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BY BRONWEN STREMBISKI
Public Relations Coordinator
Engineers and geoscientists are essential elements
in the process of translating scientific discovery into practical and
profitable applications. Their rigors, calculations, aspirations and,
of course, their dreams become the tools society and the economy depend
The theme for the 2002 APEGGA Annual General Conference, April 25-27 at
the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, is Infinite Possibilities Unlimited
Potential. What better words could describe engineering, geology and geophysics.
The conference will explore the possibilities and
potential of the professionals who make up Alberta's largest association.
It comprises three key elements -- the Annual General Meeting and Luncheon,
two days of professional development seminars and the Summit Awards®
- and is a prime opportunity for members to network, share insight and
learn more about the professions and their professional association. It
is a forum for establishing, maintaining and improving contacts and cooperation
between engineers and geoscientists from across Alberta.
The Annual General Meeting, for the first time being held on a Saturday,
April 27, provides members with the opportunity to vote on matters of
concern, hear issues of importance relating to APEGGA and present motions
for Council to consider. The meeting is followed by a luncheon featuring
a guest speaker.
Professional development seminars will be held on
Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26. These offer members the latest
information on technical and practical developments in the professions
and can be counted toward PD requirements.
In response to member feedback and the call for more in-depth information,
this year APEGGA is introducing two full-day PD sessions. Thus, members
have the opportunity to deeply explore key topics: contract management
and project management.
The Summit Awards® Gala, on Thursday, April 25, provides the perfect
forum to recognize excellence in the practices of engineering, geology
and geophysics and the contributions APEGGA members make to their professions
and community. The highly anticipated annual social event brings together
engineers, geologists, geophysicists, educators, government officials
and business people, who all contribute to the success of this province.
And a new addition to the conference is a display of member artwork. See
stories this page and page 9, (click
here) as well as registration information on page 3 (click
here). For more information on the conference, please refer to the
insert in this issue of The PEGG or visit the website at www.apegga.org.