Events & Courses

We offer numerous educational Luncheons, Study Groups and Short Courses as well as Networking Happy Hours and recreational activities like the Golf Tournament and Rockies Games throughout the year.  Please view the Calendar for any upcoming events or select a specific event from the drop down box of the Event heading.  Below is a short description of our planned events for the year but keep checking the website because we are constantly adding new events!

For any questions about events listed, please email  Event descriptions are listed in order of approximate date throughout the year, starting with January and ending with December. 


Monthly Luncheon

Our monthly luncheon is held at The Brown Palace Hotel on the second Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted).  The upcoming topic and speaker is announced approximately 2 weeks before the event date.  Registration is available online once the topic is announced until the Tuesday before the talk.  Price increase for late registration. Lunch includes coffee, water/ iced tea, salad, plated lunch, dessert, and talk.  $5 Meeting Only – good for watching the meeting only.  Drink and Raffle Sponsorships are available each month. Advertising is available on the looping powerpoint prior to to the talk.   To submit a possible luncheon topic/ talk, email


Monthly Microseismic Study Group

The Microseismic Study Group is a forum to present and discuss issues related to acquisition, processing and interpretation of microseismic data.  It is designed for geoscientists interested in discussing case studies and furthering their understanding of all things microseismic.  The meeting is typicall a 20 minute presentation followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion.  The upcoming location, topic and speaker is announced approximately 2-3 weeks before the event date.  The study group is typically held on the first or second Tuesday following the monthly luncheon – please keep posted as these dates and locations do change each month. Registration is not required, just show up!  You are welcome to bring a bag lunch as lunch is not provided.  To submit a possible study group topic/ talk, email


The Student Challenge Bowl

Eight teams of two students (graduate and undergraduate) from Universities or Colleges are invited to compete in a fast-paced multiple choice Q&A about geophysics and geology to win a trip to The International Student Challenge Bowl Competition at the SEG International Exposition.  The Student Challenge Bowl takes place on the eve of the 3D Symposium in Downtown Denver.  Registration and Sponsorship is available online from approximately January to the event date in March.


3D Seismic Symposium

Hosted in conjunction with The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, this full day symposium features multiple presentations, exhibitor booths and networking for geoscientists. Theme, topics and speakers are typically announced in December and registration is open in January.  Sponsorship and Exhibitor Booths are available.


The BIG Industry Happy Hour

The biggest social networking happy hour in the Rocky Mountains among multiple geoscience societies and associations is held once a quarter at Marlowe’s Restaurant in Downtown Denver.  Registration is not required but the first 200 people through the door will receive a drink ticket and appetizers.  Sponsorship is available for the full year of events or for a single event.


Arapahoe Basin Ski Trip

We love having a reason to get away from the office and into the mountains, so why not network and ski?  The annual Ski Trip is typically held in March or April each year at the Arapahoe Basin Ski Park.  Registration is required and includes bus transportation to and from the park, snacks and drinks throughout the day and lunch.  Lift tickets are available for purchase at a group discounted rate.  Sponsorship is available.


SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists and Denver Geophysical Society presents a one-day short course on a topic of current and wide-spread interest.  The date and location of the Distinguished Instructor Short Course (DISC) changes each year but is announced approximately 6-8 weeks before the course date.  Registration is required.  Sponsorship is available.


DGS Short Courses

As we have numerous fascinating talks that exceed the limitations of the luncheons or microseismic study groups, we try to offer a short course (half day or full day) on that topic as often as possible.  New short courses are announced 6-8 weeks prior to the event date.  Registration is required and available online.  Sponsorship is available.


Rockies Game Day

The Rockies Game Day is typically held in June or July and offers baseball fans a creative way to network.  A networking happy hour is hosted prior to the game where drinks and appetizers are provided by sponsors. Members are invited to bring one family member or friend at the same price.  Tickets are available at a discounted rate online, registration is required.  Sponsorship is available.


Golf Tournament

This annual tournament is a staple in the Denver geoscience community!  The scramble style tournament is held at a local course with 7:30am and 1:00pm shotgun starts.  Registration includes green fees, cart, (2) meals throughout the day, drink tickets, ditty bag, and immeasurable networking opportunities.  Registration and Sponsorship sell out within a couple weeks of the tournament, so please get your teams and sponsorship request in early!


Holiday Luncheon

The Holiday Luncheon is our second largest networking event of the year!  Held in Downtown Denver, our December luncheon allows us to give thanks to all the volunteers and members that have contributed throughout the year.  Registration includes lunch, a drink ticket and a chance to win numerous door prizes.  Sponsorship is available.


Holiday Silent Auction

The Silent Auction benefits the Denver Geophysical Society Foundation that contributes 100% of the proceeds from the auction to our scholarship fund.  Funds are distributed to qualifying geoscience students through SEG each year.  Attendees of the luncheon are able to bid on the available packages, many of which may include; sports memorbilia, sporting event tickets, concert tickets, company services, various items, DGS sponsorship packages, etc.  We are seeking items that are minimum $25 in value.  To contribute, click on the Holiday Silent Auction title or scroll down to event from the Events tab on the home page.