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The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 7,000 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 36 regional Sections. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia. AIPG emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics. AIPG is an advocate for the profession and communicates regularly to federal and state legislators and agencies on matters pertaining to the geosciences.

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New Field Trip Available for AIPG National Conference
Denver to Santa Fe FT

AIPG Elections Results for 2017 National Officers

AIPG National 2017 President-Elect (2018 President) – Doug Bartlett, CPG,  Arizona; AIPG National 2017 Vice President – Matt Rhoades, CPG, New Mexico; AIPG National 2017 & 2018 Treasurer – Jim Burnell, CPG, Colorado; and AIPG National 2017 & 2018 Editor – John Berry, CPG, Texas. Incumbent officers for 2017: AIPG National 2017 President Adam Heft, CPG, Michigan; AIPG National 2017 Past-President – Helen Hickman, CPG, Florida, AIPG 2016 & 2017 National Secretary – Keri Nutter, CPG, Alaska. The four Advisory Board Delegates will be elected on September 10, 2016 at the Advisory Board Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Register for the AIPG National Conference in
Santa Fe, New Mexico

This year the 53rd meeting of the American Institute of Professional Geologists National Conference is being held in the beautiful and historic city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

It’s an exciting time for geologists as we are continuously challenged to work with economic resources and environmental responsibilities inherent to the profession. As always, the national conferences provide opportunities to learn from knowledgeable speakers and one another’s experiences.

The 2016 meeting will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel, Sept. 10-13. Overall attendance is expected to reach more than 200 registrants. This conference will appeal to professionals in technical, educational, managerial, regulatory and legal disciplines. This is your opportunity to showcase your products and services to professionals locally, throughout the U.S. and internationally. The 2016 conference is open to all who have an interest in geoscience and its role in the economy and well-being of the U.S. and its neighbors.

The exhibit booths will be located at the Drury Plaza Hotel in a prime area for visibility and maximum exposure to a large group of professionals. Exhibitors will also receive one complimentary meeting registration that includes a reception on Sunday, and lunches and breaks on Monday and Tuesday. Breakfast is complimentary for hotel guests. If not staying at the Drury, cost for the breakfast buffet is $6.99 plus tax. Your company name and logo will be placed in the meeting program, on signage, and also added to AIPG’s website with a link to your website. There is limited space available so reserve EARLY! - Exhibitor Form

This is a great opportunity to promote your company to hundreds of professionals locally and throughout the U.S. - Sponsor Form

American Institute of Professional Geologists Announces New Executive Director

The American Institute of Professional Geologists, a service and educational organization serving the geosciences since 1963, has announced the selection of Aaron W. Johnson, PhD as its new executive director.  Johnson will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of William J. Siok, CPG. The selection was made after a national search and selection process.

“We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reported AIPG President Helen Hickman.  “Dr. Johnson will bring new leadership and creativity to AIPG’s programs and a fresh perspective to AIPG’s continuing mission in support the geosciences and its practitioners.” 

Dr. Johnson’s resume includes over 20 years of planning, administration, communications, fund-raising,  and teaching experience in the academic sector.  He was awarded a doctorate in Geological Sciences in 2003 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his outstanding contributions to teaching and research.
“My work with non-profit organizations has allowed me to develop a management philosophy grounded in the concept that people are the most important resource in an organization.” remarks Johnson.  I believe it’s imperative to “strike a balance between dedication to the mission of the organization and outlining a bold vision for the future.”  Dr. Johnson will officially assume the role beginning August 22.

AIPG has for sale the new Geoscience Handbook 2016:

AGI Data Sheets Fifth edition

Compiled by Mark B. Carpenter and Christopher M. Keane
For more than 40 years, AGI's Data Sheets have been a critical tool for the geoscientist in field, the lab, and the classroom. For decades its bright orange cover and three-ring binding was distinctive in the geoscience community. The book evolved into its current, full-color and spiral bound format with the 2005 debut of the 4th edition.
Now AGI has tapped some of the best minds in the geosciences to produce this 5th edition. Featuring the contributions of over 240 experts worldwide in their respective fields, this new, expanded edition is over 470 full-color pages. Three years of work went into the Handbook to broaden its scope across the disciplines. With more than 170 complete new data sheets, and full revisions of prior data sheets, over 85% of the content is either new or revised for the fifth edition. The Geoscience Handbook is the quick reference tool for key metrics and concepts, a guide to cornerstone papers and recent developments, as well as short tutorials on topics that may not be familiar to all geoscientists.
Hurry and order your copy today!
AIPG Member price is $52.99 includes shipping & handling!
Non-Member price is $64.99 includes shipping & handling!

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963 to certify the credentials
of practicing geologists and to advocate on behalf of the profession.

AIPG represents the professional interests of all practicing geoscientists in every discipline.
Its advocacy and efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.