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Anyone going to San Antonio?

April 17, 2008

Oh man … I’m finally getting over the jet lag from the last trip and have some more traveling coming up this right away. Many of you may know that the annual AAPG conference is being held in San Antonio, Texas next week.

This conference typically has a lot of sessions for sedimentary geologists, especially for those of you interested in the sedimentology and stratigraphy of ancient depositional systems.

This is a busy one for me this year — I’m chairing a session, presenting a poster, and giving a talk. Yikes. Where did the time go … I’m still compiling data for my poster!

Busy busy. I long for the days when I was “working” on my thesis and I had the time to sit and think about something, or read a paper in some detail, or interact in the blogosphere. Such is life. Enjoy it while you can!

If you are going to be in San Antonio, I’m co-chairing an SEPM-sponsored session Tuesday morning called “Process-Related Architectural Changes in Deep-Water Deposits” and then presenting a poster that afternoon. Feel free to stop by the poster.

The talk I’m giving is not too different from what I just presented at AGU in December, but this is for a special event. Every year SEPM sponsors an informal evening session about some topic in deep-marine sedimentary research. This year, the session is in honor of the late Bill Normark, a USGS marine geologist who passed away in January after a long battle with cancer. Bill pioneered work on characterizing modern submarine fans back in the 60s and 70s and continued to be at the cutting edge until his death. A component of my Ph.D. research was supervised by and in collaboration with Bill. I will be giving a short talk about that work. This special session is Monday evening in the Grand Hyatt Hotel from 7pm-10pm.

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  1. April 18, 2008 7:10 am

    I won’t be going – but San Antonio is a great little city, so take some time if possible to walk around and see things. I think you’re right that it can be hard to keep up on bloggery things while going here, there, and working at the same time. In some ways, I find the blogosphere a lot more interesting – but if I wasn’t working, what would I write about? (Well, I can think of several things, actually).

    Good luck with your symposium/session chairmanship!

  2. April 18, 2008 8:37 am

    Thanks … yeah, I’ve never been to San Antonio, I’m looking forward to it.

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