The Los Angeles AAG Annual Meeting
Each year, the AAG identifies a few featured themes for its Annual Meeting. These are often suggested by the meeting’s location itself or by political and intellectual trends within the discipline or in society at large. The AAG president and executive director generally develop these annual themes, in conversation with the AAG Council, the meeting’s Local Arrangements Committee, and the membership at large. In past years, these themes have ranged across the full breadth of the discipline, and included topics such as Climate Change, Geography and Human Rights, Spacetime Integration in Geography and GIScience, and Geography and the Humanities.
These multi-faceted themes are not intended to be the exclusive focus of an AAG meeting, but rather serve as a lens to help focus discussion and provide a fresh and engaging skeletal structure to each of our large and richly-complex meetings.
Following is the set of themes developed for the AAG Los Angeles meeting, scheduled for April 9-13, 2013:
- Global Urbanization
- Climate Change, Variability, Adaptation and Justice
- Geography, GIScience, and Health: Spatial Frontiers of Health Research and Practice
- Activist Geographies: Struggles for Social and Environmental Justice
- Milestones in Geography Education
Additional session tracks of interest include: CyberGIS Symposium; Land Systems Science Symposium; Spatiotemporal Thinking, Computing, and Applications; and Geographies of Media.
We want to reinforce, of course, that the above themes are not intended to be the exclusive focus of the Los Angeles meeting; we seek only to highlight a few research areas of current relevance and interest, among so many others of equal significance. The dynamism, innovation and range of cutting-edge research presented at AAG Annual Meetings is always remarkable, and we encourage the broadest range of scholarship and research at our meetings. The AAG Specialty Groups also develop their own featured sessions each year, and we encourage prospective attendees to contact the AAG Specialty Group(s) in your areas of research interest to obtain information about the sessions they have organized.
We look forward to seeing you at the AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, a most creative and fascinating “transnational” city.