We will have laptops set up in each of the three presentation rooms for you to load your presentations on. All presentation rooms will be in the UVU library, the same building where you will register. To facilitate this running smoothly:
PLEASE BRING YOUR PRESENTATION IN POWER POINT FORMAT.The computers we will be using will have the Power Point 2007 version on them (the one that produces .pptx files) and will be able to read .ppt files. If you are using Presentation from the Word Perfect office suite, please save your presentation as a power point file. I did a test run, and Power Point was not able to read a Presentations X3 slide show (saved as an X3 slide show).
BRING YOUR PRESENTATION ON A THUMB DRIVE OR A CD.Do not plan to run your presentation from your own laptop. Each presentation room will have its own computer dedicated to presentations.
PLAN TO LOAD YOUR PRESENTATION ONTO THE ROOM COMPUTER A HALF HOUR BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE MORNING OR AFTERNOON IN WHICH YOU PRESENT.That means if you present in the morning, show up AT THE ROOM WHERE YOU WILL PRESENT (not the speaker ready room) at 7:30 a.m. to load your presentation on the room computer. Volunteer staff will be there to direct you. If you present in the afternoon, show up at 12:30 p.m. to load your presentation.
THE COMPUTERS IN THE PRESENTATION ROOMS WILL BE PC's.If you created your presentation on a Mac, you should be able to load it onto a PC no problem, but you may want to test this before arriving. Our speaker ready room has both PC's and Macs, so you can fiddle with compatibility issues, if they arise, at the conference, too. Just please make sure you get any PC-Mac compatibility issues resolved before the morning or afternoon of your session!
All poster sessions run the full day on the 4th floor of the UVU library (the same building where registration and the three presentation rooms will be) from 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
PLAN TO SET YOUR POSTERS UP BEFORE 8 A.M. ON THE DAY OF YOUR POSTER.
THE POSTER PANELS ARE 4' X 8'.There will probably be a rim/frame that takes up a couple inches of that space, so we recommend keeping your posters a few inches shorter than these maximum dimensions.
WE WILL SUPPLY VELCRO STICKY PATCHES FOR YOU TO USE TO HANG YOUR POSTERS.You should also be able to stick tacks into the panels, but we anticipate that the velcro patches will work the best. We will have enough to be able to supply you with six or eight.
We will have three to four concurrent sessions running each day of the meeting, along with a poster session.
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Paleontology
- Neoproterozoic Geology of the Rocky Mountains.
Paul Link, Idaho State University; Carol Dehler, Utah State University.
- New Developments and Discoveries in Paleozoic Stratigraphy and Paleontology in the Rocky Mountains and Basin and Range.
Cosponsored by the Paleontological Society.
Scott Ritter, Brigham Young University; Forest Gahn, Brigham Young University-Idaho.
- Mesozoic Paleontology, Sedimentology, and Geochronology of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau.
Cosponsored by the Paleontological Society.
Brooks Britt, Brigham Young University.
Hydrology, Surficial Geology, and Engineering Geology
- Hydrologic Studies in the Basin and Range and Rocky Mountains.
Lucy Jordan, Utah Geological Survey.
- Getting a Better Handle on the "Dirt" Covering the Bedrock — Mapping and Dating of Surficial Deposits.
Tammy Rittenour, Utah State University.
- Quaternary Tectonics and Earthquake-Hazard Characterization in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Christopher B. DuRoss, Dept of Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah; Ivan Wong, URS Corp.
- Geologic Hazards in the Rocky Mountain Region and Their Impacts on Development: A Tribute to the Career of Gary Christensen.
Danny Horns, Utah Valley University.
Structure and Tectonics
- Compression and Extension — Thrusts and Normal Faults and Their Interplay in the Rocky Mountains and Basin and Range.
Adolph Yonkee, Weber State University.
- Contributions from Geophysics to Better Understanding the Structure and Tectonics of the Western United States.
John McBride, Brigham Young University.
Energy and Economic Geology
- Energy Resources and Developments in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Michael Vanden Berg, Utah Geological Survey; Bill Keach, Brigham Young University.
- Ore Deposits in the Great Basin and Rocky Mountains.
Ken Krahulec, Utah Geological Survey.
- Industrial Mineral Deposits of the Rocky Mountains Region.
Bryce Tripp, Utah Geological Survey.
Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks
- Magmatism from the Mesozoic to the Present in the Great Basin and Colorado Plateaus: A Tribute to the Career of Myron G. Best.
Eric Christiansen, Brigham Young University.
- New Developments in Understanding Metamorphic Rocks in the Rocky Mountains and Great Basin.
Bill Dinklage, Utah Valley University; Mark Colberg, Southern Utah University.
Other Theme Sessions
- Geologic Mapping Supported by EDMAP and STATEMAP in the Rocky Mountains Region.
Bart Kowallis, Brigham Young University; Grant Willis, Utah Geological Survey.
- Geological Studies in National Parks and Monuments of the Rocky Mountains Region.
Paul Anderson, consulting geologist.
Walt Snyder, Boise State University.
- Geology and Public Policy in the West.
Christine Turner, U.S. Geological Survey.
- Undergraduate Research (Posters).
Cosponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Bill Dinklage, Utah Valley University.