Meeting/Event Information

Technical Talks: The Minnesota Section of AIPG holds technical talks September through May, generally the first Tuesday of the month. The talks are designed to fulfill 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH). Professional Geologists, as licensed in the State of Minnesota, are required to complete 24 PDHs every biennium licensing period, including 2 PDHs of ethics.  The technical talks feature important subjects of interest to professional geologists.

The cost includes a buffet lunch and is $21 for non-members, $16 for members, and $0 for students when registering in advance.  We have limited same-day registration for $25. 

As always, non-members and non-geologists are welcome to attend!

AIPG MN March Meeting - Ethics!

March 03, 2020
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton Roseville
2540 North Clevelenad Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113

Timing notes:  Check-in will open at 11:00 AM and a lunch buffet will be available. 

Brief announcements and introductions will begin by 11:30 AM, with the first speaker beginning shortly thereafter. 

There will be a 15 minute break between the two talks. Coffee/tea and cookies will be provided during the break.


Registration for the AIPG MN Section's March meeting is now open online! This meeting will include 2 hours of ethics, enough for your licensure renewal. The cost is $75 for non-members and $50 for members when registering before Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Students may attend for the discounted rate of $25 by registering in advance only.  Same day registration is $75 if available.  As always, non-members and non-geologists are welcome to attend!   



Talk 1 with Carmen Netten, Esq. - Ethics for Professional Geologists. Ethics and how to apply in environmental assessments.

Talk 2 with Dr. Jack Serier - "Public Trust - Public Organizations"  What you do matters!  It is lost on all of us from time to time, but we work in organizations where the public is expecting the best from us.  During his talk, Dr. Jack Serier will explore the meaning in our work, the public nature of what we do, and how focusing on that purpose can reinvigorate what we do and how we do it! 



Carmen Netten has practiced environmental law for 26 years and is currently in-house counsel at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  Her representation is focused primarily on land remediation issues, including site assessment, superfund, petroleum remediation, brownfield redevelopment, and natural resource damages.  Prior to moving to in-house counsel, Carmen represented the MPCA as an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Division of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.  Carmen also co-taught Environmental Law as a part-time adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School.


Jack Serier currently holds the rank of Police Commander at the Saint Paul Police Department and has served as a law enforcement officer for 29 years.  He rose to the rank of Commander at Saint Paul before working as an administrator at the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and serving as Sheriff of Ramsey County.  

Jack holds a B.A. from Hamline University and earned master’s degree and a doctoral degree in Leadership, Policy and Administration from the University of Saint Thomas. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Jack continues to teach ethics and leadership as an assistant professor at Saint Mary’s University, adjunct faculty at the University of Saint Thomas, and as an instructor for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s management program. He also serves on the board of the Northeast Youth and Family Services and the President’s Council for Northern Star Scouting.  Jack is an Eagle Scout and served in Scouting as an adult leader for many years.   


$50.00 AIPG Member

$75.00 Non-Member

$25.00 Student


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