Friday, February 14, 2014

[AAG 2014] Hotel Update // Preliminary Program // Presidential Plenary on Geographies of Climate Change

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February 14, 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.

Julie Winkler's Presidential Plenary on Geographies of Climate Change


The Presidential Plenary, which opens the AAG Annual Meeting, will focus on the "Geographies of Climate Change" theme. Featured speakers will include AAG President Julie Winkler; Mike Hulme, author of "Why We Disagree about Climate Change;" Linda Mearns, project leader of the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program; Susanne Moser, co-author of the recently-published "Successful Adaptation to Climate Change," and J. Marshall Shepherd, current president of the American Meteorological Society. AAG Newsletter 


AAG Newsletter » 


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 »


Update Your Hotel Reservations 


Demand for rooms at the official AAG Annual Meeting hotels has increased in recent weeks. To avoid a room shortage, please update your hotel reservations to free up any rooms and nights you will not need. Your friends and colleagues will greatly appreciate it.


Hotel Information »


Join an AAG Field Trip in Florida


Augment your experience at the AAG Annual Meeting with a field trip led by geographers and other experts. Explore the rich physical and cultural geography that Tampa Bay and Florida have to offer with trips to the Hillsborough River, Homosassa Springs, Weedon Island Preserve, and much more. Field trips are also an excellent way to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues and friends. 


AAG Annual Meeting »


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 »


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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