One- to two-day courses, open to the public, classroom/lecture style, and may include mapping or other applicable working exercises for practical reinforcement of topics; 10-20 per year; offered as stand-alone programs and also in conjunction with domestic and international conventions and conferences; member/non-member rates may apply.
Five days of geoscience training; concurrent sessions to mix and match according to your interests and training needs; include course notes; courses may be purchased individually; CEU's for each course.
Five- to nine-day field courses, open to the public, offer a laboratory-field approach to the study of certain aspects of geology; 20-25 per year; offer both domestic and international trips; includes the popular GeoTour series of seminars.
In-house or society-contracted courses, domestic and/or international, 4-10 per year; opportunity to engage noted authorities in geoscience fields as instructors for their meetings/employees; length of sessions may be from several hours to several days.
Learn at your own pace through the Internet. Designed to accommodate the on-the-go individual who needs to brush up on skills but doesn't have the time to travel to a class. Pick and choose to fit your needs.
Complete listing of courses; includes course descriptions, speaker bios and tuition information.
- Professorial Grants
- Discounted tuitions offered to academic professionals to attend AAPG Schools and Short Courses (does not apply to Field Seminars); covers 25% of tuition plus lodging costs and a $25 per diem; funded through AAPG Foundation; 2 slots per course available; must be an AAPG member to qualify.
- Student Tuition Rates
- Allows Student Members of AAPG to attend our Schools and Short Courses (does not apply to Field Seminars) for greatly reduced rates: $50 per course for Student Members, $25 per course for Student Chapter Members, no matter the length of the course; 3 slots per course available; must be a Student Member to qualify.
- Reduced Course Tuitions at Section Meetings
- Courses organized by AAPG Education Department and offered at AAPG Section Meetings will have a tuition rate of just $50/day for anyone who wants to attend; do not have to be an AAPG member to get this rate.
Anyone wishing to submit a course to be offered through AAPG should send a proposal to the Education Department where it will be evaluated and then turned over to the Education Committee for further review and approval. Allow 6 to 9 months before course can be added to AAPG Education schedule of offerings.
These programs combined reach 200 to 600 persons per year.
Two- to five-day conferences, each dedicated to a specific and focused research topic, and participants are invited; limited to under 200 participants, with an average size of 80-100 attendees; 3 to 5 conferences per year
Three- to five-day conferences, each dedicated to a more general but focused research topic, open to invited and non-invited participants; more than 200 participants; 1 symposium per year
Proposals for these programs must be submitted and approved before the conferences can be held. Proposals should be sent to the Education Department, who will pass them along to the Research Conference Subcommittee of the AAPG Research Committee for evaluation and approval.
These programs combined reach 12,000 persons per year
Charge for the DLC: Arrange lecture tours among affiliated societies and the academia by offering outstanding speakers on timely subjects.
- Domestic tours
- Lecturers/topics are chosen by a Committee that meets annually
- One Distinguished Lecture selected from another country to tour throughout North America (Bennison DL)
- Inter-Society (as of 1999) DL with SEG (selected by both AAPG and SEG DL Committees)
- Domestic lecturers normally present their 1-hour talks before an estimated total audience of 10,000
- DLs contribute at least four weeks to the tours (industry also contributes to this Program by allowing their employees the time as well as the resources to prepare for the talks, slides, etc.)
- International tours
- Six different regions are included in the tours, i.e. Asia/Pacific; Canada; Europe (both Western and Eastern/Central Asia); Latin America; and the Middle East
- DL devote from 2 to 5 weeks to the tours (normally a different DL for each region)
- International DL Committee annually meets to discuss/select speakers and/or topics for each of the regions; these are represented by the local regional persons (either by committee members, regional team members or Presidents)
- International DL reach an average audience of 4,000 annually
The Distinguished Lecture Program is underwritten by the AAPG Foundation. Major funding was provided through endowments naming the following individuals:
- Allan P. Bennison Fund
- Haas-Pratt Fund (established by Merrill G. Haas)
- Dean A. McGee Fund (established by Kerr-McGee in honor of Dean McGee)
- Roy M. Huffington Fund (established by Terry Huffington in honor of her Father)
- J. Ben Carsey Fund (bequest from son, Ben, Jr.)
- Program Mission:
- Provides colleges and university students worldwide a balanced picture of geosciences in the petroleum, energy minerals and environmental industries; Information about careers in the geosciences; a positive image of the geosciences profession
- Encourages geoscience career options for young scientists of high caliber.
- Currently 90 Visiting Geoscientists in North America
- Currently 11 Visiting Geoscientists internationally (Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Latin America)
- Approximately 2,000 students attend an average of 80 VG talks per program year