Murmuration - flock of starlings

Connections That Matter

Specialty Groups

There are 75 different interest-based groups of like-minded geographers, focused on particular areas of study within the broader field.

See All Specialty Groups


Affinity Groups

These eight distinct groups bring together geographers based on identity, stage of career, or common interests. They help connect members with similar backgrounds and experiences.

See All Affinity Groups


Regional Divisions

These nine North American groups connect geographers with other members in their given location in the United States and Canada empowering AAG members to connect around regional issues of significant importance.

See All Regional Divisions



Engaged communities provide the connection, critique, and companionship that help geography thrive—at AAG, we provide our members the opportunity to join dedicated groups of fellow practitioners, each with its own focus and benefit



Find your Regional Division to connect with geographers near you*


Browse fall meetings

*Although not yet reflected in the map, AAG’s nine regions include locations in the United States and Canada.


Policies and Procedures

AAG specialty and affinity groups are governed by official guidelines, which help volunteer members manage group finances, activities, and responsibilities, as well as provide recommendations for forming new groups.

Learn More


Start connecting with AAG events


Some recent posts from the AAG

Annual Meeting
A view of the beach and palm trees of Honolulu Hawaii with a vivid fuscia sunset
AAG 2024 Annual Meeting PDF Program

New Books for Geographers
washington dc Take-a-stroll-along-the-Tidal-Basin-in-the-spring-to-catch-a-glimpse-of-the-Jefferson-Memorial-and-the-iconic-Cherry-Blossom-trees-courtesy-of-washington.org_
New Books for Geographers: Spring 2024

Letter to Indiana Governor on Freedom of Inquiry

AAG strongly urges Governor Holcomb to veto SB 202, a measure that purports to strengthen intellectual diversity at Indiana’s public colleges and universities but instead severely limits academic freedom.

Collective Concerns, Governance and Policy, Sharing Knowledge
President's Column
Melanie Malone works with young people from the community. Photo credit: Urban@UW
At AAG 2024, a Timely Conversation on Reciprocal Scholarship

Collective Concerns, Geography Essentials, Sharing Knowledge
Person holding their hands in the shape of a heart with sunlight in background
Call for Participation for the Convening of Care in Washington, DC

Collective Concerns, Geography Essentials, Networks and Connections
Letter to National Science Foundation on DISES

We are writing to convey the American Association of Geographers’ strong and continuing support for the Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES) program at NSF.

Collective Concerns, Governance and Policy, Sharing Knowledge