Session topics, workshops, and field trips

The General Schedule provides a chronological listing of the general Forum program. The Program will be continuously updated as the program evolves and as we add any late-breaking sessions.

Technical sessions

The Forum will have poster and oral presentations in the following topical sessions. The abstract submission and Forum registration deadlines are June 6th, and you must submit your abstract online. The session topics will be as follows:

  • Fault zones from top to bottom
  • Rheology of the lithosphere
  • Innovations in Inclusive Teaching Practices
  • Adding "t" to Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Advances in structural geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and tectonics 

The plenary session organizers may select a small number of abstracts for oral presentations from the abstracts submitted; all other submissions will be presented as posters. For any participant who chooses, we will offer printing services for posters free of charge (thanks to generous support from the National Science Foundation). Additional information about this will be provided closer to the start date of the Forum, but will require participants to upload their posters well in advance to ensure a smooth process for all. 

We have identified several topic themes, but also recognize that we have missed some key areas. We welcome your contributions and will adjust the program according to the abstracts that we receive. 

Special sessions

  • Wednesday: Are you interested in a future faculty position? Come to this informal session where you will have a chance to talk with current faculty about what it's like to teach and do research at a wide variety of academic institutions and get advice on how to prepare for an academic job search. Wednesday evening from 7:30-9:30, location TBA.
  • Thursday: What other topics would you like to discuss? We will have opportunities for you to suggest topics and themes and will organize sessions to address these topics.

Workshops

Tuesday June 21 (afternoon): 

Using GDME in the Classroom and Field - A Workshop led by Rick Allmendinger and Paul Karabinos. More information regarding this afternoon workshop is available here. Participants should bring their laptop (either Windows or Mac) with GDME installed. For those with an iPad and/or iPhon, participants should also install GDME Lite from the iOS App Store. GDME Lite works especially well on an iPad with Apple Pencil. Additional Mac laptops can be made available for participants to use during the workshop - please contact Emily Peterman to request a laptop for the afternoon.

Saturday June 25:

Orientation Data Workshop - A Workshop led by Fred Vollmer. More information regarding this workshop is available here.

Field Trips

Monday June 20: 

Bedrock and Structural Geology of Mt. Washington, NH - Field Trip led by Dyk Eusden. Please note that participation for this all-day trip is capped to 25 participants by permits. More information regarding the objectives of this trip and the logistics are available here.

Tuesday June 21: 

Fault Zone Rocks and Processes at Fort Foster Park, Kittery and Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth, Maine with New Drone-based Detailed Mapping - A Field Trip led by Mark Swanson. Please note that participation for this all-day trip is capped to 25 participants. More information regarding the objectives of the trip and logistics are available here.

Syn-tectonic Control of Migmatite Structures and the Location of Associated Granite Plutons, Western Maine - A Field Trip led by Gary Solar, Paul Tomascak & Mike Brown. Please note that participation for this all-day trip is capped to 25 participants. More information regarding the objectives of the trip and logistics are available here.

Thursday June 23:

All conference trip to Harpswell, Maine.

Saturday June 25: 

Stratigraphy, Structure, and Metamorphism in the Northern Casco Bay Region, Maine - Field Trip led by Dave West & Emily Peterman. Please note that participation for this 3/4-day trip (we intend to wrap up by ~ 3pm) is capped to 25 participants by permits. More information regarding the objectives of this trip and the logistics are available here. Campus Housing will be closed when we return, so please plan your travel accordingly.

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