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JAM 2019 Update

2019 AZ/NM TWS/AFS Joint Annual Meeting News

A reminder that the 2019 JAM is February 7-9 in Albuquerque! 

We have several changes to announce:

  1. Due to the federal government shutdown, there will not be a late registration fee beginning on January 15.  Registration will remain at $180 after this date.  See to register and find more information on JAM 2019.
  2. The deadline for submitting abstracts and submitting to the student paper and poster competition has been extended to January 25th!  Information on submitting abstracts can be downloaded here.
  3. The deadline for the Native American TWS scholarship to assist with attendance at the conference is extended to January 15. Click here for more information.
  4. A reminder about the annual photo contest: Rules, contest categories, and submission instructions at

See you in February!


Deadlines for JAM 2019 – This Saturday, Dec. 15th!

Early Registration

Early registration for JAM 2019 ends this Saturday, December 15th! The cost will increase from $150 to $180. Take a look at the schedule and list of workshops. Go HERE to find out more about JAM 2019 and register.

First Call for Papers and Student Paper Competition

The first call for papers and student paper competition submission deadline is also this Saturday, December 15th! If you want to present a poster or oral presentation, be sure to submit your abstract. Students are encouraged to present! Note that the format for submitting an abstract for the student oral presentation competition is different from all other abstract submissions. [Download the announcement and instructions for submitting an abstract.]


Registration for JAM 2019 is Open!

Early bird registration for the 2019 JAM has begun!
This year‘s event will be held Feb. 7-9 at the Marriott Pyramid hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. To make your registration simple we are using a single website for all your registration needs. This will allow you to register for the conference, select your dinner choices for the banquet, sign-up for professional workshops and the Student-Mentor Lunch (for students only). It will also allow you to pay your 2019 chapter and section TWS or AFS dues.

To register for the JAM conference, click here:

2019 JAM Registration

Lodging Needs:

We have reserved a block of rooms (25 Wednesday, 100 Thursday and Friday, 5 Saturday) at the Marriott Pyramid hotel for the government rate of $94 per night. The conference hotel sits in an upscale section of Albuquerque and is within easy walking distance of numerous places for dining and entertainment.

To reserve a room for the conference, click here:

Marriott Pyramid Hotel – JAM Reservations

Lastly, if you have any questions regarding the JAM Conference and its schedule of events please contact Bill Dunn ( For questions about the registration process contact Daryl Ratajczak (

Thank you and we will see you in Albuquerque!
– NM TWS Board