Denver, Colorado  USA
March 17-21, 2013

General Chair
Michael H. Powers

Technical Chair

Bruce D. Smith

Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society

1720 South Bellaire Street
Suite 110
Denver, CO 80222-4303
Phone: (303) 531-7517
Fax: (303) 820-3844


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Red Rocks Denver's Light Rail Ski Colorado in March

SAGEEP 2013  I  Denver, Colorado  USA  I  March 17-21, 2013

Dear Colleague,

This is your invitation to join us in Denver for the 26th Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics for Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP).  This meeting is your best one-stop shop to learn the current state of practice for all methods to image shallow subsurface features with geophysical tools.

The 2013 SAGEEP Organizing Committee has prepared five full days of opportunities to enjoy the company of old and new friends as you learn the latest happenings in our industry.  Whether you drop in for a day or stay the week, you will find that the Marriott Denver Tech Center is an excellent fit for our meeting and comfortable in every respect, including the location in the upscale business district along the I-25 corridor south of downtown Denver.

This year’s theme, "New Views of Our Earth", will find relevance as you look out your room window at the snow covered Rockies, and as you see the capabilities of new instrumentation and algorithms in the hands of our industry’s professionals.  Bruce Smith of the U.S. Geological Survey is this year’s Technical Program Chair and has worked with an excellent team of diverse scientists to assemble a technical program of over 250 oral and poster presentations.  They have designed a combination of application and methods based sessions to appeal to every interest.

Micki Allen has again served to fill the modern and spacious Exhibit Hall with vendors offering what you need regarding equipment, software, and services.  Micki has also arranged for the Outdoor Demos of equipment on the hotel grounds Monday afternoon, and is our organizer and hostess for the Conference Evening Dinner at Shanahan’s Restaurant Tuesday evening near the hotel.  Don’t miss it.

Short course offerings this year include two all day on Sunday; Julian Ivanov on Advanced Surface Wave Analysis, and Jared Abraham and a team of experts on Geophysics for Watershed Management; and two all day on Thursday; Barry Allred and others on Agricultural Geophysics, and Darren Mortimer on use of the popular software package Oasis Montaj.

Our Keynote Speaker this year is John Jansen, a member of EEGS and the National Groundwater Association, presenting the NGWA McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture on Aquifer Sustainability.  John’s talk is on Monday morning, followed by a special session of the four best presentations at the 2012 European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Near Surface Geoscience Division meeting in Paris last September. 

All EEGS and SEG members will be interested to join us for a Monday lunch forum to learn and discuss the plans for potentially joining EEGS and SEG’s Near Surface Geophysics Section to form a new SEG subsidiary organization.

Rick Miller will present his SEG Honorary Lecture on shallow seismic reflection during the EEGS Tuesday Luncheon, and Roel Snieder, chaired professor in geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines, will speak about Geoscientists Without Borders® during the EEGS Foundation Luncheon on Wednesday.  A special Student Event on Monday evening open to everyone and offering pizza and beer (free to students) presents five young faculty who were recipients of the EEGS / Geonics Early Career Award speaking informally on issues relevant to students and professionals.

As you plan to join us in Denver, bring your skis and make reservations to stay through Friday.  We will offer tips and tricks for how to get the most of a single day ski trip on your own. 

See you soon!

Michael H. Powers, SAGEEP 2013 General Chair
Denver, Colorado


SAGEEP 2013 Online Registration Is Open!

Register Now!  You can register online or by printed registration form.  Please be sure your current email address is on file with the EEGS offices (contact or call 303.531.7517) to update your contact information to assure receipt of updates as they are sent.  The full conference program, including a printable registration form, are available on the Annual Meeting/SAGEEP/SAGEEP 2013 web pages, under the corresponding tabs.

Make your hotel reservations now.  The Marriott DTC is accepting accommodations reservations both online and via telephone.  Access the Hotel/Venue tab on the SAGEEP 2013 web page to review rates and additional hotel information.  Deadline for conference rates is February 27!

SAGEEP 2013 General Chair:  Michael H. Powers, USGS
SAGEEP 2013 Technical Chair:  Bruce Smith, USGS

EEGS' annual meeting and SAGEEP 2013 Venue:
Marriott DTC 
Denver Technological Center
4900 S. Syracuse Street
Denver, Colorado 80237 USA

Denver Marriott Tech Center - The Atrium