Activities & Events

We have loads of great activities and events that will keep you busy from first thing Saturday morning all the way through the closing social hour at our host hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton Wichita Airport, Tuesday afternoon. Please come a day early and choose to participate in either the horizontal drilling workshop or the field trip (suitable for guests and spouses!) to the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchison. The tour takes you 650 feet below ground, and stepping off the elevator you are suddenly standing in the middle of what was once a huge Permian sea. In addition to the geologic and mining features of this vast underground museum, you will find the storage facility equally fascinating. Because the temperature is constant and the air so highly desiccated, you can walk through the many historic Hollywood artifacts on display. Why wait for Sunday's Icebreaker to catch up with old friends? Attend the Kansas Geological Society Shrimp Boil Saturday evening at the Wichita Petroleum Club!

Sunday's offerings (the official kickoff day commencing with the Opening Ceremonies and Awards Presentations) include more workshops and another trip, to the Kansas Oil Museum in nearby El Dorado. The area is rich in the history of the early days of hydrocarbon exploration in the Mid-Continent, and you'll be stepping back in time as you stroll in the recreated boom town or watch a rotary rig in action. You'll be back to the hotel in plenty of time for the Opening Ceremonies and traditional Icebreaker party from 6:30 to 8:30 that evening.

For a complete list of currently scheduled events (subject to change; check back to this site, which will be updated periodically), please see below. Workshops and short course are in yellow (Saturday and Sunday), field trips are in blue, social events in green, guest events in red, and official functions of the Section and AAPG are listed in orange.

Schedule of Events

All activities and events will be held in the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport unless otherwise noted. Times and locations subject to change.

Saturday October 12, 2013

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration Open, Lobby

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon WORKSHOP: Horizontal Drilling Workshop, Multi-Media Theatre

12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. FIELD TRIP: Kansas Underground Salt Museum (departs from the hotel entrance)

1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. WORKSHOP: 3D Seismic, Multi- Media Theatre

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. KGS Shrimp Feast at the Wichita Petroleum Club (transportation provided to & from the hotel, departing at 6:00 p.m.)

 

Sunday October 13, 2013

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration Open

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. FIELD TRIP: Kansas Oil Museum (departs from the hotel entrance)

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MID-CONTINENT CORE WORKSHOP, Cotillion Ballroom (off property, transportation provided)

1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Introductory Log Evaluation, Multi-Media Theatre

4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Speakers/Judges Meeting, Boardroom

4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Opening Ceremony & Awards Presentation, Emerald Ballroom Salon I

5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Exhibits and Prospect Expo Open, Presidential Ballroom + Hallway

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Icebreaker Social with Musical Entertainment, Emerald Ballroom

 

Monday October 14, 2013

6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. AAPG House of Delegates Breakfast, Emerald Ballroom Salon III/IV

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration Open

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Speakers Rehearsal Room Open, Boardroom

7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. All-Convention Breakfast, Emerald Ballroom Salon III/IV (Keynote Speaker: Lee Krystinik, AAPG President)

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Exhibits — Prospect Expo Open

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Guest/Spouse Hospitality Suite Open, Control Tower Room (5th Floor)

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oral Technical Sessions, Emerald Ballroom Salons I/II

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Poster Presentations, Presidential Ballroom

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All-Convention Luncheon, Emerald Ballroom Salon III/IV (Keynote Speaker: Marlan Downey, AAPG Past-President & Honorary Member)

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Oral Technical Sessions

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Poster Presentations

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guest/Spouse Hospitality Suite Open

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mini-Icebreaker, Presidential Ballroom Consulate III + Hallway

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Young Professionals’ “Meet & Greet South of the Border,” Emerald Ballroom Salon III/IV

 

Tuesday October 15, 2013

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Mid-Continent Section Breakfast, Emerald Ballroom Salon IV

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Speakers Rehearsal Room Open

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration Open

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Exhibits — Prospect Expo Open

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite Open

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Teacher Education Seminar, Multi- Media Theatre

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oral Technical Sessions

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Poster Presentations

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mississippian Symposium — Oral Technical Sessions

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mississippian Symposium — Poster Presentations

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guest Luncheon: Frank Lloyd Wright Home Visit, departs hotel entrance

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. DPA Luncheon: Keynote Speaker: Rick Fritz, Emerald Ballroom Salon III/IV

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mississippian Symposium — Oral Technical Sessions

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mississippian Symposium — Poster Presentations

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exhibits — Prospect Close & Teardown