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AAG Specialty Group Highlighted Sessions

Animal Geography Specialty Group
3357 Animal Geography Specialty Group Business Meeting (Sponsored by Animal Geography Specialty Group)
Friday, April 7, 11:50 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Room: Gardner A, Sheraton, Third Floor (Meeting)

Applied Geography Specialty Group
1615 Applied Geography in Academia: Content, Curricula, Status, Methods, and Future (Sponsored by Applied Geography Specialty Group, Geography Education Specialty Group, AAG Careers and Professional Development Theme)
Wednesday, April 5, 4:40 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
Room: Room 204, Hynes, Second Level (Paper Session)

Asia Geography Specialty Group
3484 Special Session on urban climatology in Asia (Sponsored by Climate Specialty Group, Asian Geography Specialty Group, Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group)
Friday, April 7, 1:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Room: Fairfield, Marriott, Third Floor (Paper Session)

Bible Geography Specialty Group
3508 Geopolitical Implications of the Military Tactics of Israel and Judah (Past, Present, and Future) and Their Ramifications on the Middle East Today (Sponsored by Bible Geography Specialty Group, Military Geography Specialty Group)
Friday, April 7, 3:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room: Room 109, Hynes, Plaza Level (Panel Session)

Cartography Specialty Group
4177 Cartographic Design and Information Visualization (Sponsored by Cartography Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group)
Saturday, April 8, 8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Room: Harvard, Marriott, Third Floor (Paper Session)

China Specialty Group
2526 China Specialty Group Keynote Session: Peter Bol “Towards a Spatial Analysis of China, Present and Past” (Sponsored by China Specialty Group)
Thursday, April 6, 3:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room: Room 306, Hynes, Third Level (Panel Session)

Communication Geography Specialty Group
4265 Media and Communication Geography Keynote Address: Dr. Tom Conley "For a Geography of Doubt" (Sponsored by Communication Geography Specialty Group)
Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Room: Tremont, Marriott, First Floor (Panel Session)

Community College Affinity Group
4133 Physical Geography:  Advances in teaching the physical world in a lower division classroom (Sponsored by Community College Affinity Group, Geography Education Specialty Group)
Saturday, April 8, 8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Room: Room 313, Hynes, Third Level (Panel Session)

Cultural Geography Specialty Group
3510 Cultural Geography Specialty Group Marquee Address by Anne Whiston Spirn: "Restoring Nature, Rebuilding Community: The West Philadelphia Landscape Project, 30 years of Action Research" (Sponsored by Cultural Geography Specialty Group)
Friday, April 7, 3:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room: Room 111, Hynes, Plaza Level (Panel Session)

Disability Specialty Group
3268 The state of Disability Geography: a Plenary lecture by Vera Chouinard (Sponsored by Disability Specialty Group, International Research and Scholarly Exchange Committee)
Friday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Room: St. Botolph, Marriott, Second Floor (Paper Session)

Economic Geography Specialty Group
1436 The Roepke Lecture in Economic Geography: "From Exploitation to Expropriation: Geographies of Racialization in Historical Capitalism" - Nancy Fraser - The New School for Social Research (Sponsored by Economic Geography Specialty Group)
Wednesday, April 5, 12:40 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Room: Ballroom B, Hynes, Third Level (Paper Session)

Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography Specialty Group
1599 Cultures of Navigation: The Lost Art of Finding Our Way (Sponsored by Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography Specialty Group)
Wednesday, April 5, 2:40 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Room: Vermont, Marriott, Fifth Floor (Panel Session)

Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group
4630 Tobler and Transactions in GIS Plenary Presentations (Sponsored by Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group)
Saturday, April 8, 5:20 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Room: Room 310, Hynes, Third Level (Paper Session)

Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group
1221 Food hubs building sustainable communities: Activist-scholar roundtable (Sponsored by Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group, Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century Featured Theme)
Wednesday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Room: Room 301, Hynes, Third Level (Panel Session)

Geography Education Specialty Group
1612 GeoMentors: Assisting in the Advancement of Geographic Education (Sponsored by Geography Education Specialty Group, AAG Careers and Professional Development Theme)
Wednesday, April 5, 4:40 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
Room: Room 201, Hynes, Second Level (Panel Session)

Geography of Religion and Belief Systems Specialty Group
4210 "Religion/Geography Intersections: Removing the Silences" (Sponsored by Geography of Religions and Belief Systems Specialty Group)
Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Room: Room 111, Hynes, Plaza Level (Panel Session)

Graduate Student Affinity Group
3404 Building a Graduate Community: Insights from Graduate Student Union Members (Sponsored by Graduate Student Affinity Group)
Friday, April 7, 1:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Room: Room 104, Hynes, Plaza Level (Panel Session)

Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
3530 Melinda Meade Distinguished Lecture (Sponsored by Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group)
Friday, April 7, 3:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room: Room 310, Hynes, Third Level (Paper Session)

Mountain Geography Specialty Group
5188 Vegetation Dynamics I - Ecotone (Sponsored by Biogeography Specialty Group, Mountain Geography Specialty Group)
Sunday, April 9, 8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Room: Salon K, Marriott, Fourth Floor (Paper Session)

Political Geography Specialty Group
2438 Political Geography Plenary: Alex de Waal speaks on famine and mass atrocity (Sponsored by Political Geography Specialty Group)
Thursday, April 6, 1:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Room: Independence East, Sheraton, Second Floor (Panel Session)

Population Specialty Group
3425 Population Geography and the Environment: Special Session in Honor of Clark Gray and David Lopez-Carr (Sponsored by Population Specialty Group)
Friday, April 7, 1:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Room: Room 305, Hynes, Third Level (Panel Session)

Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group
4612 Sustainable Tourism - Resilient Destinations: Future Governance Strategies in Tourism Development? (Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group)
Saturday, April 8, 5:20 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Room: Room 201, Hynes, Second Level (Panel Session)

Remote Sensing Specialty Group
4623 John Jensen Distinguished Lecture Series (Sponsored by Remote Sensing Specialty Group)
Saturday, April 8, 5:20 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Room: Room 303, Hynes, Third Level (Paper Session)

Rural Geography Specialty Group
3128 New Voices in Rural Geography (Sponsored by Rural Geography Specialty Group)
Friday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Room: Room 308, Hynes, Third Level (Paper Session)

Transportation Geography Specialty Group
3204 Fleming Lecture (Sponsored by Transportation Geography Specialty Group)
Friday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Room: Room 104, Hynes, Plaza Level (Paper Session)

Urban Geography Specialty Group
2463 Urban Geography Plenary: Resilience and the Just City (Sponsored by Urban Geography Specialty Group)
Thursday, April 6, 1:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Room: Commonwealth, Sheraton, Third Floor (Panel Session)