Division of Professional Affairs

Activities / Events

Division of Professional Affairs

Activities / Events

DPA Benefits and Summary

DPA Members Only Highlights:
DPA members can access and change their DPA membership profile information, access The Correlator newsletter, review current state and federal legislation that may impact the geoscience professions and much more.

Congressional Testimonies

Other Activities of DPA include:

Congressional Visits Day

Organizes Training

DPA organizes special technical sessions and short courses at national and sectional AAPG conventions.

Maintains a Watch on Legislation

Maintaining a watch on federal and state governments and generating instant response to proposed legislation is part of DPA's objectives. It has expanded its ability to do so through the new AAPG energy office in Washington D.C.

DPA members can track proposed and pending state and federal legislation via the legislative reporting service now being provided by the DPA in the “Members Only” section of this site. [Log On Now]

Online Directory

The DPA online directory cites each geologist's areas of expertise and availability for consulting. It is available to the public.

DPA members must log in to edit their directory information. [Log On Now]

Identifies Distinguished Speakers

Conducts business meetings and identifies distinguished speakers at AAPG sectional and annual meetings.

Jointly Develops Model Agreements

Updates Model Agreements and works with other professional organizations. Aids and provides input related to states proposing or modifying geologic registration/licensure legislation. .

Special Publications

Publishes special publications and position papers on scientific and professional affairs.

Discovery Thinking Forum

A perennial favorite at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, the Discovery Thinking Forum combines the elements of technical skills and information with the personal side of exploration and discovery—a mixture of data, case study/integration, and good stories. In recent years, the Forum has expanded to the International Conference and Exhibition as well. View all.