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AIPG 2020 National Conference

Call For Abstracts / Student Poster Contest

AIPG is currently accepting abstracts for oral presentations and poster presentations for the 57th American Institute of Professional Geologists National Conference that will be held in Sacramento, California, from October 3-6, 2020. 

The national conference provides opportunities to present and learn from experts in various geology and geoscience fields, with networking opportunities throughout the conference. Earn CEUs too!


How To Submit an Abstract

To have your abstract considered for an oral presentation or poster presentation, please complete the Abstract Submittal Form at the bottom of this page by the deadline of June 1, 2020. Abstracts must be in Word format, single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman, and should not exceed one page. No tables or pictures will be accepted. You will be notified by June 17, 2020if your abstract has been accepted. Technical presentations will be scheduled on Monday, October 5th, and Tuesday, October 6th. Posters will be presented on Monday, October 5th. Authors who wish to publish a paper in AIPG’s The Professional Geologist (TPG) can contact AIPG for additional information at

AIPG will review, edit, and publish a digital PDF of the Conference Abstracts on their website and provide a printed program onsite. 

All speakers must pay the meeting registration fee in order to present papers and/or posters at the meeting.

Students - Present and Win Cash Prizes

Students can submit an abstract for a poster presentation and enter the poster contest to win cash prizes! Submit your abstract in the form below.

The two categories for the student poster contest are:

Undergraduate Cash Prize - 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $200, 3rd Place: $100
Graduate Cash Prize - 1st Place: $600, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $100

*To be entered into the student poster competition you must be a student member of AIPG. Go to to join for free.
**Poster contest categories (undergraduate and graduate) will be based on the enrollment of the student as of September 2020.
***AIPG reserves the right to reduce the number of prizes if there is an insufficient number of qualified entries.

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Location and Lodging Information

Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 922-4700 or for reservations (800) 445-8667

Room block $135+ tax per night single bed, or $119+ tax per night double queen bed. Be sure to mention 'AIPG' for the special room rate, and make your reservations before the cutoff date of 9/11/2020.

Earn PDHs/CEUs for attending!!

Abstract Submittal Form