Record Speaker Interest Bolsters Unrivalled Technical Program Register for ACE 2016 Now

AAPG Calgary
AAPG Calgary

Tulsa, OK, USA / 26 January 2016 — The Committee for the AAPG 2016 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), chaired by Paul MacKay and vice-chair Jen Russel-Houston, announced a record number of abstracts – 1,830 – submitted for the event taking place 19-22 June 2016 in Calgary, AB, Canada. The number represents a six percent increase in submissions from the 2015 event.

The ACE 2016 technical program features more than 900 technical and poster presentations in eight concurrent sessions. Registration for the highly anticipated technical program and exhibition is now open including field trips, short courses, luncheons and the International Core Conference.

“For the very first time the Technical Program Committee accepted less than half of the abstracts submitted, which speaks not only to the record number received but also their overall superior quality,” said General Chair Paul MacKay. “This ensures that ACE 2016 will continue its century long tradition of delivering an exceptionally strong, juried technical program and sets the table for a highly successful conference.”

With a global audience of an average of 7,000 professionals from more than 72 countries, ACE is one of the most prestigious events for the geosciences community with a tradition of delivering scientific excellence and professional camaraderie.  The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) will host AAPG’s flagship event which returns to Calgary for the first time in 10 years. A global energy center with the Canadian Rockies in its backyard, Calgary is home to a strong local crowd of geoscientists and also houses Canada’s largest geoscience CORE facility which will supply several Canadian and international samples for the CSPG International Core Conference being held post-convention.

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