BY TARA MADDEN
Public Relations Coordinator
APEGGA salutes the spirit of inclusivity and the strong
bond between the professions with the 2004 Annual Conference,
appropriately themed Making the Circle Stronger.
Celebrating the impact engineers and geoscientists have
on society and the economy, the conference is a forum for
establishing, maintaining and improving contacts and cooperation
among Alberta’s engineers and geoscientists. APEGGA’s
professionals are the essential elements in translating scientific
discovery into practical and profitable applications.
The conference, running April 22-24, is a prime opportunity
for Alberta’s engineers, geologists and geophysicists
to network, share insights and learn more about the professions
and their association. Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre,
Westin Hotel and Fairmont Hotel Macdonald will play host
to the conference activities, including two days of professional
development seminars, the Summit Awards? Gala, the Annual
General Meeting and Luncheon, and a fun-filled guest program.
Keeping up with technology and innovation is a challenge
for every professional. The professional development program,
running Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23, offers
members the latest information on technical and practical
developments in the professions. APEGGA is now offering a
choice of six, two-day professional development streams.
Participants in the PD program will be able to register in
a full two-day stream of their choice or in separate half-day
sessions to customize their range of learning. Speakers from
both industry and government will provide broad perspectives
on several technical issues.
The Hon. Peter
The Summit Awards® Gala on Friday, April 23, is the social
event of the year, bringing together leaders in the professions,
business, government and education to celebrate and recognize
excellence in the practices of engineering, geology and geophysics.
A special addition to the pre-gala reception is the third
annual APEGGA Art Show. APEGGA invites those attending the
awards to admire the creative talents of members and their
families. Their paintings, sculptures and photographic works
will again make up a spectacular display.
The Annual General Meeting, on Saturday, April 24, is the
pivotal event of the conference. It provides members a chance
to involve themselves in the business of the Association,
vote on matters brought before the meeting, hear issues of
importance relating to APEGGA and the professions, and present
motions for consideration by Council. The AGM Luncheon follows,
featuring the Hon. Peter Lougheed, former premier of Alberta,
as guest speaker.
For more information please refer
to the conference
in this issue of The PEGG
or visit our website at www.apegga.org