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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Transformative Research in Geography Education

A Special Track of Sessions for the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting Boston, Massachusetts April 5-9, 2017 Sponsored by the National Center for Research in Geography Education  The National Center for Research in Geography Education (NCRGE) is a NSF-funded research coordination network headquartered at the AAG and Texas State University. For the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting in Boston,…
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Focus on Boston

Boston: Geography in a Sanctuary City

Thousands of geographers will convene in Boston from April 5-9 to discuss geographic research, education, and innovation, and form new collaborations with like- and differently-minded scholars, researchers, and practitioners. They will strive to interpret, understand, and respond to the current political climates using their expertise in and perspectives of geography and its many diverse sub-disciplines.…
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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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Focus on Boston

The Neighborhoods of Boston … and Beyond

Boston - Newbury Street Brownstones. Creative Commons License David Ohmer via Compfight. Every day is a new day in Boston. Parks and green spaces are sprouting up all over, new hotels have recently opened, and more are soon to break ground. New restaurants are joining Boston’s distinctive dining scene and the vibrant Seaport District has…
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Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

Nearly all geographers are concerned about human rights, and in their personal and professional lives seek meaningful ways to act on these concerns and values. The AAG and the discipline of geography intersects with human rights in numerous ways. This special theme within the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting will explore intersections of Human Rights and…
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Second Annual ‘GeoHumanities’ GeoPoetics Poetry Reading

The first annual GeoPoetics Poetry Reading was held on March 29 at the 2016 AAG Annual Meeting in San Francisco. It was organized by the editors of the new AAG journal, GeoHumanities. Cecil Giscombe, University of California - Berkeley, is pictured here during his reading. GeoHumanities has organized a GeoPoetics poetry reading to take place…
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