Created in 1961 with just three lecturers, the Distinguished Lecturer Program offers more than 450 presentations each year. The program is funded primarily by the SPE Foundation through member donations and a contribution from Offshore Europe. We appreciate the companies that allow their professionals to serve as lecturers and the additional support from AIME.
For the current Distinguised Lecturer season (September 2017–June 2018), SPE is providing up to two lecturers for each compliant section instead of three. The Board will review and reconsider the number of lecturers SPE is able to provide again next year.
Attend a section meeting featuring a Distinguished Lecturer. Listen, engage and evaluate the DL's presentation. Section members can submit evaluations for every Distinguished Lecturer meeting.
Distinguished Lecturers are nominated by their peers and selected by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee based on the quality, timeliness, and relevance of their presentations. We solicit nominations from around the world to cover all disciplines.Nominate someone to be a Distinguished Lecturer. »
Each year, the Distinguished Lecturer Committee selects topics and lecturers for the program. The committee is composed of up to 36 members, with one Regional Member from each region serving a three-year term, and Standing Members appointed by the SPE President-elect serving a maximum term of three years.