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Earn GISP Credits at the 2015 AAG Annual Meeting

The 2015 AAG Annual Meeting will have many presentations of interest to GISPs, including sessions on GIS applications in a broad range of fields; GIS tools and techniques; and much more. Attendees can earn GISP certification credits by participating in the AAG Annual Meeting. Attending provides several ways to earn points for the "Contributions to the Profession" and "Education" components of becoming a GISP. For more information, visit GISCI (www.gisci.org). To register for the AAG Annual Meeting, visit www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/register.

Sessions currently being planned for the 2015 AAG Annual Meeting include:

Workshops

The AAG is planning a series of workshops on GISP certification, which will focus on topics including documentation requirements, portfolio essentials, renewing your GISP certification, how to prepare for the new exam component of becoming a GISP, and more. We seek members to help lead and facilitate these workshops, and we also welcome proposals for additional workshops related to GISPs, careers and professional development. For further information, contact us at careers@aag.org. For full descriptions of these and other workshops as they are announced, visit www.aag.org/annualmeeting/workshops

Panel Sessions

Panel sessions will focus on topics including GIS applications in transportation, health, disaster and emergency response, urban planning, resource management, sustainable development, business, and more. Additional sessions at the Annual Meeting will focus on career development, social media, geography education, political geography, natural hazards, climate change, human geography, physical geography, international development, social justice, and a host of other topics. If interested in organizing a session related to GISPs and/or careers and professional development, email us at careers@aag.org for assistance and further instructions. For more details about individual sessions and presentations, search or browse the online program: www.aag.org/annualmeeting/program.

 Paper Sessions

AAG staff will be organizing several paper sessions on topics related to careers and professional development. To present in one of these sessions, please submit your abstract at www.aag.org/annualmeeting. When you receive confirmation of a successful abstract submission, please then forward this confirmation to: careers@aag.org. The abstract deadline is November 5, 2014. For more details about individual sessions and presentations, search or browse the online program: www.aag.org/annualmeeting/program

The 2015 Annual Meeting will be held April 21-25, 2015, in Chicago, IL. The conference is expected to host more than 8,000 geographers from more than 60 countries and feature over 6,000 scientific presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars and researchers. The Annual Meeting is an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone with an interest in geography and related disciplines. 

Special events will include distinguished guest speakers, a reception for international attendees, World Geography Bowl, awards luncheon, and an exhibition hall showcasing recent publications and new geographic technologies. Attendees also will have several options to explore the rich cultural and physical geography of Illinois through informative field trips and excursions.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!