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Start Making Plans for the California Geographical Society's Spring Conference:
April 29th-May 1st 2011 in Bishop, California

Plans are well underway for this year's conference in Bishop, California. For those who haven't been "to the East Side", prepare to behold scenery like you can find nowhere else in the world!

We'll kick off the 2011 conference with our always convivial Friday barbeque and student mixer on the grounds of the Tri-County Fairgrounds, which will double as our main conference venue on Saturday.

Here's a great flier to post around your campus to help generate interest in the upcoming conference.
(opens in new window as a .pdf)

This year's keynote speakers are also exemplary:

Dr. Scott Stine, Geography and Environmental Studies, CSU—East Bay, will give the Presidential Plenary talk. The title of his talk is "Rethinking Sierran Exploration:  Lessons from Joseph Walker and Zenas Leonard".

Dr. Paul Starrs, Department of Geography, University of Nevada—Reno, will present the Friday night Keynote address. His talk is titled:  “California Agricultural Geography at its 21st Century Frontier”

Full field trip descriptions available here (opens in new window) or try the Adobe version (.pdf opens in new window)

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. Make sure you have your abstract ready and your credit card before you begin. If you have questions contact Steve Graves at or phone 818-677-3517

To register and pay for the conference click here - Online registration closes April 22nd at noon Pacific. You may still register at the door.

Cost Estimation Table
Cost Faculty/Professionals Students
Membership $25, with discounts $10-$15
Registration $50 (includes Friday BBQ) $25-40 (includes Friday BBQ)
Lodging $50-$150 per night (motel) ; $20 camping

$50-$150 per night (motel)
$20 camping

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Program and Abstracts
Conference Materials

Deadline for paper, poster and cartography presenters to enter their paper, map or poster is April 4th, 2011 at noon--Extended to April 8th at noon Pacific Time.

Nominations for Awards - Call for Participation

The California Geographical Society seeks nominations for the following awards:

The California Geographical Society seeks nominations for the following positions:

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