Distinguished Lecture Program Support

The SEG Distinguished Lecture Program is an active effort to promote geophysics, stimulate general scientific and professional interest, expand technial horizons, and provide a connection for geophysicists to SEG activities and practices. Two global lectures are chosen annually.

Honorary Lecture Program Support

The SEG Honorary Lecture Program is regionally focused and strengthens services SEG provides to an expanding global membership. Six lectures are selected each year to represent different regions around the globe.

Lecture Programs Support Fund

The SEG Lecture Programs Support Fund assists selected industry experts each year to travel the globe offering lectures on the hottest geophysical topics. This general lecture fund supports both Distinguished Lecture and Honorary Lecture program activities.

Distinguished and Honorary Lecturers

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What’s the difference between an endowment and a non-endowed gift?

Funds are to be invested and the earnings are to be spent according to the board designated annual spending rate.

Funds are to be used for operating and programmatic expenditures and are received with the intent of being spent within twelve to twenty-four months of receipt.

Development Reinvestiment Fee

In accordance with SEG Foundation policy, a Development Reinvestment Fee of 5% is assessed on donations of $500 or more to a restricted fund. This fee is used to support Foundation expenses associated with donor stewardship and fundraising. The entire donated amount, including the Development Reinvestment Fee, is considered a charitable donation to the SEG Foundation. Thank you!