Forum Overview

The Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum will provide an informal and interactive venue for discussing important frontiers, new ideas, and current research in structural geology and tectonics. The Forum will also provide opportunities to discuss effective and inclusive teaching of structural geology and tectonics, including integrating research with teaching. Funding has been provided by the National Science Foundation.

Format and dates

Technical sessions: As outlined on the General Schedule page, the Forum will consist of five half-day plenary sessions, an afternoon field trip for all conference participants, and optional field trips and workshops both before and after the Technical sessions at the Forum. Plenary sessions will be devoted to a critical topic addressed with invited talks, lightning talks, and poster presentations. We will continuously update the full Program as the Forum approaches. The main Forum program will be built around abstracts solicited from participants.

Field trips and workshops: Optional workshops and a field trips will take place before and after the Forum. If you wish to participate in an optional field trip or workshop, you must pre-register when you register for the Forum.

Arrival and departure: All days of the Forum, including workshop and field trip days, begin at 8:30 am and end at 5:30 pm. Please plan your travel so that you arrive the evening before the first event that you wish to attend and leave after the last event has concluded.

Registration and abstract deadlines

Although the Forum is aimed at professional geologists, we encourage advanced graduate students to attend.

If you have questions, please contact Emily Peterman or Chelsea Carll.

Travel Information, Logistics and costs

Location and facilities: The Forum will be held at Bowdoin College, which is located in Brunswick, Maine.

Travel: Participants or their home institutions must cover lodging plus travel to and from the workshop. The nearest airport is Portland International Jetport (PWM). Travel information is provided on the Registration Page.

Lodging: Thanks to generous support from the National Science Foundation, we are able to offer subsidized costs for housing accommodations and meals. We have also reserved a block of rooms at the Brunswick Hotel. Additional information about costs are provided on the Registration Page.

Registration for the Forum, field trips, and workshops/short courses is free, thanks to funding from NSF. Limited travel stipends will be available to reimburse travel costs for participants who are early career, and/or are from historically excluded groups and/or have limited/no access to travel funds. The Finance Committee will be responsible for disbursing these reimbursements.

Forum contacts

Forum Organizers:

Dave West (Middlebury College)

Emily Peterman (Bowdoin College)

Technical Support for Registration and Logistics

Chelsea Carll (Bowdoin College)

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