Main Registration

Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Main Lobby
Friday 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Monday 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Satellite Registration

Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Friday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Monday 7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

ACE Service Center

Presenters, Judges, and Student Volunteers

Location: Room 212
Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Check-in and assistance for presenters, judges, and student volunteers can be found at the ACE Service Center.

  • Oral presenters should visit the Service Center the day prior to their presentation to upload their slides and ensure they appear correctly. Technical support will be available.
  • Student volunteers who signed up during the registration process should check in at the Service Center at least fifteen minutes before their scheduled shift begins.
  • Judges for both oral and poster sessions can visit the Service Center at any time to pick up scorecards for their assigned sessions. If you haven’t yet signed up to judge, it’s not too late – we are always looking for more judges! Stop by the Service Center to choose your session.

Code of Conduct

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) is conducted for the benefit of its members and interested parties to advance the science of geology, promote technology, and facilitate networking and collaboration between professionals within the world’s geosciences community.

AAPG values the participation of its members and guests and wants all ACE attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, AAPG is dedicated to providing a harassment-free convention experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of convention participants in any form. All attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the convention and at all convention events, whether officially sponsored by AAPG or not.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, AAPG reserves the right to take any action deemed appropriate, including warning the offender(s) or expelling the offender(s) from the convention with no refund.

If you have any questions or concerns, please notify a badged AAPG Show Management staff member or call 1 800 898 2274.

For more info, see AAPG’s complete ACE anti-harassment policy.

Business Center/ UPS Store

Location: Near Main Lobby Entrance
Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Phone: +1 210 258 8950
Fax: +1 210 258 8951
Email: [email protected]

Wi-Fi Hot Spot

Location: Exhibit Hall, Booth #1319

For your convenience the ConocoPhillips Wi-Fi Hot Spot is available in the Exhibit Hall during open hours. Come relax, check your email and stay connected at ACE. Login: ACE19 Password: CONOCOPHILLIPS

Luggage Check

Location: Main Lobby
Times: Wednesday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

A luggage check is available at a cost of $2.00 per item checked.

Lost and Found

Location: Registration (Main Lobby)

Items found during the convention should be turned in to Main Registration. If you lose an item, check with Registration. If your item has not been turned in, you may leave information on how to contact you should the item be found.

No Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

How to Get Around

VIA Metropolitan Transit is San Antonio’s public transportation agency offering service throughout the city including streetcar service within the downtown area.

Once in the downtown area, VIA’s streetcar service offers stops to or near most hotels, restaurants, the convention center and many visitors’ hot spots. For added convenience, VIA offers a $4 Day Pass for purchase online and in advance of your trip. A Day Pass is good for unlimited rides on all regular bus and streetcar services for the one day indicated on the pass. The Day Pass will be activated the first time boarding the bus or streetcar. For more details, visit

Convention Center Parking

The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center offers several convenient near-by parking options. Rates, locations.

Locations include:

  1. Grand Hyatt Parking Garage
  2. Convention Center Garage
  3. Convention Center South Parking
  4. Riverbend Garage
  5. Tower of the Americas Parking
  6. Shops at the River Center – Commerce
  7. Shops at River Center – Crockett

Safety and Security

First Aid

Location: Room H3-O2 (Exhibit Hall 3/under Southwest Escalators)
Saturday 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Security and Emergencies

Report any security or emergency issues to one of the following:

  • Security Personnel located at the Exhibit Hall Entrance
  • AAPG Show Management at Main Registration
  • Kendra McColloch at +1 918 284 5451

Badge Reminder

Badges must be worn at all times while attending the convention inside the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

Hotel Listing

Grand Hyatt San Antonio (AAPG Headquarters)

600 E. Market St. San Antonio, Texas 78205 | +1 210 224 1234

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk (SEPM Headquarters)

889 E. Market St. San Antonio, Texas 78205 | +1 210 224 4555

Hilton Palacio del Rio

200 S. Alamo St. San Antonio, Texas 78205 | +1 210 222 1400