Registration is now open for the 5th Biennial Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum

Dear all,

Registration is now open for the 5th Biennial Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum!

Please join us for field trips, workshops and plenary sessions.

WhenJanuary 4th-7th with an optional San Andreas fault Field Trip 8th-9th.

Where: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

We hope to see you there!

Ramon and Kim

Click here to register and learn more about the forum:

Forum at a glance:

Field Trips:

  1. Overview of Phoenix Basin (led by Ramón Arrowsmith, ASU)
  2. Proterozoic Construction of Continental Crust, Extreme Cenozoic Crustal Extension (Led by Stephen Reynolds and Julia Johnson, School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU)
  3. Southern San Andreas Fault (Led by Kim Blisniuk, SJSU and Ramon Arrowsmith, ASU)


  1. Teaching Structural Geology and Tectonics (TBA)
  2. Geometric statistics for geologic data (Josh Davis, Carleton College)
  3. Build your own rock deformation apparatus: Experimental rock deformation (Phil Skemer, Washington University in St. Louis)
  4. Review and demonstration of available geodetic imaging resources – OpenTopography, NCALM, UNAVCO + teaching curricula developed for GETSI (Chris Crosby and colleagues–UNAVCO)
  5. Google Earth for On-Site and Distance Education (Steve Whitmeyer, James Madision)

Plenary sessions:

  1. Effective teaching structural geology and tectonics (Organizers: Rick Allmendinger–Cornell and Pete Lippert–Utah)
  2. Shear zones (Organizers: Daniel Lao Davila–Oklahoma State, Elisabeth Nadin–Alaska, and Sarah Roeske–UC Davis)
  3. Tectonics of Western North America: What’s new? (Organizers: Amanda Hughes–Arizona and Barbara Carrapa–Arizona)