UA Geoscience Symposium
April 12-14


Welcome to the 46th annual University of Arizona Geosciences Symposium ("Geodaze")


Official program

A copy of the conference program can be found here.


Register now for the Geosciences Symposium, party, and field trip!


Dr. Isabel Montañez will be presenting her talk "Deep-Time insight into Earth's future" on Friday afternoon. Read more

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 12
Registration in Santa Rita Room
8:15 - 8:30 Welcoming Remarks
8:30 - 10:30 Session I: Geochemistry (South Ballroom)
10:30 - 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 - 12:30 Session II: Tectonics (South Ballroom)
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 4:00 Poster Session (Santa Rita Room)
End of Scientific Sessions

Friday, April 13
Registration in Santa Rita Room
8:15 - 9:30 Session III: Geophysics
9:30 - 9:45 Morning Break I
9:45 - 11:15 Session IV: Climate Part I
11:15 - 11:30 Morning Break II
11:30 - 12:30 Session V: Climate Part II
12:30 - 2:30 Lunch Break
2:30 - 3:30 Keynote Lecture
3:30 - 4:30 Awards Ceremony
End of Conference

Saturday, April 14
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Field trip to USDA-ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, Tombstone, AZ, led by Professor Jon Pelletier and USDA personnel Mark Nearing

Program with Abstracts

Click here for the detailed schedule of all oral and poster sessions.



Symposium Location

The conference this year will take place in the South Ballroom and Santa Rita Room of the Student Union.

Student Union Memorial Center
1303 E. University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85721

See the UA campus and parking map and the Parking and Transportation Services Visitor Parking page for more details. The closest parking garage to the Student Union with visitor parking is the 2nd Street Garage. A map of parking on the UA campus can be found here.

Party Location

Professor Susan Beck and Professor Emeritus George Zandt will be hosting the GeoDaze party.


If you have any questions or comments regarding the 2018 Geosciences Symposium please e-mail us.