- Registration Information
- Deadlines and Submissions
- Schedule and Program
- Engage in the Spirit of Reciprocity – webinars
- Get Involved
- Accessibility and Inclusion
- Plan Your Trip
- AAG Event Policies
Join us for this can’t-miss meeting with opportunities to participate in person and online.
The 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 and we look forward to seeing you virtually and in Honolulu.
In addition to visiting this page, watch for weekly annual meeting Geogram emails and check AAG’s social media feeds for updates.
What will each experience look like?
- 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.
- 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.
|ENDS SEPT. 21||ENDS
|THROUGH APRIL 20|
|HONOLULU REGISTRATION (includes virtual access)|
|Member: Student, Developing Regions, Under/Un-employed, Retired||$190||$190||$190|
|Member: Student, Developing Regions, Under/Un-employed, Retired||$95||$95||$95|
|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.
To offer a full range of attendance options, while covering the costs of a hybrid meeting, AAG has increased the 2024 registration fees. AAG annual meetings operate on a break-even pricing model (i.e., fees cover the cost of participation). For more information, visit our FAQ page.
Media inquiries: Please contact us to obtain your press pass.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 30: Abstract Submission deadline
- December 14: Session Organizing deadline
- January 18: Program Released
- February 29: Abstract/Session Editing and
Presentation Conversion deadlines
- March 14: Program Finalized
- April 16-20: Annual Meeting
Schedule and Program
The following session time slots are 80 minutes long with 30-minute breaks. This schedule is subject to change.
Tuesday, April 16 – Saturday, April 20
- 7:00 AM – 8:20 AM Sessions
- 8:50 AM – 10:10 AM Sessions
- 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM Sessions
- 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch Break
- 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM Sessions
- 3:20 PM – 4:40 PM Sessions
Please note: In setting our session times this year, we have taken into consideration that the majority of attendees will originate from the U.S. mainland or Europe and will wake up early due to jetlag. Ending sessions 40 minutes early will allow time for attendees to visit the beach before a near 7:00 PM sunset. For example, 7:00 AM – 4:40 PM Hawaiian Time = 1:00 PM – 10:40 PM Eastern Time.
Each year, special events, timely plenaries, and interesting sessions are held during the annual meeting. Check back soon for developing announcements and information.
At the annual meeting in Honolulu the AAG will pilot a new approach that connects the conference more strongly to the place where it is held. To do that respectfully and well, we need to learn more about Hawaiʻi before we go. Between July and March, the AAG will be hosting a virtual learning series featuring Hawaiian speakers and perspectives on a broad range of environmental, political, and historical topics including Indigenous ecological knowledge and sovereignty. We are excited by these opportunities and invite you to join us.
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.
Building on the success of the nodes model in 2023, the AAG will work with key institutions with the goal of hosting 10 nodes for the 2024 meeting, many with their own unique programming as well as access points and coordinated activities for the annual meeting.
Each node will be based on a “watch party” concept, with access to streamed content from the annual meeting, allowing attendees to watch sessions together. Node organizers also have the option of adding their own unique programming and coordinated activities along with access points for the annual meeting. Node attendees are not required to register for the annual meeting unless an attendee wishes to present in a virtual session at the meeting. AAG encourages nodes to provide refreshments.
Contact Oscar Larson to learn more.Watch the information session
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 2024 exhibit hall. See all of your favorite exhibitors and discover new ones you haven’t met yet!
(Subject to change)
- April 17-18: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- April 19: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Engage in the Spirit of Reciprocity
Explore our resources that will help inform your visit to Honolulu and will support the community work of our hosts during AAG 2024 in ways that will be intentional, reciprocal, and meaningful.
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.
Volunteers needed for the Jobs & Careers Center
The AAG currently seeks volunteers encompassing a wide range of professional backgrounds, interests, and experiences to participate as career mentors and to help organize and lead career and professional development-themed sessions during the annual meeting.
