Department of Geography and the Environment

SWAAG's Annual Meeting

Mon, October 24, 2011
SWAAG's Annual Meeting

Dates Thursday-Saturday 10-12 November 2011

Registration

Participants will register online: http://utdirect.utexas.edu/txshop/list.WBX?component=0&application_name=GOGEOCON

Venue

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, http://www.texasexes.org/about/location.aspx, (30°17’04”N, 97°44’04”W), which is located at 2110 San Jacinto Blvd., across the street from and just west of the Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. It is also located just east of the construction site of the new Liberal Arts Building which will house the Department of Geography and the Environment beginning in 2012.

Hotel

La Quinta Inn—Austin Capitol, http://www.lq.com/, (30°16’20”N, 97°44’17”W), which is located at 300 East 11th Street on the northeast corner of the intersection with San Jacinto Blvd. This is two blocks south and east of the Texas Capitol, and an easy ten-block walk to the Alumni Center. The room rate for a single, double, triple, or quadruple room is $104+tax per night. Reservations can be made by calling 1.866.527.1498. Participants should be sure to refer to SWAAG, conference and reservation block confirmation number 0907GRZOYS. The last day reservations can be made is 20 October 2011.

Sessions

Paper and poster presentations will be scheduled for all day Thursday and Friday, the 10th and 11th. Presenters from the central Texas area may be scheduled on Thursday, and priority for Friday’s sessions may go to participants traveling from outside of, and more distant locales within Texas. Requests for scheduling will be considered, and honored if possible.

Activities and Field Trips

Tours of two prominent map collections on the UT campus will be held on Thursday the 10th, and possibly on Friday the 11th.

One tour will be of the Kraus Map Collection at the Harry Ransom Center. It contains ancient maps, atlases, and globes, http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/guide/cartography/

The other tour will be of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection in the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection. It contains a number of maps of the New World dating from ca. 1500, http://www.lib.utexas.edu/benson/rarebooks.html

The morning of Saturday the 12th will be free for participants to partake of Austin’s many sites within walking distance of the conference hotel. A few of these are: the Texas Capitol http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/spb/capitol/texcap.htm, (30°16’29”N, 97°44’25”W); the French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street, http://www.frenchlegationmuseum.org/ (30°16’02”N, 97°43’54”W); The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave., http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/the_museum/about.html, (30°16’49”N, 97°44’18”W); and the Blanton Museum of Art, on the north side of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at Congress Ave., http://blantonmuseum.org/, (30°16’51”N, 97°44’15”W).

Meals

A buffet lunch will be provided at mid-day Friday the 11th. That same evening at 7pm
a four-meat barbeque dinner provided by Scholz Garten, http://www.scholzgarten.net/ will be catered at Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd (half-way between the Alumni Center and the La Quinta Hotel) http://www.saengerrunde.org/Austin_Saengerrunde/Hall_Rentals.html (30°16’39”N, 97°44’11”W).

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