The AAG recognizes that global networks for communication, information sharing and collaboration are becoming an increasingly common – and necessary – element in the work and lives of geographers and other professionals in related fields. As more and more educators, researchers, and practitioners from around the world participate in the AAG's programs and projects, they profoundly enrich the experience and scholarship of the organization’s membership as a whole.
To encourage this growing engagement and to foster greater cultural and technical exchange on a global level, the AAG established the Developing Regions Membership Program, through which professionals from eligible countries may join the AAG at the deeply discounted rate of $20 per year.
Those who join through this program receive the full range of benefits of AAG membership, with the exception that AAG publications are provided in digital online format (hard copies are available for the cost of shipping only).
Membership benefits may be divided into four main areas:
- Subscriptions to AAG publications
- Direct access to the AAG network of over 10,000 members
- Opportunity to establish and participate in collaborative research and educational programs
- Access to professional development resources such as educational materials, as well as information on grants, awards, and employment opportunities
For a complete description of services and benefits available through the Developing Regions Membership Program, please click here .
The AAG is a professional and scholarly association representing leading educators, researchers, and practitioners in geography. Founded in 1904 as a scientific and educational society, its members share interests in the theory, methods, and practices of geography and geographic education. The association hosts over 7,000 attendees at its annual meetings, sponsors international workshops and specialty conferences, and conducts research programs on a wide range of geographical topics.