Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Join the MSAAG Regional Division on the main campus of Temple University in the heart of Philadelphia, PA.
Highlights of the conference include:
- Keynote presentations from Dr. Rebecca Lave, President of the AAG. and Clinton Johnson, ESRI’s Racial Justice and Social Equity lead
- Paper and poster sessions on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning
- Graduate school and jobs panel
- Student paper and poster competitions
- MSAAG Geography Bowl on Friday evening
|ENDS SEPT. 30
|Faculty – full registration
|Student – full registration
|Faculty – one day
|Student – one day
Full Registration includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch, One Day includes 1 meal
Before you submit your abstract
To start the process, you will need to create a free AAG account, if you are not a current AAG member. If you are an AAG member, start by logging in.
You must register for the meeting before you submit an Abstract.
Be sure to submit your paper or poster abstract by October 7. Participants who register for the conference before October 1 will receive an early bird discount.
Travel & Lodging
The Geography and Urban Studies Department at Temple University is delighted to host the Middle States Division AAG meeting this year! The meeting will be held in Temple’s conference facilities in the Howard Gittis Student Center.
The 2023 meeting will take place over two days and will include paper and poster sessions, two keynote presentations, a graduate school and jobs panel, and the Geography Bowl. Friday will include a keynote presentation by Clinton Johnson, ESRI’S Racial Justice and Social Equity lead, paper and poster sessions, dinner, and Geography Bowl. On Saturday, morning sessions will be followed by a keynote by Dr. Rebecca Lave, President of the AAG, a buffet luncheon and brief MSD meeting.
Temple University is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and there are many different lodging options available across the city. The Conway Inn is located on Temple’s campus if you prefer to be close to the conference facilities.View the campus map
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Transportation and Parking
Temple’s campus can be accessed by subway, bike share, regional rail, and bus.
While there is free street parking, it can be difficult to find spots close to campus. There are several hourly rate parking garages on campus that are within a short walking distance to Howard Gittis Student Center. The Montgomery Garage located at 1859 N. 11th Street is a large parking facility that is two blocks from the conference location. The Cecil B. Moore and Liacouras garages have a daily $20 rate.View the list of maps
Submitting your abstract
Abstracts for papers, posters, and panels must be submitted AFTER completing the online registration process. Paper Sessions are typically 60-80 minutes long and consist of three or four presentations of 15 minutes each, plus a question period and hare scheduled for both days. Poster Sessions will also be held on both Friday and Saturday. Papers and posters on all topics of geographic nature are welcome. If you are interested in organizing either a panel or a roundtable session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before October 7.
The paper or poster title and abstract should not exceed a total of 250 words. Compose your abstract in Microsoft Word, proofread and edit it, and then copy and paste into the appropriate location during registration. Your submission will NOT be proofread or edited and will be published in the program as submitted.
Students entering the Paper or Poster Student Competitions should ALSO email their papers or pdfs of their posters to Josh Galster, MSAAG Student Competition Chair, by October 7. Registration fees are refunded for paper/poster competition winners.
Students who are submitting their papers or posters for the competitions should consult the guidelines under the Student Competition tab on the MSAAG website for guidance on the relevant judging rubric and the format for the faculty letter certifying student authorship.
Students entering the paper competition should follow the Middle States Geographer paper format.Learn more