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Join us at the George R. Brown Convention Center for an exciting and entertaining celebration of women geologists and their historic contributions to 100 years of oil exploration.

AAPG’s Professional Women in Earth Sciences (PROWESS) will host an all-day forum at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 1, featuring expert speakers, panel discussions, networking potential and the world premiere of a new documentary: “Rock Stars: Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology.”

“Rock Stars,” an engaging video that examines and celebrates the century-long history, achievements and advancements of women in the profession, will be shown and discussed in four segments, each of which examines the eras, the cultures, the profession and the experiences women faced in pursuing their love of petroleum geology.

It features both the great names and unknown faces who made significant and lasting contributions to the science, industry and profession of petroleum geology.

It wasn’t an easy journey for any of them. Today, it stands as a triumph – and a torch for all to follow.

Tickets for the special event are $65 ($40 for students), and include a continental breakfast and lunch. Schlumberger will host a post-forum reception open to all.

The forum is a great opportunity to network and honor the industry’s women geoscientists. Start your AAPG centennial celebration in style – don’t miss “Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology.”

The mission of the PROWESS Committee is to increase participation and advancement of women in earth sciences and the energy industry, with an emphasis on education, outreach, support, leadership, development and ultimately retention.

PROWESS members currently are involved in several projects, including a new book, “The History of Women in Petroleum Geology,” as well as a “Returning to Work After Hiatus” guide, short courses and networking events at major conferences, an E-Mentoring program and more.

Contact Barbara Tillotson (barbaratillotson@hotmail.com) for more information on how to get involved.

Hosted by:

AAPG Professional Women in Earth Sciences (PROWESS)
Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Women’s
Network Committee

Yes, you’ve come a long way…

Get a sampling of how styles for women petroleum geologists have changed during the past century – and choose to participate yourself!

A highlight of the PROWESS forum will be a costume contest, organized with the AAPG Young Professionals, featuring business and work attire that was part of a woman geologist’s “uniform” over the past century.

From the Victorian dresses that women wore in the field from 1917-20, to the field attire of the 1930s, World War II styles, the “Ideal Woman” look of the 1950-60s, the minis of the 1970s and finally to the “Dress for Success” power fashions of the 1980s, there are endless possibilities for dressing up as a Pioneer. Everyone is invited to come to the forum dressed as Pioneering Women from any one of these eras (or, just dress in your usual business casual).

Contact Stephanie Nwoko (stephwoks@yahoo.com) or Terra George (terra.j.george@conocophillips.com) for more information on the “dressing for an historic era” contest.

Schedule of events

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Introduction
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Part I (Earliest entrepreneurs), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Cindy Yeilding, Susan Morrice )
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break; Individual Discussions/Networking
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Part II (Earliest managers, heavy minerals oil finders, first well site women), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Annelle Bay, Michelle Judson, Susan Cunningham).
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch (Claire Farley, vice chairman with KKR’s Energy & Infrastructure business, will be the luncheon keynote speaker.)
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Part III (Micropaleontology pioneers, WWII and the military), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Sherilyn William Stroug, Randi Martinsen, Ione Taylor).
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break; Individual Discussions/Networking
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Part IV (Post WWII and affirmative action), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Yeilding, Judson, Martinsen, Morrice, Williams-Stroud, Taylor, Bay)
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wrap Up, Concluding Thoughts
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Champagne Reception
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Join us at the George R. Brown Convention Center for an exciting and entertaining celebration of women geologists and their historic contributions to 100 years of oil exploration.

AAPG’s Professional Women in Earth Sciences (PROWESS) will host an all-day forum at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 1, featuring expert speakers, panel discussions, networking potential and the world premiere of a new documentary: “Rock Stars: Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology.”

“Rock Stars,” an engaging video that examines and celebrates the century-long history, achievements and advancements of women in the profession, will be shown and discussed in four segments, each of which examines the eras, the cultures, the profession and the experiences women faced in pursuing their love of petroleum geology.

It features both the great names and unknown faces who made significant and lasting contributions to the science, industry and profession of petroleum geology.

It wasn’t an easy journey for any of them. Today, it stands as a triumph – and a torch for all to follow.

Tickets for the special event are $65 ($40 for students), and include a continental breakfast and lunch. Schlumberger will host a post-forum reception open to all.

The forum is a great opportunity to network and honor the industry’s women geoscientists. Start your AAPG centennial celebration in style – don’t miss “Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology.”

The mission of the PROWESS Committee is to increase participation and advancement of women in earth sciences and the energy industry, with an emphasis on education, outreach, support, leadership, development and ultimately retention.

PROWESS members currently are involved in several projects, including a new book, “The History of Women in Petroleum Geology,” as well as a “Returning to Work After Hiatus” guide, short courses and networking events at major conferences, an E-Mentoring program and more.

Contact Barbara Tillotson (barbaratillotson@hotmail.com) for more information on how to get involved.

Hosted by:

AAPG Professional Women in Earth Sciences (PROWESS)
Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Women’s
Network Committee

Yes, you’ve come a long way…

Get a sampling of how styles for women petroleum geologists have changed during the past century – and choose to participate yourself!

A highlight of the PROWESS forum will be a costume contest, organized with the AAPG Young Professionals, featuring business and work attire that was part of a woman geologist’s “uniform” over the past century.

