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Friday, Feb. 25 – Tuesday, March 1

The conference will feature more than 6,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. Attendees including geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders will share and discuss the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. 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.

In addition to visiting this page, watch for weekly annual meeting Geogram emails and check Facebook, and Twitter for meeting updates. Check out AAG’s first-ever Virtual Career Fair and our Virtual Exhibit Hall.

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AAG Policies

We strive to create a professional and safe environment for all during AAG events. As part of this effort, we require all attendees to read our policies, so that they can agree to the questions during the registration process.

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COVID-19 Information for AAG 2022

(updated Jan. 14, 2022)

AAG will convert AAG2022 to an entirely virtual event. We based our decision on the best information we have now, given the repeated variant outbreaks, transmission rates, and on-going safety and service disruptions that present insurmountable challenges to running a safe, successful in-person meeting.

AAG staff will convert any in-person or hybrid sessions or abstracts to virtual sessions. If you are already presenting virtually or organizing a virtual session, nothing will change for your presentation. We will also refund the difference between in-person and virtual registration rates to all in-person participants. No action is needed on your part.

We are confident that the virtual experience will deliver robust content and networking opportunities. We want to thank you for being part of the AAG community. Your presence and support mean the world to us, and we look forward to engaging with you at AAG2022.


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2022 Registration Cancellation Policy
(Updated January 18, 2022)

Due to the conversion of the meeting from hybrid to fully virtual, all in-person registrations will be converted to virtual, and the difference in cost refunded to each in-person registrant.  In-person registrants may cancel their registrations, through January 25, 2022, and receive a full refund. After January 25, the 50% cancellation fee will be applied. Virtual registrations are non-refundable. Please note that if you cancel altogether, your submissions will be removed unless you indicate that you are a co-organizer or co-presenter, and you will have no access to virtual content during or after the meeting. 

10% cancellation fee – Registration opening to Oct. 21, 2021
25% cancellation fee – Oct. 22 to Nov. 18, 2021
50% cancellation fee – Nov. 19, 2021 to Feb. 1, 2022 (In-person registrants may receive a full refund through January 25,2022)
100% cancellation fee – After Feb. 1, 2022 

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Annual Meeting At a Glance



Abstract Guidelines

Session Guidelines


Session Schedule

Tech Toolkit

Special Events

Virtual Career Fair

Jobs & Careers Center

Exhibit Hall




Career Mentors


Enrichment Fund



Justify Your Trip

Invitation and Visa Letters


Land Acknowledgment

Lenape Center leaf logoWhat is now known as Manhattan is on the ancestral land of the Lenape People, who continue to endure and care for the land throughout the Northeast, as well as in the diaspora caused by colonial oppression, genocide, and forced displacement. In holding our 2022 annual meeting on this land, AAG acknowledges our responsibility to contribute to its care and to support the sovereignty and tenure of the Lenape People and all Indigenous Peoples. Visit the Lenape Center online.


The AAG accepts all submitted abstracts and organized sessions for presentation. The registration fee must be paid prior to abstract submission. You may only submit one abstract for presentation and be a panelist in one panel session. If you opt not to submit an abstract, you may be a panelist twice. There is no limit on how many sessions you may organize.

September 9: Early Bird Registration Deadline

EXTENDED TO October 28: Paper Abstract Submission Deadline

November 4: Paper/Panel Session Organizing Deadline

January 6: Poster Abstract Submission Deadline

January 11: Poster Session Organizing Deadline

January 13: Abstract/Session Editing Deadline

Learn more about guidelines for abstracts and sessions to help you make the most of your presentation.

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Session Schedule

The following session time slots are 80 minutes long with 20-minute breaks. This schedule is subject to change.

Friday, Feb. 25 – Tuesday, March 1

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM

9:40 AM – 11:00 AM

11:20 AM – 12:40 PM

2:00 PM – 3:20 PM

3:40 PM – 5:00 PM

5:20 PM – 6:40 PM

Special Sessions

AAG Business Meeting, 11:20 AM – 12:40 PM, Feb. 25

SG Chairs Luncheon, 12:50 PM – 1:50 PM, Feb. 25

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Tech Toolkit

Have you finished your presentation and want to prepare for your session? Are you a session organizer looking for technical guidance ahead of the conference? Are you an attendee looking to be ready for your annual meeting experience? Take the necessary steps to be prepared.

View the Tech Toolkit

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Special Events

Each year, special events, timely plenaries, and interesting sessions are held during the annual meeting. Check back soon for more new events and information.

