South-West ASTE Regional Meeting

October 14-15, 2022

Call for presentation proposals

Presentation Proposals are now closed.

Conference registration

Conference registration now open!


Due to the ongoing health concerns created by COVID-19, we are strongly encouraging all attendees remain masked while indoors. Room consideration will allow for distancing between conference attendees and outdoor areas will be accessible for “mask breaks” throughout the conference.

Conference Information

All activities will be at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, TX. A parking kiosk is available at the Meadows Center that dispenses day passes for $3 per day.  

October 14, 2022 

3:00pm  Registration desk opens 

4:00pm  Pre-Conference Glass Bottom Boat Tour and Fossil Hike 

The pre-conference field trip is designed through a partnership between Texas State University faculty and the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment to focus on the unique geology of San Marcos. The field trip will include a glass-bottom boat tour of Spring Lake and a short, uphill, off-road hike to a Cretaceous fossil bed. The excursion should last approximately 1.5 hours. Water, sunscreen, suitable close-toed shoes and perhaps something to keep your fossil treasures in for the trip home are recommended for this excursion. The fee for the excursion is $5 per person. Please include the number of family or guests that plan to attend and any accommodations that may be necessary for participation. 

6:00pm Dinner at the Kerbey Lane CafĂ© overlooking Spring Lake. Dinner is not included in the conference registration fee.  

October 15, 2022 

7:00am Registration desk opens 

7:45am Bird hike at Spring Lake 

Be an early bird to the conference center for a special treat! The Texas State University Wildlife Society will host a bird walk on the grounds of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. Bring your binoculars if you have them. We will also have sighting scopes available to get a closer look at some of the many species of birds that we will see. Participation is free and open to guests. Please include the number of family or guests that plan to attend and any accommodations that may be necessary for participation.  

8:15am Welcome remarks 

Morning Presentations, Workshops, Panel Discussions 

12:20pm Lunch and business meeting 

Afternoon Presentations, Workshops, Panel Discussions 

4:45pm Closing remarks 

Conference Housing

  • Holiday Inn San Marcos Convention Center, 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666 
  • Attendees can choose between a room with 1 King or 2 Queen beds.  
  • Rooms are available for Friday and Saturday nights, $139 / night 
  • Hot breakfast included.
  • Deadline to book hotel room is 9/16/22.  
  • How to book a room:  
  • Call the hotel front desk at 512-805-1000 and mention that you are with the SWASTE group or group code S W A and the front desk will book your reservations. 
  • BOOK ONLINE! Click the SWASTE Group Booking Link. It will take you to our website with the pre-selected dates and you can book your reservation online.