An Introduction to the Annual Meeting of the AAG
The Annual Meeting of the AAG is quite possibly the largest geography conference in the world, with 7,000-8,000 geographers converging from the U.S., Canada, and nearly 60 other countries in a typical year. With over 5,000 different papers and presentations scheduled throughout the conference, you’ll find no shortage of activities that reflect your specific interests within the field of geography. However, with so much going on, it can be challenging for first-time attendees to know how to prepare for and make the most of the meeting.
Guide for newcomers
Along with representatives of the Graduate Student Affinity Group, AAG staff have created a guide for newcomers to the Annual Meeting [PDF] that addresses some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from first-time attendees. If you have a question that's not covered here, visit the Annual Meeting area of our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newcomers' panel and mentoring session at 2013 Annual Meeting
If you're new to the Annual Meeting or if it has been a while since you've attended, please join us in the Jobs and Careers Center (San Pedro Room) on Tuesday, April 9, for a special set of sessions designed to provide an introduction to and overview of the conference. Drop in for an informal mentoring session from 8:00-9:30 am, during which you can ask questions, get advice, learn about a range of meeting activities, and make connections with other geographers. Immediately following the mentoring session will be a panel, "Welcome to the AAG Annual Meeting! A discussion on navigating and making the most of the conference," from 10:00-11:40 am. The session, organized by the Graduate Student Affinity Group and co-sponsored by the AAG, will feature an open Q&A with meeting veterans who will share tips and tricks about managing your time and maximizing your participation in the conference.