Annual Meeting

Carry the AAG 2017 Annual Meeting Program in Your Pocket

Get the most from your AAG 2017 Boston experience with the mobile app. Enjoy an interactive experience on your Apple, Android, BlackBerry and other mobile devices during the annual meeting. If you're a laptop user or have a Windows phone, there's also a Web version for your devices. Plan your experience throughout the meeting: search…
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Annual Meeting

AAG Snapshots: Learn About the Programs, Projects, and Resources of the AAG During the Annual Meeting

Would you like to know more about the work of the AAG throughout the year, beyond the Annual Meeting? Are you interested in learning about additional resources and opportunities available to you through the AAG? Check out a new feature at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston, our AAG Snapshots series! Throughout the week, AAG…
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Explore the Growing List of AAG 2017 Field Trips, Workshops and Excursions

Explore the rich physical and cultural geography of Boston, Mass., and the New England region through informative field trips led by geographers or other experts. Field trips and excursions are also an excellent way to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues and friends. Also, expand your knowledge base and sign up for a workshop within your area…
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Attend Special Sessions on the 2016 U.S. Elections: Implications for Geography and Beyond

The 2016 elections in the United States may impact geography and our nation in the years ahead in many ways. Every year, the AAG addresses “late-breaking” events through special sessions at our Annual Meetings. During our upcoming 2017 AAG Annual Meeting in Boston, the AAG will hold a series of sessions within the special track, The…
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AAG 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 meet agricultural and domestic freshwater demands in many regions. Compounding these challenges are socioeconomic forces,…
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AAG Theme: Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience

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 often obfuscated by various types of uncertainty (, contextual uncertainties, algorithmic uncertainties, and uncertainty arising from different spatial scales…
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AAG Theme: Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

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

NAACP Endorses AAG Letter Opposing Restrictions on Geospatial and Racial Disparities Data

NAACP and 26 other prominent national organizations signed on to a letter written by the AAG expressing concerns about proposed bills (Senate Bill 103 and House Bill 482) that could impose restrictions on the use of and access to geospatial data related to racial disparities. Read more about AAG policy action. Read the letter.
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Association News

AAG Announces 2017 Election Results

2017 AAG Election Results Dear AAG members, The AAG Tellers Committee has reported the results of the 2017 AAG Election. Those elected to office are as follows: President:  Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee. Vice President: Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, University of Texas-Austin. National Councilors: Lorraine Dowler, Pennsylvania State University; Jamie Winders, Syracuse University. Nominating Committee: Perry Carter, Texas Tech University; Jennifer Clark,…
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Recent News

Nicholas Kristof Reflects on a Refugee’s Journey

The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's recent op-ed "Mr. Trump, Meet My Family: A Refugee's Journey, and a Message of Thanks" draws on some historical comparisons and describes his father's experiences as he made his way from cold-war Europe to the During AAG's 2012 annual meeting in New York, Kristof spoke as part of a panel…
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AAG to Support Geographers from Countries Affected by Trump Travel Restrictions

The AAG will refund the conference registration fees for any AAG member or attendee who is a citizen of one of the seven countries affected by the Travel Ban and who by virtue of being outside the United States at this time will not be able to attend the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston. In…
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