Program

Program schedule [pdf format] coming soon.

Program schedule subject to change. 

Day One: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom (Room 221)

Session Time Session Title Presenter/Facilitator
8:00am–9:00am Morning Reception | Demos, Exhibits, Activities | Info Booths  
9:00am–9:15am Opening Remarks Jim O'Donnell, PhD, 
Paul Hirt, PhD & Matthew Toro 
9:15am–9:30am Introduction | Mapping Grand Canyon -- Over 150 Years of Cartographic Change | Part 1 Matthew Toro
9:30am–10:30am Keynote | Mapping Grand Canyon National Park Tom Patterson
10:30am–10:45am Morning Break | Demos, Exhibits, Activities | Info Booths  
10:45am–11:15am Legislating the Boundaries: Redrawing the Map in 1925

Ed Oetting

11:15am–11:45am Creation of the Matthes-Evans Topographic Map of the Grand Canyon Jonathan Upchurch, PhD
11:45am–12:15pm How Washburn Mapped the "Heart of the Grand Canyon" Michael Fry 
12:15pm–1:45pm Lunch Break | Demos, Exhibits, Activities | Info Booths  
1:45pm–2:15pm Footprints on the Sands of Time: Retracing Harvey Butchart's Exploration of the Grand Canyon through His Annotated Matthes-Evans Maps Peter Runge
2:15pm–2:45pm Geologic Mapping of Grand Canyon, 150 Years and Counting Karl E. Karlstrom, PhD
2:45pm–3:15pm Afternoon Break | Refreshments | Demos, Exhibits, Activities | Info Booths  
3:15pm–3:45pm Tracing the History of Native American Communities in Relation to the Grand Canyon Theresa Avila, PhD
3:45pm–4:15pm Grand Canyon Student Map Competition | Award Ceremony competition judges
4:15pm–4:30pm Day One Closing Remarks Paul Hirt, PhD & Matthew Toro
4:30pm–5:30pm Demos, Exhibits, Activities | Info Booths  

Panorama map of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Map showing boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park. The Matthes-Evans topographic map featuring Shiva Temple in the Grand Canyon. Section of The Heart of the Grand Canyon map featuring detailed topography of the canyon. Section of Matthes-Evans map with annotations. Digital geologic map of the Grand Canyon.

Day Two: Friday, March 1, 2019

Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom (Room 221)

Session Time Session Title Presenter/Facilitator
8:00am–9:00am Morning Reception | Demos, Exhibits, Activities | Info Booths  
9:00am–9:10am Opening Remarks Paul Hirt, PhD & Matthew Toro
9:10am–9:30am Introduction | Mapping Grand Canyon -- Over 150 Years of Cartographic Change | Part 2 Matthew Toro
9:30am–10:30am Keynote | Cartoon Maps of Canyonland Dori Griffin, PhD
10:30am–10:45am Morning Break | Demos, Exhibits, Activities | Info Booths  
10:45am–11:15am A Geography of Elusive Sight: Early Photography at the Grand Canyon Nicholas Bauch, PhD
11:15am–11:45am The 1923 Birdseye Expedition: First Maps of the Colorado River Through Grand Canyon Mark Manone
11:45am–12:15pm Mapping the Colorado River Corridor in Grand Canyon for Ecosystem Monitoring Matt Kaplinski
12:15pm–1:45pm Lunch Break | Demos, Exhibits, Activities | Info Booths  
1:45pm–2:15pm Celebrating with Archives: Building "100 Years of Grand" Robert Spindler
2:15pm–2:45pm Mapping Death in Grand Canyon Kenneth Field, PhD
2:45pm–3:15pm Afternoon Break | Refreshments | Demos, Exhibits, Activities | Info Booths  
3:15pm–3:45pm Place-Based Teaching and Learning at Grand Canyon: In-Person and Virtual Steven Semken, PhD
3:45pm–4:15pm Mapping Grand Canyon for Conservation Stephanie Smith
4:15pm–4:45pm Conference Closing Remarks Paul Hirt, PhD & Matthew Toro
4:45pm–5:30pm Demos, Exhibits, Activities | Info Booths  

Cartoon map of the Grand Canyon. Extract of Enchanting the Desert interactive map. Map of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Section of the interactive map, One Hundred Years of Grand. Extract of "Death in the Grand Canyon" map. Aquifer diagram of the Kaibab Formation, Grand Canyon.

Demonstrations, exhibits and hands-on activities

  • Map displays: historical and thematic Grand Canyon maps

Information booths

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