AEG 2022 Annual Meeting Information
About Las Vegas
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There are plenty of good reasons to visit Las Vegas – 320 days of sunshine and world-class dining and accommodations are just a few things that have made Las Vegas the world’s top destination for the last 26 years. Las Vegas is situated within Clark County, in a basin on the floor of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides. Much of the landscape is rocky and arid, with desert vegetation and wildlife. It can be subjected to torrential flash floods, although much has been done to mitigate the effects of flash floods through improved drainage systems. The peaks surrounding Las Vegas reach elevations of over 10,000 feet (3,000 m), and act as barriers to the strong flow of moisture from the surrounding area. The elevation is approximately 2,030 ft (620 m) above sea level. After Alaska and California, Nevada is the third most seismically active state in the U.S. It has been estimated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) that over the next 50 years, there is a 10–20% chance of an M6.0 or greater earthquake occurring within 50 km (31 mi) of Las Vegas.
Climate/What to Wear
Located in the Mojave Desert, the Las Vegas climate is a hot desert subtropical climate that is characterized by arid and sunny conditions. In fact, Las Vegas weather is some of the sunniest in the world with an annual average of more than 3,800 hours or 300 days of sunshine, meaning there's almost never a bad time to visit Vegas. Autumn, from September to November and spring from March to May are wonderful times to visit as the days are warm and sunny, cooling in the evenings, making for rather comfortable conditions when it comes to being out in the desert. This is the perfect time for those wishing to enjoy outdoor activities. Las Vegas only receives approximately 4.2" (110mm) of annual rainfall, most of which occurs for 26 to 27 days of the year. Much of Vegas' rainfall occurs in winter with February being the wettest month receiving an average of 4 days of rain. The best time to visit Las Vegas is from March to November as conditions are at their most comfortable being neither too warm or too cool, however there really is no bad time to visit Las Vegas.
The meeting attire is business casual. The only event that is more formal is the Annual Banquet where formal or semi-formal attire is suggested but not mandatory.
AEG Corporate Business Meeting & Closing Session - Included with full, one day, and Student Registrations
Friday, Sept. 16 – 3:15-5:00pm
This session will highlight AEG's 2022 accomplishments and upcoming goals and projects for 2023. We will also be introducing our new Executive Council and honoring AEG Awardees for 2022.
AEG Annual Banquet - Ticketed Event ($100/person)
Thursday, September 15 – 7:00-10:00pm
This session will honor AEG’s prestigious award recipients.
Student/Professional Networking Happy Hour - Included with full and Student Registrations
Tuesday, September 13 – 5:15-6:15pm
Grab your favorite beverage and come prepared to meet fellow AEG Student Members from across the country. Keep checking the website for details as they are developed.
Strength through Equity - AEG Inclusion Luncheon - Ticketed Event ($50/person)
Thursday, September 15 – 12:00-1:30pm
Join us for an open discussion on diversity in the geosciences and the future of the profession.
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