Welcome

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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Travel

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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 and the Hilton Shreveport

The Hilton Shreveport is located in the heart of downtown, connected to the Shreveport Convention Center, site of GCAGS-GCSSEPM 2018. A modern hotel with all the amenities you’ve grown to expect from Hilton (heated rooftop pool, 24-hour fitness center, three on-site restaurants, business center), the Hilton is located within walking (or complimentary shuttle) distance of the Red River and Boardwalk, Festival Plaza (which will house the Red River Revel Arts Festival during the convention), Sci-Port Discovery Center, and the brand-new Aquarium.

The convention rate is $119 for a single or double room, $129 for triple occupancy, $139 for quad. Suites are also being offered based on availability. Rates do not include applicable taxes (currently 15.6%). Reservations may be made by calling reservations, 1–800–HILTONS, the calling the hotel directly at 1-318-698-0900; be certain to mention “Geological Societies” and “GCAGS 2018.” Or easier yet, click here to go directly to GCAGS 2018’s custom reservations page.

The discount deadline is September 14, 2018, after which rooms will be released for general booking and the special rate may no longer be available. Don’t delay—reservations are open now!


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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. 

 

Officers

President
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
 

GCSSEPM Source
 

Posters
 

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

Advertising
 

Alumni Functions
 

Announcement Brochure/Pocket Program
Greg Zerrahn

Arrangements/Distinguished
 

Audio-Visual Speakers Assistance
Sam Kalmbach

Contributions
Daryl Fultz

Coordinator with Other Societies
 

All Convention Luncheon
Donna Walker

GCSSEPM Luncheon
 

Employment Assistance
 

Entertainment
Kevin Hill

Hospitality

Icebreaker
Kevin Hill

Judging/Awards GCAGS
Mark Dunham

Judging/Awards GCSSEPM
 

Printing & Publications
Scott Comegys

Prospect Expo/Exhibits
Bruce Lemmon

Publicity
Simeon Horton

Registration
Content Cortese

Science Theatre
 

Short Courses
Miles McDowell

Speakers and Judges Breakfast
Robin Smith

Sporting Events
Anthony Spano

Spouse Activities
 

Transportation
Gary Abrams

Volunteers
Annie Green

Webmaster
Rachel McNerney