What is GeoConvention?

GeoConvention is an annual technical conference and exhibition produced, in partnership by the Canadian Energy Geoscience Association (CEGA), formerly Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and Canadian Well Logging Society and the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG). For 2024, the conference will be hosted live in Calgary at the Telus Convention Center and virtually through our online conference platform.  GeoConvention offers delegates and attendees the opportunity to network, knowledge share and learn with fellow industry professionals, visit exhibitors and give back to the earth science community.

When is GeoConvention?

GeoConvention 2024 takes place live at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and online June 17 – June 19, 2024.

GeoConvention Hybrid Event FAQ - Attendees

General Event FAQ

Can you describe what you mean by a hybrid event?
This will not be just a standard conference event. GeoConvention will feature the technical sessions hosted live, in-person at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre and planned simultaneous broadcast of the oral presentation program online through our conference platform.  In addition to the in-person exhibition at the conference centre, exhibitors will also showcase virtual booths for you to explore between sessions if joining us virtually.

What does a conference registration include?
Your full conference registration includes access to the in-person conference as well as the on-demand virtual conference (available through the end of November, 2024).  Virtual-only registration options will also be available.

Can I still attend if I only want to visit the virtual booths, without registering for technical sessions?
The Exhibit Hall Only registration option is available, but will be for in-person access only, you will not have access to the virtual platform with an exhibit hall only pass.

Can I record or take photos of the presentations?
GeoConvention provides a means to share, publish, and collaborate on the latest developments in geoscience research and applications. By registering for the GeoConvention, you agree to not record, screen capture, or in any way reproduce material presented at the conference. Abstracts will be publicly available. Presentation materials (audio and visual) are intellectual properties of the authors and should not be disseminated, in any way, by registrants. We thank you for respecting the work of the presenters and keeping it confidential.

Will there be volunteering opportunities at GeoConvention?
We anticipate needing a significant number of volunteers. A call for volunteers will go out via email and you can select that you wish to volunteer through the registration process. You can also reach out to our Volunteer Chair for information, at volunteer@geoconvention.com.

Virtual Event FAQ

How do I log into a virtual event on the day of the event?
You will receive an email with a link to join the virtual event from your home computer, laptop or smartphone.

Will I have to download extra software?
No special software will be required to access the conference, the event will run on your web browser. You may have to sign up to certain services to access the sessions but these will be free at the point of use. Further instructions will be given upon entry.

What are the minimum system requirements?
To have the best experience, Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari browsers are recommended.  A minimum connection speed of 2 MB/s is best for streaming within the platform.  A webcam is encouraged to allow for face-to-face networking with other attendees.

What are the ways I can interact during the conference?
You can network with your peers in our virtual networking lounge or explore the virtual exhibit hall to talk to exhibitors via chat.  You can also pop into sessions and ask questions by typing them in the text chat message field,  In live presentations when permitted, you can ask questions by typing them in the Q&A message field or you can turn on your video and ask the presenter your question directly.

What are you doing about time zones?
We are running the three day conference live from Calgary, AB Canada and the online-component will stream in real-time.

All the sessions will be recorded and certain talks (as approved by the presenters) available on demand for registrants through the end of the year, so you can catch up on what you missed (presenters will not be answering questions in real-time but you can send them your questions).