This has been a challenging environment in which to organize a major petroleum conference, particularly one celebrating AAPG’s 100th anniversary. Therefore, I want to thank the organizing committee for dedicating the time and effort it takes to put together a program, which is more than worthy of a celebration of this magnitude. Their names and photos are in the meeting announcement, so if you see them around the office or at the conference in April, please thank them and acknowledge their tremendous effort.
If you have not already registered, please do so before the rates change. The cost of registration depends upon AAPG membership status, but the rates increase at midnight March 2, so registering now will bring significant savings.
The Centennial Gala
Also, I hope to see you at the Centennial Gala on Monday night. It may or may not be the social event of the century, but it’s certain to be an unforgettable and enjoyable evening celebrating AAPG’s rich, 100-year history.
Along with the cocktails and camaraderie, the gala will also include a highly anticipated address by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and energy scholar Daniel Yergin. He is vice chair of IHS and founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, but is probably best known as the author of the best-selling and award-winning oil industry history, “The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power,” as well as the newly released “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.” Yergin is world renowned as one of the foremost experts and thinkers about oil and energy, so his keynote address is a rare opportunity you don’t want to miss.
And, as if that’s not enough, there’s music: following Yergin’s presentation, Lesli Wood and her band will perform.
An event with the scope of AAPG’s centennial anniversary Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) comes with its share of expenses, so we want to thank our generous sponsors, like Chevron, ExxonMobil, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Statoil and others.
We are still accepting sponsorship contributions, and no amount is too small.
However, the bigger the contribution, the greater the impact and the more name recognition and exposure you’ll have at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston where ACE 2017 will be, as well as in the ACE 2017 program book and ACE website.
There are multiple options available for sponsorship, and you will find everything you need to know on the website: ace.aapg.org.
We hope to see you in Houston in April.