SAGEEP 2022 Program

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SAGEEP 2022 Schedule at a Glance 
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GeOpen House/Networking/Conference Evening
Short Courses
Exhibitors and Outdoor Equipment Demonstrations
Luncheons and Conference Activities/Events

Leave your keyboard and monitor at home and start planning your trip for the return of SAGEEP 2022 - live and in-person - March 20-24.  The Schedule at-a-Glance outlines the sessions, special events and activities and Short Courses being offered in Denver, Colorado beginning March 20.

Event Schedule:

The full schedule for the event and dates, times and room locations will be released later this week. Please see the Schedule-at-Glance for the high-level program schedule.

Event Highlights:

In addition to a rich technical program and commercial exhibition, this year's SAGEEP will feature several new additions. Collaborations with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Colorado Groundwater Association (CGWA) will include keynotes from influential leaders and scientists. Two expert panel sessions will focus on sustainable engineering and climate change and the geophysics future for unmanned aerial vehicles. A special GeOpen House registration will be offered Tuesday afternoon to engage the broader geoprofessional community, and will include access to the evening Geoprofessional Networking Event and SAGEEP Gala. Short-courses by industry and research experts will bookend the event Sunday and Thursday.

Sunday, March 20

Ice Breaker  
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Exhibit Hall (Colorado E – F)
Start your SAGEEP 2022 experience socializing at the Sunday Evening Ice Breaker. Enjoy food and drinks while you join old friends and new acquaintances to kick off this long-awaited return to in-person. Don’t forget to pick up your badge at the registration desk first.

Monday, March 21


Awards Ceremony:  This event will feature an Awards Ceremony, where the EEGS/Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section of The Society of Exploration Geophysicists Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award will be presented.  

Keynote Presentation:  It’s just a bunch of squiggly lines
Keynote Speaker:  Georgette Hlepas 

There are a lot of available tools in our tool boxes to understand the subsurface.  There are some key consideration to ensure the right tools are selected to aid in guiding further investigation efforts.  Upfront communication and setting expectations is critical to the success of any project.  However, the work does not stop there.  The resultant data is not always readily understood by non-geophysicist and is often perceived as “just a bunch of squiggly lines”.  To understand subsurface conditions and make data driven risk informed decisions, there needs to be good communication of the resultant data, often in the form of appropriate visualizations.  This presentation is focused on the use of geophysics, remote sensing, along with other investigation tools to aid in understanding subsurface conditions and the need to manage and visualize the resultant data in geospatial models to help evaluation and communication efforts.

Dr. Georgette Hlepas is the Principal Geotechnical Engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers and is the lead for the Geotechnical, Geology, and Materials Community of Practice.  She is also the lead for the USACE Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring Community of Practice.   She has ~15 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and instrumentation and has worked on a variety of geotechnical projects both nationally and internationally.  She has a PhD in Civil and Materials Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University in New York,  and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois.  

Outdoor Demonstration - Benedict Fountain Park 
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Location: 401 E. 20th Avenue; Denver (bounded by 20th Avenue, Tremont Place and 22nd St.)
Participating exhibitors will demonstrate equipment at Benedict Fountain Park, within walking distance from the host hotel, Hilton Denver City Center Hotel.

Brewpub "Field Trip" / Fundraiser 
5:30 – 8:00pm

Woods Boss Brewing Company
2210 California St – (just two blocks from the Outdoor Demo)

After working up a thirst at the Outdoor Demo, join us at the Woods Boss Brewing Company. You will be raising funds for the EEGS Foundation. For every "pour", Wood Boss will donate $2 to the EEGS Foundation.

The EEGS Foundation is a  501(3)c charitable organization), founded in 2007, that encourages the use of geophysical technologies and to aid those who endeavor to learn more about them in order to meet the environmental and engineering challenges of the future. The Foundations programs include:

  • Endowment for SAGEEP
  • Scholarships for Students
  • Travel Grants for Students and Professors
  • Distinguished Regional Lecture Tours
  • Sponsorship for International Conferences and Training Seminars

Woods Boss Brewing Company has transformed an early 1900 brick building into a beautiful brewery and tap room. They strive to create an all-inclusive experience in their tap room providing 24 taps with 20 craft beers brewed in house with a gluten-free option as well as a root beer and kombucha. Food also can be ordered from nearby delivery restaurants and enjoyed at the tap room

Tuesday, March 22 


A panel discussion (detailed description) on the current state of the practice and future developments in the application of small unmanned aerial systems for geophysical characterization of the shallow subsurface also known as the “near surface”.  Following the panel presentations, the audience is expected to participate in a question and answer opportunity - this is your chance to pose questions and hear from the experts.

