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ACE 2020 Postponed Due to Pandemic

Given our need to make responsible decisions concerning the health and well-being of all of our attendees, exhibitors and staff, we have decided to postpone AAPG’s Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), scheduled 7-10 June in Houston.

While Texas and a growing list of states and countries have begun the process of restarting business activities interrupted by the Coronavirus, there is still no certainty as to when the pandemic will end and the orders prohibiting large gatherings will be lifted. We are carefully assessing the industry calendar to identify possible new dates and to avoid conflicts.

We’ll be working with our committee members and suppliers over the next few weeks to develop alternative plans for ACE 2020. Right now, we’re evaluating several possibilities, including new event dates, co-locating ACE with other scheduled conferences, and/or delivering the event virtually. Our aim is to showcase the significant work of the program committee and deliver the science our industry needs, while allowing exhibitors to safely participate in the technical and commercial exchange and networking opportunities that have been the hallmark of ACE for more than 100 years.

No matter how we move forward, we will be including a virtual option that allows members and attendees who are unable to join in person to still participate, present and fully benefit from the comprehensive ACE technical program and exhibition.

Once AAPG’s Executive Committee has confirmed ACE 2020 details, we will post additional information.

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Updated Registration Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations will be accepted with a full refund if received through 31 July 2020.
  • Unless ACE is cancelled, refunds will not be processed after 1 August 2020 .
  • You may substitute one participant for another without penalty.
  • Cancellations can be made by contacting the AAPG Customer Experience Center at

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Armed with knowledge and precision, the AAPG Geo Heroes alongside a network of like-minded geoscience professionals, our Geo Heroes discover and protect energy resources both on land and sea. Overcoming obstacles, they work to find and deliver the energy services that increase the quality of life. Be the hero that leads the world to new energy frontiers and join the team of Geo Heroes at ACE 2020.

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) will be held 7–10 June, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. ACE remains a symbol and the intellectual headquarters for the geosciences community providing the technology, science, and skills to help fuel our future.

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Attend one of the most prestigious events for the geosciences knowledge exchange. With a tradition of delivering an exceptionally strong, juried technical program, state-of-the-art technology displays and networking activities that create a dependable, fun and valuable business forum, ACE looks to exceed expectations and attract a global audience of some 7,500 professionals from more than 72 countries.

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Explore What’s New at ACE 2020

The ACE 2020 technical program is on track to be the most comprehensive in AAPG's history. The program will feature new topics, new content, and exciting presentation formats offering a more integrated and dynamic geoscience exchange.

What's New at ACE 2020

15 Concurrent Technical Sessions

Traditionally the Annual Convention and Exhibition’s technical program has included eight concurrent sessions. The integration of seven new sessions gives the attendees more opportunity to learn and collaborate. An additional 150+ interactive presentations will be supplementing the program offering over 1,000 chances to explore new insights, science, and technology.

Interactive Panel Sessions

These newly integrated panel sessions will feature five-minute presentations from each speaker followed by a 20-minute moderated discussion between panelists regarding the session at hand, and ending with an audience participation Q&A using the AAPG Events Mobile App.

Tackle the Issues

The experts will make you think in these 15-minute presentations by change agents who have a story to tell. The sessions will not be moderated and will conclude with an interactive audience Q&A.

Special Country Sessions

Regional integration is one of the key objectives of ACE 2020. The Special Country Sessions are intended to provide participants with a synopsis on what is currently happening in the oil industry in Angola, Argentina, Colombia, Greenland, Mozambique, Peru, and Senegal. Presenters will outline the key trends, challenges, and emerging plays in each of these countries. Discussions will not only revolve around the geological potential of the key countries but also the overall political and economic outlooks that will impact business decisions and exploration strategies. This panel will have the participation of key industry players from each invited country

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Houston – A Proven Success

ACE 2020 will be the 15th time the annual convention has been held in the “Energy Capital of the World.” ACE in Houston consistently boasts some of the highest-recorded attendance in the history of the event. The breadth and depth of the technical program appeals to multiple geoscience disciplines providing a diverse audience. (*average based on past four ACE Houston events)

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  • The technical presentations were of very high quality with good, easy to read illustrations.

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response
  • Great conference overall.

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response
  • Great location; good meeting spaces; high technical quality.

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response
  • The sessions were very interesting and learned new things from them.

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response
  • International exhibits were especially helpful.

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response
  • Exhibition and technical presentations were excellent.

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response
  • Very impressed by my first ACE.

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response
  • Excellent attention and the variety of topics were very good.

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response
  • We obtained very solid business leads, which made the whole conference worth it.

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response
  • Best ACE yet!

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response
  • Always an excellent opportunity to network and to liaise with business colleagues.

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response
  • Very well organized and managed. It was so easy to go about and gain knowledge.

    ACE 2019 Attendee Survey Response


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Available for both iOS and Android devices, the AAPG Events App allows you access to all the conference information and details in the palm of your hand. Download for free today!

  • Technical Program
    View all the individual sessions, presentations, forums, special sessions, and events
  • Exhibitors
    See the full exhibitor listing, booth numbers, and exhibitor details
  • Floor Plans
    Navigate the exhibition and convention center with the interactive floor plan maps
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  • General Information
    Find general event information, times, and locations
  • Notifications
    Turn on push notifications to stay connected with real time event updates
  • Plan Your Day
    Schedule out your day by adding individual presentations and sessions to your calendar

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