Well this will be my last column as an executive of the CSEG – oops except as an editor for February’s special issue on Anisotropy and Fractures. So with that wonderful opening in mind, if you have any material worthy of print regarding Anisotropy, Fractures Stress or Geomechanics please contact me at kendallr@teslaexploration.com.

Speaking of technical papers, abstract submission is now open for the 2014 GeoConvention:Focus happening May 12-16, 2014. The convention once again looks like it will be a huge success and the numbers for sponsorship and exhibit space are ahead of where we were last year. So if you do plan on sponsoring or being an exhibitor then contact Doug Colvin at 403 265-4111 (sponsorship) or Judi MacDonald at 403 271-6908 (exhibits) respectively.

Our convention will be entering a new dimension with the formation and recent signing of the GeoConvention Partnership This replaces the existing Joint Annual Convention Committee (JACC) partnership and has the potential to solidify GeoConvention as one the world’s premier Geoscience conventions. The GeoConvention Partnership is comprised of three members of the CSEG, three members of the CSPG and one member of the CWLS. These seven directors make up the board of the GeoConvention Partnership and will help guide the convention to new heights both technically and financially. With that in mind we are actively recruiting a convention chairperson and director starting in May of 2014.

Looking back at my tenure as the CSEG President I am most notably struck by the commitment and dedication of everyone involved from our great staff (Jim and Sheryl) to our amazing volunteers and to our executive and all the other dedicated people that are involved – you know who you are. Being a member of the executive was far more fulfilling than I thought it would be and far more work – as Ron is finding out.

But keep up the good work everybody and I hope to see many of you at the upcoming social and technical events that the CSEG sponsors.



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