Statue of Liberty and skyline image highlighting AAG 2022 annual meeting in New York City

Friday, Feb. 25 – Tuesday, March 1

Hilton – Midtown   |   Sheraton – Times Square

The conference will feature more than 6,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. Attendees including geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders will share and discuss the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. With thousands of different papers and presentations scheduled throughout the conference, you’ll find no shortage of activities that reflect your specific interests within the field of geography.

In addition to visiting this page, watch for weekly annual meeting Geogram emails and check Facebook, and Twitter for meeting updates.

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AAG Policies

We strive to create a professional and safe environment for all during AAG events. As part of this effort, we require all attendees to read our policies, so that they can agree to the questions during the registration process.

Review our policies


COVID UPDATE
COVID-19 Information for AAG 2022

(updated Oct. 7, 2021)

AAG is looking forward to welcoming you to New York City for AAG2022. We are committed to protecting public health and will follow all safety measures based on the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and all New York City, State, and hotel requirements.  We continue to monitor changes and will post updates related to the impact of COVID-19 on AAG2022.

To ensure the health and safety of our in-person attendees, proof of vaccination and masks will be required for everyone in attendance at the in-person portion of the 2022 Annual Meeting. This guidance is based on the latest requirements from our hotel partners and the City of New York. See more information about New York City’s Coronavirus rules.

Prepare for proof of vaccination with these official guidelines.


REGISTRATION FEES

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To register a spouse/companion or as a K-12/educator/student, contact meeting@aag.org.

Want to convert your in-person registration to virtual? Switch any time prior to the first day of the conference and receive a full refund for the difference in fees. Cancelling entirely? Refer to our 2022 Registration Cancellation Policy for more information. Virtual Registrations are non-refundable.

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Annual Meeting At a Glance

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

DEADLINES AND SUBMISSIONS

Abstract Guidelines

Session Guidelines

SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

Session Schedule

Themes

Jobs & Careers Center

Exhibit Hall

GET INVOLVED

Sponsors/Exhibitors/Advertisers

Career Mentors

ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION

Enrichment Fund

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Accommodations

Justify Your Trip

Invitation and Visa Letters


Land Acknowledgment

Lenape Center leaf logoWhat is now known as Manhattan is on the ancestral land of the Lenape People, who continue to endure and care for the land throughout the Northeast, as well as in the diaspora caused by colonial oppression, genocide, and forced displacement. In holding our 2022 annual meeting on this land, AAG acknowledges our responsibility to contribute to its care and to support the sovereignty and tenure of the Lenape People and all Indigenous Peoples. Visit the Lenape Center online.

DEADLINES AND SUBMISSIONS

The AAG accepts all submitted abstracts and organized sessions for presentation. The registration fee must be paid prior to abstract submission. You may only submit one abstract for presentation and be a panelist in one panel session. If you opt not to submit an abstract, you may be a panelist twice. There is no limit on how many sessions you may organize.

September 9: Early Bird Registration Deadline

EXTENDED TO October 28: Paper Abstract Submission Deadline

November 4: Paper/Panel Session Organizing Deadline

January 6: Poster Abstract Submission Deadline

January 11: Poster Session Organizing Deadline

January 13: Abstract/Session Editing Deadline

Learn more about guidelines for abstracts and sessions to help you make the most of your presentation.

Submit your abstract


SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

Session Schedule

The following session time slots are 80 minutes long with 20-minute breaks. This schedule is subject to change.

 

Friday, Feb. 25 – Monday, Feb. 28

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM

9:40 AM – 11:00 AM

11:20 AM – 12:40 PM

2:00 PM – 3:20 PM

3:40 PM – 5:00 PM

5:20 PM – 6:40 PM

 

Tuesday, March 1

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM

9:40 AM – 11:00 AM

11:20 AM – 12:40 PM

 

Special Sessions

AAG Business Meeting, 11:20 AM – 12:40 PM, Feb. 25

SG Chairs Luncheon, 12:50 PM – 1:50 PM, Feb. 25

 

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Themes

Each year the AAG President, in consultation with the Executive Director, identifies themes for the annual meeting to help focus discussion and provide a fresh and engaging structure to the conference program. Due to the extraordinary circumstances during the pandemic, we have retained the four themes established in 2020 and 2021 with an additional new theme for 2022.

