9th New World Luminescence Dating Workshop

Please see the paper submission guidelines for information on paper preparation.

Key Deadlines:
15 January 2014. Submission of papers to Quaternary International via on-line system
15 March 2014. Papers returned to Editor by Reviewers via on-line system
30 April 2014. Corrected papers due back to Editor by authors via on-line system
30 June 2014. Final paper acceptance

1. Agenda, Abstracts, General Information Booklet
2. Driving Directions and Map
3. Campus Map
4. Restaurant Guide

When: Friday August 16 - Saturday August 17, 2013
Where: Utah State University, Logan UT

There will be an ice breaker Thursday August 15th @ 6:30PM at the Logan Golf and Country Club (710 N 1500 E in Logan--walkable from Campus).

The all-day field trip to the Lake Bonneville basin will be Sunday August 18th and we will have at least one van return to the Salt Lake City airport by 5PM for anyone catching a Sunday evening flight.

co-Hosts: Tammy Rittenour, USU , Shannon Mahan, USGS, and Michelle Nelson, USU

Oral presentations will be given in a University classrooms equipped PC computer and projector. The poster presentation size limit is 3'x6'.

Professional Registration $180
Student Registration $80
Optional fees:
Field Trip Registration, Sunday, August 18 $28
Conference Dinner, Friday, August 16 $30
Dinner Companion, Friday, August 16 $30

University Inn
$79/night, plus $5 per additional person.
Utah State University
5005 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
Reservations made by phone- please use code OSL2013
The University Inn is only a few hundred feet from the Dept of Geology where the workshop will be held and on-campus parking is provided.

Best Western Inn-Complimentary Shuttle to USU Campus
$89.00 dbl occ/per night
250 North Main Street
Logan, UT 84321
Hotel reservations by phone – please use the code OSL2013

Days Inn and Suites Logan-Complimentary Shuttle to USU Campus
$89.00 dbl occ/per night
447 N Main Street
Logan, UT 84321
Hotel reservations by phone – please use the code OSL2013

Camping is available in the Cache National Forest up Logan (400 North) and Green (1900 North) Canyons. See the Logan Ranger District website for more information.

Logan Utah is located in northern Utah, about 1.5 hours north of Salt Lake City. Those flying into Salt Lake City can either rent a car or catch a shuttle, we recommend the Salt Lake Express -use promo code USU12 to get a $5 discount.

Participants staying at the UNIVERSITY INN, choose 'Logan, UT – University INN' under the Arrive tab when booking shuttle reservation.

Participants staying at the BEST WESTERN INN or DAYS INN, choose 'Logan, UT – CVTD' under the Arrive tab when booking shuttle reservation.
Please call your hotel for shuttle from CVTD to hotel, or view bus route and times for more information.
As a note, Routes 1, 4 and CVN go to campus.

CONFIRM YOUR INTEREST: Please reply back to Tammy Rittenour or to confirm your interest in attending the 9th New World Luminescence Dating Workshop and receiving future circulars regarding the conference. Also let us know if you are interested in submitting a paper to a special issue of JQS.

DESCRIPTION: The 9th New World Luminescence Dating Workshop will be held on the campus of Utah State University in Logan Utah. Our plan is to provide a venue for both oral and poster presentations, ensuring that there are no concurrent sessions. Students are especially encouraged to participate. This workshop is designed to provide a venue for students and researchers to share and discuss current research activities and advances in fields related to Luminescence and electron-charge dating and dosimetry (ie OSL, TL, ESR). Folks with all levels of experience (true luminescence geeks to dabblers to those who are just interested in the technique) and backgrounds (geologists, physicists, archaeologists, generalists) are welcome. We hope that this workshop will be helpful and a learning experience to all who attend.

FIELD TRIP: On the last day of the workshop (Sunday August 18th) we will host an all day field trip within the Lake Bonneville basin. The field trip will tour some of the famous sites within the Bonneville Basin (see GK Gilbert's original Gilbert-style deltas). As many of us in the luminescence community have worked on sites in the Bonneville basin, we welcome folks to chime in and bring along posters/handouts to aid in the discussion of the timing of lake levels and events. As an added perk, Jack Oviatt (Kansas State) has tentatively agreed to join us in the field.

INVITED SPEAKER: We are excited to announce that this year's invited speaker is Mayank Jain from Ris๘ National Labs. Mayank will be providing a special guest lecture related to his resent research related to luminescence dating. Exact title and topic TBA.

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Looking forward to seeing everyone in Logan this August!

Tammy Rittenour and Shannon Mahan Co-hosts of the 9th New World Luminescence Dating Workshop