Please join us in the heart of Paris, the world's most visited – and certainly most cherished – city, for two days of hands-on training in reactive transport modeling using The Geochemist's Workbench®. Then stay on in the City of Lights for the Goldschmidt 2017 conference.
While in Paris, stroll the historic neighborhoods, marvel at the architecture and monuments, visit exquisite museums, shop till you drop, come alive in the vibrant nightlife, and of course savor the food and drink of the world's capital of gastronomy.
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:
The topics will be illustrated through a series of case studies.
Neither of us specializes in groundwater chemistry, but we found the course easy to follow and understand.
– Abby M., Horizons Regional Council, New Zealand
I was very impressed with the GWB Fate and Transport course in Johannesburg. It was well presented and very informative. I would recommend the course to any of my peers. Thank you, Brian and Craig!
– Altus Huisamen, Geo Pollution Technologies, Pretoria
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 workshop will be presented by Craig Bethke, Brian Farrell, Kate Maher, and Jenny Druhan. Prof. Bethke is the R.E. Grim Professor emeritus at the University of Illinois. He is the primary author of The Geochemist's Workbench® software package and author of the Geochemical and Biogeochemical Reaction Modeling text, published by Cambridge University Press.
Space is limited, so sign up early. You may join the workshop when you register for Goldschmidt 2017, or you may sign up directly with the workshop organizers.
The workshop fee is only €180 when you attend as part of the conference, which is the least expensive way to take part. To take advantage of the Conference's early registration discount, be sure to sign up by June 13. Please note the Goldschmidt Conference cuts off registration for all workshops on July 13.
Alternatively, you may register directly with the workshop organizers, without attending the meeting, at the undiscounted price. In this case, the workshop fee is $699. Full-time students currently enrolled in a university degree program can register at the reduced rate of $599. Please bring current student identification to the workshop.
We are pleased to welcome back participants from our previous workshops at a special discount. For fastest verification, please sign up with the email address you used registering for the earlier course.
In either case, the workshop fee includes all course materials, coffee breaks, and lunch each day. Each registered participant will receive a free 60-day license to The Geochemist's Workbench® 11 Professional version. We will ask you to bring to the course a laptop with the software installed and running.
Fees paid through the Goldschmidt are subject to Conference policies. A registration made with the workshop organizers may be transfered to another participant at no charge, and is fully refundable until 30 days before the workshop. In either case, liability in the event of workshop cancellation or other eventuality is limited to refund of the registration fee.
Paris is served by high speed rail lines terminating at stations within the city, as well as Charles de Gaulle (also known as Roissy) and Orly airports. Paris is famous for its mass transport system. Arriving at a train station, you can transfer to a rapid bus or the Métro and RER subways to conveniently reach a stop near your destination.
From Charles de Gaulle airport, the navette Direct Bus line 2 takes you directly to Gare de Neuilly and the workshop venue at le Palais des Congrès in about 40 minutes. Alternatively, the RER "B" train takes you to the expansive Châtelet Station in central Paris, from which you can transfer to Métro or RER to reach any location in the city within about an hour. From Orly, the RER "C" train takes you without transfer to Gare de Neuilly in 50 minutes.
A great many hotels and apartments are available to book in the vicinity of the workshop venue. In addition, the nearby Porte Maillot Métro and the Gare de Neuilly RER Stations are conveniently accessible from a large area of Paris.
The Goldschmidt 2017 organisers maintain a page of suggested lodging near the Conference venue.
Upon registration, you will be asked to provide an emergency contact name and telephone number, in the unlikely event of illness or accident, as well as list any special dietary requirements or medical needs.
Paris is a relatively safe city, but no stranger to petty theft and property crime. Visitors everywhere should take precautions to protect themselves and their belongings, such as closely securing wallets and purses, being alert to pickpocket cons, and walking with a companion.
The workshop is being held thanks to the generous efforts of our hosts and sponsors: