Invitation to Geoscientists
On behalf of the South Texas Geological Society, I invite you to the 2010 Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies/Gulf Coast Section of the SEPM Annual Convention to be held in San Antonio, Texas. Come and sample the sights and sounds, and of course, the tastes of San Antonio during the meeting, which will coincide with the City’s unique version of “Oktoberfest.” Come early and spend the pre-meeting weekend at various German cultural events embedded in San Antonio’s Spanish, Mexican, and distinctly Texan and American cultures—visit the website beethovenmaennerchor.com for dates and times.
The Technical Program will contain three concurrent sessions on Monday and Tuesday, with an all-day symposium, in memory of F. L. (Fred) Stricklin, on Tuesday, entitled “Forming and Filling of the Gulf of Mexico Basin: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Tectonics, Source Rocks, and Petroleum Systems.” Saturday and Sunday have a full complement of Short Courses and Field Trips, with an Eagle Ford Field Trip on the Wednesday after the meeting. The Opening Session on Sunday afternoon will be highlighted by the GCAGS and GCSSEPM awards and a keynote address by Scott Tinker of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology. A principal focus for this meeting will be student programs, including an Imperial Barrel Award Competition training session on Saturday and several student Short Courses, as well.
— Lyle F. Baie, General Chair