Welcome to the AAPG|AAPG Foundation 2023 Imperial Barrel Award Ceremony! This is the 17th year that AAPG has conducted the prestigious IBA competition. Teams from across the globe have participated entirely in virtual environments for this year's competition. Congratulations to the winning teams and to all the students who participated in the 2023 IBA. Thank you to the sponsors, judges, coordinators, co-chairs and volunteers, without whom this event would not have been possible.