SEG Houston 2017 Program

See below for a full schedule of the SEG Annual Meeting and get details about hours, events, sessions, courses, workshops, and more.

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Friday, 22 September

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Friday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Convention Center, Lobby C

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

Friday
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Hilton, Ballroom of Americas A

Closed event

SEP is sponsored by ExxonMobil and staffed with leading professional geoscientists who act as instructors and facilitators through two and a half days of lectures and discussion followed by practical, hands-on exercises.

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Saturday, 23 September

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Saturday
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Convention Center, Lobby C

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

Saturday
7:30 AM-6:30 PM
Hilton, Ballroom of Americas A

Closed event

SEP is sponsored by ExxonMobil and staffed with leading professional geoscientists who act as instructors and facilitators through two and a half days of lectures and discussion followed by practical, hands-on exercises.

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Saturday
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Hilton, 3rd Level

Attend a wide selection of CEU-granting one and two-day courses covering a range of topics.

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Saturday
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Hilton, Ballroom of Americas EF

Closed event

SLS focuses on leadership, teamwork, and communication skills building for 50 student participants who are all active officers of their SEG Student Chapters.

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Saturday
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Saint Arnold Brewery Beer Hall

$10 for GSH members, $25 for non-GSH members

Raise a glass to your colleagues at the Saint Arnold Brewery Beer Hall in Houston as we kick off the SEG International Exposition and 87th Annual Meeting with a special GSH-SEG Early Icebreaker on Saturday, 23 September from 6 to 8 p.m. Connect with old friends while enjoying Houston craft beer and light bites, and meet the Geophysical Society of Houston Board. $10 for GSH members, $25 for non-GSH members.

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Sunday, 24 September

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Sunday
7:30 AM-8:00 PM
Convention Center, Lobby C

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

Sunday
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Hilton, Ballroom of Americas A

Closed event

SEP is sponsored by ExxonMobil and staffed with leading professional geoscientists who act as instructors and facilitators through two and a half days of lectures and discussion followed by practical, hands-on exercises.

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Sunday
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Hilton, 3rd Level

Attend a wide selection of CEU-granting one and two-day courses covering a range of topics.

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Sunday
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Convention Center, Room 381AB

Cost: $105 members, $185 nonmembers

This course will provide an overview of currently available workflows to build, run, and calibrate reservoir geomechanical models maximizing the use of 3D and 4D seismic data.

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Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings

Sunday
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Various Locations

Books Editorial Board
Committee on Passive Seismology
Regional Advisory Committee Canada/USA
SEG/SEGF Board Meeting
TLE Editorial Board Meeting

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Sunday
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Hilton, Ballroom of Americas EF

Closed event

SLS focuses on leadership, teamwork, and communication skills building for 50 student participants who are all active officers of their SEG Student Chapters.

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Sunday
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Convention Center, Room 350F

Cost: $250 (Includes coffee breaks, lunch, and digital course notes). Limited to 25 attendees.

This workshop will cover Decision and Risk Analysis (D&RA) principles and processes, types of problems which are suitable for D&RA, what D&RA deliverables look like, and how to interact with a Decision Board as well as a high-level overview of the key concepts behind the value of information: when learning helps, why costs matter, why reliability matters, and how these components fit together. 

Sponsored by the SEG Women's Network Committee, Association of Women Geoscientists and the AAPG PROWESS.

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SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Sunday
12:00 PM-8:00 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

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Sunday
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Hilton, Ballroom of Americas BC

The Council consists of Representatives from each Section, Associated Society, Technical Section, and Geographic District.

SEG Pavilion
Hours of Operation

Sunday
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2925

In the SEG Pavilion you will find the SEG Greeting Area, Exhibitor Lounge and Rebooking Area for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Geoscientists Without Borders®, Foundation, Wiki, Student Pavilion, SEAM, and the Geophysical Society of Houston.

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Sunday
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Sunday Icebreaker is an Annual Meeting tradition! Join us for food, drinks and a sneak preview of the Exposition Hall. Greet and interface with the SEG presidents, visit companies, renew acquaintances, and network with exhibitors!

