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EPIC Session
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Goal The EPIC Session allows emerging professionals in geoscience to gather and share their knowledge about new research and technology, professional expectations, and guidance/advice on career development. The EPIC Session is an "unconference" where attendees make the conference schedule and lead the sessions.
Who Presenters are SEG emerging professionals (those with 8 years or less in the industry). Non-presenting attendance is free and open to all Annual Meeting attendees.
Location Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Great Hall Foyer
Time 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Monday, 19 October

The EPIC Session is an "unconference" where attendees make the conference schedule and lead the sessions. Presenters will submit a proposed topic, no topics have been predetermined and all topic submissions are allowed. Presentations will be less than 10 minutes in length and the submission must include the presentation time required.

After you have entered your topic, ask SEG colleagues to vote for the topics that will become the conference presentations at the EPIC Session. For more information, contact epic‐at‐seg.org.

About

Organized by the Emerging Professionals International Committee (EPIC) in cooperation with the SEG Annual Meeting. The EPIC Session allows emerging professionals in geoscience to gather and share their knowledge about new research and technology, professional expectations, and guidance/advice on career development. To attend the conference without presenting is free and open to all Annual Meeting attendees.

Leader board

Updated weekly by SEG's EPIC Staff, the top 5 voted presentations will be listed here.

Submit topic proposals

How to Meet Energy Demands for the Future: a Young Geophysicist's Perspective? By Uzonna Okenna Anyiam

(11 votes) Tips on how to surmount energy challenges as geophysicists in the future... Remember! While we have now produced more crude than demand, let's not sit at ease, for demand is growing very fast, and will continue to do so. The ball is in our court. (7 minutes in length)

How to set up a field camp: from idea to the realization. By Marko Vanić

(1 votes) Best way to test your knowledge is to apply it. Field camps are perfect spot for that, but how to start it? What are the first steps? Which technical and soft skill do I need? How to write the proposal? How to raise funds? How to engage students to apply and professional to share their knowledge? What to do when field camp actually starts? And what after? This and many other questions will be answered during this presentation. Feel free also to ask your own questions.

Oil price is going down, what skill-set (technical and non-technical) does new generation geophysicists need for the future? by Emmanuel Titus

(5 votes) With the current trends of oil prices, and the economy. What skill set do we need to stay relevant in the Energy sector and make the economy blossom.

Learning Geoscience and languages “Geo-linguistics” by Obinna Nzekwe

(5 votes) My studies so far have been conducted mainly in English but I had to learn German during my Masters’ program and presently French for PhD. Let me briefly tell you about my experience combining geoscience and languages, which hopefully may help you make some decisions. (5 minutes in length)

How would I decide if I want to do a PhD in Geo-science? By Sumit Verma

(6 votes) PhD is considered to be the highest degree one can achieve as a student and geo-science is currently a fast progressing branch. But, PhD requires dedication of 4-5 years of your life. Listen as I share my experience how I decided if I want to a PhD, which may help you to make your decision.(5 minutes in length)

Voting

The topics presented at the EPIC Session will be voted on above. Submit your presentation idea and vote on your favorite! Only registered SEG users are able to vote or submit topic ideas (registration is free).

Each participant is allowed to vote once per week. If irregular votes or multiple votes from the same user or users are received, SEG reserves the right to disqualify the entrant in its sole discretion. Any participant suspected of using a proxy for voting, concealing one’s true identity, registering in the name of a fictitious person or registering in the name of a real person without such person’s authorization will be disqualified. All registration information submitted by voters to the contest must be valid.

Those topics with the most votes will be given slots during the EPIC Session.  

Instructions

Sign in to your SEG account. All users must be registered with SEG to contribute (registration is free).

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Submit proposal

  • After signing in, click "edit" next to Submit topic proposals.

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  • Use the example provided to add your presentation topic and brief description. You will see the example after you click "edit."

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  • Click "Show preview" to see how it will appear.
  • Write a brief summary of your changes, e.g., added proposal topic
  • Click "Save page."

Vote for presentations

  • After signing in, click "edit" next to Submit topic proposals.

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  • Find the presentation(s) you would like to add your vote.
  • Change the number of votes listed for the presentation by one, e.g., 3 votes will change to 4 votes.
  • Click "Show preview" to see how it will appear.
  • Write a brief summary of your changes, e.g., voted for topic
  • Click "Save page."

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