Agile is off to Calgary on Sunday. We have three things on our List of Thing To Do:
- We're hosting another Unsession on Monday... If you're in Calgary, please come along! It's just like any other session at the conference, only a bit more awesome.
- We'll be blogging from GeoConvention 2014. If there's a talk you'd like to send us to, we take requests! Just drop us a line or tweet at us!
- Evan is teaching his Creative Geocomputing class. Interested? There are still places. A transformative experience, or your money back.
Here's a run-down of what we're looking forward to catching:
- Monday: Maybe it's just me, but I always find seismic acquisition talks stimulating. In the afternoon, the Unsession is the place to be. Not Marco Perez's probably awesome talk about brittleness and stress. Definitely not.
- Tuesday: If it wasn't for the fear of thrombosis, it'd be tempting to go to Glen 206 and stay in Log Analysis sessions all day. In the afternoon, the conference is trying something new and interesting — Jen Russel-Houston (a bright spark if ever there was one) is hosting a PechaKucha — lightning versions of the best of GeoConvention 2013.
- Wednesday: This year's conference is unusually promising, because there is yet another session being given over to 'something different' — two actually. A career-focused track will run all day in Macleod D, called (slightly weirdly) ‘On Belay’: FOCUSing on the Climb that is a Career in Geoscience. Outside of that, I'd head for the Core Analysis sessions.
- Friday: We won't be there this year, but the Core Conference is always worth going to. I haven't been to anything like it at any other conference. It's open on Thursday too, but go on the Friday for the barbeque (tix required).
The GeoConvention is always a good conference. It surprises me how few geoscientists come from outside of Canada to this event. Adventurous geophysicists especially should consider trying it one year — Calgary is really the epicentre of seismic geophysics, and perhaps of petrophysics too.
And the ski hills are still open.
I was just reminded that there's a dedicated Twitter account for the GeoConvention. Here are some others to follow for next week:
- GeoConvention itself
- CSPG and CSEG — CWLS doesn't have an account, AFAIK
- geoLOGIC, SeisWare, Sigma Explorations, and other vendors
- Matteo Niccoli, Astrid Arts, Ben Cowie, Murray Gingras, Chris Chalcraft, Kelty Cusak, and other geo-tweeps
- Matt Hall and Evan Bianco, of course :)
Another approach: just watch the hashtag #geocon14.