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2017 GCAGS/GCSSEPM ANNUAL CONVENTION
November 1–3, 2017
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
101 Bowie St., San Antonio, Texas

Hosted by the South Texas Geological Society

Special Events

South Texas Geological Society Golf Tournament (Sponsorship Available)

Date:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time:  11:00 AM Check-in; 12:00 PM Shotgun Start
Cost:  $75/registrant player, $100/non-registrant player (Note: All non-attendee participants please visit the STGS website to register.)
Location:   The Quarry Golf Course, 444 East Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209

The STGS Golf Networking Event will be held at the Quarry Golf Club located a short drive north of downtown San Antonio.  This unique golf course features a links-style front nine and the back nine is laid out in the 100 year-old quarry pit of the Alamo Cement Company, with so many rocks playing here almost qualifies as a field trip!  Cost includes a round of golf, golf cart and a box lunch.  Please contact Ken Helm at kenh@hurdenterprises.com or 210-829-2234 (office) for more information.

 

Opening Session/Awards Ceremony (Sponsorship Available)

Date:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time:  4:00pm-6:00pm
Location:   Salons H (I)

Join GCAGS President Thomas E. Ewing, GCSSEPM President John Suter, and General Chairman Gene Ames in welcoming attendees to San Antonio and acknowledging worthy individuals for their contribution to both GCAGS and GCSSEPM. Entrance by badge only.

 

Icebreaker Reception (Sponsorship Available)

Date:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time:  6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost:  $75
Location:   Exhibit Hall

See old friends and meet new ones as you check out the Exhibit Hall. Entrance by badge only.

 

Young Professionals Gathering (Sponsored by Gisler Brothers Logging)

Date:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time:  8:30pm-11:00pm
Location:  To be determined

 

Speaker/Poster Breakfast (Sponsored by Chevron)

Dates:  Thursday, November 2, and Friday, November 3, 2017
Time:  7:00am-8:00am
Location:  Conf. Rm 1-2

All session chairs, speakers, and poster presenters are invited to attend this complimentary breakfast on the day of their presentations. Reminders will be given regarding session timing, audiovisual equipment, how speakers will be introduced, and when poster presenters must be in their booths, followed by a Q&A session.

 

Judges' Breakfast (Sponsored by Chevron)

Dates:  Thursday, November 2, and Friday, November 3, 2017
Time:  7:00am-8:00am
Location:  Conf. Rm 3

All judges are invited to attend this complimentary breakfast on Thursday and Friday. Information will be provided as to judging criteria and regarding which sessions to attend, and instructions and judging forms will be available at both the breakfast and in the Speakers’ & Poster Presenters’ Room/Judges’ Tally Room.

 

AAPG HOD Breakfast (Sponsorship Available)

Date:  Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time:  7:30am-8:30am
Location:  Conf. Rm 4

 

All Convention Luncheon (Sponsorship Available)

Speaker:  Dr. William Fisher
Talk Title:  Paradigm Shifts in Geosciences: Role of the Gulf Coast Basin
Date:
  Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 11:20am-1:00pm
Cost:  $60
Location:  Salons G (walk thru M)

Join us for the All-Convention Luncheon, where Dr. Bill Fisher, ex Texas State Geologist and retired Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology of Texas, will be our keynote speaker. He will discuss “Paradigm Shifts in Geosciences: Role of the Gulf Coast Basin“. Space is limited, so purchase your ticket early. Entrance by badge only.

 

Presidents' Reception in Exhibition Hall (Sponsorship Available)

Date:  Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time:  4:30pm-6:00pm
Location:  Salons A-F/corridor

 

Geo-Oktoberfest (Sponsorship Available)

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Date & Time:  Thursday, Evening, November 2, 2017
Time:  6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: 
$45
Location:  Beethoven Maennerchor, 412 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Join your friends and convention buddies for an evening of Oktoberfest food, drink and entertainment at the Biergarten of the Beethoven Maennerchor on 422 Pereida St in King William (just south of downtown). German immigrants were a large part of San Antonio's growth, and German tradition continues to run strong. The Beethoven society has been around since 1867! Sit under the pecan trees, have some great schnitzel, drink good German (or American craft) beer, and listen to some great music. Entertainment includes the Liederkranz men's choir, with our own GCAGS President Tom Ewing directing and playing the accordion. We'll also have a tuba ensemble and close with a great German dance band.

There will be a shuttle bus from the Marriott, though it is walkable, reachable by trolley bus and by Uber and Lyft.

 

Women in Geosciences Breakfast (Sponsored by Auburn Energy)

Speaker:  Kimberly Corley, Executive Director, Texas Railroad Commission
Talk Title:  Women in Energy
Date:
  Friday, November 3, 2017
Time:  7:00am-8:30am
Cost:
  $35
Location:  Salon M

 

GCSSEPM Luncheon (Sponsorship Available)

Speaker:  Dr. Maria Mutti
Talk Title:  Photozoan-Heterozoan Carbonate Systems:  Evaluating Cenozoic and Mesozoic Examples
Date:
  Friday, November 3, 2017
Time:  11:30am-1:00pm
Cost:
  $55
Location:  Salon M

 

AAPG DPA Luncheon (Sponsorship Available)

Speaker:  Dr. Thomas E. Ewing
Talk Title:  Petroleum Provinces in Texas Through Time
Date:  Friday, November 3, 2017
Time:  11:30am-1:00pm
Cost:  $55
Location:  Salon J

 

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