University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
The Geography-Anthropology Department at the University of Southern Maine invites you to join us at the New England & St. Lawrence Valley (NESTVAL) Regional Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting for 2023.
The meeting will take place at the University of Southern Maine – Portland campus in the beautiful coastal city of Portland, Maine. Portland is the cultural and economic heart of Maine. It boasts award winning restaurants, art galleries, a working waterfront, the charming Old Port and much more. Join us for an exciting two days of meeting colleagues, engaging presentations and of course the exciting Geography Bowl!
There will also be side visits planned to the world-class Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine and the New England Ocean Cluster House on the Portland city waterfront.
|EARLY BIRD THROUGH OCT. 13||LATE REGISTRATION OCT. 14 – 28|
|Geography Bowl only||$25||$25|
|Business Dinner (optional)||$30||$30|
Please register for the conference first before you submit an abstract directly through the abstract submission portal. Abstracts are due no later than October 16, 2023. The AAG-NESTVAL Annual Meeting committee will review all submitted abstracts and publish a preliminary program shortly thereafter.
Paper, poster and panel presentations are welcome. All sessions are 90 minutes long and each paper presentation will be 15 minutes. The Geography Bowl will be held on Friday October 27, 2023 and all paper, poster and panel session will be on Saturday October 28, 2023. To participate in or for more information on the Geography Bowl, please contact: Dr. Nat Trumbull.
Student Paper & Poster Awards
We encourage students to participate and submit their papers and/or posters for the many awards that will be available.
- AAG Council Awards for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at a Regional Meeting ($1000)
- AAG Council Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper at a Regional Meeting ($1000)
- NESTVAL Graduate Student Research Paper Award ($350)
- NESTVAL Graduate Student Research Poster Award ($250 each)
- David Frost Undergraduate Student Research Presentation Award ($350)
- NESTVAL Undergraduate Student Research Poster Award ($250)
Schedule & Program
These times are tentative and may change.
Friday October 27, 2023
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Geography Bowl
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Osher Map Library Tour
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Business Dinner
Saturday, October 27, 2023
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Paper/Panel Session A
10:15- 11:45 a.m. Paper/Panel Session B
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Posters
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Plenary Dialogue
3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Paper/Panel Session C
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. New England Ocean Cluster Tour (Old Port, Portland)
Portland has many hotels close to the University of Southern Maine campus.
Aloft Hotel – Portland (special rate of $229/night)
379 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine 04101. Please use code NESTVAL for your booking to receive the special rate, which will be held until October 6, 2023.
Other area hotels include the following below and additional options are available through the web:
1230 Congress St, Portland, ME, 04102, US Tel: (207) 774-5611
5 minute drive from Univ. of Southern Maine conference venue
1050 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102 Tel: (207) 775-2200
7 minute drive from Univ. of Southern Maine conference venue
145 Jetport Blvd, Portland, ME 04102. Tel: (207) 828-1117
7 minute drive from Univ of Southern Maine conference venue