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AEG's 58th Annual Meeting: Conference at the Confluence
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Below the steep slopes of Mount Washington created by three great rivers, the city of Pittsburgh blends its industrial heritage with its forward focus on technology. Throughout this dynamic urban landscape, past and present collide in land use, environmental impacts and shifting economic forces. Come be a part of the AEG 58th Annual Meeting: Conference at the Confluence, which will take place Sept. 19-26 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.

Visit our new Annual Meeting website for complete details.
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New for 2015: Annual Meeting app
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AEG is creating a new Annual Meeting app to give our attendees instant and updated meeting information all at their fingertips. Information includes schedules, exhibitor lists, sponsors, maps and all sorts of interactive and social features — right on their phones and tablets!
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Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities
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We are expecting over 400 environmental and engineering geology professionals to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting. We have a fantastic technical program planned along with a variety of educational short courses, exciting field trips and special events. A majority of the attendees are leaders and decision makers within their companies.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your company to these decision makers. We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities as well as exhibit booths available. Click here for more information.

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Call for abstracts (oral and poster presentations)
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Do not miss this opportunity to provide an oral or poster presentation at this year's meeting! Below is a listing of planned symposia and proposed technical sessions:
  • Symposia — Dams, tunneling, landslides, rock slope design, shale gas development, urban environmental geology
  • General technical session topics — Landslides (identification and mitigation), rockfall mitigation, hydrogeology, environmental site characterization, geotechnical site characterization, seismic hazards, coastal hazards, licensure and professional practice, mine reclamation/subsidence, geophysics, remote sensing (LiDAR/GIS/aerial photography)
Abstract writing and submission instructions — click HERE

Visit the Abstract Submission Portal
    Username: AEG
    Password: Pittsburgh2015
    (DO NOT USE YOUR AEG MEMBERSHIP LOGIN)
Abstract submission deadline is May 1. If you have any questions or need assistance with your submission, please contact AEG Annual Meeting Manager Heather Clark.

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Reminder: 2015 AEG Professional Forum on Landslides
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The 2015 AEG Professional Forum on Landslides will be held Feb. 26-28 at the University of Washington in Seattle. The conference's theme is "Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma: Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety and Potential Loss."

There will be two days of technical and other presentations by invited speakers, posters, discussion sessions and workshops regarding landslide hazard assessment and risk methodology; current state and local programs and how these can be integrated into current and potential future national programs; what's working and where improvements can be made; where can consensus recommendations be developed; guidance for agencies responsible for land use; and more.

A special student rate is being offered for the first 36 students to register (lunches not included). More details are available on the conference landing page.

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Video: Caver captures Alabama's Neversink Pit on ice
Caving News
VideoBrief A video recently uploaded to YouTube shows Alabama's beautiful Neversink pit in all its frozen glory. Filmed by Amy Hinkle, the same caver who recently brought us "I Love the Whole Cave," the short video shows a caver ascending the 162-foot-deep pit while huge icicles crash down the opposite side.
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Science highlights
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Check out what's going on in science and around the industry:
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Doubt cast on global firestorm generated by dino-killing asteroid
University of Exeter via SpaceDaily
Pioneering new research has debunked the theory that the asteroid that is thought to have led to the extinction of dinosaurs also caused vast global firestorms that ravaged planet Earth. A team of researchers from the University of Exeter, University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London recreated the immense energy released from an extraterrestrial collision with Earth that occurred around the time that dinosaurs became extinct.
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