Monday, 25 September

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Monday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Convention Center, Lobby C

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Monday
8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

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Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings

Monday
8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Various Locations

Audit Committee 
Committee on Nominations
DISC Committee
Development & Production Committee
Distinguished Lecture Committee
Geophysics Associate Editors
Geoscientists Without Borders Technical Committee
Global Advisory Committee
OTC Roundtable
Translations Committee

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Monday
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B

The Opening Session represents the official start to the SEG Annual Meeting and will feature an opening address by SEG President William Abriel.

Keynote speaker: Stephen Greenlee, President of ExxonMobil Exploration Company and Vice President of ExxonMobil Corporation

Exposition Hall Open
Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

The SEG International Exhibition showcases leading companies displaying the latest in products, technologies and services.

SEG Pavilion
Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2925

In the SEG Pavilion you will find the SEG Greeting Area, Exhibitor Lounge and Rebooking Area for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Geoscientists Without Borders®, Foundation, Wiki, Student Pavilion, SEAM, and the Geophysical Society of Houston.

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Monday
11:50 AM-1:50 PM
Exhibit Hall

Explore the exposition floor, see and hear about the latest technological advancements in the geosciences, and network with the smartest in the business. Be sure to visit the SEG Pavilion, back on the exposition floor for its second year, while you're there!

Monday
1:00 PM-1:30 PM
SEG Pavilion, Booth #2925

The SEG Advanced Modeling program (SEAM) is a partnership between industry and SEG designed to advance geophysical science and technology through the construction of subsurface models and generation of synthetic data sets. Help us celebrate SEAM's 10 years of innovation and foresight with a slice of giant SEAM birthday cake!

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Monday
1:50 PM-5:10 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

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Challenge Bowl
Students

Monday
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Hilton, Ballroom of Americas E

Join us for an exciting afternoon at this international test of students’ knowledge in the geosciences. Students who participated in regional competitions all over the world come to this final moment when only one team will become the World Champions!

Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Monday
2:45 PM-3:15 PM
Exhibit Hall

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Monday
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Hilton, Ballroom of Americas F

The SEG Student and Early Career Department, in partnership with the Women's Network Committee, hosts the first annual Mentor Meetup. This premier networking event (formerly known as the Student Networking Event) will inspire interaction between ambitious students and innovative industry leaders through mentoring circles in a laid-back atmosphere. Open to students, faculty advisors, registered mentors, and company sponsors.

Beverage Reception
Networking

Monday
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Make the most of your time at the SEG Annual Meeting by taking advantage of networking opportunities like this Beverage Reception.

Monday
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Hilton, Ballroom of Americas A

Cost: $20 professional, $10 student (includes a drink ticket)

The SEG Women's Network is a community hosted by the SEG Women's Network Committee. Created in 2011, the SEG Women's Network raises awareness of and finds solutions for the challenges women encounter in applied geophysics.

Maitri Erwin, Chair of the SEG Women’s Network, will welcome attendees, then Pioneers in Geophysics posters will be featured highlighting a few pioneering women in geophysics. Networking will begin immediately thereafter.

Tuesday, 26 September

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Tuesday
7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Hilton, Ballroom of Americas D

An exclusive event free to SEG members, featuring the "Back That Fact" game. Space is limited. First-come, first-served. Brought to you by the Constituent Engagement Department.

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Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings

Tuesday
7:00 AM-6:30 PM

AAPG/SEG Cooperation Committee
Committee on University & Student Programs
Continuing Education Committee
Continuous Innovation Portfolio (CIP) 
Emerging Professionals International Committee (EPIC)
Historical Preservation Special Interest Group
Interpretation Editorial Board 
Meetings Review & Planning Committee
Mining Committee
Near Surface Technical Section Meeting
Publications Policy Committee
SEAM Board of Directors Meeting
SEG Certification Project
SEG Finance Committee 
SEG Women's Network Committee
Technical Standards Committee

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Tuesday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Convention Center, Lobby C

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Tuesday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

Details
Tuesday
8:30 AM-11:50 AM
Convention Center, Level 3

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

Details
Tuesday
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B

ASEP is an opportunity for our industry and Society to reach out to local high school students and teachers to challenge them to learn more about the earth sciences. In the past, the program has featured oceanographers, paleontologists, and astronomers.

