The Shreveport Geological Society is proud to host the 68th Annual Convention of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies and the Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Join us in Shreveport, Louisiana, September 30 - October 2, 2018.


Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Sponsoring the 2018 GCAGS-GCSSEPM Annual Convention is an excellent way to make your organization more visible to Gulf Coast geoscientists and companies.

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Downtown Shreveport

Welcome to the lively center of our bustling city! Shreveport offers a unique vantage point for this year's convention theme: "Energy! Ready for the next round." It's the perfect place to learn from the past and share ideas for the future, and we can't wait for you to join us in this endeavor.

Shreveport Convention Center

Your home away from home during the convention, the Shreveport Convention Center offers the amenities of a big city establishment with small town charm. Accommodations can be booked at the attached Hilton Hotel. Details, including group rate information, coming soon.


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Things to Do

Art. Shopping. Food. Fun. Downtown Shreveport has it all - in walking distance! Get some ideas:


Our Team

The 2018 GCAGS-GCSSEPM board members and committee chairmen bring innovative plans and years of experience to the table. 



Ralph Richardson

Vice President

Secretary & Treasurer
David Benscoter

General Chairman
Alan Brittain

Vice Chairman: GCAGS

Vice Chairman: GCSSEPM

GCAGS Exec. Secretary
Kate Kipper

GCAGS Continuity Committee
Dallas Dunlap

GCAGS Convention Consultant
Bruce Lemmon

Technical Committees

Technical Program/Oral Session: GCAGS
Zach McDonald

Technical Program: GCSSEPM



Core Presentation
Scott Martin

Field Trips
David Williamson

Transactions Editor
James J. Willis

Transactions: GCAGS Co-Editor
Scott Comegys

Transactions: GCSSEPM Co-Editor
Norman Rosen

Transactions: Associate Editors
 Mary Barrett
Roger Berg
Wesley Brown
Scott Caswell
Melinda Faulkner
Michael T. Roberts

General Committees


Alumni Functions

Announcement Brochure/Pocket Program
Greg Zerrahn


Audio-Visual Speakers Assistance
Sam Kalmbach

Daryl Fultz

Coordinator with Other Societies

All Convention Luncheon
Donna Walker

GCSSEPM Luncheon

Employment Assistance

Kevin Hill


Kevin Hill

Judging/Awards GCAGS
Mark Dunham

Judging/Awards GCSSEPM

Printing & Publications
Scott Comegys

Prospect Expo/Exhibits
Bruce Lemmon

Simeon Horton

Content Cortese

Science Theatre

Short Courses
Miles McDowell

Speakers and Judges Breakfast
Robin Smith

Sporting Events
Anthony Spano

Spouse Activities

Gary Abrams

Annie Green

Rachel McNerney