PANNEL SESSION - Engineering Sustainability and Climate Change at 2:50pm

Experts from government agencies, research institutes, and the private sector discuss impacts of climate change on infrastructure and communities and engineering challenges for sustainability. 

GeOpen House @ SAGEEP

The GeOpen House is a special opportunity for the Denver and surrounding geo-community to learn about geophysics, share perspectives, and network across the aisle. Special panels and sessions will explore how geophysics can contribute to environmental and engineering challenges facing society now and in the future. An evening networking reception will provide a fun and inclusive forum for anyone interested in geoscience and engineering, from students to senior professionals.

Evening Geoprofessional Networking Event at 5:00pm

Come make new connections and new friends! Join delegates, exhibitors, and attendees of the GeOpen House for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and conversation at the Conference Evening Networking Event. With an easy to use mobile app, you will be automatically matched to others attendees with complementary interests from jobs, to mentorship, professional experience, and more. Go to and complete your brief networking profile now using event code NETWORK@SAGEEP22you must have a completed profile and ticket by March 22nd @ 5pm to receive network matching results.

Wednesday, March 22 

Best of Near Surface 2021
Four papers from Near Surface Geoscience Conference & Exhibition 2021 by EAGE held in Bordeaux France are being presented at SAGEEP 2022 as part of exchange between EEGS and NSGD/EAGE to strengthen the bond between the organization and promote the sharing of innovative application of the environmental and engineering geophysics across the Atlantic.  Four of the best papers from SAGEEP 20022 will be invited to present at the Near Surface Geoscience Conference & Exhibition 2022 will take place on 18 - 22 September 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. 

All SAGEEP attendees are bound by the EEGS Anti-harassment Policy for SAGEEP Meetings and Activities.  Click here for the EEGS Anti-harassment Policy for SAGEEP Meetings and Activities.


A Note About Health-related Precautions:

We are committed to providing a safe, enjoyable experience for SAGEEP attendees from check-in to check-out. We will be posting new or updated health-related mandates or restrictions that may be adopted by the City and County of Denver or Colorado.  Presently, no restrictions will affect SAGEEP; however, please review the hotel guidelines:  

We ask that you follow all local guidelines and laws with respect to practicing social distancing and wearing a mask in public areas. We will be updating this space and providing signage in the SAGEEP meeting areas communicating the current requirements from local public health and government authorities. 

The hotel has taken additional measures beyond the hotel industry's cleaning standards by partnering with Reckitt, maker of Lysol & Dettol, to develop the Hilton Clean Stay program. This program builds upon the already rigorous Hilton cleaning standards by providing enhanced training for their Team Members, increased cleaning of public areas and adjusted food & beverage service, to ensure a worry-free stay.


For SAGEEP attendees who need testing services or vaccination information, below is a list of resources in the downtown Denver area (or locations closest to the Hilton Denver City Center Hotel).


Where To Get Your COVID-19 Test

COVIDCheck Colorado has multiple sites located throughout the state of Colorado that are available to community members and partner organizations. If you need assistance scheduling an appointment, please reach out to our customer experience team via email at [email protected] or by phone at 720-419-1087.  Please register online prior to testing to ensure our sites are open and appointments are available during the holiday/winter season.  Anyone with an appointment will be notified if their test needs to be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

COVIDCheck Colorado’s current locations and site details are below.


5th Street Garage at the Auraria Campus – Walk Up
(nasal and saliva testing available)
650 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80204
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm

16th Street Mall – Walk Up (nasal and saliva testing available)
1600 California Street, Ste 1
Denver, CO 80202
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday 8am – 12pm

*Located at the last door on the right of the building, in the former Great Clips space (east of Target; Glenarm side).


There are more than a thousand vaccine providers across the state of Colorado. You can get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster at a pharmacy, doctor’s office, pop-up clinic, or mobile vaccine bus near you.  The COVID-19 vaccine is free. You don’t need ID or insurance to get vaccinated. Many providers take walk-ins and same-day appointments. You are entitled to paid time off from your job to get vaccinated and recover from any side effects.

Where To Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Anyone in Colorado 5 years of age or older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. There are many community locations as well as pharmacies and healthcare providers offering vaccines. No matter where you go for the vaccine, it is completely free and no health insurance or identification is needed. Here are a few ways to find a vaccine near you: 

  • Call Colorado’s Vaccine Hotline to get help finding a vaccine. Call 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). 
  • Call a local pharmacy directly and ask about the COVID-19 vaccines. 
  • Contact your personal healthcare provider/doctor. 
  • Mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics are now making stops in all four corners of the state. These clinics allow people to access the vaccine right in their home communities. 

Denver MVU9

Clinic Details
Samaritan House
2301 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80205