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Reno Skyline

Reno River Fall Festival

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Truckee River

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Pyramid Lake

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Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe

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Diamond Peak, North Lake Tahoe

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On Behalf of The Council of Geographic Names Authorities (COGNA)


The Nevada State Board on Geographic Names

announces the

2016 Geographic Names Conference

in Reno, Nevada

May 3--7, 2016


The NSBGN enthusiastically invites you to join us!

Our program offers exciting and informative presentations by local authorities and state board representatives, COGNA, USGS, and Forest Service representatives.  Enjoy a walk through Reno history, historic Basque roadhouse cuisine with presentation form the Basque Studies, and a field trip tour of "Historic and Scenic Nevada."

Reno is located on the western edge of the Great Basin against the magnificent Sierra Nevada and less than an hour from Lake Tahoe.  Make your conference plans to join us and enjoy our unique local.

Tentative program: 2016_Tentative_Program.html

Registration information: Conference registration

Hotel information & reservations: Link to hotel information

       We welcome you to the Great Basin!

            Christine Johnson, PhD                              Linda Newman, Co-Chair

            Conference Chair                                      Past Chair, NSBGN

            Executive Secretary, NSBGN             



  Photo by Jack Hursh