The third annual meeting of the Charles H. Taylor Fellowship, featuring a keynote address by AAPG award winning geoscientist David N. Awwiller, will be held Feb. 9 in Houston at the Norris Conference Center-CityCentre.
The one-day gathering, convened under the leadership of AAPG Elected Editor Michael L. Sweet, provides an opportunity for face-to-face interaction among members of the AAPG editorial board – plus a reception and dinner.
The Charles Taylor Fellowship comprises current and all former members of the Association’s editorial boards. It was established by the AAPG Executive Committee as a way to help ensure that the BULLETIN remains the world’s premier scientific journal of energy geoscience.
This year’s agenda calls for attendees to discuss several subjects related to AAPG Publications, such as the formation of the new AAPG Book Editorial Board, the creation of an AAPG Publications App, and the impact report from the first nine months of the new AAPG Wiki.
Other priorities include discussions of the criteria used in selecting “best papers”; improving editorial board operations; identifying suitable board and reviewer performance metrics and standards; updating the reviewer database; and determining the winners of this year’s AAPG technical awards.
Awwiller, with ExxonMobil in Houston, is this year’s winner of the Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award, presented to honor and reward the authors of the best AAPG BULLETIN article published each calendar year.
Awwiller was co-author of “Organic Matter-Hosted Pore System, Marcellus Formation (Devonian), Pennsylvania,” which appeared in the February 2013 AAPG BULLETIN.
His co-authors were Kitty L. Milliken and Tongwei Zhang, both with the Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, Texas, and Mark D. Rudnicki, who like Awwiller is with ExxonMobil.
Invitees can make hotel reservations directly with the Norris Conference Center; for more information contact Paula Sillman.