All Points of the Compass

Friday, March 22nd, 2024
California State University, Fullerton - Titan Student Union, Pavilions A and B
Reception follows in Humanities 422
Registration form is available at this link

An event showcasing a wide variety of exciting research by CSUF Geography students, faculty, friends, and alumni, and featuring a special keynote presentation.

Click here for the All Points flyerPDF File   ---  Click here for the All Points programPDF File All points of the compass

Keynote Presentation


Dr. Robert (Bob) Voeks, California State University, Fullerton


Dr. Voeks is a Professor of Geography & the Environment at CSU Fullerton. He has a BS and an MS in Geography from Portland State University, and a Ph.D. in Geography from U.C. Berkeley. His research interests focus on people-plant relations (ethnobotany), and he has carried out research in Southeast Asia, East Africa, Brazil, and here in California. He has published numerous articles as well as three books on these topics. He is currently working on a book project that explores the significance of sacred foods to various Indigenous groups—Dining with God: A Geography of Six Sacred Foods.


Free Event Registration

All Points of the Compass is completely free to attend and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to attend all or part of the day's events. To facilitate planning and sign-in at the event, we strongly encourage all attendees to complete our short registration form, which is  available at this link. Online registration closes at 11:59pm on Thursday, March 21st.

The Compass Cartography Competition

A call for submissions for The Compass Cartography Competition is included herePDF File Opens in new window . Entries will be accepted from undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at community colleges and four-year universities in Southern California. The winning entry will receive the Compass Cartography Award, with a $500 prize; there will be cash awards for the second and third place entries. 


Special Opportunities for Community College Students!

We extend a special invitation for prospective transfer students to take part in a tour of the Department of Geography & the Environment after the conclusion of the symposium - see details below. In addition, community college students can participate in the symposium in two ways. First, geography faculty at Southern California community colleges are invited to select up to 3 students from their institutions to present an academic poster at All Points of the Compass. This is an excellent opportunity for outstanding students to present their research in a friendly, supportive setting. Second, community college students are eligible to participate in the "Compass Cartography Competition" competition described above. Please contact Dr. Zia Salim ( for more information about any of these 3 opportunities.

Department Tour

Undeclared CSUF students and prospective students are invited to take part in a (brief) tour of the Department of Geography & the Environment after the conclusion of the symposium! The department tour will include a brief introduction to the department's labs and teaching facilities, interaction with Geography faculty and students, and information about the Geography BA program, resources, and student & career opportunities. The department tour is tentatively scheduled to start at 2:40pm. Please register to attend All Points using the online registration form and indicate that you are interested in the department tour. Contact Dr. Zia Salim ( for more information.


Directions and Parking Information:

Map of Venues and Parking InformationPDF File

Directions to the State College parking structure, which is the nearest structure to the Titan Student Union (symposium location).

Directions to the Eastside South parking structure, which is the nearest structure to the Humanities Building (reception location)


For More Information: 

Please contact Dr. Zia Salim (

All Points of the Compass is hosted by the CSUF Geography Club and the CSUF Department of Geography & the Environment with generous support from HSS-ICC.