Annual Meeting

AAG 2017 Boston Featured Theme — Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

AAG 2017 Boston — Featured Theme Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG This special theme will feature 50 sessions with more than 250 presentations at the intersection of human rights and geography and will build on the AAG’s decade-long initiatives in this area. Speakers from leading international human rights organizations, academia, government, and…
Continue Reading »
Annual Meeting

AAG 2017 Boston Special Policy Events — The 2016 U.S. Elections: Implications for Geography and Beyond

AAG 2017 Boston — Special Policy Events The 2016 Elections: Implications for Geography and Beyond This series of sessions will focus on analysis and research on the 2016 election, and what the results may mean for geography, the nation, and our planet.   This special track features the session, “The 2016 Elections: Implications for Geography…
Continue Reading »
Annual Meeting

AAG 2017 Boston Featured Theme — Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century

AAG 2017 Boston — Featured Theme Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century Burgeoning global population along with increasing appetite for high-protein or resource demanding food choices may double demands on world agriculture by 2050. At the same time groundwater depletion and climate change are negatively impacting the availability of sufficient water to…
Continue Reading »
Annual Meeting

AAG 2017 Boston Featured Theme — Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience: Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice

AAG 2017 Boston — Featured Theme Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience: Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice Uncertainty and context pose fundamental challenges in geographic research and GIScience. Geospatial data are imbued with error (, measurement and sampling error), and understanding of the effects of contextual influences on human behavior and experience are…
Continue Reading »

GTU Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society is accepting scholarship applications through June 1, 2017. Details about the 2017 GTU Scholarships are posted at  Five awards of $1,000 each are available to support the education of GTU members. Follow the links to access the criteria, instructions, a template for the cover page, and timeline. Applications should be e-mailed no…
Continue Reading »
Annual Meeting

NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Outreach Sessions at the AAG Meeting in Boston, April 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:00-11:40 Interdisciplinary Opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF) This panel will provide an opportunity to learn about various interdisciplinary funding opportunities that exist for geographers at the National Science Foundation. The panel will begin with an overview of NSF’s Ten Big Ideas for Future Investments and will then be followed…
Continue Reading »

Blake Gumprecht Joins News Publishing Industry

Blake Gumprecht, the only two-time winner of the AAG's John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize for his books The Los Angeles River and The American College Town, has resigned from his faculty position at the University of New Hampshire and is leaving academe. He has purchased a weekly newspaper in Clayton, Alabama, that he will publish and…
Continue Reading »

Survey for a National Assessment of GIS&T in Higher Education

Professor David Cowen is leading a survey to assess the current status of GIS instruction across the higher education system. This project is being undertaken with the support of the AAG, UCGIS, and Esri. According to David, anyone who teaches courses in GIS&T is invited to complete the survey. This includes courses in cartography, remote sensing,…
Continue Reading »
Annual Meeting

GeoMentor Program Events at the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting in Boston

The GeoMentors program will have a very active presence at the upcoming AAG Annual Meeting in Boston with a variety of ways you can learn more about program efforts, get ideas on how to get involved, meet other GeoMentors, and engage with program staff. Please consider attending or visiting one of the following (program staff…
Continue Reading »
Annual Meeting

Undergraduate Student Activities and Resources at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston

The 2017 Annual Meeting is the first since the establishment of the new Undergraduate Student Affinity Group and over 400 undergraduates have already registered to attend! At the Annual Meeting, students are encouraged to network with their peers and colleagues, expand their involvement in and understanding of the discipline of geography, and learn skills to…
Continue Reading »
Recent News

Geographers March for Science — Sign the Banner

The AAG has partnered with the March for Science. In addition to supporting the march in many ways, the AAG also will have a large banner that will be carried at the March for Science event in Washington, on Earth Day, April 22. The banner will be in Boston during the Annual Meeting at the AAG Communications Center…
Continue Reading »
Association News

The AAG Wilbanks Award for Transformational Research in Geography

The Tom Wilbanks family has created a new award to memorialize Tom, the AAG Wilbanks Award for Transformational Research in Geography, to honor researchers from the public, private, or academic sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to Geography and GIScience. Wilbanks was a groundbreaking scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he conducted research and…
Continue Reading »