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Call for Papers and Organized Sessions

Due to a high volume of submissions, the abstract deadline for papers has been extended to Nov. 17

Note: In order to submit an abstract or session you must first pay the Annual Meeting Registration fee.

Submit your abstract

The AAG accepts all submitted abstracts and organized sessions for presentation. You may only submit one abstract for presentation and be a panelist in one panel session. If you opt not to submit an abstract, you may be a panelist twice. There is no limit on how many sessions you may organize.

Important Dates

  • August 1, 2016: AAG call for papers opens, abstract submission begins
  • November 17, 2016extended abstract submission deadline for papers, illustrated papers, and interactive short papers
  • November 17, 2016: session organization deadline
  • January, 25, 2017: preliminary program available online
  • February 23, 2017: poster abstract submission deadline
  • February 23, 2017: abstract and session editing deadline
  • April 5 - 9, 2017: AAG 2017 Boston Annual Meeting

"How-to" Guides

If you have any questions about the submission process after reviewing the above information, please contact Oscar Larson at

Professional Conduct

Professional ideas and information are exchanged most effectively at the AAG Annual Meeting in an atmosphere free of abuse or harassment and characterized by courtesy and respect. To that end, the AAG expects all individuals who attend to conduct themselves in a manner that establishes an atmosphere free from discriminatory practices.

Presentation Content and Guidelines

The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers is an open forum for sharing the results of research and teaching in geography and related specialties. The contents of annual meeting presentations by individuals or groups at the annual meeting are theirs alone. The AAG neither endorses nor disclaims the conclusions, interpretations, or opinions expressed by speakers at its Annual Meeting.