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Thanks for attending the 62nd Annual CGS Conference !

The California Geography Society invites you to recall the
2008 Conference in Chico, California May 2-4.


This web page once functioned as a portal to all the information needed to attend the 2008 California Geographical Society conference in Chico.

Since the conference it will serve primarily as a record of the conference.

Records of awards can be found by clicking on the Awards and Scholarships link above.

Photos from the awards ceremony are available by clicking this link. Other photo gallery are in links below.

Many attendees have requested information regarding Dr. Ruth Mostern's Presidential Plenary Presentation “From Geographic Information Systems to Historical Information Systems: Modeling the Past in the Digital Age”

Click here to see a list of Dr. Mostern's Resources

In addition photos of the events and attendees at the Chico conference are at least temporarily available at links below

Steve Graves' Chico web album

Anne McTavish's Picasa Web Album of the Sacramento River Trip (off site)
Crystal LoVetere's photo album from the Conference Awards Banquet




Look below for links to help you register, submit abstracts, compete in poster and paper competitions, find lodging and directions, etc.

Links for vendors are also below.

If none of these links help you find what you are seeking, contact this year's conference organizer Jacque Chase (CSU Chico) via email : or the CGS President Jennifer Helzer at

Conference Materials

Conference Program (Adobe .pdf) or (Microsoft .doc)

Conference Abstracts: (Adobe .pdf) or (Microsoft .doc)

Maps and Directions - Important Conference Events / Locations on and off campus

Cartographic Exhibition (click image to enlarge)
Flier for cartographic exhibition.  Flier notes: "hand drawn cartography by zeke lunder  may 1st -29th at the naked lounge 2nd street downtown chico.  Opening reception May 3rd from 4 to 8 pm.  Click to enlarge.


Registration Information and Materials

The link below includes: Registration forms, a tentative schedule, field trip information, suggestions for families and chaperons, lodging and travel information as well as calls for papers, posters and presenters.

Complete Conference Registration Packet (.pdf)
NOTE: Sacramento River Float Trip is full as of March 25, 2008.

On-line Registration for Presenters
Deadline April, 4th 2008

Chico Conference Flyer - Please Post at your Institution (.pdf)

If you would rather not download the entire registration packet, examine the links below for specific pieces of the registration materials.

Membership and Conference Registration Form (.pdf)

Preliminary Event Schedule (.pdf)

Field Trip Descriptions (.pdf)
NOTE: Sacramento River Float Trip is full as of March 25, 2008.

Information for Families (.pdf)

Suggestions for Faculty (.pdf)

Lodging, Camping, and Travel Information (.pdf)

Maps and Directions (.pdf)

Google Maps: Chico, CA
Google Maps:Oxford Suites Hotel
California State University, Chico - Campus Map

Call for Presentations: Maps, Posters, Papers Links (.pdf) 

Student Poster Competition (.pdf)

Student Paper Competition (.pdf)

Student Cartography Competition (.pdf)

David Lantis Scholarship Opportunity (.pdf )

Student Travel Awards (.pdf)

Vendor Information Links



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