OPENING SESSION and AWARDS CEREMONY
5:00 pm–6:00 pm • Sunday, September 18 • Henry Garrett Ballroom B
Join GCAGS President Brent Hopkins, GCSSEPM President Dorene West, and General Chairman Dawn Bissell in welcoming attendees to Corpus Christi and acknowledging worthy individuals for their contribution to both GCAGS and GCSSEPM. Entrance by badge only.
6:00 pm–8:00 pm • Sunday, September 18 • Exhibit Hall (Watergarden A/B)
Margaritas and Mariachis! See old friends and meet new ones as you check out the Exhibit Hall. Entrance by badge only.
11:45 am–1:15 pm • Monday, September 19 • Henry Garrett Ballroom A • $50
Join us for the All-Convention Luncheon, where Charles Sheppard, Vice President Exploration, EOG Resources, will be our keynote speaker. He will discuss “U.S. Exploration Success (Lower 48 Onshore Focus). “ Space is limited, so purchase your ticket early. For more information, please click here.
HAPPY HOUR IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
5:00 pm–6:00 pm • Monday, September 19 • Exhibit Hall (Watergarden A/B)
Hosted by GCAGS President Brent Hopkins and GCSSEPM President Dorene West
Join Brent, Dorene, and Dawn Bissell, General Chairman, for a reception in the exhibit hall. We will have light refreshments and a drink before we head over to Brewster’s Street Ice House for 4-star food in a casual environment and some awesome bluegrass music. Entrance by badge only.
BREWSTERS AND BLUEGRASS (Sponsored by CGG, Dawson, EGI-Seismic, and Seitel)
6:30 pm–9:30 pm • Monday, September 19 • $50 (includes buffet, 2 drink tickets, and entertainment)
Brewster’s Street Ice House is the centerpiece of Corpus Christi’s Sports, Entertainment, and Art District offering an indoor-outdoor venue with great food, cold beer, and great views. South Texas Grassroots features two of our local geologists and a two-time Texas State fiddle champion playing bluegrass and classic country music.
WOMEN IN GEOSCIENCES BREAKFAST
7:00 am–8:30 am • Tuesday, September 20 • Room 103 • $25
Join us in celebrating Gulf Coast Women in Geosciences in this special breakfast networking event. Robbie Gries, past president of AAPG and founder and President of Priority Oil and Gas LLC, will discuss “Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology…the Deep and Real History.” Space is limited, so purchase your ticket early. For more information, please click here.
EXHIBIT HALL ‘WALK & TALK’ BOX LUNCH
11:45 am–1:15 pm • Tuesday, September 20 • Exhibit Hall (ABC Watergarden A/B) • $25
Pre-purchase a box lunch and take this final opportunity to visit the offerings of our exhibitors, the posters, and their authors. The exhibit hall closes at 1:30 pm, so hurry over following the close of the morning’s oral sessions.
11:45 am–1:15 pm • Tuesday, September 20 • Room 102 • $50
Mike Blum, Ritchie Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas, will present “Predicting Sedimentary System Response to Human Activities: The Once and Future Mississippi Delta.” For more information, please click here.
LOCAL HISTORY LUNCHEON – 1919 The Storm
11:45 am–1:15 pm • Tuesday, September 20 • Room 103 • $50
Local historian and businessman Jim Moloney will discuss his book, “1919 The Storm,” about a hurricane that devastated Corpus Christi and the surrounding area. A few copies of the book by the same title will be available for sale. For more information, please click here.
AAPG DPA LUNCHEON
11:45 am–1:15 pm • Tuesday, September 20 • Henry Garrett Ballroom A • $50
Dr. Rusty Riese drills into some of today’s hotly contested topics of public discourse, including fracking, public education, and climate change; and investigates our role as geoscientists in these public arenas. Dr. Riese advocates becoming involved in shoring up the scientific foundations of the next generation and speaking out about the science behind our work. Join Dr. Riese in this event, hosted by the AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs, for a plated luncheon and thought-provoking conversation. This talk should qualify for a formal Professional Development Hour for Ethics. For more information, please click here.
CORPUS CHRISTI GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY GOLF OUTING
8:00 am • Sunday, September 18 • $100
Maximum 100 golfers
The CCGS Golf Outing will be held at NorthShore Country Club across the bay from the Omni Hotel and ABC Center in Portland, Texas. This Championship links style course on the shores of Corpus Christi Bay is reminiscent of the many famous ocean front golf courses in the United States. Cost includes a round of golf, golf cart, and Sunday Bruch after the round. Please contact Fermin Munoz at firstname.lastname@example.org, 361–960–1126 (cell) for more information.