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Professional Development Opportunity for Community College Geography Faculty & Students

Attend the 2014 AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa FL

Join friends and colleagues in Tampa, Florida, April 8-12, 2014 for the latest in education, applications, and research in geography, sustainability, and GIS!

With Florida and the Southeast home to a large number of community colleges, the Annual Meeting provides extraordinary opportunities to network face-to-face and learn about new developments in geography education and research.

Each year, the Community College Affinity Group (CCAG), Geography Education Specialty Group (GESG) and Stand-Alone Geographers Affinity Group (SAGE) sponsor a broad program of paper, poster and panel sessions directly relevant to geography educators at all levels.

Early Registration Discounts Available

 Register for the Annual Meeting and renew your AAG membership online. When you renew, you can also join the CCAG, SAGE, or GESG to receive announcements on the sponsored sessions, workshops and field trips at the Annual Meeting. 

Early registration deadlines are December 3, 2013 and March 15, 2014.

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Travel Grants Available for Community College Students

The Community College Travel Grant is awarded to outstanding students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions to attend the next AAG Annual Meeting. Generously provided by Darrel Hess and Robert and Bobbé Christopherson, the award consists of meeting registration, one year membership in the AAG, and a travel expense subsidy of $500 toward the cost of attending the AAG Annual Meeting.

Deadline for application is November 1, 2013.

For more information review the Eligibility, Criteria, and Application details.

Conference Volunteer

Student, unemployed or underemployed geographers who are AAG members can apply to donate some of their time to help offset their meeting registration costs. Applicants must be registered and paid for the meeting to be selected. This program is very popular and not all that apply are assigned shifts. Early applications and flexible availability have the best chances for selection.

Deadline for application is January 20, 2014.

For more information review the Eligibility, Shift, Reimbursement, and Application details.

TIP: Contact Your Campus for Funding Opportunities

Faculty, contact your campus Professional/Staff Development Office to find out if there are funding opportunities for attending and/or participating in professional conferences. Funding availability usually depends on each campus’ budgets and policies.


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Ways you can get involved

1. Present in a paper, poster or panel session. For paper sessions, only an abstract is needed.

2. Participate in a workshop or field trip.

3. Organize your own paper, poster or panel session, workshop or field trip.

4. Attend an Affinity or Specialty Group Business Meeting.

5. Sponsor a student attendee for a Travel Grant.

6. Serve as a Career Mentor or Conference Volunteer.

Benefits you get

"I never miss the Annual Meeting. Each year I leave with new teaching ideas to implement and new professional contacts to collaborate with."

Sarah Goggin
Cypress College
Chair, CCAG
Vice-Chair, GESG

"The AAG Annual Meeting is a time for me to recharge and reconnect with my peers from across the country. At the meeting I am able to talk about challenges that are common to us all, and collaborate on new projects that are exciting and challenging."  

Kerry Lyste
Everett Community College
past-Chair, CCAG


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