Conference Program

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SAGEEP 2017 Preliminary Schedule at a Glance
Technical Program 
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Hotel Reservations

This year, SAGEEP was 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 were open to both groups. In addition to the SAGEEP technical program, the NGWA conference featured talks and posters with a focus on the use of geophysics — from remote sensing to borehole applications — for groundwater studies.  
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Preliminary Schedule at a Glance as of 2.27.17 

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). 

Below is a quick run down of the events by day: (for specific times, locations and additional information, see the Schedule at a Glance or consult the printed SAGEEP Program available on site at SAGEEP 2017)

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 (Cancelled)
Instructors: Torben Bach, Geophysicist MSc and Tom Pallesen, Geologist MSc, senior consultants at I-GIS

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 by the Metro State University UAS Club! To view a sneak preview of the drone demonstration, click here!  Beer and pizza served. (Ticketed event for non-students, free for students. Event held in Colorado G-J.

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 Barcelona, Spain.

Full day of Technical Presentations including Poster Session 1

Geoscientists Without Borders® (GWB) Luncheon / Speakers: John Bradford, PhD will speak about his 2-year geophysical investigation conducted in the coastal city of Cotonou in the developing country of Benin, West Africa / Mike Kalinski, PhD, P.E. will present "Use of Surface Wave Testing to Predict Seismic Site Response in Haiti." (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 Foundation Silent Auction Winners Announced
EEGS Annual Meeting and Luncheon - Dr. Ken Lawrie (Ticketed event.)

“Groundwater Science - Innovation and Transformation”

Our ability to explore, assess, monitor, and manage groundwater resources is being transformed by a range of new technologies including satellite, airborne and ground sensors, and supercomputing research infrastructure. These are complemented by novel mathematical and statistical approaches that are critical for data processing, fusion, analysis and modelling of ‘big data’. These advances are producing step-changes in science work flows, while enabling significant science innovation through inter-and trans-disciplinary methods. The scale and pace of innovation is transforming work forces and business opportunities, enabling us to dramatically improve our ability to understand and manage complex hydrological and broader Earth systems. This talk will highlight some of the advances being made and applied in Geoscience Australia’s ‘Exploring for the Future’ Initiative.


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.

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, works of art, 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!

For those who are staying at the host hotel, Denver Marriott City Center:  Pick up your complimentary SAGEEP 2017 commemorative beer glass!  Just stop by the SAGEEP registration desk and show your hotel card key.