Please join us on the shores of Lake Union in caffeinated, intoxicating Seattle, Washington for two days of hands-on training in applied geochemical reaction modeling. Then stay on in Emerald City, the coffee capital of the world, for the Geological Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting.
What you will learn. Following a fully hands-on format, you will learn to construct, trace, and interpret models of reaction in multi-component geochemical systems. Specific topics covered include:
Neither of us specializes in groundwater chemistry, but we found the course easy to follow and understand.
– Abby M., Horizons Regional Council, New Zealand
As someone inexperienced in both transport and modeling, I found that the course content was made very easy and transparent.
– Eline Feenstra, University of Fribourg
Thank you for the amazing workshop! The presentations and hands-on exercises were tremendously helpful. I enjoyed it!!!
– Claudia Cardona, Florida International University
The workshop will be presented by Brian Farrell and Melika Sharifi. Brian and Melika are Geochemists at Aqueous Solutions LLC, maker of The Geochemist's Workbench®.
Free parking is available immediately outside the club. The workshop starts at 8:30 am sharp each day and continues to about 5:00 pm.
Please arrive a few minutes early on the first day to set up your workspace. We will wrap up on the second day in time to attend the GSA Icebreaker reception.
Space is limited, so sign up early. Register by September 18 for US$599, or $699 after that date. The workshop fee includes all course materials.
Full-time students currently registered in a university degree program can register at the reduced rate of US$499, or $599 after September 18. Please bring current student identification to the workshop.
We are pleased to welcome back participants from our previous workshops at the special price of US$499, or $599 after September 18. For fastest verification, please sign up with the email address you used registering for the earlier course.
Each registered participant will receive a free 60-day license to The Geochemist's Workbench® 11 Professional version. We will ask you to bring to the course a laptop with the software installed and running.
Registrations may be transfered to another participant at no charge, and are fully refundable until 30 days before the workshop. Liability in the event of workshop cancellation or other eventuality is limited to refund of the registration fee.
If you wish to continue in Seattle for the GSA 2017 Annual Meeting, you must register for the conference separately.
A number of hotels are located in the general vicinity of the Swedish Club, which overlooks Lake Union, and in the downtown hotel district just to the south. The GSA maintains a list of hotels with negotiated rates for meeting attendees. You may also wish to consider staying at a nearby Airbnb property.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located about 15 miles south of the city center. From there, frequent service on the Central Link light rail line will take you downtown to the hotel district in about 35 minutes for $2.50. You may also reach downtown from the airport by taxi, Uber, or rental car.
The meeting venue is easily accessible from downtown on the RapidRide E Line, which takes you to within a few minutes walk of the Swedish Club for $2.50. As well, free parking is available outside the workshop venue.
Seattle is considered a clean and for the most part safe city, but travelers everywhere need take precautions to protect themselves and their property.
Upon registration, you will be asked to provide an emergency contact name and telephone number, in the unlikely event of illness or accident, as well as list any special dietary requirements or medical needs.
Waitstaff in restaurants offering table service as well as taxi and shuttle drivers expect a 15% to 20% tip in the United States.
The workshop is being held thanks to the generous efforts of our hosts and sponsors: