About the Annual Meeting

Welcome to the American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting! You will be joined by fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting will be held from Wednesday, April 7- Sunday, April 11, 2021, and will feature in-person and virtual aspects with over 6,900 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. 

The Annual Meeting of the AAG is quite possibly the largest geography conference in the world, with over 8,500 geographers converging from the U.S., Canada, and nearly 60 other countries in a typical year. With thousands of different papers and presentations scheduled throughout the conference, you’ll find no shortage of activities that reflect your specific interests within the field of geography.

The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held in Seattle, Washington. 

Past & Future Meetings

Future Meetings

2022: New York City, NY — Thursday, February 25 - Monday, March 1

Past Meetings Archive

Past Meetings Event Pages


Past Programs

Programs in PDF format for several previous AAG Annual Meetings, which include an agenda of sessions, plenary speakers, and specialty group meetings are available for download.

Past online session galleries (see mobile app links below for 2013-2017 annual meeting online program listings):
Mobile app annual meeting programs:
If you require information for a previous abstract or session that is not available in the PDF programs or the native app, please contact us at meeting@aag.org.

Past Meeting Highlights, Photo Galleries, and Videos

Recaps and photo galleries are available for all past AAG Annual Meetings since 2013 (Los Angeles).
For video highlights from previous Annual Meetings, please visit our YouTube page and select the appropriate playlist for the meeting of interest.

Past Meeting Special Events

View select special events from previous annual meetings.

Why should you attend the annual meeting?

 The AAG Annual Meeting provides a dynamic forum for leaders in the discipline to showcase the most recent trends in geographic ideas and technologies. With attendees from academia, government, business, and the nonprofit sector, finding your place at the AAG Annual Meeting is easy.

Thinking about attending on behalf of your institution or organization? 
The AAG provides a justification letter all prospective attendees are invited to use to help with the funding request process.