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Lecturer Series


The Society shall annually sponsor traveling lectureships for the purpose of bringing outstanding lecturers on economic geology to members of the Society and the wider profession, including students of economic geology.

Scheduling Notice

2016 SEG Traveling Lecturers are no longer accepting invitations or requests at this time.

Please check back in early January 2017 to invite and schedule a 2017 SEG Traveling Lecturer.

John F.H. ThompsonSEG Distinguished Lecturer

2016 Lecturer, John F.H. Thompson (SEG 1983 F)

The Distinguished Lecturer is selected on the basis of preeminence in economic geology, either on some phase of scientific research or on the application of the science to minerals exploration and/or development. One or two lectures are presented at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Society.


SEG Traveling Lecturers

Murray W. HitzmanInternational Exchange Lecturer

2016 Lecturer, Murray W. Hitzman (SEG 1978 F-Silver Medal)

The International Exchange Lecturer is selected on the basis of widely recognized research in ore deposits science and/or exploration methodology. Lecture sites are selected on the basis of the greatest possible involvement of academic, industry and government-based economic geologists.


Jeremy P. RichardsThayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer

2016 Lecturer, Jeremy P. Richards (SEG 1985 F-Lindgren)

The Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer is selected on the basis of widely recognized expertise in a field of economic geology. Lecture sites will be primarily at colleges and universities having geologic programs related to mineral resources.


Cesar E. AguirreRegional Vice President Lecturer

2016 Lecturer, Cesar E. Aguirre (SEG 2006 F)

One or more Regional Vice President Lecturers shall be selected annually on the basis of widely recognized expertise in a field of economic geology. Lecturers shall give a series of lectures within the Society Regions in which the lecturers reside, and the lectureships shall alternate among the various Regions.


Honorary Lecturers

Honorary Lecturers are periodically selected on the basis of their outstanding reputation in the field of economic geology. Typically excellent speakers, these lecturers travel widely as part of their normal activities and frequently visit areas not well served by other SEG Traveling Lecturers. Although not funded by the Society, SEG Honorary Lecturers constitute a key part of the Society’s outreach, improving awareness of SEG and understanding of economic geology.

View the list of Honorary Lecturers.