The Santa Fe Conference on Rock Magnetism features an open, informal, discussion-oriented format,
and serial session arrangement (i.e., no concurrent sessions). Three keynote presentations, featuring speakers
from outside of rock-/paleomagnetism or with broad interdisciplinary expertise, introduce the major confer-ence
themes, with an emphasis on large-scale context and opportunities for magnetic research to contribute to
wider geoscience issues. Working sessions begin with a limited number of short invited talks, designed to set
the stage for in-depth discussion. The emphasis is not on formal presentation of completed research; rather it
is on recognition of present problems and opportunities for future progress. Approximately two hours are
allotted for the post-presentation discussions, under the guidance of a session coordinator who initiates the
process with a constructive critique. There is no formal scheduling of contributed presentations, but all
conference participants are encouraged to be prepared to contribute to discussion of the major themes.
All conference sessions are held in the Junior Commons Room of the Peterson Center at St. John's
College in Santa Fe (maps are included on 5-7). IRM personnel will be on-site for check-in by noon on July
20; if you plan to arrive earlier than that, please make prior arrangements through the IRM office
(firstname.lastname@example.org). On-campus housing will probably be located in the Upper Dorm area (see map p 6).
St John's College is about a one-hour drive from the Albuquerque airport. A commercial shuttle
service ("Shuttle Jack," phone 505-982-4311) costs about $25 each way, and runs ten times daily (8:45, 9:30,
11:25, 12:45, 14:10, 15:10, 16:15, 17:30, 19:10, 20:20) from the airport to downtown Santa Fe. From there
you can take a short cab ride to St John's (1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, phone 505-984-6001). Alternatively,
you can coordinate with others coming to the conference to share a rental car.
Nestled at 7,300 feet above sea level in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the 250-acre Santa Fe campus offers both spectacular scenery and cultural attractions. Santa Fe is the capital city of the state of New Mexico. It has been a Spanish colonial town, a frontier town, and was and still is a center for indigenous culture. For further information on the city of Santa Fe, see:
Santa Fe Online (www.sfol.com)
Santa Fe Conventions and Visitors Bureau (www.santafe.org)
During the weekend of the conference, the Shakespeare in Santa Fe company will present A Midsummer Night's Dream (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 21 - August 20, 7:30 p.m.) at the St. John's College Meem Library Placita.