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Welcome to Boston

2017 AAG Annual Meeting
April 5-9, 2017
Hynes Convention Center

Welcome to the 2017 American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting in Boston, MA! You will be joined by fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting will be held from April 5-9, 2017, and will feature over 6,900 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. 

The 2017 Meeting will be headquartered at the Hynes Convention Center, located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Sessions and events will also take place at the official 2017 AAG Meeting hotels: the Sheraton Boston and the Marriott Copley Place. The additional meeting venues are located steps away from the Hynes Convention Center.

AAG 2017 Walking Map

Registration at the 2017 Annual Meeting will be located on the Second Level of the Hynes Convention Center.

If entering from the Boylston Street entrance on the Lower Level, please take the escalators up two levels.If entering from the Prudential Center entrance on the Plaza level, please proceed through the lobby and take the escalator up one level. Once you exit the escalator, please follow the posted signage to registration.

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Travel Restriction Legal Assistance Resources

MIRA, the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, has provided a list of resources for any international travelers that may encounter difficulties upon arrival at Boston Logan International Airport. These resources include:

ACLUM, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, also provides legal assistance related to civil liberties violations and issues of unfair treatment by the government.

In addition to recent travel restrictions for international visitors to the United States, limitations have been placed on electronics usage on certain airlines from the Middle East and North Africa. For more information about what personal and electronic property rights you have as a traveler, please visit Border Searches of Your Electronic Devices — What Rights Do You Have?, provided by Foley Hoag LLC, who serve as liaisons to the U.S. Customs and Border Control office at Boston Logan Airport.

For attendees arriving to the United States in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, the Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition provides similar resources for legal aid and assistance.

 Childcare and Parent Resources

The AAG is pleased to announce that it is continuing full-time, professionally managed and staffed onsite childcare services for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston at the Boston Sheraton Hotel from April 5-9, 2017. 

For the benefit of nursing mothers, AAG has provided a lactation room for this year’s Annual Meeting. Please visit the volunteer desk, located in the Exhibit Hall C Foyer on the Second Level of Hynes Convention Center, for more information.