March 21, 2014 - In This Issue:
Join us in Florida for sun, sand, sea and scholarship. 
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.

View the Preliminary Program Online


A searchable preliminary program with an agenda of sessions, plenary speakers, and specialty group meetings has been posted to the AAG Annual Meeting website. The program can be browsed by presenter, keyword, title, or specialty group. Attendees and participants may also view sessions by day using the calendar of events. 

View program.

Plan Your Trip


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 �


Explore the AAG Exhibit Hall 


The AAG Exhibit Hall will include over 60 exhibitors featuring the latest tools in teaching, field research, graphic applications, computer modeling, and data collection and analysis. Learn about the most recent technical advances in the field, including cartography, GIS, and GPS. You'll also be able to view geography-related textbooks and publications while meeting with publishers. The exhibit hall will be open during the following hours:

  • Wednesday, April 9 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 10 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 11 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

See the Exhibitor section in the AAG mobile app for a list of exhibitors and hall floor plan.


Download the AAG mobile app 


Tweet Your Way to Chicago 


Attend the 2015 AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago on us!  Win a FREE registration for next year's meeting by participating in the Exhibit Hall Twitter Scavenger Hunt. Find one of the Scavenger Hunt signs in the Exhibit Hall (West Hall, Tampa Convention Center) for instructions on what to tweet.  Winners will be randomly selected and announced at 5:30 pm each day (Wednesday - Friday) on Twitter. Keep playing each day for a chance to win!


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Offers, Discounts Available for Family Activities Throughout Tampa Bay 


Find out what there is to do in Tampa with your family. Many family-friendly places have offered discounts and offers for attendees of the AAG Annual Meeting and their families. This article from Shaza Hussein, Jennifer Collins and Robert Austin covers museums and educational fun, amusement parks and animals, shopping and markets, outdoor adventures and recreation, sports, and AAG organized field trips. 


Family Activities � 


Learn New Skills, Ideas in an AAG Workshop 


Workshops at the AAG Annual Meeting offer attendees opportunities to delve into intensive discussions and activities. Topics will cover geographic tools, technologies and techniques; professional and organizational development; and approaches to teaching geography. Browse the catalog of available workshops and sign up for a new learning experience today. 


Workshop Catalog �


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 �


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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