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Traveling Lecturers Committee

Regional Vice President Lectureship Committee

Committee Purpose

The purpose of this Committee is to identify, in accordance with the guidelines governing the lectureship, appropriate lecturer candidates and recommend them to the Council for final selection. The Regional Vice President Lecturer Committee is described in Article IX, Section 9.2 (k) on page 16 of the SEG Bylaws.

Committee Composition and Term

The Committee shall consist of the Vice President for Regional Affairs, as Chair, the seven Regional Vice Presidents, and the Chair of the Society Traveling Lecturers Committee, who shall be an ex officio voting member with each to serve a three-year term.


The Committee annually solicits and receives nominations from its membership and the Society membership-at-large for candidates to serve as Regional Vice President Lecturers. The Committee reviews, evaluates, and ranks the nominations, and reports its recommendations, in ranked order, to the Chair of the Traveling Lecturers Committee. The Council reviews these recommendations and makes the final selection.

Critical Dates/Schedules

The Committee should announce a call for Regional Vice President Lecturer candidates in the April issue of the SEG Newsletter, with the request that recommendations be forwarded to the Chair of the Committee. The call may be repeated in subsequent Newsletters and/or e-mail broadcasts. The recommendations of the Committee, together with supporting data, should reach the Executive Director no later than September 15 each year. The Executive Director will duplicate the supporting material and distribute it to the Council for action at its first meeting following the September 15 date. If a regularly scheduled Council meeting is not held in the first months following the September 15 date, the selection by the Council can take place by mail, e-mail, fax, or telephone.

When the Lecturers are approved by Council, the Lecturers and the Committee Chair shall be notified by the Society President. The lecture tour itineraries will be coordinated by the Traveling Lecturers Secretary in consultation with the Lecturer. Direct expenses for the lecture tour will be reimbursed up to an amount set from time-to-time by the SEG Council and SEG Foundation. The Lecturers will be contacted regarding expense reimbursement.

Specific Functions of the Chair

The Chair is responsible for timely placing of announcements calling for Regional Vice President Lecturer candidates, and for ensuring that recommendations and supporting documentation are adequate and complete, and that the Committee's report to Council is forwarded to the Executive Director no later than the deadline date specified in these guidelines. The Chair of the Society Traveling Lecturers Committee and Regional Vice President Lecturer Committee (one in the same) should maintain contact with the Coordinators of the International Exchange Lecturer Committee, Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer Committee, and the Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Committee to avoid duplication of Lecturer nominees and scheduling conflicts.

Documentation to Accompany Regional Vice President Lecturer Nominations

The following outline lists the information preferred by the Committee and provides a uniform basis for consideration of all nominees.

  1. Name
  2. Date and place of birth
  3. Education
  4. Professional affiliations
  5. Brief summary of accomplishments, honors, awards, publications, and/or achievements that demonstrate “widely recognized individual research in ore-deposit science and/or exploration methodology, and competence as a public speaker.”
  6. Additional pertinent or related contributions either in science or applied exploration/mine geology; advisory or consultant activities, and recognition of professional stature in economic geology by others.
  7. Comments regarding the candidate's ability and appeal as a speaker. Bilingual ability may be an important consideration.

Prior Regional Vice President Lecturers

Year Name Location Topic
2011 Chusi Li United States
  • Giant Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits in small mafic-ultramafic intrusions: Genetic controls and exploration implications
  • The Jinchuan Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposit in China: Age, tectonic setting, magma evolution, ore genesis and regional exploration
  • Ni-Cu deposits associated with Permian protracted basaltic magmatism in northern Xinjiang, Central Asian Orogenic Belt
2010 Alvaro P. Crósta Brazil
2008-2009 Larryn Diamond Switzerland
2007-2008 Stuart F. Simmons New Zealand
2006-2007 Nicolay A. Goryachev Russia
2005-2006 Nicolas J. Beukes South Africa
2004-2005 Richard A. Leveille United States
2003-2004 Yasushi Watanabe Japan
2002-2003 Timothy Baker Australia
2001-2002 Lluis Fontbote Europe
2000-2001 Miguel Cardozo South America
1994 Cesar E. Vidal South America
1993 Henryk H. Kucha Europe
1991 Lawrence J. Robb Africa
1990 C. Stewart Eldrige Australia