AAG 2o2o Annual Meeting Is Going Virtual

AAG is facilitating a virtual annual meeting April 6-10, in response to restrictions on travel and gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual conference will offer 180 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, ethnocentrism’s impacts worldwide, as well as a breaking news theme based around sessions sharing how geographers are responding to COVID-19. Numerous sessions will also address the work prospects and special challenges of young geographers entering the field.

Not originally registered to attend AAG 2020 Denver, but want to get in on the virtual annual meeting? REGISTER TODAY!

Learn More about the Virtual Sessions

 A great starting point for learning how the AAG Annual Meeting is going virtual is to read through our Virtual Sessions FAQ. We will continue to update this as our planning evolves. Have additional questions? Contact us at feedback@aag.org. We appreciate your support, patience, and understanding as we pivot our program to a virtual environment.

Organize Your Session with the Toolkit

We have prepared a toolkit for virtual sessions and presentations. This document, compiled with the help of wonderful AAG member volunteers, is a quick collection of best practices for transitioning your session to a virtual format including information on platforms available, session structure options, and preparation suggestions. We are open to refining and improving this and welcome your comments at feedback@aag.org or via Twitter @theAAG using #AAGVirtual.

Session Organizers and Chairs — The Process

AAG contacted all session organizers to ask about their interest in hosting their sessions virtually. We appreciate everyone's response and currently have 180 sessions participating! 
Those not hosting sessions virtually, should have deleted their sessions from AAG's abstract management system. This allows presenters to be added to other sessions if they still wish to participate.
We created a toolkit for those planning to host a virtual session. Session organizers also submitted a form addressing platform selection, session time change requests, and acquiring access links to share with attendees. The deadline to fill out the form was March 30.

Registrants for the Virtual Conference Agree to Be Recorded in Sessions

By participating as a presenter or audience member in this digital environment, you agree to be recorded. If you do not wish to be recorded, please do not participate.

Your participation in AAG virtual sessions indicates consent to the following terms regarding aspects of the virtual session: 

AAG session organizers may record the presentations by video and audio. Any recordings will be made available for 30 days after the meeting. 

Presenters must have rights to the content in their presentation and thus give AAG copyright permission to promote the materials and/or recording to AAG websites and to AAG accounts on third-party websites (including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn). Presenters retain all ownership rights, including copyright, patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property of content uploaded to these sites. 

Presenters have no right of approval, no claim for compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of or in connection with, any use, alteration, or use in any composite form. Presenters agree and acknowledge that in the event any claims of action arise with respect to their materials or any other actions related to participation in the conference, they act in sole and individual capacity and that AAG does not assume liability for presenters and audience member actions hereunder. See AAG’s event conduct policy