Third Biennial Field Conference of the AAPG Mid-Continent Section

Hosted by the Ft. Smith Geological Society and the University of Arkansas Geosciences Department

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Join us in Fayetteville, AR September 30th - October 2nd!

On behalf of the Fort Smith Geological Society and the University of Arkansas Geosciences Department, we invite you to join us in the Third Biennial Field Conference of the AAPG Mid-Continent Section. The conference headquarters will be the Chancellor Hotel located on the historic Fayetteville town square. Nestled in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is part of a metropolitan area of about 420,000 people that retains its small, college-town atmosphere. While you're here, make time to visit the nationally renowned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in nearby Bentonville and see Guest/Spouse Suggested Activities for additional area attractions.

Fayetteville is conveniently located such that we are able to offer two separate field trip opportunities within the Carboniferous succession. This will allow for smaller groups in the field (20 - 40 participants each) providing a more intimate experience with both the outcrops and field leaders. Field Trip 1 will feature the lower, carbonate dominated Mississippian section providing an overview of the carbonate platform to ramp evolution. While Field Trip 2 will examine the upper, clastic dominated Pennsylvanian succession that records the transition from the stable platform into the evolving Arkoma Foreland Basin. Please see The Field Experience for a detailed description of both trips.

Guests are Welcome!
Guest registration will include the Ice Breaker/Poster Session on Friday evening and Saturday night dinner featuring guest speaker Dr. Tom Paradise. All listeners will most certainly be entertained by Dr. Paradise and his research in Petra, Jordan, which can be previewed on the PBS-aired special Petra: Lost City of Stone.

Please join us for an extraordinary fall weekend in the Ozarks that is sure not to disappoint!

-Jamie Woolsey, General Chair

Field Conference Committee

Jamie Woolsey, General Chair
Fort Smith Geological Society
jwoolsey@pqgeoconsulting.com

Christopher Liner, Co-Chair
University of Arkansas, Geosciences Department
liner@uark.edu

Shane Matson, Sponsorship Chair
shanematson@gmail.com

JoAnn Kvamme, Conference Planner
University of Arkansas, Geosciences Department
jkvamme@uark.edu

Dr. T.A. (Mac) McGilvery, Field Trip Committee
University of Arkansas, Geosciences Department

Dr. Walter Manger, Field Trip Committee
University of Arkansas, Geosciences Department

Dr. Doy Zachry, Field Trip Committee
University of Arkansas, Geosciences Department

Robert Liner, Advisor
Chris Moyer, Advisor