2024 Biennial Meeting of the American Quaternary Association (AmQua)

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AMQUA 2024


August 7-11 2024

“Deep history of drylands - how the arid past informs the future”

The 2024 AMQUA is going to be especially great because part of the hosting team (Larry Coats, Mitch Power, and Andrea Brunelle) attended their first AMQUA when it was in Flagstaff in 1996 when they were all masters students in the Quaternary Studies Program at Northern Arizona University.   We now have graduates and students of our own who will be participating and we are excited to have all our mentors and colleagues and their students join us for this celebration of “generations” of AMQUA scholars.  We feel like we are getting the band back together and really hope to reunite old friends, make new ones, and provide networking opportunities for the new crop of Quaternary scientists all while hanging out in Lake Bonneville.

Salt Lake City is the largest city in Utah, with a population of over 1 million people. We are surrounded by geological features and landscapes that are of great interest to Quaternary scientists. We are situated in the Bonneville Basin, previously the locale of Pleistocene Lake Bonneville, and many prominent features of that episode remain today, including the Bonneville Salt Flats, Bonneville and Provo benches, Stockton Bar, and numerous others. In additions, glacial landscapes in the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains provide ample evidence of the largest glaciers in Utah during the Last Glacial Maximum. The city houses the University of Utah and the State Capital, providing world-class dining, cultural, and recreational opportunities. The University and the Utah Museum of Natural History house a very active Quaternary science community, with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in the University of Utah Records of Environment and Disturbance (RED Lab) and the Power Lab at UMNH. We look forward to welcoming the AMQUA community to Salt Lake City!


Meeting at a Glance

  • AMQUA Biennial Meeting: August 7-11, 2024
  • Abstract and Registration Opens: April 15, 2024
  • Student Travel Grant deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Abstract deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Early Registration deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Field Trip deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Hotel reservation deadline: July 8, 2024
  • Student Travel Grant notification: July 8, 2024
  • T-shirt order due: June 15, 2024
  • Final Registration deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Pre-meeting  field trip: August 7, 2024 1-3 pm
  • Natural History of Museum and Power Lab tour
  • Post-meeting field trip: August 11, 2024
  • Field Trip: The history of Lake Bonneville and the waterfront properties of the ancient desert cultures