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April 20-23(24), 2018   Zzyzx, CA

32nd annual meeting and field trip theme:

Against the Current: The Mojave River from Sink to Source

Original and previously unpublished scientific research papers relating to Mojave hydrology or any subject involving the desert are welcome. All papers submitted will be peer-reviewed for relevance to desert topics and scientific content before acceptance.

Abstract submission: January 20, 2018
Manuscript submission: February 20, 2018
Registration: April 6, 2018 No on-site registration. Register early!

Registration is open.

If you have registered and your check has not been cashed, don't worry. We're undergoing some changes as we incorporate. We anticipate depositing your check in March.

Official Meeting Announcement: (JPG)

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Changes to the Desert Symposium: (PDF)
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The Desert Symposium field trip overnight camping April 22 will be in Owl Canyon. Camping permits for participants will be arranged by the Desert Symposium. April 24 is a separate (unrelated to the Desert Symposium) informal field trip to the Hinkley Hills and Mitchell Range. But we are invited. Where we camp on the 23rd is TBD. Information on both field trips coming soon!

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topics: geology,  biology,  botany,  ecology,  archaeology,  hydrology,  paleontology,  tectonics,  climate,  history,  mining,  mineralogy,  conservation,  desert resource management

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