Natural Gas Connect

This conference merges SGA's ESHT, MCEC and Operating Conference.


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July 15-17, 2019

San Antonio, TX

J.W. Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa

This new conference will offer more than 30 SGA roundtables next year, opening up limitless cross-learning opportunities. It will also help bridge any gaps in your business outlook and connect you with other engaged peers in the industry beyond operations and engineering.

The new conference needed a new name, so a group of SGA committee members from across the business came up with a name that captures the purpose of this huge event.

Your peers have named it Natural Gas Connect or NGC for short. It’s the place for connecting people, ideas and information.

NGC will have it all! Think expanded content, improved connection centers, exciting onsite events and more opportunities for idea sharing and innovation. Coming together as one force, Natural Gas Connect will also host an even larger, more diverse exhibit hall exposing you to new industry partners not to mention 1,300+ new industry friends.






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Roundtable Agendas

Attendees will be selecting a primary roundtable during registration. However, you are welcome to move around the conference and participate in any of the concurrent sessions. Some sessions during roundtable time may be closed to gas company attendees only. Those interested in attending specific sessions should check the mobile platform or posted session information for more details.


Keynote: Energy's False Moral Panic

Mark Mathis, President of Clean Energy Alliance



Mark Mathis is on a mission to cure "energy blindness" by providing practical energy truths and is president of Clean Energy Alliance (CEA). CEA strives to raise the EIQ (Energy Intelligence Quotient) of our society. Much of what the media and activist groups tell us about energy is misleading or entirely false, which can lead to dangerous and expensive outcomes. CEA challenges false claims and premises in a fun, interesting and shareable format. The goal is to have us arrive at our conclusions using logic, reliable data, human experience, history and rational analysis.

Mark has written, produced and directed two documentary films on energy. In Fractured Mark explained how language is used to dangerously deceive us about the most essential component to the function of the modern world—energy. In spOILed he examined the public’s ignorance of the central role oil plays in our lives. spOILed was shown theatrically in dozens of cities across the United States. Mark conducted Q&A sessions with audiences at the conclusion of more than 180 shows. Before becoming a documentary filmmaker Mark was a TV news anchor/reporter, media consultant/trainer and talk radio host. Mark founded the energy education non-profit Citizens Alliance for Responsible Energy and testified before Congress on the dangers of anti-energy extremist groups that same year. Over the past 20 years Mark has been a keynote speaker for many dozens of organizations from the National Football League to the Independent Petroleum Association of America to the Saudi Research and Marketing’s International Speakers Program. 





Special Event Information Coming Soon!



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J.W. Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa

23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78261

Special Room Rate Ends Friday, June 21, 2019

Room Rate: $209 (Single/Double Occupancy)


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SGA does not use third-party agents for booking. To reserve your room over the phone, contact the hotel at (210)276-2500 and ask for the SGA or Southern Gas Association rate to receive discounted pricing.  



Join the 2019 Natural Gas Connect Advanced Booth Reservation List 




Booth Pricing:

TBD Member | TBD Non-member

Premium Booth Pricing:

TBD Member | TBD Non-member

Additional Booth Personnel

TBD Member | TBD Non-Member

PLEASE NOTE: Registering for the Conference as an exhibitor does not reserve a booth. You will need to reserve/make your booth selection before registering for the conference as an exhibitor. 


Want to exhibit at Natural Gas Connect? Contact Colleen Bransford for more information.

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Conference Pricing

Event Registration: Member: $675 | Non-Member: $1025
Guest Registration: $125

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "A" when cancellation is required.

Event Details

PDH/CPE: This conference qualifies for PDH hours. Attendees will receive a PDH form in the guidebook or the follow-up email. This conference does not qualify for CPE hours. 

Download the event mobile app!

  • Live and up to date information throughout the conference, including room changes or other on-site activities that are important to our attendees
  • Keep your customized schedule and make changes to that schedule
  • Search events based on speakers and session titles
  • Get local information under Event Details
  • Access to download all conference presentations
  • App Store Search words: gomobile@sga, SGA, SGAmobile, GoMobile


Extend Your Networking Virtually

Members have the capability to extend their networking beyond the actual event. This private social network allows members to connect with one another and ask questions, post in the online library, and further connect with peers. Join in the virtual conversations today at Connect@SGA.

Attire: Denim Casual

Local Links: San Antonio Visitor Center

Questions? Contact Member Services.



Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Colleen Bransford for more information.


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