Conference Program

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SAGEEP 2017 Preliminary Schedule at a Glance
Technical Program 
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Hotel Reservations

This year, SAGEEP is co-located with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) conference March 20 & 21, bringing together a diverse audience from a wide range of backgrounds.  All technical sessions will be open to both groups. In addition to the SAGEEP technical program, the NGWA conference will feature talks and posters with a focus on the use of geophysics — from remote sensing to borehole applications — for groundwater studies.  NGWA Conference Program

Preliminary Schedule at a Glance as of 2.13.17 

Consult this preliminary Conference Schedule to aid in making travel arrangements and hotel reservations (consult the Hotel/Venue web page to learn about making hotel reservations).  

Deadline Approaching for Host Hotel Reservations - February 24!

EEGS has secured competitive rates at the Denver Marriott City Center downtown Denver by guaranteeing registrants make a certain number of room reservations. Booking your stay at the conference hotel helps EEGS:

1) control the costs of producing SAGEEP,
2) offer registrants the lowest registration rates possible and
3) avoid possible penalties for falling short of our guarantee.

Please make your hotel reservation at the Denver Marriott City Center while attending SAGEEP 2017 and support the future of EEGS and the near surface geophysics community.  Make your reservations at the Denver Marriott City Center hotel and receive a complimentary SAGEEP 2017 commemorative beer glass!  Just stop by the SAGEEP registration desk and show your hotel card key.

Sunday March 19, 2017

Three Full Day Short Courses:

SC-1: Exploring Ground Penetrating Radar – Theory, Best Practices, Insights and Examples 
Instructors: Kevin O’Hara and Brian Jones, GSSI

SC-2: WellCAD Geophysical Well Log Presentation & Analysis Software
Taylor Weber and Lia Martinez, Mount Sopris Instrument Company, Inc.

SC-3: 3D Hydrogeological Modeling
Instructors: Torben Bach, Geophysicist MSc and Tom Pallesen, Geologist MSc, senior consultants at I-GIS

Hidee Gold Mine Tour - Full Day mine tour lead by guides knowledgeable in local mining and geology. The Hidee sits in the heart of the Virginia Canyon - Glory Hole Area, reputed to be the richest square mile on Earth. Lunch in Idaho Springs, where Main St. has maintained the 1800's mining town feel with shops, breweries and restaurants. (Ticketed event.)

Ice Breaker in the Exhibit Hall - Everyone is welcome! Join colleagues and fellow SAGEEP attendees, network, stop by exhibitors’ booths and enjoy the refreshments! Cash bar.

Student Event - Students (and non-students) are invited to a panel discussion led by representatives from academia, government, and industry - service and equipment manufacturers. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and network!  Also featuring a drone demo and presentation. Beer and pizza served. (Ticketed event for non-students, free for students.)

Monday, March 20

Opening Session/Keynote Speakers
 – The John Nicholl Memorial Award will be presented followed by our Keynote presentations.

Andrea Croskrey, M.S., TX Water Development Board will give the Keynote Presentation “Mapping Brackish Aquifers: Future Water Resources.” Kamini Singha, PhD, Colorado School of Mines will follow with her talk, “The Critical Role of Water in Critical Zone Science: An Exploration of Water Fluxes in the Earth’s Permeable Skin.”   


Best of Near Surface Geoscience 2016 - After the Opening Session, participants will have an opportunity to attend the "Best of Near Surface Geoscience 2016 papers presented in Vienna, Austria.

Full day of Technical Presentations including Poster Session 1

Geoscientists Without Borders® (GWB) Luncheon / Speakers: John Bradford / Mike Kalinski reports on his Earthquake Preparedness project in Haiti project. (Ticketed event.)

SAGEEP/NGWA Reception in Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing – A special opportunity for networking among SAGEEP and NGWA attendees with Poster Session 1 viewing in the area adjacent to the Exhibit Hall.

Tuesday, March 21

Full day of Technical Presentations, including Poster Session 2

Workshop: Writing for Scientific Journals or Lunch on Your Own – Grab your lunch (or pre-order a boxed lunch for convenience) and join Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) Editor, Dale Rucker, as he shares the ins and outs of publishing a scientific article. Have you ever wondered why it takes so long to get in print? Are you unsure about how to write an article, how it should be organized, or where to start? The workshop will hopefully dispel the mystic behind the publication process and inspire you to start your next great contribution to science. (Pre-ordered boxed lunches may be ordered online or purchased on site.)

Exhibitor Equipment Outdoor Demonstrations (Off-site) – Late afternoon event at nearby Benedict Fountain Park. Participating exhibitors will demonstrate equipment at Benedict Fountain Park, within walking distance from the host hotel, Denver Marriott City Center Hotel. Location: 401 E. 20th Avenue; Denver (bounded by 20th Avenue, Tremont Place and 22nd St.).

Wednesday, March 22

Full Day of Technical Presentations

EEGS Annual Meeting and Luncheon - Dr. Ken Lawrie (Ticketed event.)

Thursday, March 23

Full Day Short Courses:

SC-4: Land and Marine Electrical Resistivity/IP/SP
Jason Greenwood, Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

SC-5: Utilizing NMR for Groundwater Investigations
Instructor: Elliot Grunewald, Vista Clara, Inc.