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Exposition Hall Open
Hours of Operation

Tuesday
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

The SEG International Exhibition showcases leading companies displaying the latest in products, technologies and services.

SEG Pavilion
Hours of Operation

Tuesday
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall, Booth #2925

In the SEG Pavilion you will find the SEG Greeting Area, Exhibitor Lounge and Rebooking Area for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Geoscientists Without Borders®, Foundation, Wiki, Student Pavilion, SEAM, and the Geophysical Society of Houston.

View presentation schedule

Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Tuesday
9:45 AM-10:15 AM
Exhibit Hall

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Tuesday
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A

Ticketed Event $45/55 On-site

Demystifying E&P Big Data: Challenges, Opportunities, and Path Forward
Satyam Priyadarshy, Technology Fellow & Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton

Includes a preview of the SEG International Exposition and 88th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA

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Tuesday
11:50 AM-1:50 PM
Exhibit Hall

Explore the exposition floor, see and hear about the latest technological advancements in the geosciences, and network with the smartest in the business. Be sure to visit the SEG Pavilion, back on the exposition floor for its second year, while you're there!

Tuesday
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Convention Center, Room 320C

Ticketed Event $60/$70 On-site

On the Nature of the Dark Side of Geophysics
Greg Hodges, Sander Geophysics

Tuesday
1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Depart Hilton, Level 1

Houston might be known for their culinary endeavors, but little do people know that Houstonians also have quite the sweet tooth. First stop – Araya Artisan Chocolates, where you can sample some of their gourmet chocolates or macarons. Second stop – The Chocolate Bar, where anything you can imagine is dipped in chocolate. Last stop is at Cacao & Cardamom – where you will find the most beautiful handcrafted chocolates with flavors from around the world. Guests will enjoy samplings, and a credit at The Chocolate Bar to grab a few sweet treats to take home. 

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Tuesday
1:50 PM-5:10 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

Details

Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Tuesday
2:45 PM-3:15 PM
Exhibit Hall

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Beverage Reception
Networking

Tuesday
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Make the most of your time at the SEG Annual Meeting by taking advantage of networking opportunities like this Beverage Reception.

Tuesday
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
SEG Pavilion, Booth #2925

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Tuesday
7:00 PM-11:00 PM
The Grotto

Near Surface Reception at The Grotto. Complimentary to all SEG Near Surface members and students. SEG members can join the Near Surface Technical Section on site. Please bring your SEG and/or university ID.

Tuesday
8:00 PM-8:45 PM
Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Bob Hardage, Chair of the Honors & Awards Committee, cordially invites you to attend the SEG 2017 Honors & Awards Ceremony to recognize and honor the talented individuals and organizations that have advanced our science and benefited our Society.

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Wednesday, 27 September

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Wednesday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Convention Center, Lobby C

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Wednesday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

Details
Wednesday
8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Convention Center, Room 310 AB

Cost: $20 professional, $10 student

Keynote Speaker
Patricia Vega, President & CEO, Evaluation & Optimization, GE Oil & Gas 

The SEG Women's Network is a community hosted by the SEG Women's Network Committee. Created in 2011, the Women's Network raises awareness of and finds solutions for the challenges women encounter in applied geophysics.

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Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings

Wednesday
8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Various Locations

AGU-SEG Collaboration Committee
Advisory Committee
Bylaws Committee
Committee Chair Orientation
Continuing Education Committee
EAGE-SEG Collaboration Committee
EVOLVE Advisory Board Meeting 
Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Committee (HSSE) 
Membership Committee
Oil and Gas Reserves Committee 
SEG-NGWA Collaboration Committee
SPE/SEG Cooperative Committee
Wiki Committee

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Wednesday
8:30 AM-11:50 AM
Convention Center, Level 3

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

Details

Exposition Hall Open
Hours of Operation

Wednesday
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

The SEG International Exhibition showcases leading companies displaying the latest in products, technologies and services.

