AAG Association News

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

AAG SmartBrief | Feb 23, 2017

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.

Finalize Your Submissions: Abstract and Session Editing Closes Today

AAG SmartBrief | Feb 23, 2017

All abstracts and sessions must be finalized by 7:00 p.m. EST today, February 23, 2017. Any changes made after this date will not be reflected in printed program, but may appear in the online program or mobile app. Log in to the session and abstract console.

Receive the African Geographical Review: Join the African Specialty Group

AAG SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

The African Geographical Review is an AAG journal edited by the Africa Specialty Group. It provides a medium for the publication of geographical material relating to Africa, seeks to enhance the standing of African regional geography, and to promote a better representation of African scholarship. Articles cover all sub-fields of geography, and can be theoretical, empirical or applied in nature. Members of the AAG's Africa Specialty Group receive a complimentary online subscription to the journal. If you are interested in receiving this journal, add membership in the African Specialty Group to your AAG membership for just $15 per year ($5 for students). Join now.

Plan your schedule for AAG 2017 with the online preliminary program

AAG SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

The preliminary program for the AAG Annual Meeting is now available online. The searchable program includes a preliminary agenda of sessions, plenary speakers, and specialty group meetings. You can browse the program by presenter, keyword, title, or specialty group. You can also view sessions by day using the calendar of events. Please note that sessions and events for the 2017 Annual Meeting begin on Wednesday and conclude on Sunday. Browse the program.

Boston: Geography in a Sanctuary City

AAG SmartBrief | Feb 09, 2017

Boston, a city central to the history and development of democracy in the United States, will provide a fitting backdrop for the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting and much needed thoughtful discussions on human rights, social justice, immigration, and countless other relevant topics. Boston is poised to offer a historical perspective, as well as a first-hand look at geopolitical discourse as it happens. Current events make it all the more meaningful that geographers, who identify the significance of all places, should be coming to gather in this particular place at this particular time. The annual meeting will be held April 5-9, 2017, at the Hynes Convention Center. Read more.

AAG Elections Results

AAG SmartBrief | Feb 09, 2017

The AAG Tellers Committee has reported the results of the 2017 AAG Election. Members have elected Derek Alderman, University of Tennessee, for president; and Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, University of Texas-Austin, for vice-president. Also, Lorraine Dowler, Pennsylvania State University; and Jamie Winders, Syracuse University, were elected to the National Council. AAG Members also approved a constitutional change to add a student member to Council. Six others were selected to fill vacancies on the Nominating Committee and Honors Committee. Learn more.

AAG to Support Geographers from Countries Affected by Trump Travel Restrictions

AAG SmartBrief | Feb 02, 2017

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 U.S. 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 the interest of giving such members a voice at the conference we also will allow for their abstracts to remain in the program. We also are exploring options to have their work presented at the meeting. Learn more.

AAG Statement on President Trump's Executive Order

AAG SmartBrief | Feb 02, 2017

The AAG Council has issued a statement on the recent Trump Executive Order limiting travel to the US from several countries. The AAG is committed to supporting all AAG members who are impacted by this executive order. We also are taking action in concert with several other organizations in Washington, D.C., to attempt to roll back the restrictions of this Executive Order. The AAG Council and Central Office are actively working with determination in this effort and will share regular updates with you. We also encourage all of our members to engage at the local and state levels with your own congressional representatives, to express to them your own perspectives on this issue. Learn more.

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