- Registration Information
- Deadlines and Submissions
- Schedule and Program
- Get Involved
- Accessibility and Inclusion
- Plan Your Trip
- Land Acknowledgment
- COVID-19 Information
- AAG Event Policies
Join us for this Mile-High and Thousands-of-Miles-Wide hybrid meeting.
The term “hybrid” can be interpreted in different ways. For AAG, it means that individuals will have the opportunity to present and learn from the Annual Meeting in person and online.
AAG 2023 Presidential Plenary and other high-profile sessions will be streamed live for all participants, and some will accommodate both in-person and virtual presenters. Most other sessions will be designated either virtual or in-person. Virtual offerings will offer greater access opportunities for students and those who are not able or willing to travel, especially from outside the United States.
We invite you to organize and get involved in sessions, workshops, field trips, special events, and activities. Look for the call for papers and registration to open August 4. We look forward to seeing you virtually and in the Rocky Mountains.
In addition to visiting this page, watch for weekly annual meeting Geogram emails later in the summer and check Facebook and Twitter for meeting updates.
Should I register for In-Person or Virtual?
- Present in an in-person or virtual session (paper, poster, panel) — your choice!
- Watch all live virtual sessions
- Access all recorded session content for 90 days
- Participate in in-person sessions, workshops, keynotes, fieldtrips, and other activities
- Interact with virtual attendees in some select sessions that will accommodate both in-person and virtual presenters.
- Present in a virtual session (paper, poster, panel)
- Watch all live virtual and streamed in-person sessions
- Access all recorded session content for 90 days
- Participate in Presidential and other high-profile live-streamed in-person sessions
- Interact with in-person attendees in some select sessions that will accommodate both virtual and in-person presenters.
|THROUGH MARCH 27|
|IN-PERSON REGISTRATION (includes virtual access)|
|Member: Student, Developing Regions, Under/Un-employed, Retired||$165||$165||$165|
|Member: Student, Developing Regions, Under/Un-employed, Retired||$50||$50||$50|
|Please note that virtual registration is non-refundable.|
To register a companion/spouse or as a K-12 educator/student, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media registration: Please contact Lisa Schamess to obtain your complimentary press registration.View our Cancellation Policy
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.
- November 10: Abstract Submission deadline
- December 1: Session Organizing deadline
- January 5: Program Released
- February 9: Abstract/Session Editing deadline
- February 23: Program Finalized
- March 23 – 27: Annual Meeting
Schedule and Program
The following session time slots are 80 minutes long with 30-minute breaks. This schedule is subject to change.
Thursday, March 23 – Monday, March 27
- 8:30 AM – 9:50 AM
- 10:20 AM – 11:40 AM
- LUNCH BREAK
- 12:50 PM – 2:10 PM
- 2:40 PM – 4:00 PM
- 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM
Each year, special events, timely plenaries, and interesting sessions are held during the annual meeting. Check back soon for announcements and information.
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.
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 look for our call for participation information to be released in the fall.
Plan to visit the AAG 2023 exhibit hall. See all of your favorite exhibitors and discover new ones you haven’t met yet!
More information coming soon!
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 (Coming soon!)
- Propose a field trip (Coming soon!)
- Conference assistant positions (Coming soon!)
- Career mentor options (Coming soon!)
- Non-geographer opportunities (Coming soon!)
- Host a meeting or event (Coming soon!)
- Join the conversation on social media using #aag2023
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.
During the registration process there will be an opportunity to provide any accessibility needs. Accessibility needs 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.Learn More
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.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th St., Denver, CO 80202
$219/night – Single/Double ($253.49 with taxes)
$234 – Triple ($270.86 with taxes)
$249 – Quad ($288.22 with taxes)
Sheraton Denver Downtown
1550 Court Pl., Denver, CO 80202
$219/night – Single/Double ($253.49 with taxes)
$239 – Triple ($276.64 with taxes)
$254 – Quad ($299.79 with taxes)
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
Travel to the United States
The AAG provides a formal invitation letter to help with the visa submission process. The general visa form letter will allow you to fill out 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 use the custom visa form.Download a general visa letter Download a custom visa letter
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.
Our annual meeting will take place on the land of the Tséstho’e (Tsitsistas/Cheyenne), Hinono’ei (Arapaho), Nuu-ciui (Ute), and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Oceti Sakowin/People of the Seven Council Fires), a land to which nearly 50 other Indigenous nations and tribes have ties. We recognize the diverse and vibrant Indigenous cultures of Colorado and the West, who constitute a living resistance to official U.S. policies that have authorized acts of land theft, treaty violations, genocide, displacement and forced relocation, as well as contemporary systems and practices that still encroach on Indigenous lands and sovereignty. AAG acknowledges our responsibility to participate in and support the resurgence of Indigenous Peoples, in Denver and worldwide.
AAG’s number one priority is the health and safety of Annual Meeting attendees and partners. Our goal is to hold a safe event, recognizing it is not possible to remove all risks, in particular concerning COVID-19. AAG will put required measures in place to provide a safe environment for all attendees, and on-site meeting policies will be set according to CDC and public health recommendations, federal, state, and local regulations applicable at the time of the event. AAG may change, update, or add to these requirements at any time as it deems prudent to best protect the health and safety of attendees and others.
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