February 26 — 12:50 PM – 1:50 PM (U.S. EST)

AAG Past President Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach (2018-19) will Present “Science, Geography, and Human Rights” for her Past President’s Address at the 2022 AAG Annual Meeting in New York City, NY. The AAG, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is a founding member of the Science and Human Rights Coalition, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in Fall 2019. Science and Human Rights events were featured at the AAG Meetings in New York City in 2012, so it is appropriate to return to this theme 10 years later as AAG returns to New York in 2022. Other AAG meetings (e.g. 2009, 2017, and 2019) have featured this theme. The SHR Coalition was founded on the goal of promoting ratification of Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: the human right to benefit from science. Coalition members, including geographers, engage in educational and public policy projects promoting science and human rights across multiple disciplines. Framing principles include “recognizing the right of everyone to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications; conserving, developing, and diffusing science; respecting the freedom indispensable for scientific research, and recognizing the benefits of international contacts and co-operation in the scientific field” (AAAS SHR 2020; ICESCR, 1966:4). This address will highlight the roles played by AAG, Geography, and Geographers in the coalition and beyond, address the broader impacts that geographers can and do contribute to promoting Science and Human Rights, and highlight the roles that Geography plays in ongoing global existential challenges including the COVID 19 Pandemic, Climate Change, access to water, and other areas where the human right to the benefits of scientific progress should prevail.

To open the Past President’s Session, Luzzadder-Beach will present the 2020 AAG Presidential Achievement Awards to Dr. Sally P. Horn, professor of Geography at the University of Tennessee, and Dr. Nicholas P. Dunning, professor and head of Geography at the University of Cincinnati, for their long-term, major contributions to the discipline.

February 27, 2022 — 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (U.S. EST)

Rural development economist and environmental justice advocate Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabekwe, Ojibwe) will join AAG President Emily Yeh for a virtual keynote address and conversation during AAG 2022.

LaDuke, an enrolled member of the Mississippi band of Ashinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Indian Reservation, founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project in 1989 and served as its executive director for 25 years. She is now the founding executive director of Honor the Earth, where she advocates, raises public support, and creates funding for frontline Native environmental groups.

LaDuke’s talk will take place on Sunday, February 27 from 7:00 to 8:00 EST, immediately following the AAG panel on climate justice from 5:20 to 6:40 PM EST, moderated by Dr. Yeh and featuring talks on climate justice work by Tracey Osborne, Associate Professor and Presidential Chair in the Management of Complex Systems Department at the University of California, Merced, as well as Founder and Director of the Center for Climate Justice at the University of California, a system-wide initiative; Michael Méndez, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Ecology, Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine and author of Climate Change from the Streets; and Kyle Whyte (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), George Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability and Affiliate Professor of Native American Studies and Philosophy at the University of Michigan.

Together, these back-to-back sessions organized by Dr. Yeh promise to offer needed insight into the role of spatial and geographic approaches to climate justice.

February 28, 2022 — 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (U.S. EST)

Find employers who are looking for your talents and skills at this brand new and exciting event that will easily connects you – in real time – with employers from the comfort of your home or office via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Taking place completely online, the virtual career fair allows you to:

  • Explore career opportunities available to you in all areas of geography and GIS
  • Engage with employers online via dynamic one-on-one web chats in each booth
  • Make new connections and broaden your network directly from your home or office

The event is free to all AAG members and registered participants at AAG 2022. Register today!

February 26 — 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (U.S. EST)

Don’t miss this exciting annual quiz bowl tournament during the annual meeting, featuring teams of graduate and undergraduate geography students representing each of the AAG’s regional divisions. Contestants are selected by regional divisions via a competitive process, which in many divisions includes participation in a regional geography bowl held at the division’s annual meeting. If you are interested in participating, contact your regional division leadership for more information.

The winning team, runners-up, and high scoring individuals are awarded with prizes, provided by the generous donations of corporate benefactors. In addition, each participant in the World Geography Bowl receives a travel stipend, co-sponsored by the AAG and that student’s regional division, greatly offsetting expenses for attendance at the national meeting. Typically, approximately 50 students benefit each year from World Geography Bowl stipends. The World Geography Bowl is fully staffed by volunteers, who write and edit questions and help run the proceedings as judges, scorekeepers and moderators.


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Virtual Career Fair

Don’t miss this first-ever Virtual Career Fair at AAG 2022. The event will provide an intuitive, easy-to-use online format for job seekers and employers.

