Thinking about submitting an abstract for the AAPG annual meeting in New Orleans?
Well, it's time to get serious.
The call for papers deadline is Sept. 23.
But the good news about abstracts, of course, is that now they can be submitted electronically via the Internet, directly onto the AAPG Web site, which in turn goes directly to the AAPG convention department.
This new service, recently approved by the AAPG Executive Committee, is designed to make it easier than ever for submittal of abstracts.
The AAPG annual meeting will be held April 16-19 in the recently opened "Phase 3" portion of the New Orleans Convention Center. Also meeting will be the SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology). The meeting theme is "Marching Into Global Markets -- A World of Resources."
The program, according to general chairman Erik Mason, will be characterized by:
A global view of needs and resources through the 21st century.
A look at how different technologies will come together to shape the industry and workplace.
A vision of how all can work together to meet challenges and protect the world in which we live.
Electronic submittal of camera-ready abstracts is just one of many new innovations planned for the meeting by the New Orleans committee.
Other new twists include:
> The opportunity for speakers to use PC-based projection.
Presenters who chose this option must provide their own hardware and software, and are asked to bring spare copies of the talk on a floppy or CD, along with 35 mm slides.
> A new format for the poster sessions, allowing authors the chance to give a brief overview of their poster to small seated groups at scheduled times (two hours in the morning, two hours in the afternoon).
> Continuing a practice from past meetings, authors whose abstracts are accepted will have the option to submit an extended version, which will be available on a CD-ROM placed in attendees' registration packets.
This year's technical program is being organized along seven "tracks," which are:
- Doing Business in the 21st Century.
- Global Challenges and Opportunities for Growth (Highlights).
- Integrated Techniques to Find, Evaluate and Develop Prospects (in Deltaic, Shallow and Non-Marine Systems; Deep-Water Turbidite Systems; and Carbonate Systems).
- Environmental Challenges and Solutions.
- New Opportunities Through Advances in Technology: Prospect Evaluation and Reservoir Characterization.
- New Opportunities Through Advances in Technology: Geochemistry, Seismic Imaging, Drilling and Non-Seismic Methods.
- Traditional Sessions.
For more information contact the AAPG convention department in Tulsa.
And remember: Abstracts now can be submitted by mail, e-mail and directly onto the Web site -- and the abstract deadline is Sept. 23.