| AAPG has an incredibly busy fall planned this year --
especially in September.
- The Foundation Trustee Associates' meeting in Whistler, British
Columbia, Sept. 3-6.
- The Eastern Section meeting in Pittsburgh on Sept. 6-11.
- The third annual APPEX meeting in Houston, Sept. 9-11 (see
- The annual AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in
Barcelona, Sept. 21-24 (see
In Whistler, the Trustee Associates for the first time will hold
their annual meeting in Canada. There are a number of new ideas
for Foundation projects, and we encourage all Trustee Associates
to attend, enjoy the company and learn more about plans for the
If you are a Trustee Associate and interested in
attending the meeting, call Diane Keim at (918) 560-2674. If you
are interested in joining the Foundation Trustee Associates program,
call me at (918) 560-2639, or call Diane at the above number.
The AAPG Eastern Section event is a joint meeting with the SPE Northeastern
North American Region. The technical program is a great mix of engineering,
geology and geophysics.
Also, the Eastern Section is holding a student job
program before the meeting on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7.
The program is designed to attract students from numerous disciplines
and help companies meet potential employees.
As I mentioned in my last column, AAPG, SIPES and the Houston Geological
Society plan to expand and improve APPEX once again.
is unique in that it is an exposition designed by geologists and
geophysicists. As a result, it is truly a geological and geophysical
prospect exposition, where attendees can meet a good concentration
We are receiving a tremendous response from last
year's exhibitors, as well as first time exhibitors, so now is the
time to order a booth and register for this important meeting of
explorationists in Houston on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 10-11.
In addition, a conference about the Perspectives
on the Upstream Business of Oil and Gas, hosted by IHS Energy, will
be held on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Attend both the conference and expo
and receive a substantial discount on the total registration fee
Barcelona 2003 will
be held Sept. 21-24 with our host the Institut Cartografic de Catalunya
The theme for Barcelona, "Crossroads of Geology,
Energy and Cultures," fits this meeting perfectly. Barcelona is
one of the world's most beautiful and exciting cities, and is a
great venue for a meeting. The Barcelona Organizing Committee has
done a great job in building an outstanding international program
that, literally, has something for everyone.
The Technical Program Committee has designed oral
and poster programs on four sub-themes: Regional Geology (special
emphasis on the Atlantic Margin and Circum-Mediterranean); Business
and Energy Transport, with executive forums and a special session
on the role of smaller independents in international exploration;
a diverse program on Science and Technology; and field-based Geological
Models, emphasizing Spain and Circum-Mediterranean outstanding geological
The field trip opportunities are, of course, fantastic.
Spain, especially, is featured, and the trips cover most disciplines,
including carbonate stratigraphy and paleokarst, turbidites, structure
and salt tectonics, and source rocks. (And this year we have spouse
or guest field trips that coincide and meet with several of the
geology field trips.)
Now is the time to register for Barcelona. Pre-registration
is open until Aug. 15, and you can always register onsite. There
are still good values on plane tickets, so, please come and join
us. (see story)
Finally, don't forget the Mid-Continent
Section meeting in Tulsa, Oct. 12-14, and the Gulf Coast Association
of Geological Societies Section meeting in Baton Rouge, La., Oct.
AAPG, our Sections and host societies have something
for everyone this fall. Don't miss these opportunities for professional
development and networking.
(Remember, you can find more
information and register
for AAPG-managed meetings by going to www.aapg.org.)