A Welcome Letter from the 2017 Conference Co-Chairs.
We welcome you to attend the AAPG-Pacific Section Annual Meeting May 21-24, 2017 in Anchorage, Alaska!
It has been six years, or 2011 since this event was last held in Anchorage. Oil prices and our industry are currently experiencing a significant downturn but nonetheless Alaska remains one of the most exciting and promising locales for geologic study and oil and gas exploration and development. Hence the theme for this year’s PSAAPG conference: “Innovating the Future, Discovery to Recovery”.
The PSAAPG 2017 conference will have a technical session that includes 2 ½ days of talks and posters. Before and after the main conference you may choose to attend short courses, two core workshops or one of the ever popular Alaska field trips. If you choose to attend one of the field trips you will be treated to Alaska geology up close with learning coordinated by knowledgeable trip leaders who are among the best in the field. Field trips are planned to the Brooks Range, the West side of Cook Inlet, the Matanuska Valley and the Kenai Peninsula. You may sign up for workshops and field trips when you register for the main conference.
Recognizing that these are challenging times in the oil and gas industry, we have tiered registration pricing to encourage all to attend. We have also secured great hotel rates for our members and there will be guest activities and discounts for those of you attending with a friend or spouse.
Anchorage days in May are long and the weather is more often than not beautiful. Out of town attendees and guests will be treated to Alaska at its’ finest. We encourage visitors, both first time and return travelers to spend a few extra days in The Great Land and take in the sights and perhaps enjoy the wildlife.
We are honored to serve as general chairs for this event and look forward to seeing you in May!
Monte Mabry and Tiffany Piercey
AAPG Pacific Section Meeting Co-Chairs