note: This is the first of a new regular column in the EXPLORER
offering news for and about AAPG's six domestic Sections and six
press releases and other information should be submitted to the
EXPLORER/Regions and Sections, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, Okla. 74101;
telephone -- 918-560-2616 for domestic items, 918-560-2618 for international
items; fax -- 918-560-2684; or e-mail --
for international items, and
for domestic items.
six domestic Sections each hold annual meetings, offering technical
programs, keynote speakers, award presentations and social-business
activities that cater to regional interests.
Information on all meetings
and contacts for all Sections can be found online via links from
the AAPG Web site, www.aapg.org.
Upcoming Section meetings for 2005-06 in chronological order, and
their themes, are:
Mid-Continent Section -- "Target the Hidden Potential," Sept.
10-13, Oklahoma City Renaissance Hotel and Cox Business Service
Center. The host is the Oklahoma City Geological Survey. The general
chair is Michael Root, TerraQuest Corp., (405) 235-3648; ;
Section -- "Mountains of Opportunity," Sept. 18-20, Morgantown,
W. Va., Radisson Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center. Hosts
are the Appalachian Geological Society and West Virginia Geological
and Economic Survey. The general chair is K. Lee Avary, West Virginia
Geological Survey, (304) 594-2331; ;
Mountain Section -- "Rocky Mountain Rendezvous: Rising to the
Challenge," Sept. 24-26, Snow King Resort, Jackson, Wyo. The hosts
are the Wyoming Geological Association, Nevada Petroleum Society
and the Idaho Association of Professional Geologists. The general
co-chairs are Jerry Walker PTTC, and Sandra Mark, Colorado School
of Mines. Contacts for Walker are (775) 348-0650; .
Contacts for Mark are (303) 273-3107; .
The online contact for the WGA is www.wyogeo.org.
Coast Association of Geological Societies -- "Geological Gumbo
-- A Recipe for Success," Sept. 25-27, New Orleans Hyatt Regency.
The host is the New Orleans Geological Society. The general chair
is Jim Zotkiewicz, (504) 831-0603; ;
Section -- The annual meeting will be held in early 2006 on a
date to be announced, in San Angelo, Texas. The general chair
is Bruce Schwartz, Swartz Oil Co., (325) 949-8400; .
Section -- May 7-11, 2006, Anchorage, Alaska, Hilton Alaska. The
host is the Alaska Geological Society. The general chair is Greg
Wilson, ConocoPhillips, (907) 263-4748; ;