2018 Bretz Club Conference and Field Trip

Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, Oregon

April 19-21, 2018

Please join us for the 9th Annual Bretz Club at Camp Kiwanilong in Warrenton, Oregon. Camp Kiwanilong is a kids’ summer camp, with primitive (no electricity or heat) sleeping cabins and you’ll need to bring your own sleeping gear. There is also space for tent/trailer camping. Our primary gathering place will be the Lodge, where there is heat, electricity, wifi and coffee.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – please note that if you haven't attended in the last 2 years, you'll need to create a user profile before you can register. If you don’t receive confirmation of your successful registration, check your junk mail folder before contacting Conference Services. Pre-Registration is required to attend Bretz Club.

The 2018 conference starts with your late afternoon arrival on Thursday April 19. Annie Johnston will be catering for us and will be providing dinner at 7pm Thursday for those who pre-order. We can accomodate late arrivals on Thursday night (bring your flashlight) and early arrivals on Friday.

The scientific program on Friday, April 20 includes three keynote talks by Pat Corcoran (OSU Ext/Oregon Sea Grant), Catalina Segura (Oregon State University) and Pat McDowell (University of ORegon).  If you'd like to share your own science, plan to give a pop-ups talk or contribute to the poster session. Friday evening after the final keynote talk, we’ll hold our inexplicably popular raffle of participant-donated geomorphic items and musical jam-session (yes, there is a Bretz song-book).

On Saturday, April 21, we will sweep out our bunks, squish into as few vehicles as possible and head to the field for an exciting day of coastal geomorphology. The conference will officially conclude late afternoon following the field trip.

This year's cost for the 2-day (2 night) conference is $160 for professionals and $90 for students. If you register as a student you will be asked to fill a volunteer position during the conference. Please direct all billing questions to OSU conference services.

Notes about registering this year:

  1. Accommodations at Camp Kiwanilong are primitive, and bedding and linens are NOT provided by Camp Kiwanilong or the conference organizers. Bring your own towels and sleeping gear, including a sleeping bag or blankets, pillow and mattress pad (air or foam) that fits a twin-size bunk.
  2. Please BYOB & snacks for Thursday and Friday evening happy hour(s). 
  3. Consider donating an item of geomorphological interest to our raffle. Ticket are $1 each and help keep registration costs low.

Check back for here for more details as they become available!