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2020 AAPL Annual Meeting

June 17-20, 2020 | Huntington Beach

The 2020 AAPL Annual Meeting — a professional development and land conference — will be held June 17-20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Huntington Beach, California. Make plans now to attend the most comprehensive education conference geared specifically for the land professional. Continuing education and CLE credits will be offered, and the networking opportunities will be bountiful.

Keynote Speaker

Colin Fenton

Colin Fenton

Chairman, TPH Commodities

Colin Fenton serves as Chairman of Commodities in the advisory practice. Previously, Fenton was the chief commodities strategist at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

He is the former managing partner of Curium Capital Advisors LLC, a registered investment adviser that he sold to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in 2010. For three years, he was the managing director responsible for commodities and cyclical industries at Duquesne Capital Management LLC, Stanley Druckenmiller’s hedge fund. Fenton is also a former chief intelligence officer of Ospraie Management LP, at that time the world’s largest commodity hedge fund by AUM. He began his markets career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where for seven years he helped build the Commodities Research franchise.

Before joining Goldman, Fenton was the research assistant to Ambassador Chester A. Crocker, the former US assistant secretary of state for African Affairs. In this role, Fenton gained his first advisory experiences, working with: private-sector mining interests operating in sub-Saharan Africa, a startup airline (USAfrica Airways), a private wealth management business based in Switzerland, and diplomats navigating South Africa’s historic reconciliation events in 1994.

Fenton holds an MSFS degree from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is also a graduate of Princeton University, where he studied early modern history.

Jimmie Cho

Jimmie Cho

Chief Operating Officer, SoCalGas

Jimmie Cho is chief operating officer (COO) for Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), a Sempra Energy regulated California utility.

Previously, he was senior vice president of customer service for SoCalGas and gas distribution operations for SoCalGas and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). Before that, Cho held increasingly responsible management roles in the areas of gas transmission and storage operations; engineering and major projects; human resources, diversity and inclusion; customer communications, research and web strategy; safety and emergency services; and customer service field operations.

In addition to his tenure with Sempra Energy, he formerly served as director of resource conservation and public outreach at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and started his professional career as a project engineer for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.

Cho serves on the board of directors of the National Utilities Diversity Council and the Los Angeles Police Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Brown University and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Stanford University.

Pricing Information (through April 3, 2020)

Member $600
Non-Member $800
Student $150
  • Welcome Reception
  • Opening Session: Award Ceremony & Keynote
  • Education Sessions
  • Hot Play Happy Hours
  • Education Luncheon
  • Horizon Breakfast
  • Landman Bash
  • Membership Luncheon
  • Workouts on the Beach
  • RL/RPL/CPL Credits
  • CLEs 
Spouse/Guest $275
  • Welcome Reception
  • Opening Session: Award Ceremony & Keynote
  • Hot Play Happy Hours
  • Horizon Breakfast
  • Landman Bash
  • Membership Luncheon
  • Workouts on the Beach
Additional Activities
  • Golf Tournament (separate registration) $275 for conference attendees, $325 for non-conference attendees
  • Signal Hill Petroleum Tour (separate registration) $40
  • CRC THUMS Island Tour (separate registration) $40
Additional Tickets for Purchase:
  • Welcome Reception $65
  • Opening Session: Award Ceremony & Keynote $40
  • Hot Play Happy Hours $50
  • Education Luncheon $70
  • Landman Bash $140
  • Membership Luncheon $70
  • Horizon Breakfast $30


Convince Your Boss

Need some help getting your supervisor to approve your request to attend AAPL's 66th Annual Meeting? Customize our "Convince Your Boss" template letter to make the strongest case for your participation. Fill in the gaps with your information then share the letter with your supervisor and schedule a few minutes of face-to-face time to discuss your request.

We hope this helps you get out to beautiful Huntington Beach in June for AAPL's Annual Meeting! 



Location/Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Group Rate: $269 + $15 Resort Fee (Option of: 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds)
Upgrades are available upon request. Complimentary wireless internet in all guestrooms.
Hotel group rate cut-off date is Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

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<p>Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa<br />
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy<br />
Huntington Beach, CA 92648</p>

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