Deadline for Proposals is July 31, 2017

Field Trips

Are you interested in leading a field trip for the AAPG ACE 2018 meeting in Salt Lake City? At this time, we need a short proposal that contains the following information:

  1. The Title or Name of the trip
  2. The name of the trip leader(s) and primary contact person
  3. Half page description of the trip: location, objectives, etc.
  4. Whether the trip is proposed as pre- or post-convention and why (i.e. scheduling conflict), or no preference
  5. Length of trip
  6. Estimated/expected maximum number of participants
  7. Estimated cost (preliminary budget) including items such as vehicle rental, insurance, meals, lodging, honorarium, etc. This need only be a rough estimate at this time, but will be a basis for looking at overall costs associated with the various trip proposals during the final selection process.

The Planning Committee is requesting this preliminary information be submitted no later than July 31, 2017. The Planning Committee will evaluate all proposals received. If your trip is confirmed as a good fit for the convention, the final write up, budget, planning, etc. will need to be completed by October 16th.

Please download and complete the proposal form and send to:

Jason Blake, RPG, CPG
Consulting Geologist
2018 AAPG ACE Field Trips Chair


Lauren Birgenheier, Ph.D.
University of Utah Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
2018 AAPG ACE Technical Program Chair

Short Courses

The Utah Geological Association (UGA) is the host society for the 2018 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 20 to 23, 2018. The technical program committee is offering the opportunity to propose a short course. An honorarium(s) for the course instructor(s) can be included as part of the short course budget. The selected short courses will be sponsored by the AAPG, the Rocky Mountain Section of AAPG, AAPG-affiliated societies in the Rocky Mountain region, SEPM, or PTTC.

The proposals for 1 or 2 day short courses can cover a broader spectrum of geology or petroleum business than Rocky Mountain-based field trips. The technical program committee encourages unique course proposals that are new to AAPG, and which will have a wide appeal with a typical AAPG audience. The short course instructor and the sponsoring organization, in cooperation with the short course chair, will be responsible for all budgeting, suggested fees, cost of course notes, refreshments, etc. In addition, the sponsoring organization, like with the field trips, will keep all profits generated by the short course, but will also be responsible for any loss that might occur. The technical program committee would also like to encourage the use of core during short courses, and the Utah Geological Survey's Core Research Center in Salt Lake City can help with core shipping, logistics, etc.

If you would like to teach a short course, please download the proposal form and submit proposals no later than July 31, 2017. The technical program committee will determine which proposals fit with the overall theme of the meeting and will respond with either acceptance or rejection of the proposal.

The proposal form includes the space for the proposed short course title, instructor(s), objectives, course description, etc. Note that the exact date, fee, and venues will be determined later. However, please state whether a pre-meeting or post-meeting date is preferred as well as if the course will be 1 or 2 days.

Proposals should be sent via email to me at the address below. If you have questions, or would like additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your proposal for a short course at a great upcoming convention!

Tom Chidsey, Short Course Chair
2018 AAPG Annual Convention
Ph.: (801) 537-3364