June 23rd - 28th, 2015
Westfield State University
AGS holds an annual conference the third week in June. This conference, held in a different location each year, features lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, conservation and documentation workshops, classroom sessions, slide presentations, and guided cemetery tours. The 2015 AGS Conference will be held at Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts from June 23rd - 28th.
Our conference is a few months away--proposals for Evening Lectures and Participation Sessions have been trickling in -- the deadline for submitting proposals is near at hand. Conference organizers are gearing up for what we hope is the usual rush of last-minute entries.
We have planned a Wednesday bus tour to Berkshire County (that's marble country) and Friday bus tours to cemeteries in the Springfield area -- a Connecticut Valley Sandstone tour and a Metro-Springfield tour -- along with a Berkshire Hills tour in the uplands west of the conference site. We will, as usual, offer a Conservation Workshop and a Photography Workshop, and other workshops are under consideration.
Registration forms should be available, on-line, by mid- March.
Long Distance Travel Information:
Bradley International Airport serves the Hartford/Springfield area
The Amtrak Vermonter provides daily service from Washington D.C. to Union Station in Springfield, and beyond
Peter Pan Bus Lines, based in Springfield, serves much of the Northeast corridor; the Springfield Bus Terminal is located a short distance from the Railway Station
For local bus service from the Springfield Bus Terminal to Westfield State University:
Off-campus Lodging: There are a number of hotels and motels to choose from in Westfield and West Springfield, a short (10-20 minute) drive from Westfield State University
To learn more about activities held at past conferences click here