Date: Sunday, 22 April
Time: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: Convention Center
Make plans to participate in the annual YP Meet & Greet event. This is a great networking
opportunity and serves as a link to connect students and professionals at ACE. The Young
Professionals Committee oversees this event, pairing students and young professionals
with experienced AAPG attendees to guide newcomers through the convention experience.
Participants will have the opportunity to be introduced prior to the Opening Session on
Professionals may be paired with one or more students/young professionals. Experienced
attendees will then go to the Opening Session with their group and are encouraged to show
the students/young professionals around the Exhibition Hall floor during the Icebreaker
Reception, introducing them to other AAPG members and their colleagues.
This program grows in popularity every year with positive reviews from all who participate. To participate or receive further information, check “Please send Meet & Greet information” when registering online. More information will follow at a later date.
Date: Sunday, 22 April
Time: 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Fee: Included with registration
AAPG’s IBA Program is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world. Teams winning IBA Region and Section
competitions qualify for an opportunity to compete in the international finals during ACE.
For the first time ever, the live announcement of the winning teams for this year’s IBA competition will be open for all to attend — and will take place in the Grand Ballroom right before the start of the Opening Session and Award Ceremony.
Imperial Barrel Award Competition
By invitation only for competitors and corporate sponsors of event
Dates: Friday, 20 April 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 21 April 7:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room 202 A/B, Long BeachConvention Center
Date: Monday, 23 April–Wednesday, 25 April
Time: During exhibition hours
Location: Exhibition Hall
Complimentary refreshments are provided each day during exhibition hours. The lounge offers
students their own place to meet with fellow students and industry professionals to develop
career contracts and lifelong friendships.
Date: Monday, 23 April
Time: 4:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Location: Sicilian A/B Ballroom, Renaissance Long Beach
Limit: 65 people
This workshop is designed to assist students and recent graduates in their employment search endeavors within the petroleum and environmental industries by better understanding the activities of day-to-day life in these industries, and also offers specific job search strategies and tips for finding that perfect job.
There will be a brief introduction to the table discussion leaders, who are industry managers and technical professionals, followed by a series of 30-minute facilitated roundtables where students are encouraged to ask questions of the discussion leaders.
The discussion leaders will rotate amongst the tables, maximizing interaction between industry professionals and students. Students may also choose to sign up for a resume review with an industry recruiter during this workshop. The resume review offers practical guidelines for resume development and interviewing tips.
A sampling of roundtable discussion topics includes: the outlook on current industry staffing needs, recruiting trends, what to expect from industry employment and how to find a mentor. This workshop is sponsored by the AAPG/SEG Student Expo Committee, which organizes expos and job fairs across the country at various times of the year.
Information about these expos can be found at www.studentexpo.info. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about careers in the industry and meet potential recruiters.
Date: Monday, 23 April
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Awards presentation 6:30 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.)
Location: Renaissance Ballroom, Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
All students and faculty attending the convention are invited to the AAPG/SEPM Student Reception. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while mingling with your peers. An introduction will be given by an ExxonMobil representative before the top three poster authors from the Shell-sponsored “Selected Academic Research Topics: Student Presentations” receive awards.
The Jim Hartman Service to Students Award will be conveyed to AAPG recipient(s) who have contributed exceptional service to AAPG’s Student Programs. The awards program closes with the presentation of the Schlumberger-sponsored Outstanding Student Chapter Awards along with the recognition of the Imperial Barrel Award teams.
Students and Young Professionals — sign up to be a volunteer at ACE and earn some cash and other great benefits. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: Judges Room, Opening Session, Oral Sessions, Poster Sessions and Registration.
Here’s what you’ll get: $25 for every four to six hours worked, attendee amenity, Program Book and abstracts.
Simply select the day(s) and time(s) you are available, as well as the location(s) you prefer, when you register online. If you prefer to use the printed registration form select “I want to be a student volunteer” and you will be contacted for your preferences. To receive benefits, volunteers must be either students or employees in the industry who are recent (2010-2011) graduates.
For more information, contact:
Dave DeFelice, Volunteer Chair