AEG 2021 Annual Meeting Information
Your Stay in San Antonio
Once a frontier settlement in the Wild West, San Antonio’s unique culture stemming from its Native American roots and influx of Spanish, German, and Mexican immigrants and migrants from the American South, offers an abundance of history, arts, and exciting cuisine. The city is famous for its scenic River Walk, which makes getting around downtown a breeze. Stretching more than 24 kilometers from start to finish, the River Walk’s shaded pathways connect hundreds of shops, restaurants, hotels, historic landmarks, museums, and attractions. Take the River Walk to the north and you’ll find museums—filled with every- thing from Picassos to Western memorabilia—and the Pearl—an exciting culinary and shopping destination. To the south, the River Walk leads to four Spanish missions that once provided shelter for frontier settlers and still provide some of the best bird watching spots around. Perhaps most notable of all San Antonio’s missions is the Alamo in the heart of downtown. The Westin Riverwalk, located on the Riverwalk’s quiet end, is a beautiful upscale hotel decorated to emphasize the historic Texas surroundings while providing a warm and subtle Spanish Colonial look and feel. Don’t miss this opportunity to be adventurous and inspired in this amazing city rich in history and culture!
San Antonio Culture—A Dynamic Confluence
At its core, the city is dynamic. The roots run deep, the heritage is rich and the confluence of cultures is celebrated. The population and cultural influences are diverse—Native American, Mexican, Tejano, German, Irish, Czechoslovakian, and more—and the appreciation of that diversity makes San Antonio shine. They ¡Viva! for Fiesta, wear silver and black for their Spurs, and beam with pride in their distinction of Military City USA® . Really, they can turn any occasion into a celebration. Come discover what’s old and explore what’s new in this diverse community, its offerings and celebrations! Visit https://www.visitsanantonio.com to discover even more...
Climate/What to Wear
The average daytime high temperature is 90 degrees and nighttime low is 69 degrees. Bring season-appropriate clothing and a light jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings. The meeting attire is business casual. The only event that is more formal is the Annual Banquet where formal or semi-formal attire is suggested but not mandatory.
AEG Corporate Business Meeting & Closing Session - Included with full, one day, and Student Registrations
Friday, Sept. 24 – 3:15-5:00pm
This session will highlight AEG's 2021 accomplishments and upcoming goals and projects for 2022. We will also be introducing our new Executive Council and honoring AEG Awardees for 2021.
AEG Annual Banquet - Ticketed Event ($100/person)
Sponsored by Lettis Consultants International
Thursday, September 24 – 7:00-10:00pm
This session will honor AEG’s prestigious award recipients.
Student/Professional Networking Happy Hour - Included with full and Student Registrations
Sponsored by Rocscience
Tuesday, September 23 – 5:15-6:15pm
Grab your favorite beverage and come prepared to meet fellow AEG Student Members from across the country. Keep checking the website for details as they are developed.
AEG Women's Luncheon - The Many Faces of Geology Luncheon - Ticketed Event
Sponsored by Steele & Associates and Pali Consulting
Thursday, Sept. 23 – 12:00-1:30pm
Tickets Still Available! - $50/person
Join us for an open discussion on diversity in the geosciences and the future of the profession. The Luncheon will begin with a presentation by AEG Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC). They have recently established the AEG Foundation Diversity Fund. This is a resource for two new efforts to increase the diversity of the geoscience community. There will be a $5,000 scholarship for a sophomore, junior, or senior geoscience student who has a personal heritage of Black, Hispanic or Latino/a, Pacific Islander, and/or American Indian/Alaska Native. And there will be five ~$1,000 grants for junior-high or high-school teachers to host a geoscience field trip for students from these groups. The moderators for the luncheon will be April Fontaine and Georgette Hilpas with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. They will begin the discussion with initiatives that the Corps is working on to address diversity and recruitment. We invite you to join in the discussion to share your experiences, challenges, and successes.
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