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NYESTA Summer Conference 2024 at SUNY Potsdam

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2024
  • 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 08, 2024
  • 1:00 PM
  • SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This ticket gets you into the NYESTA Banquet only on Wednesday evening at the Fireside Lounge at SUNY Potsdam.
  • For NYESTA members in good standing. See email link to register. Includes a full conference ticket.
  • Includes a 1 year membership to NYESTA and a full conference ticket.
  • Be sure to choose a lunch for Tuesday only in the registration form. Does not include banquet at SUNY Potsdam on Wednesday evening. If interested, please purchase ticket separately.
  • Be sure to choose a lunch for Wednesday only in the registration form. Does not include the awards banquet dinner. Please choose a separate ticket for the awards banquet if interested.
  • One day conference fee plus the awards banquet.

Photo of a trail from Jeffrey D with title High Falls Creek via Allens Falls Trail

NYESTA Conference at SUNY Potsdam

August 6th- 8th 2024

Room Reservations @ The Clarkson INN

Additional Lodging Information

Tuesday August 6th

4:00-5:00 check in/registration at Clarkson Inn Lobby

5:00 – 6:00 informal Raquette river-walk and discussion with Geomorphologist Dr. Adam Pearson (Chair of the SUNY Potsdam Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences). The group will depart from the Clarkson Inn Lobby. 

6:00 dinner on own, but Maxfield’s would be a great place to informally gather and socialize. 

Wednesday August 7th

8:30 am vans will pick everyone up in front of Clarkson Inn Lobby.

We will be doing a Proterozoic to early Paleozoic loop from 8:30 – 4:00 pm. Pack lunches will be provided. Most stops are along the side of the road. Stop 6 will be at the end of a short hiking trail. We will provide GPS points for all field locations in the field guide. Trip led by Dr. Michael Rygel (Sedimentologist) and Dr. Page Quinton (Paleontologist and Geochemist)

Stop 1: Potsdam Sandstone Quarry 

Stop 2: Theresa Formation

Stop 3: The Great Unconformity

Stop 4: Potsdam Sandstone 

Stop 5: DeKalb Anticline  

Stop 6: The Snake

4:00 – 6:00 pm drop and free time at hotel

6:00 – 9:00 pm Annual Awards Dinner and Banquet at Fireside Lounge at SUNY Potsdam

Thursday August 8th 

8:00 am vans will pick everyone up in front of Clarkson Inn Lobby. 

We will be doing a mineral collecting field trip to Powers Farm (tourmaline). We will get everyone back to the hotel by 1:00 pm.  Trip led by Dr. Christian Schrader (Mineralogist).


Full conference price is: 

$115.00 for members in good standing

$135.00 for non members (includes membership for 1 year)

Includes all days of the conference, workshops, field trips, rock collecting,

lunches for both days, our annual awards dinner and 2024 NYESTA Summer Conference cotton T-shirt.

*No refunds so please make every effort to attend.

*Additional cost for housing

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