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American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

        Western Great Lakes     

Annual Dinner

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Machine Shed Restaurant

Lake Elmo, MN

Who:  The MN & WI Geospatial Imaging Community – members and non-members

What: The 2018 ASPRS Western Great Lakes [MN/WI Area] Annual Dinner Thursday, February 1, 2018: 5pm – 9pm

Where:  Machine Shed – Windmill Room across the hallway from the bar

http://www.machineshed.com/lake-elmo/

8515 Hudson Boulevard

Lake Elmo, MN  55042

(651) 735- 7436

Dress Code:  casual

Family Style Dinner:  Tossed Salad, Smoked Chicken, Stuffed Pork Loin, Vegetables, and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy.

Start off at the bar from 5:00-6:30 pm.  Supper will be in the Banquet room across the hallway from the bar at around 6:30 pm.  Program will start at 7:00 pm.

WEBSITE SIGNUP INSTRUCTIONS

Members: $30    Non-Members: $35   Student Special!  $10

PROGRAM

  • 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm – Social
  • 6:30 pm – Supper
  • 7:00 pm Welcome – Introductions – Brandon Krumweide, 2019 WGL President-elect
    • Around the Room –
  • who you are, where you work, what you do.
  • 7:15 pm – 2017 WGL Year in Review –Brandon Krumweide, 2019 WGL President-elect
  • 7:30 pm – Trevor Host,  U of MN Student Chapter President
    • “Student Trip Report to ASPRS Pecora Conference
  • 8:00 pm – Dr. Harvey Thorleifson, Minnesota Geological Survey
    • “Where Diamonds Come from and Where They Are Going”

Summary: Although rough diamond prices softened last year, as was the case for many commodities, demand for mined gem diamonds is steady. Synthetic production supplies industrial uses, while the large jewelry market is supplied by mining. North America’s geology, extending from the Rockies to the Arctic, has excellent potential for diamonds, but exploration conditions are difficult due to the recent Ice Age. Early world exploration relying on recognition of diamond in river gravels was adequate to launch pre-1900 production from India, Brazil, and Africa. Exploration success in Russia and North America, however, had to await large investments in science and technology. Botswana, Russia and Canada are now the world leaders in production of high quality gem diamonds.

Biography: Harvey Thorleifson is Director of the Minnesota Geological Survey, State Geologist of Minnesota, and Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota. He did his undergrad at University of Winnipeg, his Masters at University of Manitoba in 1983, and his Ph.D. at University of Colorado in 1989. He was a Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada from 1986 until 2003, prior to joining the Minnesota Geological Survey. While with the Government of Canada, Harvey had many roles related to the discovery of diamonds in Canada.

Overnight Accommodations

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  THIS IS SUPERBOWL WEEK

ACCOMIDATIONS WILL BE SCARCE WITHIN A ONE HUNDRED MILE RADIUS OF THE TWIN CITIES.  IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND AND STAY OVERNIGHT, BOOK NOW!

 

The Machine Shed is connected to the Holiday Inn, Lake Elmo for those who are coming out of town and wish to stay overnight:

http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/lake-elmo/msple/hoteldetail