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Special Events

Daytime Events
Evening Events
3 November SEG Golf Tournament  
4 November Council Meeting & Presidential Address Icebreaker & Expo Preview
5 November SEG Forum
Student Career Panel
SEG Challenge Bowl Finals
Student Networking Event
6 November International Reception Near-Surface Geophysics Section Dinner & Reception
7 November Women's Network Breakfast Event
Applied Science Education Program
A Legendary Night in Vegas
8 November   Research Committee Dinner
9 November Field Trip to Nevada Test Site  

Please select an event above to view the event's details below.
All daytime events happen between 8 am and 6 pm, and all evening events are after 6 pm.


Saturday, 3 November

  • SEG Golf Tournament: Shotgun start at 8 am, Desert Pines Golf Club
    The 2012 SEG Preconvention Golf Tournament will be hosted at Desert Pines Golf Club. As you begin your Vegas golf round at Desert Pines Golf Club, you will feel transported from the closed-in casinos and overpowering glitz to a place where you can enjoy the fresh, cooling, calming scent of real pine trees. This dye-designed Las Vegas golf course features more than 4,000 mature pine trees lining the fairways with green grass running from tees to pins. White sand bunkers protect large, undulating, bent-grass greens fashioned after those at Augusta National Golf Club. Although there are no forced carries, four lakes will add to the excitement and beauty of your round.
    The tournament will be Four-Man Texas Style Scramble. The cost is US$185 per golfer until 18 September. After 18 September, registration cannot be made online and the cost goes up to US$210 per golfer. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and with this location, you will want to secure your spot right away!
    Registration includes continental breakfast, green fees, cart, Nike hat, great prizes, and luncheon awards reception. Transportation will be provided from the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

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Sunday, 4 November

  • Council Meeting and Presidential Address: 1 – 3 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
    The Council will hold its yearly meeting Sunday at 1 pm President Bob A. Hardage will give his State of the Society address at this meeting.
  • Icebreaker/Expo Preview: 6 – 8 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
    The Sunday Evening Icebreaker/Exposition Preview will be held from 6–8 pm It will give attendees an opportunity to meet the exhibitors, map out a plan to visit companies, and renew acquaintances in a casual setting. The Icebreaker will feature a buffet of complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bars, and musical entertainment around the exhibit hall.
    Admission is included in all full-delegate and Spouse Program registrations. Separate tickets are available for the Sunday night Icebreaker. Cost of the ticket will be US$60.

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Monday, 5 November

  • SEG Forum: 9 am – 12 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
    Corporate and Academic Social Responsibility: Engagement or Estrangement?
    Dr. Jonathan Nyquist of Temple University, Michael Oxman of BSR, Dr.Steve Silliman of University of Notre Dame will be joined by moderator Dr. Mary Lou Zoback of Stanford University and will round out our panel and presenters. Admission is included in your registration. For more details please visit the forums page.
  • Student Career Panel: 1 – 3 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
    Join us as we explore the exciting career opportunities in the field of geophysics.
    The Student Career Panel will bring together senior managers from an international oil company, an independent U.S. oil company, and a geophysical service company and faculty members.
  • SEG Challenge Bowl Finals: 3 – 6 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
    Watch regional competition winners compete for the winning title! This afternoon event tests student's knowledge in the field of geosciences. Students participated in regional competitions all over the world, coming down to this final competition and competing for the ultimate grand prize!
  • Student Networking Event: 6 – 8 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
    The Student Networking Event provides students an opportunity to network with industry recruiters in a relaxed atmosphere. Students can meet sponsors and visit with faculty and friends. Join us for an exciting evening of networking, food, drinks, and fun!

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Tuesday, 6 November

  • Near-Surface Geophysics Section Dinner/Reception: 7:30 pm, Ri Ra Irish Pub, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
  • International Reception: 4:30 – 6 pm, Mandalay Bay
    Sergio Chávez-Pérez, Global Chairman on the Steering Committee, cordially invites all delegates to join officials in thanking sponsors and celebrating SEG's relationships in Latin America while enjoying Latin food and music.

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Wednesday, 7 November

  • Women's Network Breakfast Event: 8 – 10:30 am, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
    The speaker for the breakfast will be Marcia McNutt, director of the U.S. Geological Survey. All who are interested, men and women, are welcome to join. Please sign up for this complimentary event at Capacity is limited to the first 110 registrants.
  • Applied Science Education Program: 10 – 11 am, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
    Exploration Seismology with Explosives
    The keynote address will be given by Dr. Catherine M. Snelson of National Security Technologies. The address will last approximately one hour, and no registration is required for the event. Admission is free to this event.
  • A Legendary Night in Vegas: 7 – 10 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
    Visit our lounge where the Vegas of yesteryear comes alive right before your eyes. You never know you will stop in for a drink or a performance. Be prepared for surprises all night long. Don't miss an evening full of great food and fun. Registered delegates price will be US$20, students and retired delegates will be US$10, and guests will be US$60.

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Thursday, 8 November

  • Research Committee Dinner: 7:30 pm, Buca di Beppo
    The dinner will be held at Buca di Beppo, located inside the Excalibur Casino at 3850 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas, NV. The cost will be US$55 per person.

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Friday, 9 November

  • Field Trip: 8 am – 5 pm, Nevada Test Site
    Attendees will learn about the history of atmospheric and underground testing, visit the test locations, and learn about current programs. The tour is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. The NTS is a restricted access U.S. government facility, and prospective visitors must submit a Test Site Tour Badging Form by 18 September. SEG will contact participants directly for this information. Application and registration for this field trip must be submitted by 18 September. The cost will be $35

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