2024 Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum

Western Washington University
Bellingham, Washington, June 24-27, 2024

Forum Overview (including how to get to Bellingham)

General Schedule (including field trip and workshop descriptions)

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Submit Your Abstract by May 31 June 3 (...and if you need a few extra days, just ask!)

Register for the Forum by May 31. June 3.  Free registration and free meals!

About the Forum

SGT Forum is a grassroots, volunteer-run, community meeting in Structural Geology and Tectonics. Since its inception in 2010, the biennial SGT Forum has provided a venue for investigators and educators to communicate, develop, and advance research and teaching in our discipline.

Three principal goals of the SGT Forum:

  1. To identify priorities and share advances in research findings and techniques particular to questions in structural geology and tectonics:
    Each SGT Forum to-date has identified a subset of topics and cross-cutting themes relevant to structural geology and tectonics, leveraging expertise and local resources of the host institution. Field trips showcase the work of researchers in a small-group context to facilitate exchange of ideas and collegial conversation.
  2. To address training and professional development for researchers at all stages:
    Workshops showcase new tools and best practices for data collection, data analysis and data management. We address the evolving curriculum and role of structural geology, tectonics, and field geology instruction in undergraduate geology degrees.We discuss emerging opportunities in funding and strategic planning for multi-PI initiatives.
  3. To facilitate networking and community building:
    The SGT Forum is a platform for building research connections and informal mentorship.Research and professional connections were significantly impaired by the Covid-19 pandemic, and this Forum provides an opportunity to rebuild networks. Special attention is paid to early career researchers.

The four-day Forum includes "one-at-a-time" technical sessions in the central two days, with workshop and field trips at the start and end.

We have identified the following themes, taking advantage of our regional setting:

  • subduction zone geology,
  • convergent and transpressional orogens,
  • magnetic fabrics
  • deformation of mafic and ultramafic rocks, and
  • teaching in the field.

We welcome your contributions on other topics as well, and will adjust the program to reflect the abstracts we receive.

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

This is the 7th Biennial Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum.

Forum Co-Chairs


Please contact Juliet Crider or Bernie Housen


The Forum is supported by:

Thank you!

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