Mountain Observatories: A Global Fair and Workshop


Mountain Observatories: A Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observing Systems of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems

July 16-19, 2014 | University of Nevada, Reno USA

Mountain Observatories: A Global Fair and Workshop is a multiple-day fair and workshop series for all who gather data on mountain social, biological and abiotic systems. The purpose of the fair and workshop is to move toward more comprehensive observing systems for the world’s mountain regions by building up from the grassroots of existing observing systems.

Conference Information

For field trips, please note: Mid-conference field trips 2, 3, 4 and 5 are included in conference registration fees and participants will select a mid-conference field trip upon registration (below). There are only 75 places available in these scientific mid-conference field trips so be sure to register quickly!

Pre- and post-conference field trips 1 and 6 are longer expeditions for which participants must pay and register separately:

To register for the conference, scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Enrollment Option” and then “Add to Shopping Cart” and follow the instructions. Conference fees and deadlines:

  • Early registration (through June 4, 2014): $250; Students*: $100
  • Regular registration (June 5-July 2, 2014): $350*
  • Late and on-site registration (after July 2, 2014): $450*
*Please note that discounted student registration was sold out June 4. For those students who registered for the discounted registration fee, student status will need to be verified, or registration may be canceled with no refund. Students may still register and pay the full regular or late registration fee.

Please download and complete the Mountain Observatories registration form (PDF) and submit by mail or fax if you are not registering online for the conference and paying online with a credit card.

Accommodations are available at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in downtown Reno, one mile from the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Room rates at the Silver Legacy for conference participants are $59+ resort fee and facility fee of $12 per night Tuesday-Thursday; and $109+ resort fee and facility fee of $12 per night Friday-Saturday. Conference room rates are available July 13-22, 2014. Reservations must be made by June 15 to secure the conference rate. Use conference code UNRM714 to reserve your room online here, or call 1-800-687-8733 and use the code to reserve your room by June 15.


Please call our offices at (775)784-4046 or 1-800-233-8928 for more information about when this course is being offered again. Many courses are in development at any given time and will not appear on the web until they have been fully approved.