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AEG SoCal Fall Seminar
Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel
3801 W Temple Ave,
Pomona, CA
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
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AEG of Southern California & Inland Empire Fall Seminar

Debris Flows: Understanding the Hazard

The Southern California and Inland Empire Chapters of AEG are pleased to bring you an informative seminar addressing Debris Flow Hazards. Subject matter will be presented by experts in their fields.

Topics covered will include:

  • Debris Flows from the perspective of the Geologic Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER), presented by Mr. Richard M. Ortiz, of Lettis Consultants International, West Sacramento, California;
  • Case Studies of Post Wild Fire Debris Flows in California, presented by Dr. Joseph Gartner of BGC Engineering, Golden, Colorado;
  • Localized Intense Rainfall Documented by NEXRAD as Triggering Mechanism Explanation, presented by Dr. Jeff Keaton of WOOD Plc, Los Angeles, California;
  • The Mechanics of Debris Flows, presented by Dr. Paul Santi, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado;
  • Lessons Learned from the Montecito Debris Flows of 2018, presented by Mr. Christian Doolittle, County of Santa Barbara, Public Works Department;
  • Flexible Debris Flow Nets for Post Wildfire Debris Mitigation, presented by William F. Kane PhD, PG, PE, of Kane GeoTech, Stockton, California;
  • Geotechnical Disaster Planning Using Oblique Stereo Airphotos to Improve Profits (or Limit Losses) and Mitigate Liability, presented by Mr. Woodrow “Woody” L. Higdon, of Geo-Tech Imagery International, Oceanside, California.

The seminar will be moderated by Mr. Darrin Hasham, CEG, Senior Engineering Geologist with Earth Systems Pacific, San Luis Obispo, California.

Registration will be through the Eventbrite on-line event registration.

The cost of the event will be $200.00, plus transaction fee. Seats are limited, so register early.

Check-in will be open at 07:00 with a continental breakfast, the program will begin at 08:15 and conclude at approximately 16:00. A buffet lunch is included in the registration fee. A vegetarian option will be available.

The event will be held at Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel, which is uniquely located on a wooded hilltop overlooking cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg’s former ranch estate. Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel @ Cal Poly Pomona is conveniently located just 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and 15 minutes from Ontario International Airport, Kellogg West offers a truly relaxing and distraction free setting for any event. As one of the most respected Conference Centers in Southern California, Kellogg West has maintained a reputation for over 40 years as a leader in this highly specialized area of the hospitality industry.

By supporting the services owned and operated by the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, we help students obtain on-campus jobs, and help fund scholarships, campus programs and educational grants.

Lodging is available at Kellogg West Conference Center, on the Campus of Cal Poly Pomona. We have a limited number of rooms blocked for a special rate of $89 per night, plus taxes and fees, please reference AEG Debris Flow Seminar when making reservations. Rooms must be reserved no later than October 24th to receive this negotiated rate. Reservations can be made by calling Kellogg West directly at (909) 869-2222.


Contact: Darrin Hasham: [email protected]