From the Victorian dresses that women wore in the field from 1917-20, to the field attire of the 1930s, World War II styles, the “Ideal Woman” look of the 1950-60s, the minis of the 1970s and finally to the “Dress for Success” power fashions of the 1980s, there are endless possibilities for dressing up as a Pioneer. Everyone is invited to come to the forum dressed as Pioneering Women from any one of these eras (or, just dress in your usual business casual).

Contact Stephanie Nwoko (stephwoks@yahoo.com) or Terra George (terra.j.george@conocophillips.com) for more information on the “dressing for an historic era” contest.

Schedule of events

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Introduction
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Part I (Earliest entrepreneurs), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Cindy Yeilding, Susan Morrice )
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break; Individual Discussions/Networking
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Part II (Earliest managers, heavy minerals oil finders, first well site women), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Annelle Bay, Michelle Judson, Susan Cunningham).
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch (Claire Farley, vice chairman with KKR’s Energy & Infrastructure business, will be the luncheon keynote speaker.)
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Part III (Micropaleontology pioneers, WWII and the military), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Sherilyn William Stroug, Randi Martinsen, Ione Taylor).
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break; Individual Discussions/Networking
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Part IV (Post WWII and affirmative action), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Yeilding, Judson, Martinsen, Morrice, Williams-Stroud, Taylor, Bay)
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wrap Up, Concluding Thoughts
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Champagne Reception
Panel_34801 Panel_34801 AAPG PROWESS–AWG–SEG Forum – Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology: 100 Years Saturday, 01 April, 2017 Saturday, 01 April, 2017 7:30 AM 8:30 AM

In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary, the Digital Immersive Field Trip Committee has assembled a digital publication titled “Outcrops that Change the Way We Practice Petroleum Geology.” This publication will launch during the convention with several outcrop studies available in the brand new Digital Immersive Geosciences platform. The DIG platform makes these outcrop field trips available in 3-D real-time terrain visualization for Windows desktops and tablets, providing the opportunity for the geoscience community to be able to see, study and experience rocks, outcrops and geologic formations across the globe without having to leave the office.

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In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary, the Digital Immersive Field Trip Committee has assembled a digital publication titled “Outcrops that Change the Way We Practice Petroleum Geology.” This publication will launch during the convention with several outcrop studies available in the brand new Digital Immersive Geosciences platform. The DIG platform makes these outcrop field trips available in 3-D real-time terrain visualization for Windows desktops and tablets, providing the opportunity for the geoscience community to be able to see, study and experience rocks, outcrops and geologic formations across the globe without having to leave the office.

Panel_36644 Panel_36644 Experience Digital Immersive Field Trips– The Future of Geosciences Sunday, 02 April, 2017 Sunday, 02 April, 2017 8:00 AM 9:00 AM

Showcasing the first 100 female members of AAPG, this display will be located in the hallway outside the technical session rooms and can be enjoyed by all throughout the convention. Don’t miss the opportunity to walk along this beautiful and historical display celebrating their incredible discoveries and achievements.

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Showcasing the first 100 female members of AAPG, this display will be located in the hallway outside the technical session rooms and can be enjoyed by all throughout the convention. Don’t miss the opportunity to walk along this beautiful and historical display celebrating their incredible discoveries and achievements.

Panel_36629 Panel_36629 Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology: 100 Years - Celebration Wall Sunday, 02 April, 2017 Sunday, 02 April, 2017 8:00 AM 9:00 AM
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Don’t miss this display celebrating and acknowledging 100 years of AAPG’s Past Presidents and the history of the Sidney Powers Memorial Award Winners

Panel_36628 Panel_36628 Past Presidents & Sidney Powers Award Winners Display Sunday, 02 April, 2017 Sunday, 02 April, 2017 8:00 AM 9:00 AM

Share in the celebration of AAPG’s 100th Anniversary at the Centennial Gala for an evening of elegance and entertainment that will pay tribute to our rich history, while eagerly welcoming the future. After a red-carpet welcome and connecting with colleagues over cocktails, the Gala will feature marquee keynote speaker Daniel Yergin to engage and enlighten the audience.

Mr. Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics and economics. He is Vice Chairman of IHS and Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. A Pulitzer Prize winner, Dr. Yergin is the author of the new bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World which The Economist described as “a masterly piece of work” and The Financial Times called “a triumph.” Time Magazine quoted, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune said that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.”

Following Mr. Yergin’s presentation, musical entertainment performed by Lesli Wood and her band will continue throughout the evening. AAPG only turns 100 once, so don’t miss out on making memories that will last a lifetime!

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Share in the celebration of AAPG’s 100th Anniversary at the Centennial Gala for an evening of elegance and entertainment that will pay tribute to our rich history, while eagerly welcoming the future. After a red-carpet welcome and connecting with colleagues over cocktails, the Gala will feature marquee keynote speaker Daniel Yergin to engage and enlighten the audience.

Mr. Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics and economics. He is Vice Chairman of IHS and Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. A Pulitzer Prize winner, Dr. Yergin is the author of the new bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World which The Economist described as “a masterly piece of work” and The Financial Times called “a triumph.” Time Magazine quoted, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune said that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.”

Following Mr. Yergin’s presentation, musical entertainment performed by Lesli Wood and her band will continue throughout the evening. AAPG only turns 100 once, so don’t miss out on making memories that will last a lifetime!

Panel_35058 Panel_35058 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner Monday, 03 April, 2017 Monday, 03 April, 2017 7:30 PM 11:59 PM

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