  • Climate Justice
  • Geographies of Access: Inclusion and Pathways
  • Ethnonationalism and Exclusion around the World
  • The Changing North American Continent
  • Expanding the Community of Geography

Learn more

 

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Jobs & Careers Center

The Jobs & Careers Center will feature dozens of sessions on careers and professional development for geographers. It is a central hub for students, job seekers, and other meeting attendees to learn from professional geographers, network with one another, and develop strategies for finding employment in geography-related occupations.

If you are interested in organizing or participating in a session, activity or event related to careers and professional development, please see our Call for Participation. For best consideration, please submit your information by November 4, 2021.

Learn more

 

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Exhibit Hall

New this year — visit the AAG 2022 exhibit hall taking shape ahead of arriving in New York City! Explore in real time which companies and organizations are exhibiting, then plan to visit your favorite vendors to find out what they’re offering. Plus, discover new exhibitors you haven’t met yet!

View the exhibit hall


GET INVOLVED

There are many ways to get involved in the upcoming annual meeting beyond presenting research or participating in a session. Become a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser, work as a conference assistant to offset your registration fee, involve a non-geographer, serve as a career mentor, or pursue one of the many other opportunities to bolster your participation.


ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION

The AAG works to create an Annual Meeting that is accessible to all. This includes reasonable accommodations as specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). AAG and its conference venues ensure mobility access within all session and conference rooms.

An accessibility request question is available during the registration process and can also be sent to accessibility@aag.org. If possible, please make accommodation requests no later than one month prior to the meeting. This provides both the AAG and its contracted facilities lead time for ensuring optimal access, e.g. contracting with sign language interpreters.

Learn more

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Enrichment Fund

AAG is pleased to announce the return of the AAG Enrichment Fund. This year, the fund is enhanced to welcome applications from geographers, non-geographers, and students. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to those who would benefit from attending the annual meeting, but would be unable to do so without the financial support. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis on the following criteria:

  • Purpose and/or goal in attending the annual meeting
  • How attending the annual meeting will benefit the individual
  • How the individual will enrich the annual meeting
  • Participation in the annual meeting
  • Outside support/funding being received (i.e., expenses or registration costs that are being paid by a university, company, organization, or other entity)

The priority deadline for applications is November 4, 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered on a rolling basis as funds are available. Read on for more information and email meeting@aag.org with questions.

Submit your application


PLAN YOUR TRIP

Accommodations

Our Annual Meeting hotels are safe, reputable, and centrally located properties in interesting and dynamic cities. The rates at these hotels are negotiated on behalf of attendees to be lower, more equitable, and more predictable over time than the regular rates offered to non-conference attendees.

View of exterior of HIlton hotel in Midtown Manhattant in New York City
Hilton – Midtown

1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 586-7000

$209 a night Single/Double

$219 Triple

$239 Quad

Book the Hilton

View of exterior of Sheraton hotel in Times Square in New York City
Sheraton – Times Square

811 7th Avenue, W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 581-1000

$209 a night Single/Double

$289 Triple

$319 Quad

Book the Sheraton

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Justify Your Trip

Requesting funding from your university, company, or organization to attend the Annual Meeting? The AAG provides a justification letter for all prospective attendees to use to help with the funding request process.

Download the flyer

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Travel to the United States

Invitation Letter

The AAG provides a formal invitation letter to help with the visa submission process. Click on the form on the right to open a PDF that you can fill out with your contact information, then save or print a copy for your records.

If you have already registered and would like your abstract and/or session title included in your invitation letter please email us at invitation@aag.org.

Visa Information

Visa requirements often change and vary by country, so be sure to visit the U.S. State Department website for the latest information when planning your trip. If you need a visa, be sure to apply early. We recommend applying three to four months before your date of travel to allow sufficient time to process your application.

Travelers entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program need a valid ESTA approval. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a free, automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program and ESTA

Additional tips and information about visa requirements are available from The National Academies International Visitors Office.

Download a general visa letter

Download a custom visa letter