2023 AIPG Conference Technical Presentations

2023 AIPG Conference Technical Presentations


The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) will be hosting its 60th Annual Conference in the Greater Cincinnati Area (specifically Covington, KY) with activities from September 15 through 19, 2023.



Our Annual Conference presentations provide technical expertise and project examples of implementation for a wide variety of topics including:


Technical Session Topics:


  • Conceptual Site Models
  • Digital Tools and Modeling
  • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
  • Emerging Energy Needs
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Ethics & Professional Standards
  • Geophysical Methods
  • Green and Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Hydro-Geological Studies
  • In-Situ Methods for Industrial Sites
  • Karst Geology
  • Limnology
  • LNAPL Assessment and Remediation
  • Mineral Resources
  • PFAS Sampling, Distribution, Treatment
  • Source Zone Treatment Methods
  • Vapor Intrusion


Petroleum Connection readers may be interested in attending:


Pathway for Sustainable Aggregate Development in Buckeye, Arizona

Eric Mears, Haley & Aldrich, and Thomas J. Lowry, CalPortland Company


Petrographic Analyses for Forensic Investigations of Industrial Minerals and Rocks

Steven Stokowski, CPG, Stone Products Consultants


Diagenetic Induced Petroleum Reservoir Degradation in the Big Clifty Sandstone, Down-dip of a Karst Plain in South Central Kentucky Along the Southeastern Periphery of the Illinois Basin – Kort H. Butler, MEM, American Engineering Testing Inc.


Expedited Investigation of a Karstic Terrain Gasoline Release to Litigation Delaying Critical Parts of a Multi-Billion Dollar Airport Expansion Effort – David Heidlauf, CPG, Ramboll


The National Geologic Map Database – Resource for Geoscience Professionals and the Public – David Soller, US Geological Survey


Furthering Hydraulic Characterization: Visual Mapping of Injection Data – Andrew Kavanagh, Regenesis


Industrial Seismology, A Brief Introduction

Mark Trimble, CPG


Lines of Evidence for Evaluating LNAPL and Dissolved-Phase Plume-Stability at Petroleum Sites – West Johnson, MEM, Columbia Technologies LLC


With Great (Geoscience) Power Comes Great Responsibility – Andrea Waldie, Geoscientists Canada


Development of Site-Specific Background Concentrations of CCR Parameters in Native Soils at Current and Former Fossil Plants in Tennessee – Edgar Smith, Stantec


Hydrogeological Characterization of a Potential Mine Site – Paul Chasco, CPG, Natural Resources Management


Exploring Applications of cDC-GANSs for Subsurface Problems: Multiphase Flow and Enhanced Reaction Rates – Farzad Moeini, University of Cincinnati


How “Green” is Green Energy? Applying the AIPG Code of Ethics to Energy Sources and Policy – Jessica Davey, MEM, Davey Consulting Corp.


Our Plenary opening presentations and panel on Monday, September 18, 2023, will feature geological survey representatives from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.


Geological Survey Presentations

Geologic Survey presentations will include highlights of new:


  • Research findings,
  • Publications,
  • Maps,
  • Data bases and
  • Answers to frequently asked questions


For the oil & gas, coal & mineral mining, land and water resource, hazard identification and mitigation industry companies and staff.


Lunch Time Keynote Speakers


Monday, September 18, 2023

Dr. Amy Townsend-Small, Professor, University of Cincinnati presenting: Community Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service in the Earth and Environmental Sciences


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Mayor Joseph U. Meyer, City of Covington, KY presenting: Covington: Transformed!


Student/Early Career Professionals Day


Saturday, September 16, 2023

Workshop from 8 am to 5 pm


Lunch with professional attendees included!


Workshop includes:

  • mentoring opportunities
  • ASBOG exam tips
  • professional licensing and certification options and benefits
  • resume, career building, and interview tips
  • mock interviews with real companies and agencies
  • demonstration of in-field analysis equipment
  • hands-on activity measuring strike & dip, trend & plunge on rock samples with different models of transits


Celebration reception for students and early career professional to network with industry professionals will be held after workshop.


There is a $70 registration fee for Student/Early Career Professional in-person attendance and $20 for remote attendance. Student scholarships available for in-person attendance only.


Lead Inspector and OSHA HAZWOPER Refreshers


Lead Inspector Refresher Training

(Saturday, 9/16/2023, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Register here:

OTS Training (learningstream.com)

Registration Deadline – 9/1/2023


8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training

 (Saturday, 9/16/2023, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Register here:


Registration Deadline – 8/23/2023


Earn CEUs!

Attending the technical presentations and workshops will earn continuing education credits.


Registration for all these conference activities can be found at:




Virtual Connections Available

If you are unable to travel, we are offering virtual registration on highlighted presentations.  A virtual registration allows you to watch the presentations and earn continuing education credits the days of the conference and a link to the recorded sessions to watch after the conference until December 31, 2023.


Please join us for any of these activities you can use and enjoy!


  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo Begins 9:00 am
  • Exhibitor Setup for Frac Sand Conference 1:00 pm
  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo Ends 4:00 pm
  • Speaker/Sponsor Reception at Frac Sand Equipment Expo 4:00 pm



  • Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00 am
  • General Sessions with Breaks in the Exhibit Hall 8:30 am
  • Conference Closes 12:00 pm
  • Exhibit Hall Beak Down & Move-Out 12:00 pm
  • Conference Golf Outing 1:00 pm


  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo 20'x40' Space $3,500
  • VIP Dinner on November 19th $7,500
  • Coffee Mugs $4,500
  • Notebook SOLD
  • Speaker/Sponsor Reception on November 18th SOLD
  • Conference Mobile App $3,000
  • Day 1 Kick-Off SOLD
  • Day 2 Kick-Off $3,000
  • Lanyard SOLD
  • Networking Lunch on November 19th SOLD
  • Networking Reception Glasses $3,000
  • Day 1 Morning Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 1 Afternoon Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 2 Morning Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 2 Afternoon Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Case Study 1 $2,500
  • Case Study 2 $2,500
  • Charging Station $2,500
  • Printed Program $2,500
  • Conference Wifi $2,000
  • Golf: Water Bottles SOLD
  • Golf: Hosted Hole (Beverage Station & Contest) $3,700
  • Golf: Hats $3,500
  • Golf: Cigars $3,200
  • Golf: Divot Tools $3,200
  • Golf: Balls $3,200
  • Golf: Towels $3,200

The Frac Sand
Summer Happy Hour

Event Registration – $25