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.
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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.
To register a spouse/companion or as a K-12/educator/student, contact email@example.com.
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.
Annual Meeting At a Glance
What 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
SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM
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
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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Have you finished your presentation and want to prepare for your session? Are you a session organizer looking for technical guidance ahead of the conference? Are you an attendee looking to be ready for your annual meeting experience? Take the necessary steps to be prepared.
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Each year, special events, timely plenaries, and interesting sessions are held during the annual meeting. Check back soon for more new events and information.
February 26 — 12:50 PM – 1:50 PM (U.S. EST)
AAG Past President Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach (2018-19) will Present “Science, Geography, and Human Rights” for her Past President’s Address at the 2022 AAG Annual Meeting in New York City, NY. The AAG, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is a founding member of the Science and Human Rights Coalition, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in Fall 2019. Science and Human Rights events were featured at the AAG Meetings in New York City in 2012, so it is appropriate to return to this theme 10 years later as AAG returns to New York in 2022. Other AAG meetings (e.g. 2009, 2017, and 2019) have featured this theme. The SHR Coalition was founded on the goal of promoting ratification of Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: the human right to benefit from science. Coalition members, including geographers, engage in educational and public policy projects promoting science and human rights across multiple disciplines. Framing principles include “recognizing the right of everyone to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications; conserving, developing, and diffusing science; respecting the freedom indispensable for scientific research, and recognizing the benefits of international contacts and co-operation in the scientific field” (AAAS SHR 2020; ICESCR, 1966:4). This address will highlight the roles played by AAG, Geography, and Geographers in the coalition and beyond, address the broader impacts that geographers can and do contribute to promoting Science and Human Rights, and highlight the roles that Geography plays in ongoing global existential challenges including the COVID 19 Pandemic, Climate Change, access to water, and other areas where the human right to the benefits of scientific progress should prevail.
To open the Past President’s Session, Luzzadder-Beach will present the 2020 AAG Presidential Achievement Awards to Dr. Sally P. Horn, professor of Geography at the University of Tennessee, and Dr. Nicholas P. Dunning, professor and head of Geography at the University of Cincinnati, for their long-term, major contributions to the discipline.
February 28, 2022 — 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (U.S. EST)
Find employers who are looking for your talents and skills at this brand new and exciting event that will easily connects you – in real time – with employers from the comfort of your home or office via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Taking place completely online, the virtual career fair allows you to:
- Explore career opportunities available to you in all areas of geography and GIS
- Engage with employers online via dynamic one-on-one web chats in each booth
- Make new connections and broaden your network directly from your home or office
The event is free to all AAG members and registered participants at AAG 2022. Register today!
February 26 — 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (U.S. EST)
Don’t miss this exciting annual quiz bowl tournament during the annual meeting, featuring teams of graduate and undergraduate geography students representing each of the AAG’s regional divisions. Contestants are selected by regional divisions via a competitive process, which in many divisions includes participation in a regional geography bowl held at the division’s annual meeting. If you are interested in participating, contact your regional division leadership for more information.
The winning team, runners-up, and high scoring individuals are awarded with prizes, provided by the generous donations of corporate benefactors. In addition, each participant in the World Geography Bowl receives a travel stipend, co-sponsored by the AAG and that student’s regional division, greatly offsetting expenses for attendance at the national meeting. Typically, approximately 50 students benefit each year from World Geography Bowl stipends. The World Geography Bowl is fully staffed by volunteers, who write and edit questions and help run the proceedings as judges, scorekeepers and moderators.
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Virtual Career Fair
Don’t miss this first-ever Virtual Career Fair at AAG 2022. The event will provide an intuitive, easy-to-use online format for job seekers and employers.
Job seekers: Upload your resume and explore employer information and career opportunities. During the live event, choose which employers to interact with, and engage in a one-on-one chat with representatives. You can connect with as many employers as you’d like until the career fair ends. Members or AAG 2022 annual meeting attendees may register now.
Employers: Organizations, governments, and colleges/universities will receive a fully customized virtual employer booth, complete with your logo, images, open positions, videos and more so you can make your career opportunities stand out. Interested employers may register now.
The event is free to all AAG members and registered participants at AAG 2022. For further questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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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!
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
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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.
- Sponsorship, exhibitor and advertising opportunities
- Plan a workshop
- Propose a field trip
- Conference assistant positions (Coming soon!)
- Career mentor options
- Non-geographer opportunities (Coming soon!)
- Host a meeting or event
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 email@example.com. 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.
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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
- Additional consideration will be given to those presenting virtually in a hybrid session
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
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.
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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.
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Travel to the United States
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 email@example.com.
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.