• NOTE: Our meeting and happy hour locations within the DoubleTree have moved during their renovation
    • Please refer to details below
  • SPECIAL: February Valentine's Day meeting: Members may bring a special guest or their 'Valentine' who can attend dinner at the member price
  • President's welcome letter and new membership form added August 2018
  • Starting September, 2018, PGS meetings are being held on the second Thursday each month, with two exceptions (December and May), so as to overlap less with our fellow professional society meetings.
    • Please see our meeting schedule below
  • PGS officers chaired a session at the December, 2018 AGU meeting in Washington, DC:
  • DC Geology Events blog for other geology events in the DMV

Updated February 2019

Meeting sCHEDULE:

Meeting Location:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons
  • Link to Google Maps: 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102
    • If entering address manually, McLean or Tysons address should now work, but please double-check your destination before starting your drive!
  • Transit: Hotel is within one-half mile of Tysons Corner Metro station
    • Sidewalk directions with CAUTION crossing International Dr.
  • Driving: Hotel is near I-495 and Rt. 123, and has free garage parking available
  • NOTE: Starting in January, our private meeting space is now the Dogwood Room in the convention area of the DoubleTree Hotel (Please follow the signs)
  • Social time is typically held in O’Malley’s Pub, now temporarily located at the back of the Harvest Café restaurant on the second floor of the DoubleTree Hotel


  • Members and guests may attend any presentation after dinner for no charge
  • The optional three course dinner cost is discounted to $30 for members in good standing (having paid dues) and for students, is $40 for non-members, and is inclusive of iced tea, coffee, tax and gratuity
  • Alcoholic beverages may be purchased in the private meeting room on a cash basis
  • Dinner service begins at 7 PM and we estimate that the presentation begins at about 8:15 PM. For attendees who arrive early, social time begins about 6 PM
  • To RSVP, please write to


  • Please join our email list for monthly notifications
  • We do not plan to share your email address
  • To join our list, please write to
  • To join our society, please visit our membership page
  • Please also 'Like' our Facebook page

Society Officers:

  • President: Marc Buursink
  • First Vice-President: Lisa Schleicher
  • Second Vice-President: Catherine Enomoto
  • Secretary: Kori Newman
  • Treasurer: Joe Bennett
  • Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Liaison: Catherine Enomoto

2018–19 Meeting Year