Job seekers: Upload your resume and explore employer information and career opportunities. During the live event, choose which employers to interact with, and engage in a one-on-one chat with representatives. You can connect with as many employers as you’d like until the career fair ends. Members or AAG 2022 annual meeting attendees may register now.

Employers: Organizations, governments, and colleges/universities will receive a fully customized virtual employer booth, complete with your logo, images, open positions, videos and more so you can make your career opportunities stand out. Interested employers may register now.

The event is free to all AAG members and registered participants at AAG 2022. For further questions, email

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Jobs & Careers Center

The Jobs & Careers Center will feature dozens of sessions on careers and professional development for geographers. It is a central hub for students, job seekers, and other meeting attendees to learn from professional geographers, network with one another, and develop strategies for finding employment in geography-related occupations.

If you are interested in organizing or participating in a session, activity or event related to careers and professional development, please see our Call for Participation. For best consideration, please submit your information by November 4, 2021.

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Exhibit Hall

Plan to visit the AAG 2022 virtual exhibit hall. See all of your favorite exhibitors and discover new ones you haven’t met yet!

More information coming soon!


Each year the AAG President, in consultation with the Executive Director, identifies themes for the annual meeting to help focus discussion and provide a fresh and engaging structure to the conference program. Due to the extraordinary circumstances during the pandemic, we have retained the four themes established in 2020 and 2021 with an additional new theme for 2022.

  • Climate Justice
  • Geographies of Access: Inclusion and Pathways
  • Ethnonationalism and Exclusion around the World
  • The Changing North American Continent
  • Expanding the Community of Geography

Learn more

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There are many ways to get involved in the upcoming annual meeting beyond presenting research or participating in a session. Become a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser, work as a conference assistant to offset your registration fee, involve a non-geographer, serve as a career mentor, or pursue one of the many other opportunities to bolster your participation.


The AAG works to create an Annual Meeting that is accessible to all. This includes reasonable accommodations as specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). AAG and its conference venues ensure mobility access within all session and conference rooms.

An accessibility request question is available during the registration process and can also be sent to If possible, please make accommodation requests no later than one month prior to the meeting. This provides both the AAG and its contracted facilities lead time for ensuring optimal access, e.g. contracting with sign language interpreters.

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Enrichment Fund

AAG is pleased to announce the return of the AAG Enrichment Fund. This year, the fund is enhanced to welcome applications from geographers, non-geographers, and students. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to those who would benefit from attending the annual meeting, but would be unable to do so without the financial support. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis on the following criteria:

  • Purpose and/or goal in attending the annual meeting
  • How attending the annual meeting will benefit the individual
  • How the individual will enrich the annual meeting
  • Participation in the annual meeting
  • Additional consideration will be given to those presenting virtually in a hybrid session
  • Outside support/funding being received (i.e., expenses or registration costs that are being paid by a university, company, organization, or other entity)

The priority deadline for applications is November 4, 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered on a rolling basis as funds are available. Read on for more information and email with questions.

Submit your application



If you booked at one of our official conference hotels, please stay tuned for an update.

Our Annual Meeting hotels are safe, reputable, and centrally located properties in interesting and dynamic cities. The rates at these hotels are negotiated on behalf of attendees to be lower, more equitable, and more predictable over time than the regular rates offered to non-conference attendees.

View of exterior of HIlton hotel in Midtown Manhattant in New York City
Hilton – Midtown

1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 586-7000

$209 a night Single/Double

$219 Triple

$239 Quad

Book the Hilton

View of exterior of Sheraton hotel in Times Square in New York City
Sheraton – Times Square

811 7th Avenue, W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 581-1000

$209 a night Single/Double

$289 Triple

$319 Quad

Book the Sheraton

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Justify Your Trip

Requesting funding from your university, company, or organization to attend the Annual Meeting? The AAG provides a justification letter for all prospective attendees to use to help with the funding request process.

Download the flyer


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Travel to the United States

Invitation Letter

The AAG provides a formal invitation letter to help with the visa submission process. The general visa form letter will allow you to fill out your contact information, then save or print a copy for your records.

If you have already registered and would like your abstract and/or session title included in your invitation letter, please use the custom visa form.

Visa Information

Visa requirements often change and vary by country, so be sure to visit the U.S. State Department website for the latest information when planning your trip. If you need a visa, be sure to apply early. We recommend applying three to four months before your date of travel to allow sufficient time to process your application.

Travelers entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program need a valid ESTA approval. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a free, automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program and ESTA

Additional tips and information about visa requirements are available from The National Academies International Visitors Office.