New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge

Glorieta Kickoff Conference

The Kickoff Conference at the Glorieta Conference Center will be held on October 26-28. Glorieta is located at exit 299 on I-25, 18 miles north of Santa Fe.

Two sessions will be held. Schools that are farther than one hundred miles from Glorieta will attend the first session on October 26 and 27, while the schools within one hundred miles attend the second session on October 27 and 28. For each student and teacher attending Glorieta, room and board will be provided for by the Supercomputing Challenge.

Keynote speaker

Dr. Ed Angel, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico and Director of the Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory (ARTS Lab) will be our Keynote Speaker. Learn more about him.


The Glorieta schedule and the Glorieta Standards while at Glorieta, and a map of Glorieta, or see the highlighted map showing the areas at Glorieta that we will be using.

Here are the detailed schedules for the session one and session two.


Here is the Session 1 housing list.

Here is the Session 2 housing list.


Remember that you need to bring an Proposal with you to the kickoff. See Proposal hints. A Proposal template is to be filled out for each team, unless they are following the GUTS curriculum.

Class materials


To learn more about previous year's kickoffs, visit our archive

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