Convention Agenda

Monday, May 15


Convention Registration
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Park Vista Hotel 

Hospitality Suite
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Park Vista Hotel

Loco Burro Dinner  
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Loco Burro

A bucking burro and delicious food will set the stage for the convention's opening night festivities at Gatlinburg's premier Fresh Mex Cantina, Loco Burro

This hosted dinner, including transportation to and from the hotel on private shuttles, will be a fun and exciting way to kickoff the convention! 

Tuesday, May 16


Convention Registration
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Park Vista Hotel

Morning Technical Sessions
9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Park Vista Hotel

9:00 a.m. – Welcome Message & Legislative Updates, Chuck Laine, TOGA President

9:15 a.m. – “Gas Line Issues on TVA Right of Ways," Stephen Williams, Program Manager, TVA

10:00 a.m. – Morning Coffee Break 

10:15 a.m. - "Bonding Issues in Tennessee," Mike Burton, Oil & Gas Program Supervisor, TDEC

11:00 a.m. – “Pre-Chattanooga structures and oil/gas plays in Central Tennessee - Worthwhile or not?" Dr. Robert Hatcher, Professor & Distinguished Scientist of Structural Geology & Tectonics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Awards Luncheon
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

  • Muddy Boots Award 

Afternoon Technical Sessions

1:15 p.m - "Advances in GIS Software," Dr. Gary Bible, President, Cougar Dome, LLC

1:45 p.m. – TBA  

Board of Directors & Membership Meeting
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Park Vista Hotel