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. 

*During the pandemic, we are webcasting our Technical Talks.  The cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. You must register by 11 AM the day of the talk to be sent the login link/information. Students may attend free of charge. Fees go toward supporting the online meeting platform and the Education Fund. Your contribution to the Education Fund helps support many activities, please see our Giving Back page.

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

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CANCELLED - AIPG MN May Meeting & Social!

May 05, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

March 15, 2020 Update:  The Minnesota Section of AIPG has cancelled this event. Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz announced the Minnesota Department of Health's community mitigation strategies on March 13, 2020.  One item, "cancelling or postponing smaller events (those with less than 250 people) that are held in settings that do not allow social distancing of 6 feet per person," applies to our events.  Although we could webcast this talk, we are still in the testing stages of webcasting and we haven't been able to test a remote speaker.  In addition, our planned speaker is a student and is now uncertain of her schedule.  We will reschedule her talk for the 2020/2021 season.

If you have already registered for this talk, AIPG MN will contact you to process a refund or a credit to a future meeting.

The Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (MN Board of AELSLAGID) reminds those renewing Their licenses and who have not yet earned all their Continuing Education (CE) credits for the period of July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020 (or prior to when you apply to renew, whichever is first) that CE credits may by earned via remote learning, as well as in-person. Televised or videotaped courses, webinars, and other self-study courses, and distance-learning college courses are among the many CE formats available.

The Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) by the American Geosciences Institute, started in cooperation with AIPG, provides a platform for on-demand, life-long learning and continuing education opportunities in the geosciences. These courses are free for AIPG members! GOLI on-demand online courses provide learners with the flexibility to self-pace their progress, since on-demand courses do not have a set schedule like traditional academic semester-based courses. Brought to you via the OpenedX Learning Management System (LMS), learners are able to browse course descriptions, enroll in specific courses, access content, and complete any course completely free of charge. All learners who complete online courses offered through the GOLI platform with a passing grade of 70% or higher are eligible to purchase Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for a nominal charge. Please note that 0.10 CEU is generally equal to 1 professional development hour (PDH).

Sample On-Demand Courses by AIPG Members


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The Minnesota Section of AIPG will hold a Dinner Meeting/Social on Tuesday, May 5, 2019 at 5:30 PM. 

***Please note that this meeting takes the place of the regular lucheon.***

The purpose of the Dinner Meeting/Social is to raise funds towards our annual $1,000 Student Grant!!! 


The Dinner Meeting/Social will feature a plated dinner, including dessert and a free drink. There will be a cash bar, a great door prize, a rock/mineral raffle, and lots of time to catch up with other professionals and students who will soon be entering the professional workforce. 

The timing:

  • The social hour will begin at 5:30 PM
  • Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM
  • The technical talk (that meets the requirements for 1 Professional Development Hour) will begin at 7:00 PM.

The cost is $30 in advance and includes a plated dinner, one beverage ticket, a door prize ticket, a great talk, a donation to the student grant, and access to all sorts of cool people.

Talk title: TBD

by Natalie Hummel, Carleton College & Winner of the MN Seciton of AIPG's Annual Scholarship

Talk abstract: TBD

Biography: TBD


$30.00 AIPG Member

$30.00 Non-Member

$0.00 Student


Donate any amount towards geoscience education/mineral kits and our scholarship fund!