Reno city Overview

Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APGC) Annual Meeting

Meeting theme: Geography of Things

The Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, is pleased to host the 81st Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, October 24-27, 2018. Located at the base of the Sierra Nevada's eastern slopes, the Reno area abounds in recreational opportunities. Lake Tahoe, a short 45 minute drive to the west, provides world renowned scenic beauty. Virginia City, 30 minutes to the east, takes visitors back to the old west and presents a look at a historic mining city. Beyond the casinos, The Biggest Little City of Reno offers visitors the best of a small but thriving city - the art district, off-broadway shows, the river walk and abundant restaurants representing a variety of chefs.

APCG 2018 annual conference is open to anyone interested in a scholarly forum where collegiality and friendship abound. Join us this year to explore the "Geography of Things". Our featured Wednesday night Keynote Speaker will focus on how location plays a large part in understanding the world around us. Department faculty members have planned five field trips for Thursday to help you explore the greater Reno area. Thursday evening's annual social event is at the Mackay Mines Museum located on the University of Nevada Campus.

Formal paper sessions will be held on Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th. We encourage your participation and remind everyone that the APCG conference is a friendly venue for presentations lead by graduate and undergraduate students. The Saturday night Awards Banquet and Presidential Address will be held on campus at the conference venue. Other chances to network and socialize include the Conference Barbeque on Friday night, Women's Network Luncheon on Saturday, and Graduate Student Networking Luncheon. We encourage guests to stay in one of the many hotels within walking distance of campus. Accommodations include casino and non-casino hotels in the area with restaurants and other activities located throughout downtown.

Scott Bassett and Jill Heaton (Conference Coordinators)

APCG Conference Information

Whitney Peak Hotel

Whitney Peak Hotel is Reno's only non-smoking, non-gaming, independent hotel. The hotel is adjacent to the famous Reno Arch and Two blocks from the Truckee River Walk. Whitney Peak Hotel features 310 guest rooms, a climbing gym, restaurant, and live music venue.

20% off if booked at least 30 days in advance. 10% off for conference attendees registering within 30 days of the conference.

Room Rates:$104 - 304
Address: 255 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (775)398-5400
Website: www.whitneypeakhotel.com

Silver Legacy Resort Casino

With over 1700 renovated rooms, the silver legacy offers sleek, business friendly amenities. There are 5 unique, award winning restaurants onsite and its central location makes it easy to explore everything Reno has to offer.

Room Rates: $74 - 185
Address: 411 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89503
Phone: (775)329-4777
Website: www.silverlegacyreno.com

El Dorado Resort Casino

The El Dorado Resort Casino has something for everyone. Accomodations range from well appointed budget friendly rooms to luxurious spa suites. There are 9 restaurants and a brewery onsite to accompany one of the larger casino gaming floors coming in at 81,000 square feet.

Room Rates: $60 - 167
Address: 345 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (775) 786-5700
Website: www.eldoradoreno.com

Circus Circus

Circus Circus is unique in that it appeals to both adults and children. Along with a standard casino gaming floor with dining and drinks, there is an arcade for kids to play various age-appropriate games for prizes. There are also free daily circus acts to entertain the whole family.

Room Rates: $64 - 156
Address: 500 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89503
Phone: (775)329-0711
Website: www.circusreno.com