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Welcome
You are cordially invited to attend the 80th Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society, which will take place 23rd – 28th July 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. It will be held at the Santa Fe Convention Center , which stays true to Santa Fe’s historic adobe architecture. The Annual Meeting is organized by the Institute of Meteoritics of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Oral sessions, plenary sessions, and the public Barringer Invitational Lecture will take place in the Center's state-of-the-art auditoria of various sizes. Poster sessions will take place throughout the week in dedicated rooms that open up to the Convention Center's beautiful courtyard, also where Friday night's farewell party will be held.
Conference Details

  1. Registration
    Conference registration and the Welcome Party will be held on Sunday, July 23rd 2017 in the historic La Fonda Hotel, situated on the famous Santa Fe Plaza, only minutes away from the Convention Center.
  2. Lodging
    Blocks of rooms are reserved in multiple hotels at varying prices and distances from the Convention Center. Most are within walking distance; others offer regular shuttles and apartments of different sizes, ideal for families & students.
  3. Conference Events
    Workshop preceding the conference: Impact Structures. Workshop after the conference: Martian Meteorites under the Microscope. The conference banquet will be held at the beautiful La Fonda hotel. Several outings will be offered that explore the city of Santa Fe and surrounding areas (including the Santa Fe impact structure).
  4. Excursions
    Post-conference excursions include: 3-day trip to the Petrified Forest, Walnut Canyon, Sunset Volcanic Crater, Wupatki Pueblo, Grand Canyon, and the Barringer Meteorite Crater; a trip to White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns; a trip to the Valles Caldera volcanic area; and a trip to the mantle xenoliths at the Pliocene Rio Puerco volcanic fields, and more!

Santa Fe, New Mexico

The City Different

Oldest State Capital in USA

The city of Santa Fe is the state capital of New Mexico. It was founded by Spanish colonists in 1610 and is the oldest state capital in the United States. Santa Fe is located 2194 m (7199 feet) above sea level, making it also the highest state capital in the USA. Santa Fe (meaning "holy faith" in Spanish) has a population of 70,000. It experiences a dry, steppe climate with an average temperature in July/August of 25°C (77F) and monthly rainfall of 6.5 cm (2.5”) due to the arrival of the North American summer monsoons.    

Culture and the Arts 

Santa Fe is well known as a national center for arts that reflect the multicultural character of the city. It has been designated as a UNESCO Creative City in Design, Crafts & Folk Art. Santa Fe and the surrounding areas have a high concentration of artists, craftspeople and other creative thinkers who've come over the decades to capture the natural beauty of the landscape, flora and fauna. Canyon Road has the highest concentration of art galleries in the city and is a major destination for international collectors, tourists and locals. Further information about Santa Fe and its environs can be obtained at www.santafe.org .