Eastern Section SSAEastern Section SSA
2017 Annual Meeting

8-10 October 2017
Norman, Oklahoma
Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center

Chaired by Nori Nakata, Xiaowei Chen and Jacob Walter. 


Important Dates

Student Travel Grant Application Deadline: 1 August 2017
Hotel Room Block Reservation Cutoff: 17 September 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline:  17 September 2017
Pre-Registration Discount Deadline: 17 September 2017
Final Online Registration Deadline: 1 October 2017
On-site Registration will be available.

Meeting Schedule

Sunday, 8 October
7:00 AM – 5:00 PMField Trip: The Geology of Oklahoma Wastewater Disposal and Induced Seismicity
7:00 AMRegistration Opens
6:00 PMIce Breaker
Monday, 9 October
8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTechnical Sessions
6:00 PMCocktail Hour
7:00 PMBanquet Dinner
Tuesday, 10 October
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Technical Sessions

Abstract Deadline: 17 Sepember 2017

The abstract submission form will be available mid-summer.

Student Travel Grants

Travel awards for students submitting abstracts will be available on a competitive basis. To apply, send an email to olboyd@gmail.com with “ES-SSA Student Travel Grant Application” in the subject line, listing the following information: first and last name, title of paper, estimated travel expenses, and any other sources of funding available to you for travel to the meeting. Applications are due by 1 August 2017.

Student Awards

Awards will be given for the best oral and poster presentations by students.


Online registration will be available mid-summer.

Discounted Registration Rate, Available Through 17 September:
  • Standard Ticket - $175
  • Student Ticket - $85
Standard Registration Rate, Available from 2 September to 1 October:
  • Standard Ticket - $200
  • Student Ticket - $100
On-Site Registration:
  • Standard Ticket - $225
  • Student Ticket - $100


A dinner banquet will be held on Monday evening, 9 October with Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and the Environment Michael Teague as the keynote speaker. Cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. Tickets for the Banquet are $60 ($30 for Students with valid ID).

Field Trip

“The Geology of Oklahoma Wastewater Disposal and Induced Seismicity” 
Sunday 8 October – 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
$35 per person

A tour of the structural geology and stratigraphy of the Arbuckle Group, as it is exposed in south-central Oklahoma. We will also include a stop at the Oklahoma Geological Survey's core facility to view Arbuckle and basement rocks that have been previously cored.

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center
2501 Conference Drive
Norman, Oklahoma 73069
Reservations: 1-866-577-1273 (Mention special group rate "OGS")
Rooms reserved at $119/night until September 17

Important: Callers should reference "OGS" when booking a room to get the group rate. The Eastern Section meeting technical sessions, icebreaker, and banquet all will be held within the hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved for the 2017 ES-SSA meeting starting at a basic rate of $119 USD. For reservations, please contact the hotel at 1-866-577-1273.

Because of high demand in October, lodging reservations from the block of rooms being held for the ES-SSA meeting will be available only until 17 September 2017, so please make your hotel reservations before that date. Reservations received after that date will be provided on a space-available basis at prevailing rates.

Travel Information

The meeting hotel is located roughly 20 miles (30-40 minutes) from the Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) in Oklahoma City, OK. Lyft, Uber, and taxi service are available to and from the airport.