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AAG Annual Meeting Registration

The 2017 AAG Annual Meeting will take place in Boston, MA, on April 5- 9, 2017. The headquarters hotel will be the Sheraton Boston.  


All participants must pay the appropriate registration fee (co-authors on your abstract do not need to register unless they plan to participate in the meeting). If you plan to submit an abstract, you will first need to register for the meeting. Annual Meeting registration fees may be paid online.  The registration fee includes access to the meeting for either the whole conference, or one day, and access to the online program of events, as well as the mobile app.  Printed programs are now only available for purchase. Please place your order when you register. 


Jan. 19

Mar. 23

Mar. 23

Registration opens August 1, 2016

Regular Member




Student Member, Retired Member,
Underemployed Member *








Student Non-Member




Companion, Spouse**




One Day Pass




Printed Conference Program***




* The AAG offers a reduced registration fee for our Annual Meeting to members who are unemployed or underemployed, with annual incomes less than $35,000. 

** Those registering under the companion/spouse category may not present research or participate as a panelist or session organizer. The Companion/Spouse category must also attend with a fully registered attendee. Due to PCI compliance AAG is unable to accept emailed registration forms. Please mail or fax a registration form along with the registration receipt of the fully registered attendee whom you will accompany to 1710 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009-3198 or Fax: 202.234.2744.

*** Printed programs are now only available for purchase. Please place your order when you register. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

To cancel your registration, send an email stating your intent to cancel to
You must mention if you are part of any sessions, and indicate your intent to withdraw as well. Confirmation of receipt and processing will be sent within two weeks of a cancellation request.

- Requests received by December 15, 2016 will incur a 10% cancellation fee

- Requests received by January 19, 2017 will incur a 20% cancellation fee

- Requests received by February 16, 2017 will incur a 40% cancellation fee

- Requests received by March 23, 2017 will incur a 80% cancellation fee

- Requests received after March 23, 2017 forfeit the registration fee.

Cancellations submitted after March 23, 2017 may not be processed until two weeks after the meeting. At the discretion of the AAG, cancellations due to extenuating circumstances may be refunded the amount indicated in the previous date range.

Developing Regions Membership Program

The AAG has long advocated interacting with and providing support to geographers and other colleagues from developing regions of the world. In this spirit we have established the Developing Regions Membership Program, through which eligible professionals may join the AAG for the deeply discounted rate of $20 per year.

Advertising & Sponsorships

To learn about advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Oscar Larson at 202-234-1450, ext. 126 or




In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the AAG and its contracted facilities will accommodate reasonable requests for accessibility to the extent possible. Individuals requiring special accommodations are asked to make their specific needs known to the AAG and its contracted facilities at least one month prior to the meeting.

Some attendees of the AAG Conference report sensitivities to various chemical-based or scented products. We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate chemical-based health concerns by asking attendees to minimize their use of strongly scented products that trigger reactions such as respiratory distress, nausea, and headaches. Thank you for your help.

For assistance, please contact the disability coordinator, at or call 202-234-1450.