94th Annual Meeting

94th Annual Meeting

Event Dates

November 6 – November 8, 2023


JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX

Event Details

The IPAA team looks forward to an amazing 94th Annual Meeting where we will Connect, Cultivate and Communicate with national speakers, policy makers and industry experts. Join us to hear from industry leaders and key policy makers from Washington D.C. who are making decisions that affect the future of oil and natural gas production in the United States.


JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 78261
(210) 276-2500

Click here for a map of the resort. The majority of IPAA’s Meetings will take place in Cibolo Canyon Ballrooms 6 & 7-11.

Room reservations are closed however IPAA has a limited number of rooms on hold. Please contact Beth Stockner bstockner@ipaa.org to check for availability.

If you have questions, contact Beth Stockner at bstockner@ipaa.org.


You can pick-up your badge and tickets at the Conference Registration Desk as follows:

Monday, Nov. 6

9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Lobby Group Registration Desk

Tuesday, Nov. 7

7:00 AM- 12:00 NOON, Cibolo Canyon Ballroom Foyer

Wednesday, Nov. 8

7:00 AM. – 12:00 NOON, Cibolo Canyon Ballroom Foyer


All meetings and events will take place at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa.

Admission to Programs and Events

There will be security on site for this meeting. All participants must be registered with proper credentials to access events.

A name badge is required for admission to all conference events.

All meeting sessions and events are open to registered attendees, unless otherwise specified in the meeting program.

Conference Dress

Business casual attire is suitable for all conference events (pants and optional jacket with collared shirt for men; and pants, dress or skirt for women). Ties are not required for any scheduled events.


Next week’s weather will average in the mid-80s during the day and low 60s at night. Evening functions will be outside. We encourage you to dress in layers so you are prepared for any kind of weather.


The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has many wonderful things to offer IPAA meeting attendees on and off property. Be sure to secure golf, spa, dining reservations and other activities prior to your arrival to ensure availability. Read more about experiences available to you at the resort here.

San Antonio is the city of authenticity where real fun and true adventure are just outside your door. Discover the city’s larger-than-life attractions, thrilling theme parks, and breathtaking, natural wonders. Learn more about things to in the fall season in the Alamo city at VisitSanAntonio.com.

Dinner Reservations for Monday, November 6

There is not an IPAA-hosted dinner on Monday night following the Welcome Reception, so be sure to secure a reservation at one of the JW Marriott’s restaurants. Visit the resort’s Dining webpage.

2023 Keynote Speakers

Harold Hamm

Executive Chairman and founder of Continental Resources

Ken Hersh

President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and
co-founder of NGP Energy Capital Management


Session Spotlights!

IPAA’s Capital Markets Committee Chair David Baggett (Managing Partner of Opportune LLP) plans to host a session on market opportunities and uncertainties and the challenges facing investors and shareholders. Bob Fryklund, Chair of IPAA’s International Committee and Chief Strategist for S&P Global Commodity Insights, will examine the export markets and discuss the role of exports (and imports) for American producers.


During this session, experts from FTI Consulting will provide an overview of the disaster lifecycle – from preparedness and mitigation to response and recovery – and how companies can prepare for a disruption to their operations as well as the implications of a disaster or emergency event. Attendees will also learn why a company’s communications strategies and operational considerations must be fully integrated throughout the management of a crisis, including media engagement, relationships with stakeholders, and reputation management.

Stay and play! Come early or stay an extra day to enjoy two of Texas’ best golf courses!

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is a golf-lover’s paradise with two championship courses at TPC San Antonio. The Oaks course, host of the PGA TOUR’s Valero Texas Open, has a natural aesthetic with oak trees and native greenery accentuating the landscape. The Canyons course offers more dramatic elevation changes and is woven within the unique topography of the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Both courses offer a fun and memorable challenge for novice and avid golfers alike. TPC San Antonio is a private facility and only accessible to club members and guests of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Please call the JW Marriott Reservations Team at 210-491-5800 to schedule your tee time today. Resort guests can book tee times up to 60 days in advance.

Tentative Schedule (Times and Speakers May Vary)

Monday, November 6 (times may change)

10:00 AM- State and Regional Associations Brunch Meeting

1:00 PM – IPAA Board Meeting

2:30 PM – Afternoon Breakouts – IPAA Committee Meetings

  • IPAA Wildcatters Fund PAC
  • Environment and Safety

4:00 PM – SPECIAL PRE-EVENT WORKSHOP: Crisis Communications, hosted by FTI Consulting

6:00 – 7:00 PM -Welcome Reception Sponsored by ProFrac

Tuesday, November 7

7:00 – 8:15 AM – Networking Breakfast

8:30– 9:15 AM – Welcome and Introduction of the Board –
IPAA Chairman Steven Pruett IPAA
Update from IPAA President and CEO Jeff Eshelman

9:15- 10:15-AM – Keynote : Ken Hersh- “The Fastest Tortoise: Winning in Industries I Knew Nothing About”

10:30 – 11:45 AM – Market Opportunities and Uncertainties – Where Do We Stand?

12:00 – 12:45 – Networking Lunch – Buffet

1:00- 1:45 PM – A Bipartisan View of Energy Issues from Capitol Hill

2:00 – 2:45 PM – Regulatory Headwinds Facing Industry

3:00 – 3:45 PM –  State and Regional Perspectives on the Changing Political Landscape

4:00 – 5:00 PM – Afternoon Breakouts – IPAA Committee Meetings

  • Membership and Business Development
  • Land and Royalty

6:30 – 8:00 PM – Reception & Dinner

Wednesday, November 8

7:00-8:15 AM – Networking Breakfast

8:30-9:15 AM – International Export Markets – How Linked are we to Success?

9:30 – 10:15 AM –  Reaching Out – Engaging Communities, Consumers, and Policymakers

10:30 – 11:15 AM – Industry Allies: Oil and Natural Gas Advocacy at the Federal, State and Local Level

11:30- 12:15 PM –  Engaging with an Unchecked Agency

12:30- 2:00 PM – Membership Luncheon sponsored by Tubular Synergy Group

– Award Presentation and Keynote:

“Game Changer: Our Fifty-Year Mission to Secure America’s Energy Independence”   Harold Hamm

2:00-2:30 PM – Final Announcements

Thank You To Our Sponsors