At the time of writing this, GeoConvention wrapped up almost a month ago, and while numbers were predictably down from previous years, by most accounts a great event was again provided to the membership of the CSEG, CSPG and CWLS. The various volunteers, staff & sponsors who put the event together should be commended and congratulated for their efforts and dedication to our three societies and the industry in these challenging times.

One of the highlights for the CSEG at this year’s GeoConvention was the post convention workshops held on Thursday and Friday of GeoConvention week, wrapping up with the Core Meltdown on Friday afternoon. Both workshops were sold-out events and the topics discussed by the speakers and the audience during the discussion sessions was engaging. We look forward to planning more workshops at the 2016 GeoConvention and welcome ideas for topics and speakers.

DoodleTrain registration has been open for several months now and with (currently) 20 courses planned for the first week of November, please remember to register before the October 9th deadline to secure your place in the class. Additional information is available at

I would like to remind everyone to stay involved, stay connected and stay relevant. These are challenging times we are in, yet again, and while everyone’s crystal ball tells a different story about the recovery, we can rest in the knowledge that there will be a recovery. Keep your networks open and your training up to date to be ready for the rebound. As I enter a new phase of my career with a new position in Plano, TX, I fully intend to stay as involved with the CSEG as I have been over the previous 17 years with the executive and the various subcommittees I have the honor of working with. I would also like to thank Ken Gray for the enthusiasm he brings to the executive in the position of Assistant Director of Educational Service and thank him for his support.



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