For many years, LAGCOE was held in the Blackham Coliseum, down the road from its current home, The Cajundome & Convention Center. Here's an aerial view of LAGCOE 1957 which was used to promote LAGCOE 1959.
From the beginning, LAGCOE has been fortunate to have the commitment of many men and women who have served on the LAGCOE Board of Directors, volunteering time and talents. Here's a picture of all of the directors featured in the program guide for LAGCOE 1959.
In 1961, LAGCOE hosted the fourth exposition. Even at this time, only seven years after the first show, LAGCOE leaders knew the importance of documenting and celebrating LAGCOE's history. Here is an excerpt from the 1961 Program Guide detailing the recent history of LAGCOE.
"Looey is a funny guy. He works in an oil field ... He's an ordinary Joe - or Looey. He's one of your best customers ... He is an oil worker, a citizen, a father, a part of the ever growing and prospering oil community of your community."
Beginning with LAGCOE 1981, oilfield photographer Kent Hutslar shared his illustrations and photographs with LAGCOE by creating a commemorative poster for each show. Here's one of our favorite posters, designed for LAGCOE 1983.
Since 2003, LAGCOE has been one of the only oil and gas expositions chosen to participate in the US Department of Commerce International Buyer Program. Today, it is one of only 2 shows continuing in this program which markets the show to foreign buyers across the globe.
In 2013, LAGCOE hosted the first LAGCOE Career Fair, as a part of the 2013 exposition. In 2014, LAGCOE decided to continue this new tradition by hosting the LAGCOE Career Fair, independently of the exposition.
In 2009, LAGCOE introduced the LAGCOE New Technology Showcase. Here's a photo of one winner presenting his company's technologies at the forum which takes place as a technical session during LAGCOE 2013.