New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting
Macey Center, Socorro, NM
April 21, 2023
Preliminary Program Available


Every spring, the Society holds a meeting in Socorro to allow presentation of geoscience research, principally from New Mexico and adjacent areas (including Mexico). The meeting features a variety of technical sessions that span the breadth of topics of the geosciences including geology, hydrology, geophysics, paleontology, and mineral resources. This event is always well attended, and is a great way to meet other researchers and students working in New Mexico.

Student participation is highly encouraged as this meeting provides an excellent venue for student presentations. During the meeting, several Society scholarships are awarded to students from New Mexico.

Meeting Details:

Purpose: Presentation of geoscience research from New Mexico and adjacent areas.

When: April 21, 2023 (begins at 8:00 AM, see progam)

Where: Macey Center, Socorro, NM

Special Theme: "Geological responses to wildfires"

Program Chair: Kevin Hobbs — 575-835-6213

General Chair: Johanna Blake — 505-415-2464

Registration Chair: Connie Apache — 575-835-5302

Lodging: see the Socorro Heritage and Visitors Center

Keynote Address:

The role of geology and legacy mines in post-wildfire water quality

Sheila Murphy, Research Hydrologist, USGS Water Resources Mission Area
(more information)

Student / Professional Mixer:

This event was well attended and well received at prior Spring Meetings, but was put on hold due to the pandemic since 2019. We will revive the mixer in 2023 with a buffet lunch that will again be free for students. The event will be from noon to 1:30 pm. In addition to a panel of professionals from various agencies and firms, the event offers a casual and informative venue for students to seek career advice from professionals. Students and professional representatives are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration will be required to get an accurate count for meals.

If you or your business can help support free student meals at the mixer, please contact the meeting organizers.

Call For Abstracts

Abstracts related to the special theme session (see above), or to the geology of New Mexico and adjacent areas, are invited for posters or oral presentations. Abstracts on non-regional topics of interest will also be considered. Abstracts should be submitted online or may be accepted in other formats in special cases (contact the Program Chair for details). Please view the help page for formatting guidelines.

Abstracts must be submitted by Sunday, April 9, 2023 and be 500 words or less.


Online registration will be available through Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

Abstracts From Past Meetings:

Note: All individual abstracts from 1983 onward are available from the Spring Meeting Abstracts page.