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You’ve heard the buzz — now make sure to attend as the winners of this year’s global AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award competition will be announced in a thrilling awards ceremony that is open for all to attend — giving you the chance to experience it in person. It’s also a convenient way to start your ACE 2017 experience, because the awards presentation will take place just prior to the convention’s Opening Session and Awards Ceremony. So come a bit early and be part of the excitement.

The AAPG/AAPG Foundation IBA program is an annual competition in evaluating prospective basins, featuring teams of the top geoscience graduate students from around the world — all of whom have qualified for the finals by first winning IBA Region and Section competitions. The fast-moving presentation will include an introduction of the IBA program and all the teams who made it to the finals, and recognition of the many generous sponsors who make the program possible. It all leads to the grand finale — the announcement of this year’s winning teams. Come help us celebrate the accomplishments of these hard-working students — and see which teams win scholarship funds for their geosciences departments, and applaud the school that leaves Houston with the title of IBA champion. Visit iba.aapg.org to see a list of finalists.

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You’ve heard the buzz — now make sure to attend as the winners of this year’s global AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award competition will be announced in a thrilling awards ceremony that is open for all to attend — giving you the chance to experience it in person. It’s also a convenient way to start your ACE 2017 experience, because the awards presentation will take place just prior to the convention’s Opening Session and Awards Ceremony. So come a bit early and be part of the excitement.

The AAPG/AAPG Foundation IBA program is an annual competition in evaluating prospective basins, featuring teams of the top geoscience graduate students from around the world — all of whom have qualified for the finals by first winning IBA Region and Section competitions. The fast-moving presentation will include an introduction of the IBA program and all the teams who made it to the finals, and recognition of the many generous sponsors who make the program possible. It all leads to the grand finale — the announcement of this year’s winning teams. Come help us celebrate the accomplishments of these hard-working students — and see which teams win scholarship funds for their geosciences departments, and applaud the school that leaves Houston with the title of IBA champion. Visit iba.aapg.org to see a list of finalists.

Panel_33586 Panel_33586 IBA 2017 Awards Presentation Sunday, 02 April, 2017 Sunday, 02 April, 2017 3:00 PM 3:30 PM

Arrive early and stay late for an event that will start your ACE experience with a burst of excitement, pageantry and colorful multi-media displays as we return to Houston, the “oil capital of the world”, for a record 14th time. The opening session of this year’s AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition will honor its centennial by reflecting on the past 100 years of the Association while looking towards the future potential of the profession and the industry’s prosperity. This year’s opening session will start mere minutes after, and on the same stage as, the IBA awards ceremony allowing for a dazzling pre-show display of videos and multi-media that showcase both Houston and AAPG.

General Chair Dave Rensink will serve as the master of ceremonies offering an official welcome to ACE 2017 and will be joined by AAPG President Paul Britt who will deliver a brief presidential address. The highlight of it all will be the annual awards ceremony featuring AAPG Vice President-Sections Daniel Schwartz at the podium when the best of AAPG will be honored in a fast-moving, colorful and entertaining awards ceremony.

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Arrive early and stay late for an event that will start your ACE experience with a burst of excitement, pageantry and colorful multi-media displays as we return to Houston, the “oil capital of the world”, for a record 14th time. The opening session of this year’s AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition will honor its centennial by reflecting on the past 100 years of the Association while looking towards the future potential of the profession and the industry’s prosperity. This year’s opening session will start mere minutes after, and on the same stage as, the IBA awards ceremony allowing for a dazzling pre-show display of videos and multi-media that showcase both Houston and AAPG.

General Chair Dave Rensink will serve as the master of ceremonies offering an official welcome to ACE 2017 and will be joined by AAPG President Paul Britt who will deliver a brief presidential address. The highlight of it all will be the annual awards ceremony featuring AAPG Vice President-Sections Daniel Schwartz at the podium when the best of AAPG will be honored in a fast-moving, colorful and entertaining awards ceremony.

Panel_34902 Panel_34902 Opening Session and Awards Ceremony Sunday, 02 April, 2017 Sunday, 02 April, 2017 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
What is Pitchapalooza?

Pitchapalooza is an event where individuals and companies can “pitch” an audience and potentially obtain funding for a project. These can include oil & gas projects that feature a new application of technology, or the development of an innovative (even disruptive) technology. The goal is to help accelerate the productive development and application of innovation as well as ensure potential for a significant return on investment.

Projects can include mature fields that can be revitalized, shale plays that have newly identified sweet spots, new technologies for identifying hydrocarbons (either as reservoirs or as environmental problems), alternative energy solutions, smart systems, sensors, or software.

How will it work?

Presenters will pitch to an audience of financing sources and potential partners. There will also be a panel of judges for a competition within different categories. Most pitches will be between 10 - 15 minutes in length. The full pitch packet will be available for download in January 2017. Some teams may have longer video pitches available after the event.

There will also be opportunities for mini-pitches: “5 for 5” which is a 5-minute pitch for a $5,000 investment.

Sponsorships available. For more information, contact Susan Nash at snash@aapg.org

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What is Pitchapalooza?

Pitchapalooza is an event where individuals and companies can “pitch” an audience and potentially obtain funding for a project. These can include oil & gas projects that feature a new application of technology, or the development of an innovative (even disruptive) technology. The goal is to help accelerate the productive development and application of innovation as well as ensure potential for a significant return on investment.

Projects can include mature fields that can be revitalized, shale plays that have newly identified sweet spots, new technologies for identifying hydrocarbons (either as reservoirs or as environmental problems), alternative energy solutions, smart systems, sensors, or software.

How will it work?

Presenters will pitch to an audience of financing sources and potential partners. There will also be a panel of judges for a competition within different categories. Most pitches will be between 10 - 15 minutes in length. The full pitch packet will be available for download in January 2017. Some teams may have longer video pitches available after the event.

There will also be opportunities for mini-pitches: “5 for 5” which is a 5-minute pitch for a $5,000 investment.

Sponsorships available. For more information, contact Susan Nash at snash@aapg.org

Find Our More

Panel_36645 Panel_36645 AAPG Pitchapalooza Thursday, 06 April, 2017 Thursday, 06 April, 2017 8:00 AM 12:00 PM

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