Take this photo, add 30 years and you have the AGS demographic. Mostly men, mostly wearing vests, and a lot of facial hair. The measly 4 other women I spied were wearing hiking boots and not a stitch of makeup. I had considered wearing some jeans in lieu of my slacks but thought better of it because I was attending a professional meeting. Granted I did get some interested looks from the unmarried gentlemen below the age of 50 in the group, but that's not exactly what I was after. Somewhere in the world there is a place for those of us who are both earth scientists and fabulous.
The talk was about the Helotes mulch fire (it inexplicably has its own Myspace Page) and how they managed to extinguish it and all the environmental issues that came up while fighting the fire. A rather interesting talk and there was free pizza and sodas, not that I partook of them because of my diet. Geologists know how to throw a party.