We invite you to join us in Golden, Colorado for our 59th annual meeting: "Great Mountains of the American West", September 20 through September 23, 2018.The Gold Rush in the American West sparked interest in the vast mountain area situated between the continent’s interior and theWest Coast. The development of an overland route that connectedthe continental part of the country with the Pacific coastline spurred the exploration and mapping of the Rocky Mountains as never before.Fur traders, gold miners, soldiers, colonists, and adventurers became explorers and mapmakers of the great mountains of the American West.
The conference will take place at the Colorado School of Mines (https://www.mines.edu), and our partner this year is the Rocky Mountain Map Society (RMMS). The RMMS pre-conference, Golden Quest: Mapping the Stampedes, will take place on Thursday (http://rmmaps.org/), before a joint reception on Thursday evening at the Geology Museum, which is featuring an exhibition of Colorado Gold Rush History that includes its world-famous collection of geological specimens as well as maps of the West. The SHD program will be held on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday September 23rd, an optional excursion will include a guided tour of original gold-rush towns in the mountains near Golden, a ride on the famous Georgetown Loop steam engine train, an expert tour of an underground gold mine, and then a tour of impressive dinosaur and geological wonders nearby. A coach bus and boxed lunch are included.
Below you will find registration information. We have been able to maintain the same registration fees since the 2015 meeting without compromising conference amenities, and we've lowered the fee for companion registration this year (the graduate student fee was reduced for the 2017 conference).
Registration Fees $250.00 per person; $225.00 per person if you register by August 15, 2018. $150.00 Companion registration (assumes attendance at all social eventsbut not conference sessions) Note: This is a price reduction over previous years! $160.00 Graduate Students
Excursion Cost: $115, full program; $100, excludes the underground mine tour. Note: the excursion is subject to cancellation due to low registration.
Please register via Paypal, following the instructions below:
1. Go to the Internet URL https://www.PayPal.com 2. Click on "Send Money" 3. Sign up for FREE personal Account if you do not already have one. If you live in the USA, use U.S. Account Registration. If not residing in the USA, click on “International Account Registration.” Enter NO for Premier Account. 4. Under "Recipient's E-mail" enter: 5. Under "Amount" enter the amount you want charged to your credit card. 6. Under 'Type" enter 'service.' 7. Under "Email Subject*" enter "2018 Conference Registration-your last name" (enter YOUR last name, not "your last name" EXAMPLE: 2018 Conference Registration-Smith) 8. Under "Note*" enter the names of conference registrants (specify companion or graduate student if applicable), any dietary restrictions (this is important!), and your contact information (address, phone, e-mail). If you are also registering for the excursion, please indicate this and the # in your party and be sure to add the cost to your total.
Mary Doe and John Doe (Companion) 1234 Main Street Seattle, WA 51231 111/555-1982
salt restriction (Mary); 2 excursions
If you have any questions about this procedure, contact the Treasurer by e-mail:
If you prefer to register by check: Please provide the same information noted in the example above; mail this information with your check, payable to the Society for the History of Discoveries, to:
Don McGuirk 1011 S. Valentia Street, Villa 32 Denver, CO 80247