SoCal Geobio will be held in the Wong Conference Center inside of Harris Hall, and in the Harris Hall Courtyard. Please note the circled location on the map below.

Directions to USC:

If you are arriving on the E (Expo) Line Metro Train (blue directions on map below), get off on the USC/Expo Park stop and cross Exposition Boulevard to enter the USC campus. Turn left on Bloom Walk. Harris Hall will be the second building on your left. If you are arriving by car (red directions on map below), enter the USC campus through the Downey Way entrance on Vermont Ave. Park in the Downey Way parking structure. Walk down Downey Way, turn right on Watt Way, then turn left on Bloom Walk. Harris Hall will be the second building on your right.

Lodging:

Lodging options near campus include:

Vagabond Inn
3101 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
213-746-1531

USC Hotel
3540 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213-748-4141

Additionally, the LA Metro’s E (Expo) Line provides easy and quick access from West LA (including Santa Monica and Culver City) so if you’re coming from out of town, consider exploring options near the beach!

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