SEG Pavilion
Hours of Operation

Wednesday
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
SEG Pavilion, Booth #2925

In the SEG Pavilion you will find the SEG Greeting Area, Exhibitor Lounge and Rebooking Area for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Geoscientists Without Borders®, Foundation, Wiki, Student Pavilion, SEAM, and the Geophysical Society of Houston.

View presentation schedule

Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Wednesday
9:45 AM-10:15 AM
Exhibit Hall

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Wednesday
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Convention Center, Room 310C

Ticketed Event $60/$70 On-site

Check back soon for updates

Wednesday
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Convention Center, Room 320C

Ticketed Event $60/$70 On-site

Surfing the Software Wave - a personal perspective
Ian Macleod, Chief Technology Officer, Geosoft and 2017 Enterprise Award Winner

Wednesday
11:50 AM-1:50 PM
Exhibit Hall

Explore the exposition floor, see and hear about the latest technological advancements in the geosciences, and network with the smartest in the business. Be sure to visit the SEG Pavilion, back on the exposition floor for its second year, while you're there!

Wednesday
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
SEG Pavilion, Booth #2925

Students, industry leaders, and peers are invited to watch as prominent representatives of our corporate sponsors and SEG leadership recognize the 2017 program graduates of the SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program and SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Symposium, as well as the winners of the SEG/Paradigm Best Student Chapter award.

Wednesday
1:50 PM-5:10 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

Details

Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Wednesday
2:45 PM-3:15 PM
Exhibit Hall

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Wrap-up Party
Networking

Wednesday
6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Discovery Green Lawn

Ticketed Event $75/$85 On-site

This year’s Wrap-up Party features all things H-Town. Join us for an evening full of local graffiti art, food, beverages, and exciting entertainment on Discovery Green Lawn.

Thursday, 28 September

Technical Program Coffee Break

Thursday
7:30 AM-2:00 PM
Convention Center, Lobby C

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Thursday
7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

Details

Technical Program Coffee Break
Hours of Operation

Thursday
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Thursday
8:30 AM-11:50 AM
Convention Center, Level 3

With more than 1,600 abstracts received for review, this year's Technical Program includes 158 diverse sessions. Geoscience professionals from all geophysical disciplines and all parts of the world are represented and will share the latest case histories, technological advancements, and research discoveries.

Details

Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings

Thursday
9:00 AM-7:15 PM

Earth Model Committee
Research Committee
Steering Committee Wrap-up

Details
Thursday
1:15 PM-3:15 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Thursday
1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

Postconvention workshops are offered after the technical sessions close on Thursday and continue through Friday, 29 September. Workshop passes are available for US $100 for member, US $200 for nonmembers, and US $30 for students and include access to any or all postconvention workshops.

Please note that the number of seats available in each session is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If seats are available, movement between workshops during a session will be permitted.

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Friday, 29 September

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Friday
7:30 AM-11:00 AM
Convention Center, Lobby C

Avoid getting in line at the registration desk by visiting user-friendly kiosks to print your own badge using your account information.

SEG Book Mart
Hours of Operation

Friday
7:30 AM-1:00 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

Visit the SEG Book Mart on the third floor of the Convention Center near the Technical Program session rooms to browse and buy SEG's new titles, sale items, SEG apparel, and gifts.

Details
Friday
8:15 AM-10:15 AM
Convention Center, Level 3

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

Friday
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

Postconvention workshops are offered after the technical sessions close on Thursday and continue through Friday, 29 September. Workshop passes are available for US $100 for member, US $200 for nonmembers, and US $30 for students and include access to any or all postconvention workshops.

Please note that the number of seats available in each session is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If seats are available, movement between workshops during a session will be permitted.

Details
Friday
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Convention Center, Room 330A

US $100 for members, US $200 for nonmembers, and US $30 for students

This course brings together experts in the design and operation of small unmanned airborne systems applied to mapping along with experts in the acquisition of magnetics, electromagnetic, gravity, gamma ray spectrometry, ground-penetrating radar, and seismic data using drones.

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Friday
1:15 PM-3:15 PM
Convention Center, Level 3

Take a moment during your coffee break to visit the SEG Book Mart!

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