The Houston Geological Society has been actively involved in the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies since its inception in 1951. Houston has hosted five annual GCAGS conventions with the next one scheduled for September 19-22, 2015.
The Houston Geological Society has been affiliated with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists since 1932. Several Houston geologists helped to organize AAPG and many members have served as officers, have held important committee assignments, and have been honored with significant awards. Many of the presidents of AAPG also were HGS members. The national AAPG convention has been held in Houston thirteen times. Houston and the HGS hosted the 2014 AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE).
The objectives of the Houston Geological Society are:
To stimulate interest and promote advancement in geology for the Houston area.
To disseminate and facilitate discussion of geological information and relationships among geologists in the area.
To aid and encourage academic training in the science of geology.
The Society strives to achieve these goals through regularly scheduled technical meetings, publication of a monthly Bulletin, a continuing education program, field trips, the publication of timely books, and two student scholarship funds.