The American Association of Geographers (AAG) will reconvene its Annual Meeting as a virtual conference April 6-10, in response to restrictions on travel and gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will offer more than 140 sessions and panels on topics that include climate change, political and social geographies, the role of geographers as actors in public policy and advocacy, trends in geoethics and human rights, race, and ethnocentrism’s impacts worldwide. Numerous sessions will also address the work prospects and special challenges of young geographers entering the field. View the gallery of virtual sessions here
WHO: 300+ geographers and geospatial practitioners from the public and private sectors and academia.
WHAT: 140+ sessions on geography’s role in public policy, planning, research, and advocacy. Highlights include:
- Geographers Respond to COVID-19: perspectives from medical, economic, animal, and international geographers. Visit this link for the current offerings.
- The Census and Congressional Redistricting, featuring James Whitehorne, Chief of the Census Redistricting & Voting Rights Data Office
- More than a dozen sessions on climate change, including a plenary featuring Kevin Anderson of the University of Manchester and Uppsala University.
WHEN: April 6-10 - All times posted are Mountain Time
To schedule interviews with featured speakers, please contact Lisa Schamess at [email protected] or phone 202-945-2416 / cell 202-841-5583.
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