2014 ACE Announcement
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Sponsorship Details

Traditional Program sPONSORSHIPS


General Fund
All Contributions accepted
Your contribution will be applied to offset general convention expenses. Show your support for one of the world’s leading geosciences meetings.
Abstracts Volume CD-ROM SOLD Pioneer Natural Resources
$15,000 Exclusive
A permanent addition to attendees’ libraries, the Abstracts Volume provides a scientific record of the meeting. Your logo will appear on the CD label.
Aisle Signs SOLD Saudi Aramco
$20,000 Exclusive
Help attendees navigate the exhibition floor by putting your company’s logo on the highly visible aisle signage.
All-Convention Luncheon SOLD Unconventional Resources Technology Conference 2014
$20,000 Exclusive
An ACE highlight attracting industry leaders and geoscientists with many interests. Your company logo will appear on signage for the event. Your company will be acknowledged verbally during the program and you will receive 8 complimentary tickets for the event.
Badge Cords/Lanyards (sponsor provides printed lanyards) SOLD ION Geophysical Corp.
$7,500 Exclusive
Display your company logo on badge lanyards given to attendees at registration. Printed lanyards provided by the sponsor (subject to AAPG approval).
Career Center
$5,000 Exclusive / $1,000 Co-Sponsored
Geoscientists in all stages of their careers will benefit from the services and opportunities available at ACE. Recognition will be made on signage for the Career Center.
Child Care
All contributions accepted
Help fellow ACE participants have the option of quality child care while attending the convention. This service provides a safe environment with age appropriate activities to keep children busy while your colleagues take care of business.
Convention Pocket Guide SOLD Aera Energy
$15,000 Exclusive
This quick-reference guide will be given to all attendees at registration. A key planning tool, the guide will make it easy to confirm sessions, room numbers and exhibitor booth locations. Your logo will be on the cover of this popular piece.
Convention Amenity SOLD Shell Upstream Americas and Total S.A.
$75,000 Exclusive / $37,500 Co-Sponsored
Grab and hold attendees’ attention with your logo on the convention amenity. Carried to sessions and around the show floor, the amenity is your moving billboard in the hands of thousands of attendees.
Cyber C@fé SOLD ConocoPhillips
$15,000 Exclusive
Your sponsorship provides complimentary attendee access to the internet. Your company logo will be included on each computer kiosk and monitor screen savers.
Directional Signage SOLD EOG Resources, Inc.
$15,000 Exclusive
Don’t miss this opportunity for your company to help guide attendees to technical session rooms, luncheons and other important convention activities. Your company logo will be included on the directional signage.
Earth Science Teacher Education Program SOLD Shell Upstream Americas
$25,000 Exclusive / $12,500 Co-Sponsored
Your contribution helps further the efforts of K–12 educators and shows your support of the geosciences.
Exhibition Food Court SOLD Devon Energy Corporation
$10,000 Exclusive
Command attendees’ attention while they take a break from the show. Your message will be printed on table tents displayed on tables throughout the food court.
Exhibition Refreshments
$25,000 Co-Sponsored
Sponsor the twice-daily coffee and refreshments in the exhibition hall and make a favorable impression with attendees every day of the convention. This sponsorship includes your logo printed on signage at break stations, napkins and drink tickets (name only).
Guest Hospitality Program
All contributions accepted
Registered guests accompanying geosciences professionals to the convention will enjoy the amenities and social activities of the Guest Hospitality Program — where your company name will be prominently displayed.
$10,000 Co-Sponsored (Limit 8)
Kick off the AAPG 2014 ACE by being a part of the Sunday evening Icebreaker. Registered attendees get their first chance to preview the exhibit hall while enjoying drinks, hors d'oeuvres and networking with colleagues and friends. Your sponsorship includes your logo on signage near food and beverage stations in the main exhibit hall.

Mobile Website SOLD Southwestern Energy
$5,000 Exlusive
Put your company name directly in the palms of ACE attendees by sponsoring the mobile website. Your sponsorship includes a banner on the home page of the AAPG ACE mobile website with a hyperlink to your mobile website. Your exposure starts before the show and continues through the event. The mobile website is viewable by everyone using a smartphone (iPhone/Android).

Program Book SOLD Saudi Aramco
$35,000 Exclusive
Attendees use the official convention Program Book to review and select technical sessions, view exhibitor listings and products, and gather details on daily events. It is the most comprehensive reference tool for ACE. Your company logo will be prominently displayed on the cover.
Registration SOLD Chevron
$35,000 Exclusive
Make the first strong impression onsite as the exclusive Registration sponsor. Your company logo will appear with the ACE logo on registration counter kick-panels, registration kiosks and on self-registration computer terminal screen savers. Pens with your company logo will also be available to attendees.
Shuttle Transportation Headrests
$20,000 Exclusive / $10,000 Co-Sponsored
Get in the minds of attendees by putting your company logo or message on the headrests of the ACE shuttle buses. In addition to the headrests, your company logo will be on shuttle route signage at official convention hotels and at the convention center.
Sundowner Reception SOLD ConocoPhillips
$10,000 Exclusive
Close ACE on a high note with this farewell reception. Complimentary wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be served with light snacks. Your company will be recognized on signage and napkins.
Technical Program & Registration Announcement SOLD BP
The announcement is mailed to AAPG and SEPM members (33,000+) in advance of the event. It includes technical program, exhibition, field trip and short course details. Your company’s logo will be displayed on the cover and your sponsorship acknowledged in the publication.



