Please join us in one of our favorite places in the world, The City of Big Shoulders, Chicago, for two days of hands-on training in applied reactive transport modeling. While you're in town, enjoy a well-deserved getaway to take in Second City's architecture, theater, art, shopping, dining, and of course its hallmark Midwestern warmth and hospitality.
What you will learn. Following a fully hands-on format, you will learn to construct, trace, and interpret models of transport in reacting geochemical systems. Specific topics covered include:
Prior to the course I found the program daunting, but now I feel comfortable using it and am very impressed with what I can do.
– Ashlee D., Penn State University
The short presentations and example exercises really showcased what the software can do and provided us with an opportunity to test drive the software.
– George A., Environmental Engineer, USA
The perfect mix of lecture, background stories, knowledge, insights, and hands-on software exercises.
– Dean Muirhead, Engineer, Barrios Technology
The workshop will be presented by Brian Farrell and Jia Wang. Brian and Jia are Geochemists at Aqueous Solutions LLC, maker of The Geochemist's Workbench®.
The meeting room is located within Chicago's famous Loop, overlooking the Chicago River and within walking distance of restaurants, hotels, parks, architecture, art, theater, and all Chicago has to offer.
The venue is just across the river from Union Station, and adjacent to subway stops on the Blue and Orange Lines, offering direct transit to O'Hare and Midway airports, as well as the rest of Chicagoland.
If you choose to drive, a number of parking options are available close-by. We suggest using the SpotHero site to prebook parking at reduced rates.
The workshop starts at 9:00 am sharp each day and continues to about 5:00 pm. Upon arrival in the ground floor lobby, please present ID at the security desk and request a pass to the “Geochemist's Workbench workshop” on the 19th floor.
Please arrive with the GWB software installed and activated on a laptop computer running Windows. If necessary, staff will be available for assistance a few minutes before the workshop.
Space is limited, so sign up early. Register by October 9 for US$599, or $699 after that date. The workshop fee includes all course materials.
Full-time students currently registered in a university degree program can register at the reduced rate of US$499, or $599 after October 9. Please bring current student identification to the workshop.
We are pleased to welcome back participants from our previous workshops at the special price of US$499, or $599 after October 9. For fastest verification, please sign up with the email address you used registering for the earlier course.
Each registered participant will receive a free 60-day license to The Geochemist's Workbench® Professional version. We will ask you to bring to the course a laptop with the software installed and running.
Registrations may be transfered to another participant at no charge, and are fully refundable until 30 days before the workshop. Liability in the event of workshop cancellation or other eventuality is limited to refund of the registration fee.
The workshop's central Loop location is easily accessible from all of Chicagoland. The fastest and least expensive way to reach the venue from O'Hare and Midway airports is public transit.
Traveling by intercity or commuter rail? The venue is just across the river from Union Station.
The workshop is being held thanks to the generous efforts of our hosts and sponsors: