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Joint Meeting with the Hudson-Mohawk Professional Geologists Association

  • 18 Nov 2015
  • Century House, Latham, NY

NYSCPG-HMPGA Joint Meeting

The New York State Council of Professional Geologists will hold a joint meeting with the Hudson-Mohawk Professional Geologists Association on Weds. Nov. 18th, 2015 at the Century House in Latham, NY from 1-8 pm.


1:00-2:30 pm: NYSCPG Annual Membership Business Meeting

2:30 – 5:00 pm: Presentations on Professional Geologist Licensure

  • Mark Williams: Overview of NYSCPG and History of Licensure Effort in NYS – Mark Williams
  • Michael Rygel: Overview of implications for Higher Education.
  • John Nadeau and Peter O'Connell - Licensure and the Individual
  • John Nadeau and Peter O’Connell - Licensure and Corporations
  • Dave Johnson - Accountant discussing affections of transitions to a professional corporation
  • Corporate attorney (TBD) - legal implication of transitioning to a PC
  • Open forum for questions not dealt with during the talks

5:00-6:00 pm: Social Hour

6:00-7:00: Dinner

7:00-8:00: Evening presentation “Sticks and Stones: How the Evolution of Land Plants Changed Clastic Depositional Systems” by Michael Rygel



Reservations are required by Monday, November 16, 2015 (see attendance options below).  Register on-line at or call or email Marie Cole at (518) 724-7254,


Attendance Options

1) Full Day (includes afternoon session, dinner & evening presentation).  Cost: $35/person

2) Evening Program (includes dinner & evening presentation).  Cost: $10.00 for student members, $20.00 for dormant geologists, $25.00 for members, $30.00 for non-members.

3) Evening Presentation Only: Free



Century House
997 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110

NYSCPG is the principal organization of professional geologists responsible for the advancement of the competent and ethical practice of geology in New York State.
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