AAG Association News

Panel session on "Advancing Geography in Federal K-12 Policy Reforms"

AAG SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

Attendees at the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago are invited to attend this special panel session on Friday, April 24, 2015. Speakers will share federal and state government perspectives on the possible reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the potential impacts on K-12 geography instruction. Those invited include representatives from Congressional staffs and the office of the Governor of Illinois. A full list of speakers will be published in onsite notices. This session will be held in the Roosevelt room in the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Celebrate this year's honorees at the AAG Awards Luncheon

AAG SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

There is still time to join your friends and colleagues at the AAG Awards Luncheon. Honorees will receive their awards and commendations during the special luncheon on April 25. Notable awards to be presented include the AAG Honors, Enhancing Diversity Awards, Specialty Group Awards, 50 Year Members, and many more. Individual seats are only $55, or purchase a table for ten guests for $495. Visit the AAG on-site registration desk at the Hyatt Regency to purchase your seat.

Learn about the GeoMentors program at the AAG Annual Meeting

AAG SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

The AAG-Esri ConnectED GeoMentors Program will officially launch at the AAG 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Attendees can learn more about the program and sign up to be a GeoMentor through program activities throughout the week. "K-12 Education ConnectED with Geography through ArcGIS Online," a panel session about ConnectED featuring Esri and AAG program representatives, will be held at 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Learn more.

Special sessions planned to memorialize geographers at AAG 2015

AAG SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

Several memorial sessions have been planned for the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago to celebrate the lives and legacies of the geographers who have all contributed so much to our discipline. Harm de Blij, Florence Margai, and Larry Brown are among the many geographers who will be remembered in Chicago. Please check the conference program for details and a full list of memorial sessions. Learn more.

AAG seeks papers for new GeoHumanities journal

AAG SmartBrief | Apr 09, 2015

GeoHumanities is a new journal being launched by the Association of American Geographers and will be published by Taylor and Francis. GeoHumanities publishes original peer-reviewed articles that span conceptual and methodological debates in geography and the humanities; critical reflections on analog and digital artistic productions; and new scholarly interactions occurring at the intersections of geography and multiple humanities disciplines. GeoHumanities includes full-length scholarly articles in its Articles section, and shorter creative pieces that cross over between the academy and creative practice in the Practices and Curations section. GeoHumanities is seeking papers in both of these sections. Learn more.

Give Back By Becoming a GeoMentor

AAG SmartBrief | Apr 09, 2015

Esri and AAG are working together to develop a nationwide network of GeoMentors to support the U.S. Department of Education's ConnectED Program, for which Esri has agreed to donate free GIS software to all K–12 schools in the U.S. GeoMentors will help schools and teachers introduce GIS and associated geographic concepts into classrooms across the country. The GIS community is invited to learn more at a panel session at the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago. "K-12 Education ConnectED with Geography through ArcGIS Online" will be held at 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Learn more.

Family activities in Chicago for AAG meeting attendees

AAG SmartBrief | Apr 02, 2015

Find out what there is to do in Chicago with your family. Many family-friendly places offer discounts for groups and advance purchases. This article from Euan Hague covers museums and educational fun, amusement parks and animals, shopping and markets, outdoor adventures and recreation, and sports. Read more.

Download the AAG mobile app

AAG SmartBrief | Apr 02, 2015

The AAG mobile app will help you balance your schedule of preferred sessions, events and meetings with friends and colleagues, while keeping you informed with daily Geograms and social media updates. Networking features offer colleagues tools to share schedules and exchange contact information. The AAG mobile app also integrates with social media networks on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. And, it will help you collect and share important notes and information from sessions and exhibitors. Learn more.

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