Tuesday, April 8, 2014

[AAG 2014] Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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April 8, 2014 - In This Issue:
AAG 2014
Tampa, Florida
April 8-12, 2014

AAG Exhibit Hall


Wednesday9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Happy Hour: 3 p.m.-5 p.m.


Thursday9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Happy Hour: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Friday9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Registration & AAG Booth

Tuesday, 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Friday, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Saturday, 7:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Welcome to Florida

The AAG is pleased to welcome you to Tampa, Florida. We are glad to have you with us and hope you enjoy several days of outstanding sessions and great networking opportunities with colleagues and friends. 


Below are a few highlights of the sessions and events planned for today.


Geographies of Climate Change

Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Gran Salon E, Marriott, 2nd Floor


The 2014 AAG Annual Meeting opens with Julie Winkler's Presidential Plenary, which will focus on the "Geographies of Climate Change" theme. Featured speakers will include 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. 

Historical Maps of Florida with Tom Touchton

Tuesday, April 8, 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Room 13, TCC, 1st Floor


Touchton, an avid collector of historical Florida maps, will discuss his extensive collection and his longstanding  involvement in and support for the Tampa Bay History Center. The Tampa Bay History Center is hosting a special exhibition, Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps, featuring Touchton's collection, many of them on view to the public for the first time. Following this lunchtime plenary, Touchton will lead a tour through this special cartographic exhibition of Florida's past.


Attendees Receive Free and Reduced Admission to the Tampa Bay History Center


The first 250 attendees with an AAG badge will be admitted to the Tampa Bay History Center for free. After that, attendees will receive $2 off the regular admission price.

Upcoming Special Events

Historical Maps of Florida with Tom Touchton

Tuesday, April 8, 11:50 a.m., Room 13, TCC


AAG Opening Sessions and Presidential Plenary: "Geographies of Climate Change"

Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 p.m., Grand Salon E, Marriott


AAG Honorary Geographer Award: Warren Washington

Wednesday, April 9, 11:45 a.m., Ballroom D, TCC


AAG International Reception

Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., Grand Salon E, Marriott


Michael Mann: "Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming" (Climate Specialty Group Plenary Speaker)

Thursday, April 10, 10 a.m., Ballroom A, TCC


Author Meets Critic: "Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide"

Thursday, April 10, 2:40 p.m., Grand Salon A, Marriott


A Tribute to Roger Tomlinson (1933-2014)

Thursday, April 10, 4:40 p.m., Ballroom D, TCC


AAG Past President's Address: "Thinking Geographically: Globalizing Capitalism, and Beyond"

Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m., Grand Salon E, Marriott


Late-Breaking News Session: "Crisis in Ukraine: Background and a Report from Kyiv"

Friday, April 11, 11:50 a.m., Room 13, TCC


AAG Atlas Award: Julian Bond, "Race Around the World"

Friday, April 11, 6:30 p.m., Grand Salon E, Marriott


AAG World Geography Bowl

Friday, April 11, 7 p.m., Rooms 21-23 & Ballroom B, TCC

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Michelle Ledoux - Membership Director

David Coronado - Communications Director

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