Exhibit Hall “Walk & Talk” Box Lunch

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:45 am – 12:50 pm George R. Brown Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B3 FREE for professionals, Spouses and Guests with your registration badge! Students may purchase lunch tickets ($15) through pre-registration. The “Walk & Talk” lunch is a final opportunity to visit the offerings of our exhibitors and to learn from […]

President’s Reception

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Hosted by GCAGS President, Charles Sternbach, and GCSSEPM President, Thomas Hearon. Monday, September 21, 2015 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm George R. Brown Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B3 Join Charles Sternbach, President of GCAGS, Thomas Hearon, President of GCSSEPM, and Larry Bartell, General Chair, for a reception in the Exhibit Hall. We will have light […]

Oldest GCAGS Bag Contest

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During the President’s Reception Monday, September 21, 2015 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm George R. Brown Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B3 As a celebratory event in observance of the GCAGS’s 65th Anniversary, we will honor the attendee who has the oldest GCAGS bag from previous conventions. If you are like some of us, and you have […]

General Chair Welcome Letter

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»Discovery, Technology, Leadership and Education« As General Chairman and on behalf of the Houston Geological Society and the entire convention volunteer team, I am honored to host the 65th Annual Convention of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies in partnership with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM. We invite you to join us September […]

Opening Session and Awards Ceremony

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sunday, September 20, 2015 GRB Convention Center, Room 310ABC Entrance by badge only GCAGS President Charles Sternbach, GCSSEPM President Thomas Hearon, and General Chair Larry Bartell will welcome attendees to the 65th annual GCAGS Convention. They will honor individuals for exemplary service, presentations, and papers at the GCAGS/GCSSEPM Awards Ceremony. […]

Young Professionals’ and Students’ “Meet & Greet”

(Sponsored by Chevron) 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday, September 20, 2015 GRB Convention Center Ballroom Pre-Function Area This “Meet & Greet” will provide an early opportunity for young professionals and students to start the convention with a get-together. Experienced professionals are also invited to participate in this inter-generational discussion on the things that change […]

Message from the GCAGS President


Congratulations to General Chairman, Larry Bartell, and his extraordinary team of volunteers! Thanks to their dedicated efforts, the Houston 2015 convention will be big, it will be great, and I encourage all GCAGS members to attend. GCAGS has about 10,000 members and 13 affiliated member societies. This year we celebrate strength in unity with the […]

Guest Event #1: Feng Shui

Monday, September 21, 2015 10:00 am Hilton Americas Hotel, Room 336A (GCAGS Hospitality Room) Join us for a lesson on how to balance everything in our lives using Feng Shui. Come and enjoy a chance to meet Trisha Keel, PhD, Teacher, Professional Feng Shui Practitioner and Trainer, Graphic Designer. Dr. Keel’s main interests include teaching, Feng Shui, theosophy, metaphysics, and […]

Guest Event #2: Seven Significant Signs of the Serious Liar

Monday, September 21, 2015 1:00 – 2:00 PM Hilton Americas, Room 336A (GCAGS Hospitality Room) Want to know the Seven Significant Signs of the Serious Liar? Join us when Alice Weiser, handwriting and body language expert, explains the signs of a serious liar, in this fun hour of enlightenment. Alice Weiser is world-renowned as a […]