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*SIPES Member rates apply to members of the following societies: AAPG#, SEG#, SPEE#
The SIPES 2018 Convention Headquarters Hotel will be the beautiful La Fonda Hotel on the Plaza within walking distance to all features of the city.
The SIPES Group Rate is $199 per night plus applicable taxes for single or double occupancy. The group rate will be honored three days pre- and post-convention dates (6/9-6/15/18) based upon availability.
This rate will be in effect until Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 12:00 noon (Mountain Standard Time). Individual reservations should be made by calling La Fonda’s Reservations Department at 800-523-5002 and choosing option 1. Call between the hours of: Monday-Friday, 7 am-8 pm; Saturday, 8 am-5 pm; or Sunday, 9 am-5 pm.
Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check-out time is 12:00 noon.
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The group code is 912830.
The technical program is currently in the planning and scheduling stages. Please check periodically for updates.
SIPES FOUNDATION 2018 SEMINAR — Monday, June 11 — 2:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Members: $65 ($90 after 5/10/18) — Non-Members: $75 ($100 after 5/10/18) — Spouses/Guests: $35 ($60 after 5/10/18)
RESOURCES OF NEW MEXICO — Tuesday, June 12
OIL IN NEW MEXICO — Tuesday, June 12
ALL-CONVENTION LUNCHEON & ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING — Tuesday, June 12
For registered spouse/guest — $80 ($105 After 5/10/2018)
EXPLORATION TOOLS FOR THE INDEPENDENT — Tuesday, June 12
AWARDS BANQUET — Tuesday, June 12 — 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Fee: $110 per person ($135 after 5/10/18) (This event is not included with your basic registration fee, and must be purchased separately)
Come to the SIPES Awards Banquet for a fun-filled evening with new colleagues and old friends! A cash bar will be available at 6:30 p.m., followed by a delicious dinner at about 7:15 p.m.
Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder, will present a narrative weaving the adventures of Kit Carson, the U.S. Army, and the Santa Fe Trail into the saga of settling the southwest.
There will also be an awards ceremony to recognize retiring national directors. The SIPES Outstanding Service Award will be presented to Arthur J. Pansze, Jr., #734, of Arvada, Colorado, who will be honored for his many years of service to both SIPES and the SIPES Foundation.
Winning tickets for the SIPES Foundation’s No Hassle Raffle will be drawn. You do not need to be present to win.
FIELD HISTORIES — Wednesday, June 13
THE SIPES DISCOVERY ROOM — Wednesday, June 13
Douglas H. McGinness II — Discovery Room Chairman
What is it?
The SIPES Discovery Room is back! This exciting forum is for the exchange of exploration concepts and ideas. It is a place for SIPES Members to showcase, share, and discuss active projects. Whether you are selling a deal, looking for a deal, looking for guidance, or simply want to brag about a cool project already in the books, this
room is where you should go. It is a forum for working explorers to share best practices, experiences, knowledge, and hopefully help open doors, get some business done, and find some oil and natural gas! Every Discovery Room presenter will be a SIPES Member and every attendee will be a registered Convention attendee. This is a SIPES event, for SIPES Members and SIPES Convention attendees.
What is it not?
The SIPES Discovery Room is not a technical forum, there are no technical talks (though I think we all agree prospect pitches are perhaps some of the very best technical talks). It is not a “prospect expo” either, though we anticipate plenty of business to occur. We strongly encourage you to check out the Discovery Room which will be open on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the Convention, and exhibitors will be present in the room, principally occupying the table area. (The SIPES Discovery Room and reserved hours are subject to change.)
If you have a prospect or deal that you would like to present, please contact Doug McGinness at (316) 269-9052 or send the above information to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 15, 2018 to reserve your spot.
NOTE — You must be a registered meeting attendee in order to sign up for the tours below. There will be no tour refunds after May 10, 2018. All tours are non-transferable and advance reservations are recommended.
We think this topic will have wide appeal to both the technical audience and anyone interested in the geologic forces that shaped the landscape of northern New Mexico.
Dr. Kirt Kempter will discuss the volcanic history of the Jemez Mountains over the past 16 million years, culminating in major caldera-forming eruptions at 1.6 and 1.25 Ma (mega-annum, or million years). During the physical growth of the mountain range, the focus and composition of magmatism varied, ranging from basaltic to high-silica rhyolite, with corresponding diverse eruption styles and deposits. The Bearhead volcanic phase, erupted mostly between 7 to 6 million years ago, spanned a broad north-south axis with numerous eruptive centers that produced explosive pyroclastic flows and high-silica lavas. Two of these eruptive centers produced the volcanic deposits at Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks national monument. The Tschicoma volcanic phase succeeded the Bearhead phase, forming all of the major peaks in the eastern Jemez Mountains, including Cerro Grande, Pajarito, Tschicoma, and Cerro Pelón. These mountains formed between 5 to 3 Ma and largely represent volcanic domes that erupted viscous, silica-rich lavas, with only minor explosive deposits. Prior to the caldera-forming eruptions in the central Jemez Mountains there were eruptions of basalt and rhyolite in the northern Jemez Mountains, along with the formation of the Cerros del Rio volcanic field southeast of the Jemez. After the formation of the Valles Caldera at 1.25 Ma and the emplacement of the Upper Bandelier Tuff, volcanism has been confined to the caldera, includ- ing the formation of numerous ring-fracture volcanoes. The last of these caldera-related eruptions occurred at the south end of Redondo Peak ~ 40,000 ybp and produced the El Cajete series of volcanic deposits, including the El Cajete tephra, the Battleship Rock tuff, and the Banco Bonito obsidian flow.
Dr. Kirt Kempter is a Fulbright Fellow and Ph.D. graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, and he lives in Santa Fe. A volcanologist and field geologist, Kirt has conducted extensive field research on volcanic provinces in Costa Rica, Mexico, and New Mexico. Kirt has also worked with the NASA astronaut training program, providing field geologic training to astronaut candidates in New Mexico. Since 1993 Kirt has led numerous educational tours for Smithsonian journeys and National Geographic expeditions, from Antarctica to Iceland, acquiring a broad perspective on global geology that he conveys through teaching.
Tour includes round-trip bus transportation, boxed lunch, a guidebook, bottled water, taxes and gratuities.