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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 2015 NMNWSE Technical Symposium and Annual Meeting (AM 2015)
will be held 23-25 October 2015
at the Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa in Truth or Consequences, NM
 AM 2015 Second Circular (trifold)
 AM 2015 Registration Form
See below for meeting details. Updates will be posted as available.
The 9th Annual NMNWSE IMPACT! Award will be presented at the Meeting.
IMPACT! Award information and nomination forms are available at
Nomination deadline: Sep 14, 2015.
  Past winners are not eligible.
The FY 2015-16 NMNWSE Board, serving Oct 2015-Oct 2016, will be elected at the Meeting.
 Online Voting is now closed - see elections page for call-in instructions.
 Please contact the NMNWSE Board if you would be interested in helping with Board activities.

Meeting Details:

 AM 2015 Second Circular (trifold)
 AM 2015 Draft Schedule   

The 2015 meeting will be held at the Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa in Truth or Consequences, NM. This region of New Mexico, with its unique and restorative hot springs, has long been considered a sacred place of healing. Sierra Grande offers a sanctuary for rejuvenation, fine southwestern accommodations, a wide array of massage and spa treatments, and soothing mineral baths. The nearby Spaceport USA adds a futuristic twist to this historic town.

The meeting begins with a Friday evening reception. On Saturday morning, the annual business meeting of the Network, including election of the 2015-16 Board, takes place. The Technical Sessions Saturday afternoon are an excellent opportunity for NMNWSE members to network and present their work in a supportive atmosphere (scholarships may be available to presenters - see below), with refreshments served during the poster session to further encourage networking. Saturday ends with a group dinner featuring presentation of the IMPACT! Award and a keynote speaker (TBA). Further details are anticipated mid-summer, 2015.

If you would like to suggest a keynote speaker or provide other input for meeting planning, please use the interest survey, or contact the NMNWSE Board, or any Board member.


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. 9 will receive 90% reimbursement of registration fees, cancellation after this date will receive 50% reimbursement (reimbursements exclude annual dues). Registrations after Oct. 9 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.
     Posters have no fixed size limits. Talks are 30 minutes, including questions.
     Due to the limited time available for talks, poster presentations are preferred.
     Talk abstracts are due Sept 14. After Sept. 14 only poster presentations are accepted
     Poster abstracts due Oct 5 (post-deadline posters accepted on a space-available basis - contact the Technical Chair).
     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 9.
     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:
  Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa
501 McAdoo street, Truth or Consequences, NM
(575) 894-6976
Reservations should be made on your own. Rooms are at the regular rate - all rooms are being held for meeting attendees through Sep. 1, 2015, so mention NMNWSE AM 2015 when making your reservation. All rooms include hot breakfast in the restaurant (for two people) and 30 minutes of private soaking per day. We recommend you make your reservations early as there is limited space.
 Note you must call the Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa to make your reservations, as their online system will show all rooms booked due to our block hold on all rooms (until Sep 1).
 Note the Lodge changed booking systems in mid-July, so if you made reservations prior to 1 Aug, we urge you to call and confirm your reservation as at least one reservation was not correctly transferred from the old system to the new one.
 If the Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa is full, or you want more economical choices, we suggest trying the nearby Pelican Spa, (575) 894-0055, which also welcomes pets - see their website for more information. There are many other hotels in varying prices ranges in the T or C area, too numerous to list.

Aug 1    Conference registration anticipated to open
Sep 1    Block reservation at the Sierra Grande Lodge released.
Please make your room reservations prior to Sep 1 to insure room availability.
Sep 14    Talk abstracts due. Only abstracts for posters are accepted after Sep 14.
Sep 14    IMPACT! Award nominations due.  
Oct 5    Nominations for Board candidates due
Oct 5    Poster abstracts due. Post-deadline posters submitted after Oct 5 are accepted subject to space availability.
Oct 9    Last date for early registration. Late registration penalty of $10 applies after Oct 9.  
Oct 12    Last date for online late registrations. Contact the Meeting Chair if you wish to register in person at the meeting.
Oct 19    Online voting for 2015-16 NMNWSE Board opens
Oct 22    Online voting closes
Oct 23-25    Annual Meeting
If you are considering attending, please complete the  online Interest Survey. It does not 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 2015-16 NMNWSE board, which will be elected at the Annual Meeting.
Hotel reservations are on your own, and rooms are being held through Sep 1. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations soon, as space at the conference hotel is limited.
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 about the meeting, or the NMNWSE webmaster if you notice any problems with this page or the registration form.