At AAG, we’re committed to connecting geographers from around the world, regardless of their circumstances…
…so that every geographer might have a community they can call home. Our membership program provides AAG members with the tools, networks, and resources they need to share their work, advance their careers, and feel supported by like-minded colleagues.
WHAT IS A MEMBERSHIP?
An AAG membership is your link to the foremost scholarship, events, and networking opportunities available in the field of geography. As an AAG member, you’ll gain:
Unlimited online access to AAG publications and prominent journals.
Access to speciality groups based on industry focus areas, and likeminded members.
Discounts to the AAG Annual Meeting, and other special events.
Valuable information on salary trends and job opportunities, and academic program breakdowns.
Unique advocacy and grant opportunities to unlock your impact in the world.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Ways to participate
AAG membership opens up opportunities within an active community of scholars, educators and practitioners to meet and network with other geographers and related professionals; to learn about new approaches, methods, and techniques; to develop professional skills towards career advancement; to keep current geographic research specialties; and to apply for special grants to support research, fieldwork and teaching.
If you’re not quite ready to commit to a full membership, consider registering as an AAG Explorer. This provides limited access to select resources and tools to help newcomers get a sense for what a full AAG membership has to offer.
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Inclusive Annual Dues
A community for all walks of life
We are proud to offer membership rates on a sliding scale—meaning that, whatever your income bracket, there’s an AAG membership package that’s right for you. We thank our community and donors for helping us make inclusive pricing possible. Whatever your personal circumstance, AAG membership is there for you.
Base rates below are the foundation of your membership. Subscriptions to speciality and affinity groups—niche communities focused on common ground—can be layered on to your plan as you’d like at an additional cost.
Annual Gross Income
|Less than $35,000||$65|
|$150,001 and above||$220|
|Life (one time fee)||$5,000|
|Retired Life (one time fee)||$2,500|
* AAG membership fees are nonrefundable. Lifetime membership dues were adjusted for inflation on September 22, 2023, and Lifetime membership will no longer be offered after July 1, 2024.
Developing Regions membership program
The AAG has long advocated interacting with and providing support to geographers and other colleagues from developing regions of the world. In this spirit we have established the Developing Regions Membership Program. Geographers, professionals, and students in related disciplines who reside in an eligible country and have an annual income of less than US $25,000, may join the AAG at the deeply discounted rate of $20 per year.
Those who join through this program receive the full range of benefits of AAG membership, with the exception that AAG publications are provided in digital online format.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Congo, Dem. Rep
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Iran, Islamic Rep.
Korea, Dem Rep.
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Principe
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Syrian Arab Republic
West Bank and Gaza
Join Us Today
Our discipline is better off for all the hard work you do as a geographer—and our community will be richer for your participation in it. Please become an AAG member today, and let us help you make your mark on the field of geography.