SAGEEP 2016 Luncheons, Conference Events and Tour


EEGS Foundation Silent Auction

Once again, the Foundation will hold a Silent Auction at this year’s SAGEEP. Foundation leadership is seeking donors of items that can be sold to the highest bidder at the auction. All proceeds will benefit the EEGS Foundation.  Contributions can include gift cards, professional services, electronics gadgets (e.g. iPhones, iPads, Kindles, GPS units, etc.) or other like items or services. Or, suggest something you have in mind - contact the Silent Auction Committee Chairman Douglas Laymon ([email protected]).  Gifts can be made by individuals or organizations (talk to your employer!). The items can be mailed in advance to the EEGS Business Office (c/o Jackie Jacoby) or brought to the SAGEEP registration desk at the beginning of the conference. Details on contributing items and tax benefits can be found via this link:!page4/cfvg.

You can also participate in the auction by purchasing one of these items, so come prepared with a check or credit card! Everything will be on display throughout the conference and winners will be announced in the Exhibit Area on Wednesday at the mid-morning break. Once the item is purchased, you can take it with you or have it shipped (postage will be at additional expense to the purchaser).

Please contact Doug Laymon, Silent Auction Committee Chair if you would like any additional information on the auction. Consider participating in this EEGS Foundation fund raiser!


EEGS Luncheon - Tuesday

The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) / Geonics Limited Early Career Award (ECA) acknowledges academic excellence and encourages research in near-surface geophysics and is awarded annually at SAGEEP to a full-time university faculty member.  It is with pleasure that SAGEEP offers the ECA recipient the opportunity to speak at the EEGS Luncheon.  This year's ECA recipient Dr. Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming, will be the featured speaker.  In addition, EEGS will hold its annual meeting.  

Geoscientists Without Borders® (GWB) Luncheon - Wednesday

Dr. Aaron Davis, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO is the luncheon speaker.  Dr. Davies will present his work on ‘Combining geophysical datasets for determining groundwater resource potential linked to remote communities in the APY lands, South Australia.' (Proceeds support the GWB program.)  

Sponsorship provided by Elsevier 



Banjo Billy's Denver Bus Tour (Half-day) - Sunday Afternoon 

Take this unique bus tour of Denver for an afternoon of seeing the sights and learning about the Denver area. Not an ordinary bus – this one’s comfortable, funky and features couches, chairs and even riding saddles for the brave. The tour is described as fun and informative covering such historical tidbits as: 

  • How Denver’s corruption led to a war right in front of our city hall
  • Ever wonder if the US Mint has ever been robbed? It depends on who you ask
  • Why people in Victorian clothing wander through Cheesman park
  • How Denver got its name for the price of a barrel of whiskey
  • The real story of Molly Brown, before and after that boat incident. 


Conference Activities

Exhibitors Outdoor Equipment Demonstrations - Monday Afternoon

SAGEEP attendees are invited to gather at Denver’s Benedict Fountain Park, to view first-hand the latest in equipment and services offered by participating exhibitors. The triangular park is bordered by Tremont Place, 22nd St. and 20th Avenue and is located near uptown Denver - within walking distance from the conference host hotel. In addition to the signature fountain, this unique urban park also features bench seating, ample grassy areas and one of the prettiest views of the Denver downtown skyline in the city. 

Student Event - Geeks Who Drink Trivia at the Horseshoe Bar (Across from Benedict Fountain Park) - Monday Evening

Following the Outdoor Demonstrations at the Benedict Fountain Park, walk across the street and join friends and colleagues for an evening at the The Horseshoe Lounge, a neighborhood bar on the edge of uptown...where attendees are invited to participate in Geeks Who Drink Trivia in an atmosphere that feels like you’ve never left home. The centerpiece is the 30 foot shotgun bar, the surface of which is composed of more than 26,000 dice coated with a thin layer of resin. Completing the ambiance are comfy seating, a flat screen, a well-stocked bar, and a fabulous red carpet.  Light hors de’ oeuvres served. Within walking distance of the host hotel.

Thanks to our Student Event Sponsors:

Conference Evening at Wynkoop Brewing Company - Tuesday Evening

For almost three decades, this Denver institution has been brewing handcrafted beer underneath Denver’s largest pool hall. Over the years, the Colorado’s craft beer industry has exploded. Your conference evening begins at Wynkoop with cocktails followed by a three-course meal, making this a truly unique, and thoroughly Denver evening. Walking distance from the host hotel. Suggested attire: Casual.

 Thank you to our Sponsor for the Evening's Music Entertainment: