Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources
Suite 500, 736 8 Avenue SW
Petro-Fina Building
Calgary, AB T2P 1H4


Phone: 403-233-9298
Fax: 403-233-9267


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Dan Allan
403-233-9298 Ext. 223
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Dan is a registered petroleum geologist with over 30 years of industry experience, working in both Canada and the United States. He graduated from McGill University in 1975 with an honours degree in Geological Sciences.

During his career, Dan has been involved in the formation of several junior oil and gas companies. From 1999 to 2003 he was founder, President and CEO of CanScot Resources Ltd., a junior oil and gas company with a strong focus on coalbed methane development in both Canada and the US. CanScot was acquired by APF Energy Trust in September 2003, where Dan became Vice President of CBM, and subsequently VP of Exploration and Production. In late June 2005, APF divested its central Alberta assets and created Rockyview Energy Inc., an emerging junior energy company with a strong focus on CBM development. Dan was a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Rockyview Energy. Rockyview was sold to Direct Energy in January, 2008.

In February of 2008 Dan formed a private oil and gas company: Cumberland Oil and Gas Ltd., which wasinvolved in both unconventional and conventional resource development in both Canada and the United States; Cumberland was sold in October of 2012.

Dan was Chairman of CSUR before joining the staff and is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Cynthia Lamont
Senior Manager, Operations & Events
403-233-9298, Ext. 231
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Cynthia is a senior meetings professional with over 19 years of industry experience working and attending University in both Denmark and New Zealand.  She graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 1991 with a Graduate degree in Human Resources  and a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Economics from Simon Fraser University, Canada.  In addition, she holds two significant meetings industry designations - Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Certification in Meetings Management (CMM).

During Cynthia's career, she helped to open the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.  In addition to owning her own event management company, Cynthia was also the provincial event manager for the Certified General Accountants Association of Alberta.  In 2012, Cynthia accepted a contract position with Meetings + Events Calgary (MCC) where she developed and launched two departments for the City - Events Services as well as the Calgary Ambassador Program.  Both departments supported MCC in their successful bids to attract international conferences to the city of Calgary.

Cynthia has been an event industry leader and mentor who is continually recognized for her ability to quickly understand and fulfill clients' needs. She was honoured to be named Meeting Professionals Industry (MPI's) Greater Calgary Chapter's 2010 Rising Star; 2011 President Elect; 2012 President and the Mentor/Coach of the year; 2013 MPI International RISE Award recipient and speaker at the MPI World Education Congress.  She currently sits on the executive board for MPI's Calgary Chapter as Past President.