Southwest Region

We welcome members and conference attendees from any state.

The traditional states for the  Southwest region include: AR, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UT

SW-ASTE Regional Meeting Registration Now Open!

University of North Texas Hurley Administration Building lit green at night after an athletic victory. (University of North Texas Photo)

We are excited to share with you information about our Fall 2024 Conference! The regional conference will be held on October 4-5 and will be hosted by the University of North Texas. This year’s conference will feature a lunchtime presentation on raptors by renowned UNT Faculty.

The call for proposals is now live and can be accessed using the link below. Proposals are due August 1.

Here is the call for proposals with information about preparing your proposal and the different types of presentation

Here is the link to submit proposals

*You can also register for the conference using the link below.

Here is the registration link


We will have a private tour of UNT’s Elm Fork Education Center and a private planetarium show at the UNT Sky Theater. The cost will be $5 per person. The Tour will begin around 4:00 PM.

Following the tour, dinner reservations will be made at the Lone Star Attitude (LSA) Burger on the historic Denton Town Square ( )


Hotel Information is pending. A separate announcement will be forthcoming.

Regional Information

SW-ASTE Region By-laws

2023-2024 Regional Officers:

  • President— Stephen Gruber, University of Houston-Clear Lake 2024-2025
  • President ElectChristopher Long, University of North Texas 2024-2025
  • Immediate Past President— Sunni Taylor, Texas State University 2024-2025
  • Secretary –Jacob Pleasants, University of Oklahoma 2021-2024
  • Treasurer –Gilbert Nazier Texas A&M University-Commerce 2021-2024
  • Regional Director to ASTE– Stephen Burgin, University of Arkansas 2023-2026

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