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2014 SWAAG-GPRM Joint Regional Meeting


October 23-25, 2014
Hotel Andaluz  |  Albuquerque, New Mexico

Important Information

Full refunds for conference registrations and field trips are available through October 15.  Only 50% refunds may be requested after this date.
CategoryEarly RegistrationLate Registration
(after Oct 15)
Field TripsVariable Cost (See trip descriptions for details)
Registration closes at 10:00 AM CST on October 24

Current Registration Map (Updated Daily)

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Latest News

The conference program is now online!  See the Meeting Program page for the "conference at a glance", the Author Index page to see your scheduled session(s), or even the full blown Conference Program that will be available in Albuquerque .  Posted October 8, 2014

A new field trip - Albuquerque's Public Art - has been been added to the program.  See the Field Trips page for further details.  Posted October 7, 2014

The Friday night banquet to be held at the historic Albuquerque Railyards is a partial open air venue.  We recommend that attendees come prepared for cool weather with warm jackets!  See our Weather page for more Albuquerque climate info.  Posted September 29, 2014

Conference Overview

callforparticipationYou are cordially invited to join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first-ever joint meeting of the Southwest and Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Divisions of the Association of American Geographers.

Geographers from the University of New Mexico and Kansas State University are collaborating to structure a vibrant program that welcomes scholars from the 40th parallel to the Rio Grande and the Mississippi River to the Rockies to share research and develop new collaborations.

In addition to paper and poster sessions, a number of special events are planned including:

  • An opening reception at the Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque.
  • Invited presentation by Dr. Mona Domosh (Dartmouth College), President, Association of American Geographers.
  • Invited presentation by Dr. Scott Collins (University of New Mexico), Director, Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) and past chair of the LTER Executive Board and Science Council.
  • Banquet lunch and awards dinner included with registration.
  • Field trips exploring the physical and cultural geography of the region.
  • Student paper and poster competitions, including GeoBowl.
  • SWAAG-GPRM student social.
  • Free city transportation with an Albuquerque bus pass available on request with registration materials.
  • Six special sessions covering the breadth of geography. 

Conference Organizers



Conference Sponsors

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American Sentinel University



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