AAPG/SEPM Student Chapter Field Trip and Short Course
All contributions accepted
Contributions allow outstanding educational and professional development opportunities for students at reduced fees. Your company will be recognized on AAPG student event signage.
Student and Faculty Lounge SOLD Chevron
$30,000 Exclusive
Show your support for students and faculty by sponsoring the lounge — a hub for these groups to rest, network and enjoy refreshments. Your company’s logo will be prominently displayed on signage and a table will be available for the display of your company’s literature.
Student Participation in Field Trips and Short Courses
All contributions accepted
Your support allows greatly reduced fees for student participation in field trips and short courses sponsored by AAPG, HGS, DEG, DPA and EMD. Your support of geosciences students helps prepare them for a future in industry.
Student Attendance Assistance
All contributions accepted
This fund helps students attend ACE. Remember, today’s students may be tomorrow’s employees. What a great way to connect.

Student Volunteers SOLD ConocoPhillips
$10,000 Exclusive
Contributions support subsidizing students for volunteering their time to the convention. Sponsorship of this item will be recognized by your logo on signage and volunteer apparel.

Young Professionals Meet & Greet/Network Challenge SOLD Noble Energy, Inc.
$10,000 Exclusive
This great networking opportunity serves as a link to connect students and professionals at ACE. Your company's logo will be prominently displayed on signage and participant t-shirts.


Young Professionals Reception SOLD Noble Energy, Inc.
$10,000 Exclusive
Networking event exclusively for young professionals. Your company's logo will prominently be displayed on signage.

Technical Program SPONSORSHIPS


Oral Sessions (Limit 3)
$15,000 Co-Sponsored
Where AAPG disseminates the latest advances in the geosciences. Your company will be acknowledged on the digital signage at the doors to each of the technical session rooms Monday through Wednesday.
Poster Sessions
$5,000 Co-Sponsored
Your company will be acknowledged on signage in the poster area Monday through Wednesday.
Speaker Support
$10,000 Exclusive / $5,000 Co-Sponsored
Your company will be recognized on signage at the Speakers and Poster Presenters breakfasts Monday through Wednesday mornings, and in the Speakers Service Center and Judges Rooms.

Division and Society sponsorships


Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG)

The Division of Environmental Geosciences’ activities offer a forum for the intersection of geosciences and the environment. Your company will be acknowledged in a manner appropriate for the event sponsored.

  • DEG General Fund All contributions accepted
  • DEG Luncheon All contributions accepted
  • DEG Field Trips and Short Courses All contributions accepted
Division of Professional Affairs (DPA)

The Division of Professional Affairs’ activities appeal to those interested in ethics, professionalism and related topics. Your company will be acknowledged in a manner appropriate for the event sponsored.

  • General Fund All contributions accepted
  • DPA Luncheon All contributions accepted
  • DPA Short Courses All contributions accepted
Energy Minerals Division (EMD)

The Energy Minerals Division showcases activities on various energy resources and issues of the 21st century. Your company will be acknowledged in a manner appropriate for the event sponsored.

  • EMD General Fund All contributions accepted
  • EMD Luncheon All contributions accepted
  • EMD Short Courses All contributions accepted
Houston Geological Society (HGS) - ACE 2014 Host (Co-Sponsored)

Show your support for the local geological community. Your company will be acknowledged in a manner appropriate for the event sponsored.

  • General Fund All contributions accepted
  • HGS Field Trips and Short Courses All contributions accepted
  • HGS Social Event All contributions accepted


PROWESS (Professional Women in Earth Sciences) (Co-Sponsored)

The goal of PROWESS is to promote professional women in Earth sciences. Its mission includes interacting with women in Earth science, their male peers and employers, educational institutions and professional societies. Your company will be acknowledged in a manner appropriate for the event sponsored.

  • General Fund All contributions accepted
SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) (Co-Sponsored)

Sponsorship of any of the SEPM events will help fulfill SEPM’s mission of supporting the application and dissemination of the science of sedimentary geology. SEPM sponsors will also be acknowledged on the SEPM web site, on signage at the SEPM booth and events, and in the Sedimentary Record.

  • General Fund All contributions accepted
  • Field Trips and Short Courses All contributions accepted
  • Research Groups All contributions accepted
  • Student Support All contributions accepted
  • SEPM Business Luncheon All contributions accepted
  • President's Reception & Scientific Awards Ceremony All contributions accepted

SEPM is a 501(c) 3 organization. If you want to qualify for a charitable tax deduction rather than a business expense, you must send a check payable to SEPM. Mail the check to the AAPG Convention Department.

International Pavilion Sponsorships


For more information about IP sponsorship opportunities, visit www.internationalpavilion.com or contact Gina Godfrey by phone at +1 303- 308-9100 or email.

Terms & Conditions

All amounts are in U.S. dollars.

Sponsors who are also exhibitors will receive a sign denoting sponsorship to display in their booths. Exclusive sponsorships will be given priority over co-sponsorships. Some items/events may not be available if the full amount of sponsor dollars requested is not reached. Specific deadlines must be met for acknowledgment in print materials. Sponsorships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Custom sponsorships


We can customize sponsorship opportunities to match your marketing plan. Please contact us for more information. Sponsorship of any amount is welcome. Companies and individuals donating less than $1,000 will be acknowledged at the Patron level.

To Sponsor

Steven Shirley Email
Sponsorship Chair
+1 832 854 4168

Mike Taylor Email
Exhibition Sales Manager
+1 281 773 8836

2014 Sponsors



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Non-Endorsement Policy
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) does not endorse or recommend any products and services that may be cited, used or discussed in AAPG publications or in presentations at events associated with AAPG.