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2014 Annual Meetings & Technical Symposia
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Our Annual Meeting and Technical Symposium, held each fall, provides an opportunity to present technical papers in a supportive environment. It also provides professional development and networking opportunities.
The 2014 NMNWSE Technical Symposium and Annual Meeting (AM 2014)
will be held 17-19 October 2014
at the historic Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
See below for meeting details.
The 8th Annual NMNWSE IMPACT! Award will be presented at the Meeting.
IMPACT! Award information and nomination forms are available at
Nomination deadline: Sep 15, 2014.  Past winners are not eligible.

BREAKING NEWS:  Jan Frigo has been selected as the 2014 IMPACT! Award winner.
A press release summarizing Jan's contributions is posted on the IMPACT! Award webpage.
The FY 2014-15 NMNWSE Board, serving Oct 2014-Oct 2015, will be elected at the Meeting.
 Please contact the NMNWSE Board if you would be interested in helping with Board activities.

Meeting Details:
The 2014 meeting will be held at the Plaza Hotel, one of the most notable of over 900 Las Vegas buildings listed in the National Register of Historic places. Called "The Belle of the Southwest" when it was built in 1882, the Plaza Hotel was lovingly restored a century later. This magnificent hotel, suspended gracefully in the past, presides regally over the Old Town Plaza. After lunch Saturday, meeting attendees will have a chance to tour a nearby university and learn about area STEM education and outreach programs (details TBA)
The Technical Sessions in the afternoon are an excellent opportunity for NMNWSE members to network and present their work in a supportive atmosphere.
Dinner features presentation of the IMPACT! Award, followed by a keynote speaker from a local university highlighting her research - topics being considered range from Bison Genetics to Fire Ecology.

Draft Meeting Flyer (trifold):   (doc)   (pdf)
Draft Meeting Schedule: (doc)   (pdf)   10/16/14

Registration Form:  (doc),  (pdf)
*pdf form note: please double check information is saved before submitting electronically, especially if you are not sure if you are using Adobe Acrobat.
Cancellation Policy/ Late Fees: Cancellation by Oct. 3 will receive 90% reimbursement of registration fees, cancellation after this date will receive 50% reimbursement (reimbursements exclude annual dues). Registrations after Oct. 3 will be charged a $10 late fee.

Call for Papers:
Technical presentations on any topic in science and engineering (broadly defined to include most other fields), as well as presentations on other topics which may be of interest to women working in these fields, are welcome.
     Talks are 30 minutes, including questions.
     Due to the limited time available for talks, poster presentations are preferred.
     After Sept. 15 only poster presentations are accepted
     Poster abstracts due Oct 6 (post-deadline posters accepted on a space-available basis).
     Posters have no fixed size limits.
     To submit a presentation, once registration opens, simply include the draft title and abstract with your meeting registration.
     You will be contacted for final title and abstract around Oct 13.
     Post deadline posters submitted after Oct 6 are accepted subject to space availability - contact the Technical Chair.
     Note students, teachers, and non-employed members giving posters are eligible to apply for a meeting scholarship to cover registration. For those with exceptional circumstances, full scholarships to cover all costs can be requested.

Conference Hotel Information:
Reservations should be made on your own. Rooms at the Plaza Hotel are being held for meeting attendees through (date TBA). We recommend you make your reservations early as there is limited space.
Plaza Hotel
    230 Plaza Park
    Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
    (505) 425-3591
If you need alternate accomodations, click here for the Las Vegas CoC Lodgings page (which fails to load on older laptops...).

Sep 1    Conference registration anticipated to open
Sep 15    IMPACT! Award nominations due.
Sep 15    Talk abstracts due. Only abstracts for posters are accepted after Sep 15.
Oct 1    Nominations for Board candidates due
Oct 3    Last date for early registration. Late registration penalty of $10 applies after Oct 3.
Oct 6    Poster abstracts due. Post-deadline posters submitted after Oct 6 are accepted subject to space availability.
Oct 6    Online voting for 2014 NMNWSE Board opens
Oct 10    Last date for online late registrations. Contact the Meeting Chair if you wish to register in person at the meeting.
Oct 16   
 Online voting extended through Thu Oct 16.
Oct 17-19    Annual Meeting
If you are considering attending but are not ready to register, please complete the  online Interest Survey. It does not register you or obligate you to attend - it is simply to help us with advance planning to insure a good conference for all. The  survey also includes a checkbox to indicate if you are interested in serving on the 2014-15 NMNWSE board, which will be elected at the Annual Meeting.
We encourage you to make your hotel reservations early.
Students, teachers, and non-employed members presenting posters can apply for a meeting scholarship to cover meeting registration fees - to apply just check the appropriate box on the registration form and provide a brief justification (eg, 'student presenting paper'). The scholarship covers the conference registration, receptions, and conference dinner. In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to provide full scholarships to cover lodging, all meals, and some transportation - please indicate in the justification if you feel your circumstances justify a full scholarship or other special consideration.
Further meeting details will be posted as available.
Please contact the NMNWSE Board if you have any questions.