Delegates gather at the AAPG European Region meeting in Prague, Czech Republic.
never too soon to start preparing to attend an AAPG annual or international
convention, and the meetings offered in 2005 are guaranteed to attract
an enormous amount of attention.
promise to be great meetings in great locales -- Calgary, Canada, for
the Annual Convention and Paris, France, for the International Conference
is in full swing in its preparation for the meetings, including this
information that may help you as you make your plans for 2005.
Pricing Structure Set for Calgary
A new plan
is being introduced by AAPG that can help members save money as they
plan for the AAPG Annual Convention.
and save for the 2005 AAPG Annual Convention in Calgary, Canada June
For the first
time, AAPG is offering three-tiered pricing for the meeting. AAPG members
registering early will save US $45 off the price of regular advance
subscription price also represents a US $115 savings over registering
mailbox and the AAPG Web site beginning in February for more information.
Paris in the Fall ...
AAPG has reserved
several blocks of rooms in close proximity to the CNIT, the facility
where the 2005 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition will be
held Sept. 11-14. These hotels offer the convenience of easy access
to the conference, and are in close proximity to the Paris Metro for
after-hours excursions into the city.
desire to stay at a hotel nearer to Paris' world-renowned attractions,
you are welcome to make independent arrangements, or you can get the
assistance of AAPG's designated management company, Lafayette Travel.
where to stay, please consider the travel time and expense that will
be incurred each day from your hotel to and from the conference.
Paris is a
popular destination during September, and several major conferences
in addition to AAPG's are scheduled there -- so please make your reservations
will be available on AAPG's Web site at www.aapg.org in March 2005.
Robbie Gries on Czech television.
Success in Prague
400 persons attended the first-ever European Region Conference (with
GSA) independently organized by the AAPG European Region, held in October
in Prague. [SEE REPORT]
The Czech Geological
Survey was the official host society, with the Geological Society of
America contributing meeting content and event participation.
Due to popular
demand, an exhibition was added to the conference schedule with AAPG
participating in the exhibits by having a stand there. Past AAPG President
Robbie Gries attended as the official representative of the AAPG Executive
Committee and also delivered the Festive Luncheon address.
Region Council, headed by President Sigrunn Johnsen, held important
meetings and networked with many members of the Region while in Prague.
are due Juraj Francu, general chair, and Vlastimila Dvorakova, general
vice chair, for a job well done.