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Geography Convention

The South Dakota State Geography Convention is the longest running student organized and sponsored annual meeting in the United States. Approximately ten eminent academic and applied geographers from around the region, the country, and Canada are invited to make presentations at the conference each spring. The Convention also features social activities, a Gamma Theta Upsilon initiation, and an awards banquet. Field trips are provided on occasion.

The 50th Geography Convention will be held Thursday March 14th through Friday March 15th, 2019. The goal of the convention is to gather current students, alumni of the Geography Department, academic and applied geographers from around the region and share knowledge and enthusiasm for geography through professional presentations, discussions, and social activities.

Events will be in the Volstorff Ballroom in the Student Union unless noted.

Thursday March 14, 2019

9:00 amConvention Welcome

Friday March 15, 2019

9:00 amConvention Welcome
6:00pmAlumni Social
6:30pmAnnual Awards Banquet

Guest Speakers

1Dr. Thomas R. Loveland
2Ms. Peggy E. Year
3Dr. Terry Nelson
4Dr. Catharine Lockwood
5Dr. Rachel M. Kurtz
6Dr. Christopher R. Laingen
7Dr. Dean Gesch
8Ms. Lori B. Sohl
9Dr. Linnea C. Sando
10Dr. Mark Okrant
11Dr. Jamie Spinney
12Dr. Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach

Please visit the Geography Club website for more information.