Conference Information and Registration Materials
Consult the links below to find all the materials necessary for you to successfully register and attend this year's conference.
Program and Abstracts
- DRAFT Conference Program (.pdf) - opens in new window
- (Steve accidentally erased all his edits for the program...this is the original. Sorry!)
- Conference Paper Abstracts (.pdf) - opens in new window.
- Conference Poster Abstracts (.pdf) - opens in new window.
*use "find" to search for topics, names, titles, etc.
- Conference Session Planner (.pdf) - opens in new window. Use to help you plan your visits to papers and posters.
- Field trip descriptions (.pdf)
Registration will commence Monday February 25th. If you're planning on attending the conference you should read the basic information about registration, membership, meals, field trips and presenting research below.
- INDIVIDUAL FILES:
- Information regarding membership and registration (opens in new window .pdf)
- Information for conference presenters (opens in new window .pdf)
- Information regarding meals and dining options (opens in new window .pdf)
- Information regarding field trips (opens in new window .pdf)
- Information for donors (opens in a new window .pdf)
- Lodging and Camping information (opens in new window .pdf)
- RELEASE/Liability Waiver for Field Trips for Minors under 18 (.pdf)
Online INDIVIDUAL Registration Form (every conference attendee must complete)
- please have your information ready before you start...(know what meals & field trips you want; your title and abstract, if you're presenting; how you're paying, etc.) The information is in the registration packet above!
- Online GROUP Registration Form (completed only by person paying for a group of students)
Scholarship and Presentation Materials - All links open in new window
- Call for Presentations: Maps, Posters, Papers + Lantis Information(.pdf) FULL PACKET
- Student Poster Competition Flyer (.pdf)
- Student Paper Competition Flyer (.pdf)
- Student Cartography Competition Flyer (.pdf)
- Student Travel Awards Flyer (.pdf)
- David Lantis Scholarship (.pdf )
- Conference Lodging Information (including maps of lodging and camping locations)
- Maps and Directions
- Google Map of SLO, campus loding and camping, public transport, etc. -- (zoom in to see detail)
Carpooling, Ridesharing, and Amtrak
- Need a ride to the conference? - Going to the conference and want to offer a ride? Check our blog or the Facebook page for ways to be environmentally friendly when you travel.
- Visit the California Geographical Society Blog for a rideshare post.
- Amtrak has several options for getting to San Luis Obispo.
It may not be fast, but it is scenic and offers a potential for adventure.
- The Coast Starlight leaves Union Station in LA at 10:10 AM and gets into San Luis at 3:22 PM for $32, plus student, and other discounts. This train makes stops in the San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, Oxnard, and Santa Barbara. You can connect to it from San Diego and stops in Orange County as well.
- From the North, the Coast Starlight also leaves from Redding, Chico, Sacramento, Davis, the Bay Area (including bus connections from several locations), Salinas before arriving at SLO at 3:20PM.
- Amtrak has bus connections from other places in the Great Central Valley as well, including Fresno, Bakersfield, etc..
- Multiple other connections are possible.