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Registration and Hotel

Registration is now open for CELA 2016.  The conference will be held at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown Hotel located at City Creek. 

Conference registration and hotel reservation

Thank you to our CELA 2016 Conference Sponsors


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Principal Sponsors


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The conference runs from 23 - 26 March 2016.
A lunch and coffee break is provided each day.

Concurrent sessions and other conference activities will address one of 13 topics tracks. See the tracks here. See more about the location for CELA 2016 here.
Day 1
23 Mar 2016
Day 2
24 Mar 2016
Day 3
25 Mar 2016
Day 4
26 Mar 2016

Administrator’s Retreat

Morning Workshops

Afternoon Workshops

Opening Reception and Keynote

Continental Breakfast

Concurrent Sessions #1

Concurrent Sessions #2

Concurrent Sessions #3

Concurrent Sessions #4

Poster Session #1

Film Session

Graduate Student Reception

Field Trips and Travel to Logan

Lunch & Exhibition


Campus Tour or Break

Reception and Dinner Keynote

Continental Breakfast

Concurrent Sessions #5

Concurrent Sessions #6

Concurrent Sessions #7

Awards Lunch

Concurrent Sessions #8

Concurrent Sessions #9

Closing Reception and Dinner

Abstract and Papers Information

Abstract acceptances have been sent!  It’s time to revise and start preparing papers!  

Dates and Deadlines


Enjoy a program filled with compelling presentations, engaging keynote speakers, and enjoyable field trips.

Pre-conference workshop and field trips details now available!

See Utah

Utah has more to see than you may expect.  Visit gorgeous natural wonders, or find entertainment in any of these wonderful venus.

We have it all

Got Questions

Got questions?

Let us help you get the answers you need.

Do you have a question about abstracts, papers, acceptance decisions, or revisions?  Please submit your question on the OpenConf system available at this link:

Do you have a question about conference registration, lodging, or travel information?  Please contact Utah State University Conference Services at: 435-797-0421

Do you have special requests about the schedule, have questions about the international travel to the conference, pre-conference workshops or conference trips?  Contact the USU CELA 2016 Conference Chair, Dr. Keith Christensen at:

Tour Utah

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Utah is home to iconic red rock formations, world-class skiing and 5 national parks. Take a look at some of the possibilities the area offers and plan to stay and play in addition to the conference.

Take a look at some attractions to see while you’re here:

Which wonders will you visit? Visit Utah
15 ski resorts; 9 of them less than 1 hour from Salt Lake City. Ski Utah
Visit “The Mighty 5.” Utah National Parks
Getting to Salt Lake City? Getting around? What to see? Visit Salt Lake City
CELA 2016 Conference hotel. Salt Lake City Marriott

Goblin Valley, Dead Horse Point and Kodachrome Basin are among Utah’s 43 state parks. Take a look here to learn more: Utah State Parks