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Earn GISP Credits at the 2013 AAG Annual Meeting

The 2013 AAG Annual Meeting will have many presentations of interest to GISPs, including sessions about GIS applications in transportation, health, disaster and emergency response, urban planning, resource management, sustainable development, business; GIS tools and techniques; and much more. Attendees can earn GISP credits by participating in the AAG Annual Meeting. Attending provides several ways to earn necessary points for the "Contributions to the Profession" and "Education" components of becoming a GISP. For more information, please visit GISCI (www.gisci.org/). To register for the AAG Annual Meeting, please visit www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/register. Register by March 15 to receive a discount on the registration fee.

A workshop entitled "Becoming a Certified GISP and Why It Matters for Your Geospatial Career" will take place on Friday, April 12, from 12:40-2:20 pm in the Jobs & Careers Center (San Pedro Room). Attendees will have the ability to ask questions about documentation requirements, portfolio essentials, and dialog with current GISPs. GISPs who may have questions about renewing their certification are also encouraged to attend. The cost is $5 per person, and pre-registration is required. For a complete description, viait http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/workshops.

Other sessions at the Annual Meeting will focus on career development, social media, and cloud computing, as well as geography education, political geography, natural hazards, climate change, human geography, physical geography, planning and international development, and social justice. For more details about individual sessions and presentations, search or browse the online program: http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/program.

The 2013 Annual Meeting will be held April 9-13, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA. 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 Southern California through informative field trips and excursions.

We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!