Conference Program

Online registration will be open until 5:00 p.m. ET Monday, March 9 to allow for last minute registrations and additions to existing registrations.  (The hotel reservations deadline was February 27, 2015.)

Preliminary Schedule at a Glance as of 2.25.15

Consult this Conference Schedule to aid in making travel arrangements and hotel reservations (consult the Hotel/Venue web page to learn about making reservations.)  Online conference registration is open and pre-registration rates will be available until 5:00 p.m. ET March 9.

Technical Program and Abstracts

Approximately 230 abstracts for oral and poster presentation have been accepted for SAGEEP.   Click here for the Technical Program (by day, session and author).  Abstract revisions and optional extended abstracts were due January 19, 2015. You can find a list of submitted papers and instructions for extended abstracts at Contact technical chair Brad Carr ([email protected]) for further information.


Order your SAGEEP 2015 T-Shirts and show your EEGS/SAGEEP pride!

Description:  Comfort Colors, 100% pre-shrunk, pigment dyed cotton T-Shirts ranging in size range from Small to XXLarge (true to size).  To check sizing specifications before ordering, click SAGEEP 2015 T-Shirt Sizing Chart .  T-Shirts ordered during the online registration process or by faxed/mailed printed SAGEEP 2015 Registration forms prior to the early bird deadline date (5:00 p.m. ET March 9, 2015) will be available for pick up on site in the Registration area.

Sizes:  Small, medium, large, Xlarge and XXLarge.

Conference Schedule and Special Events

In addition to the stellar technical program, we have several extracurricular events planned to introduce you to Austin and to other attendees. We highly encourage you to join us for any or all! We've tried very hard to maximize the enjoyment and minimize the cost. 






HOTEL/VENUE - Hotel Reservations Deadline was February 27


Sunday, March 22

Activities and Tours - Click the link  to learn about Sunday's optional tours and Austin's iconic South by Southwest (SXSW) event.

Short Courses - Click the link to view the Short Course selections and schedule.  SC-1 Registrants Please Note:  The AN INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON PROGRAMMING FOR SCIENTISTS short course will be held at the Enthought offices at 515 Congress Ave., Suite 2100, Austin, TX 78737 (walking distance).

Ice Breaker in the Exhibit HallEveryone is welcome!  

Student Social and Taco Bar at Rattle Inn - Students (and non-students) will want to attend a reception on the rooftop of the Rattle Inn, a bar within walking distance of the hotel, for tacos, networking and a great night out!

Monday, March 23

Opening Session/Keynote SpeakersKeynote speakers will be discussing observed effects of climate change on the Mississippi River and water issues in the American Southwest. 

Best of Near Surface Geoscience 2014After the Opening Session, participants will have an opportunity to attend the "Best of Near Surface Geoscience 2014" papers presented in Athens, Greece. 

Geoscientists Without Borders® (GWB) Luncheon  - Click the link to view luncheon descriptions.

Sponsored by:

“Changing lives…Empowering Communities”




Technical Sessions

Kali-Kate Ranch BBQ Dinner/Outdoor Demonstrations/Speaker (Off-site) - Click the link to view details about this late afternoon/evening event. 

Tuesday, March 24

Full day of Technical Presentations - Oral and Posters

Happy Hours on the TerraceSAGEEP attendees are invited to gather for an "end of day" happy hour and view posters - bring your ticket for a free beer! 

EEGS Luncheon and Near Surface Forum - Click the link to view luncheon descriptions. 


Conference Evening at Max's Wine Dive:  Cocktails at 7pm; dinner at 8pm and dancing from 9:30 to 11pm.
Cocktails, dinner, wine with dinner, ambiance...yes, it's all included in the Conference Evening event, and topped off with great camaraderie!  There's one more element of the evening:  Entertainment is being provided by area favorite Paul Victor Project.  Austin musicians Paul Victor. (Guitars and Vocals), Doug Laymon. (Bass) and Michael Shepherd (Drums) have been giving audiences knockout performances and keeping listeners grooving and dancing with infectious Soul, R&B, Rock and Fusion influences.  And, if you check the roster of SAGEEP 2015 local organizers, you'll see that Doug Laymon is "one of our own."   Attire:  Western Chic!  

Wine with Dinner Sponsored by:
Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

Cocktails Sponsored by:
Exploration Instruments, LLC

Music Sponsored by:
Sensors & Software, Inc.       
Wednesday, March 25

Full Day of Technical Presentations - Oral and Posters

Student Career Forum / Luncheon at Serrano's (Fajitas!) - Click the link to view luncheon descriptions.

Happy Hours on the TerraceThe day closes with another happy hour (and another free beer ticket!) at the poster area, which may morph into an informal closing party on the hotel patio and lawn.

Thursday, March 26

Short Courses
Field Trip - Click the link to see the description of The Geologic and Engineering Wonders of Austin.  Field Trip includes a picnic catered by Franklin Barbeque (never heard of Franklin Barbeque?  Click the following link to view a video of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" episode on his experience at Franklin Barbeque in Austin).

Friday, March 27 

The 1/2 day continuation of the Marine Short Course.

Final Notes
Remember that SAGEEP immediately follows SXSW, a major music, film, and interactive festival with strong international appeal. We have set aside some rooms at the conference hotel (Sheraton at the Capitol, beginning the Wednesday before SAGEEP (March 18th) for those who wish to come a few days early and catch a little SXSW (go to for a listing of events). Please make your hotel reservations early!