December 6, 2013 - In This Issue:
Florida and Word Map
Tampa, Florida
April 8-12, 2014
Learn the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. Meet and network with geographers, environmental scientists, and GIS specialists. Join AAG in Tampa April 8-12, 2014.
The AAG Annual Meeting is an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone with an interest in geography and related disciplines. All scholars, researchers, and students are welcome to present.

AAG Announces Recipients of the 2014 AAG Honors


The AAG will confer AAG Honors, the Association's highest honors, to nine individuals and one publisher for their outstanding contributions to the advancement or welfare of geography. Each year, the AAG invites nominations from the membership, which are then presented to the AAG Honors Committee for consideration. The AAG Honors will be presented at the upcoming AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., during a special awards luncheon on Saturday, April 12, 2014. 


The following AAG Honors will be presented:


AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors 

Anne Buttimer, University College Dublin and
Alexander Murphy, University of Oregon


AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors
Meric Gertler, University of Toronto and
Amy Glasmeier, MIT


AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors
James W. Harrington, University of Washington - Tacoma and
Wei Li, Arizona State University


AAG Gilbert Grosvenor Geographic Education Honors
Darrel Hess, City College of San Francisco


AAG Gilbert White Public Service Honors
Eve Gruntfest, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs


AAG Media Achievement Award
Derek Alderman, University of Tennessee


AAG Publication Award


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Five Geographers to Receive AAG Enhancing Diversity Award


The AAG Enhancing Diversity Award honors those geographers who have pioneered efforts toward or actively participated in efforts toward encouraging a more diverse discipline over the course of several years. This year the AAG Council and the AAG Enhancing Diversity Committee are pleased to recognized a team of five individuals to be honored with the 2013 Enhancing Diversity Award:

  • Jay T. Johnson, University of Kansas

  • Renee Pualani Louis, University of Kansas

  • Laura Smith, Macalaster College

  • Zoltan Grossman, The Evergreen State College

  • Douglas (RDK) Herman, Smithsonian Institution

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Help Celebrate This Year's Honorees at the AAG Awards Luncheon


Advance registration is still open and there is still time to join your friends and colleagues at the AAG Awards Luncheon. Honorees will receive their awards and commendations during the special luncheon on April 12. Notable awards to be presented include the AAG Honors, Enhancing Diversity Awards, Specialty Group Awards, 50 Year Members, and many more. Individual seats are only $55, or purchase a table for ten guests for $495. AAG Annual Meeting


Brief Abstract Submission Deadline Extension


For those of you who weren't able to meet the December 3 abstract submission deadline, the AAG is able to continue accepting submissions through Tuesday, December 10. We will continue to honor the early bird registration rate throughDecember 10, as well. Please share this news with your students and colleagues.


Register to Attend



Meeting Locations

The meeting will take place at the Tampa Convention Center. Discounted sleeping rooms will be offered at the following hotels starting at $199 per night from April 8 to April 12:

  • Tampa Marriott Waterside
  • Embassy Suites
  • Hilton Tampa Downtown
  • Westin Tampa Harbour Island

Book Your Room


About the Meeting

The five-day conference is expected to host more than 7,000 geographers from around the world and feature over 4,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars and researchers. The program will also feature:

  • Latest Research - Presentations and posters by leading scholars and researchers
  • Exhibit Hall - Booths and exhibits showcasing recent publications and new geographic technologies
  • Career and Networking Opportunities - An international networking reception, a Jobs & Careers Center highlighting the latest employment opportunities for geographers, and career development sessions
  • Special Events - World Geography Bowl, Awards Luncheon, and other attendee-organized events
  • Workshops - Training sessions and workshops to help further your professional or academic career
  • Field Trips - Attendees can explore the rich physical and cultural geography of Florida by signing up for informative field trips led by geographers or other scholarly experts 

Oscar Larson - Conference Director

Michelle Ledoux - Membership Director

David Coronado - Communications Director

We look forward to seeing you in Florida!


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