The Dallas-Forth Worth Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) was established with a networking social in September 2005. A second social was held in October during the 2005 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in conjunction with the Gulf Coast and Delta Section ELPs, recording an attendance of more than 100 people. The November social, which was held in Dallas, had attendance of more than 20 people. Dinner forums and luncheons focusing on soft skills are planned for early this year. The target audience is young engineers and professionals, but more-experienced members are welcome to attend as well.