David Eaton

Geoscience, University of Calgary, Professor, NSERC/Chevron IRC in Microseismic System Dynamics and CREATE REDEVELOP Chair​

Dave is a Professor of Geophysics, he has an NSERC/Chevron Industrial Research Chair in Microseismic System Dynamics and is the Chair of CREATE ReDeveLoP. He is also author of the recently-published book, Passive Seismic Monitoring of Induced Seismicity. Dave received his BSc from Queen’s University in 1984 and his MSc and PhD from the University of Calgary in 1988 and 1992 respectively. Dr. Eaton completed post-doctoral research with Arco’s Research and Technical Services (Plano, Texas) and the Geological Survey of Canada (Ottawa). He rejoined the University of Calgary in 2007, following an 11-year academic career at the University of Western Ontario. Dave is presently Co-director of the Microseismic Industry Consortium, a novel, applied-research geophysical initiative, dedicated to the advancement of research, education and technological innovations in microseismic methods and their practical applications for resource development. In addition to microseismic monitoring and induced seismicity, his current research is also focused on intraplate earthquake swarms, and the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath continents.

Jordan Philips

Geoscience, University of Calgary, Program Manager of REDEVELOP

Jordan has a BSc in Geophysics from the University of Alberta (2015), a diploma in GeoEnvironmental Geological Technology from NAIT (2017), and an MSc in Interdisciplinary Geophysics from the University of Alberta (2021). Her MSc thesis was titled Public Perception of Hydraulic Fracturing and the Oil and Gas Industry in Western Canada: What the Frack is Going On? Jordan was a REDEVELOP trainee in the program’s inaugural year, serving as the project manager of the Fugitive Gas Emissions team. swarms, and the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath continents.


Kirsten Marcia

Founder/President/CEO of DEEP

Kirsten Marcia is the founder of DEEP and its President and CEO. Kirsten is a geology graduate from the University of Saskatchewan and a Professional Geoscientist, registered in the Province of Saskatchewan. She has worked in the exploration industry for 20 years in commodities including diamonds, gold, uranium and oil and gas.

Most recently, Kirsten was a recipient of the 2022 Canada’s Clean50 award for her inspiring leadership in the Renewable Energy category.

Her past experience was focused in Saskatchewan and Alberta for Canadian TSX-listed companies including Wescan Goldfields Inc., Vena Resources and Shore Gold Inc..

Anne Halladay

Director - Risk Management and MMV, Carbon Alpha

Anne has over 20 years of experience across Upstream and Downstream assets, and has worked internationally for a variety of multi-nationals, both on and offshore. Prior to Carbon Alpha, Anne was Shell’s Subsurface Advisor for the ground-breaking Quest carbon capture and storage project and operations.

Anne has extensive experience across CCS project development and operations in Canada, including the development of subsurface risk-management frameworks and MMV/Closure Plans, and managing government, regulatory and stakeholder activities. 

Anne has a Geological Engineering degree from Queens and an MSc from the University of Calgary.

Colin Anton

Colin Anton has always had a passion for bridging the gaps between Indigenous communities and the corporate energy world, between education to employment and employment equity, and between cultural awareness and privileged perception. Colin was raised by as single parent and brought up in the Cree culture, both on and off reserves, in Treaty 6, 7 and 8. Colin has spent 18 years working with various companies in global energy, in Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources and Community and Indigenous Relations.

Conference Venue

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown