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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the SEG Annual Meeting being held?

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists will hold the International Exposition and 82nd Annual Meeting 4-9 November 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

What is the purpose of SEG's Annual Meeting?

The SEG Annual Meeting will bring together the industry's most qualified professionals to explore international business opportunities, see the latest technological advances in all aspects of geophysics, instruments and computers, and network and share new theories and advances in the science.

How can I register to attend SEG's Annual Meeting?

You may register online on the SEG Web site by visiting Discounted "Early-Bird" Registration ends 18 September 2012, 5:00 PM CDT. Following that deadline, you may still register online (undiscounted) until 19 October 2012, 5:00 CDT. If you miss both online registration opportunities, you may still register in person on the premises of this year's Annual Meeting starting at 1:00 PM CDT on 2 November 2012. View the Annual Meeting Registration page for more details.

Do I have to be an SEG member to attend the Annual Meeting?

No, you do not have to be a member of SEG to attend the Annual Meeting.

What types of events will be held at the Annual Meeting?

The Annual Meeting Announcement details the full program of events. Some of the featured events will be the Technical Program with over 700 presentations, the exhibition featuring 300 companies from around the globe, the SEG Forum with speakers addressing the most pressing issues in geosciences, continuing education classes, and workshops.

What topics will be covered at the Annual Meeting?

Topics at this year's Annual Meeting will include:

Acquisition and Survey Design Reservoir Characterization
Anisotropy Rock Physics
AVO Seismic Inversion
Borehole Geophysics Seismic Modeling
EM Exploration Seismic Processing: Migration
Gravity and Magnetics Seismic Processing: Multiples
Humanitarian Applications Seismic Processing: Noise Attenuation
Interpretation Seismic Processing: Interpolation and Regularization
Multicomponent Seismic Seismic Theory
Mining and Geothermal Seismic Velocity Estimation
Near Surface Time Lapse
Passive Seismic VSP

How many people usually attend the Annual Meeting?

An average of 8400 people have attended the Annual Meeting each year in recent years.

May my spouse attend the meeting, and if so, which events may he/she attend?

Spouses may attend any of the public events. There is also a Spouse Program with special tours and luncheon speakers. Spouses must register for the Spouse Program.

Do I have to receive an invitation to attend functions?

The majority of the functions are open to all attendees. There are a few that will require an invitation.

Are U.S. airports enforcing strict requirements on ticket holder ID's?

Yes. Over the coming months when booking airline travel, travelers may be asked to provide their name as it appears on the government ID they plan to use when traveling. Airlines will also begin asking passengers to provide their date of birth and gender.