A Note from SEG President, Bob Hardage
I encourage you to attend SEG's 82nd Annual Meeting and International Exposition in Las Vegas. Our Annual Meeting is the focal point of each year and provides great opportunities to interact with colleagues, develop new friends and contacts, and see firsthand what new technologies are emerging in our profession.
As usual, the Technical Program will be outstanding. The Technical Program Committee had to sort through 1,500 expanded abstracts to select the 576 oral papers and 189 posters and 152 e-posters that will be available to you. We owe much to the 31 people on this committee and to the 950 reviewers they recruited to do rigorous peer reviews of these abstracts to select the best.
Be sure to consider the 20 continuing education courses scheduled on the opening weekend of the Annual Meeting and the 20 workshops that will be held Thursday and Friday at the close of the exposition segment of the meeting. Some of the most talented people in our profession will be teaching these courses and presenting their thoughts and guidance in the workshops. Between these starting and ending points of the Annual Meeting, you will find numerous special-interest luncheons that offer opportunities to become more engaged in a targeted technical area or in a particular area of the globe where geophysics needs to be supported.
A vital part of the week is the exposition in which exhibitors display their technologies and you have the opportunity to learn what new equipment, software, and data are being developed to allow you to practice our science at a higher level. These exhibitors are the critical fabric of our Annual Meeting. Without exhibitors, there would be no Annual Meeting. Please circulate through the exposition floor and see the wide range of technologies that are present for your benefit. I encourage you to thank these exhibitors for their support of SEG.
SEG especially encourages student attendance and involvement in the Annual Meeting. Students are the future and lifeblood of geophysics, and we have scheduled several activities that should help students transition into the leaders we need to sustain our profession. Students, please learn what is offered to you through the Challenge Bowl, the Student Leadership Symposium, the Student Education Program, the Faculty Advisor Workshop, the Student Networking Event, and the Student Career Panel, and get engaged.