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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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AAG Emerging Workforce Scholars Program

This year, the AAG has launched a unique new initiative called the Emerging Workforce Scholars Program. The program allows aspirational high school and undergraduate students from underserved Boston-area communities to attend the Annual Meeting and interact with geography and geoscience professionals to learn about the work they perform and the preparation needed for careers in…
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Ideas for the Culture Enthusiast in Boston

Boston’s cultural scene is vibrant in all seasons. From museums and performing arts to interactive festivals and outdoor concerts, Boston is abuzz with activities for cultural enthusiasts. If you love the classics, ensembles such as Handel & Haydn Society and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are reason enough to visit Boston. If you prefer a lighter,…
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Jobs and Careers Center at the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting

The Jobs & Careers Center will be located in Rooms 203, 204 & 205 of the Hynes Convention Center, Second Level. It provides a central location for job seekers, students, and professionals to interact with one another and to learn more about careers and professional development for geographers. A careers information table will be staffed…
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Family-Friendly Boston

Family fun in Boston is around every corner.  From the waterfront to the Fens, and across the river too, Boston is full of family-oriented attractions.  We make history fun with tours of the Freedom Trail and interactive exhibits at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and the USS Constitution Museum.  Don’t worry about those…
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