Career mentoring provides an open forum for students and job seekers to receive one-on-one and small-group consultation about careers in a variety of industries and employment sectors. Mentors are expected to answer questions and provide general career advice to students and job seekers interested in learning more about industries that employ geographers, the work geographers perform, and strategies for getting into the field.
If you plan to attend the annual meeting, we hope you will consider participating!
To volunteer, please contact us at email@example.com with a brief note indicating your interest by November 16, 2023.
The AAG seeks professional geographers to organize a career or professional development-themed session or workshop during the annual meeting.
We are open to sessions, workshops, or other activities covering a broad range of topics, from diversity in academia and the workforce, to professional networking strategies, to employment opportunities in the business/government/nonprofit sectors, to work-life balance and more.
If you are planning to attend the annual meeting and would like to organize an in-person or virtual session, workshop or other activity related to careers and professional development that we could cross-promote or co-sponsor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 16, 2023.
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.
Plan your trip
The Hilton Hawaiian Village is a spectacular home for our annual meeting activities, sessions, and attendees! Sessions and related events will be held at both the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Hawaii Convention Center. AAG has negotiated special room rates on behalf of attendees to be lower, more equitable, and more predictable over time than the regular rates offered to non-conference attendees.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815
$239/night – Resort view, single/double
$259/night – Partial ocean view, single/double
$279/night – Ocean view, single/double
$309/night – Rainbow Tower Marina ocean view, single/double
$349/night – Ali‘i Tower ocean/partial ocean view, single/double
Special room rates expire March 20, 2024.
Flight discounts available
We are pleased to partner with Alaksa, Delta, and United Airlines to offer special airfare rates for 2024 AAG Annual Meeting attendees, reflecting discounts of up to 10 percent off published fares. To receive these special fares, you must reference the offer codes below when making reservations.
The pre-populated discount code is not available for all flights. You will see a small green check mark next to discount-eligible fares when selecting your flights.
You may also call the Alaska Airlines Group Desk at 1-800-445-4435 and refer to the American Association of Geographers discount code; however, a $15 per person service fee will apply. Alaska Airlines Group Desk hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6am-6pm PST, Saturday 7:30am-6pm PST, closed Sunday.
Explore flight options
To make flight reservations with United Airlines online please use discount code ZP25155296. MileagePlus members earn valuable miles for their travel when using the Meetings discount code.
You may also call the United Meetings Reservation Desk Monday – Friday at 800-426-1122 for booking assistance. Booking fees are waived for meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk. Discounts are based on published fares. Some restrictions may apply.
Explore flight options
Book your flight online via Delta’s website. You may also call Delta Meeting Network at 1-800-328-1111 Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM35N. Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.
Explore flight options
Justify Your Trip
Requesting funding from your university, company, or organization to attend the Annual Meeting? The AAG provides language below for all prospective attendees to use to help with the funding request process.
- Become part of an international community of geographers. Join thousands of
geographers and related professionals from 60+ countries who attend the Annual Meeting.
- Present your research. Showcase your work at any stage for constructive feedback and advice with a paper or poster presentation.
- Collaborate and connect. Engage with other scholars in the field, explore potential
collaborations, and make lifelong connections with important figures in the discipline.
- Broaden your horizons. Discover the many facets of geography by meeting new people and attending sessions on unfamiliar topics.
- Never stop learning. Earn continuing education credit for your professional licenses or accreditation by participating in workshops, presenting your research, and attending sessions.
- Network to get work. Attend career mentoring sessions, visit our Jobs & Careers Center, and participate in professional development workshops. The Exhibit Hall also features dozens of organizations from academia, government, and the private sector that are looking to hire talented geographers.
- Stay up-to-date. Keep an eye on current technologies and best practices in your facet of the discipline at technical workshops, the Exhibit Hall, and cutting-edge session presentations.
- Explore! The AAG Annual Meeting changes locations each year, allowing attendees to explore and discover new places in addition to all the conference has to offer.
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.
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.
AAG Event Policies
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