Joint Meeting of the New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference and New York State Geological Association

Important:  Due to the cancellation of Trip B2, there are three new trips are available for Saturday.  Anyone may go on them (displaced B2 registrants, late registrants, and others wishing to switch their Saturday choice).  There is no need to contact conference organizers.  Just show up at the listed time/location.  More information is available here.

Lake George from Above

October 12-14, 2018 
Hosted by Castleton University and Colgate University
Fort William Henry Hotel
44 Canada Street, Lake George, N.Y.


Bruce SelleckThis year’s joint meeting is dedicated to Bruce Selleck, who passed away on July 31, 2017.  

Bruce was a renowned expert in the geology of New York, an excellent teacher, and a good friend to many.


William S.F. KiddThe meeting is also in honor of William S.F. Kidd, in recognition of his insightful understanding of Appalachian tectonics and the complexities of convergent plate boundaries revealed in the Taconics and beyond.



Trip Descriptions & Meeting Times

Trips B1 (Copper-Kiln Landslide), B3 (Ordovician Champlain Thrusts), B4 (Glacial Lakes Vermont and Albany) and C3 (Traverse through Laurentia/Moretown) are now CLOSED.

Trip B2 (Piseco Lake Shear Zone) has been canceled. Helen Mango will be contacting people registered for this trip with alternative options.


Social Events at Fort William Henry Hotel

  • Reception: October 12, 2018 - 5:30-8:30 pm - Complimentary hors-d'oeuvres and cash bar.
  • Banquet: October 13, 2018 - 6:00-8:00 pm - Barbeque buffet ($25 professional, $10 student) and cash bar. 


  • A large block of rooms is available at the Fort William Henry Hotel at excellent rates ($89-139/night).  Call the hotel directly to reserve a room (800) 234-0267 or (518) 668-3081. Be sure to give the group code - New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference - to receive the group rate.
  • There are numerous other hotels and campgrounds in the Lake George region if you wish to stay elsewhere or if the Fort William Henry Hotel is booked. Lodging and additional information about the region is available by visiting the Lake George Chamber of Commerce.


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