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September 19–20, 2017
I Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, Illinois

The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC), one of the seven US Department of Energy Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships, The Sequestration Training and Education Program (STEP) and Schlumberger Carbon Services are hosting a knowledge sharing event focused on accomplishments at the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP), Decatur, Illinois.

The conference will focus on the most recent results from the post-injection monitoring phase, and lessons learned on plume development, 4D seismic and modeling as well as microseismic activity. Participants will have ample opportunity for discussion and networking. The program includes full day of IBDP research presentations and posters covering all aspects of the MGSC Phase III research activities. We also plan a site visit to the Illinois Industrial Sources CCS project in Deactur. Technical registration is $150; Student registration is $35.

Conference schedule:

Monday, September 18, 2017
4:30–5:30 p.m.Early registration
5:30–7:00 p.m.Ice Breaker Event

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
7:30 a.m.Registration opens
7:30–8:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:30–11:45 a.m.Conference Technical Program — view Technical Program
11:45–12:45 p.m.Conference Luncheon
12:45–5:00 p.m.Illinois Basin – Decatur Project Field Visit to Decatur
6:30–9:30 p.m.Conference Dinner at Memorial Stadium

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:30–8:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:30–11:45 a.m.CarbonSAFE Updates, SECARB Partnership Update, International Project Perspective (Quest and more)
11:45–12:45 p.m.Conference Luncheon
12:450–4:00 p.m.IBDP Microseismic Research Program (including Precambian Tectonics, Modeling, US-Norway active/passive seismic project CO2CAP, location models, and more)

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A block of rooms is being held at the I Hotel & Conference Center
1900 S. First St.
Champaign, IL.
Group Reservation Code: CARBON2017

A block of rooms is also being held at the Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Group Reservation Code: GEO917

I Hotel & Conference Center
Hilton Garden Inn

Travel to Champaign

There are several ways to reach Champaign, Illinois (CMI). The most convenient and one that offers the most options would be to fly into Chicago. There are several American Airlines flights from Chicago to Champaign each day; the Amtrak Train Service has two trains daily to Champaign; and it is also possible to rent a car and drive from Chicago to Champaign. Champaign is a three hour drive south of O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago. There is also one direct flight per day each direction from the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport to Champaign. Other major airports in the area include Indianapolis (IND) two hours from Champaign and St. Louis (STL) three hours from Champaign and a regional airport in Bloomington, Illinois (BMI) which is about a one hour drive to Champaign.

Questions? Contact, Keri Canaday at kcanaday@illinois.edu.

Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium
Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium
Advanced Energy
Technology Initiative

University of Illinois
615 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820