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Society of Exploration Geophysicists Exposition and 82nd Annual Meeting

As the work of geoscientists enhances energy resources in many parts of the world, it is time to assess the high stakes of the global energy future. The opportunity to do this is at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Annual Meeting, held from November 4 to 9 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year's event, SEG's International Exposition and 82nd Annual Meeting, provides opportunities to interact with colleagues, develop contacts and see firsthand what new technologies are emerging in the profession.

Continuing-Education Courses
Twenty continuing-education courses are offered from November 2 to 3, and 18 workshops are scheduled from November 8 to 9 at the close of the exposition.

Between these starting and ending points of the annual meeting, attendees will find 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.

SEG Forum
The SEG Forum will be held on the morning of November 5. This year's theme, 'Corporate and Academic Social Responsibility: Engagement or Estrangement?,' will discuss the benefits of including social responsibility in the corporate business model.

The forum will attempt to address the practical issues of corporate and academic social responsibility, the different models and possibilities that exist, and the potential impact of these activities.

Technical Program
The technical program, the largest one in SEG history, will be held in the afternoon after the SEG Forum. With more than 1,500 abstracts received for review, this year's program includes 116 sessions. Geoscience professionals from various geophysical disciplines and representing all parts of the world will share the latest case histories, technological advancements and research discoveries.

New this year, selected authors will present electronic posters. All oral, poster and electronic poster sessions will be in the exhibit hall, near exhibitors.

Exposition Floor
The SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting continues to offer resources for the oil and gas, mining, environmental and near-surface geophysical industries. This expo features more than 260 exhibiting companies from around the globe. Many of these new exhibitors are start-up companies.

This exhibition introduces many geophysical products and services, including computer software and hardware; seismic acquisition and processing equipment; and educational, consulting and project management services.

Student Activities
SEG encourages student involvement in the annual meeting, and a number of activities are scheduled to help them transition into the leaders needed to sustain the profession.

Events designed specifically for students include the SEG Challenge Bowl, the Student Leadership Symposium, the Student Education Program, the Faculty Advisor Workshop, the Student Networking Event and the Student Career Panel.

In the consortium showcase, students and attendees will find universities from around the globe partnered with industry and involved in research to solve today's exploration and near-surface puzzles. Other universities are represented throughout the exhibit hall to promote geological and geophysics programs.

Other Events
The 2012 SEG Preconvention Golf Tournament, a four-man Texas-style scramble, will be hosted at the Desert Pines Golf Club on November 3.

On November 9, SEG is offering a field trip to the Nevada Test Site, an outdoor laboratory and former nuclear explosive test site.

Attendees will learn about the history of atmospheric and underground testing, visit the test locations and learn about existing programs.

Registration can be completed online at www.seg.org/amregister, by fax at 918-497-5565 or by regular mail. The registration fee covers admission to technical program sessions, admission to the exhibit floor (including the icebreaker event), the honors and awards ceremony, and the SEG Forum.

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