Join Us in New Orleans!

Join 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 April 10-14, 2018 and will feature more than 7,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. The 2018 Annual Meeting will be headquartered at the Marriott French Quarter New Orleans.

#AAG2018 will overlap with French Quarter Festival, a four-day local music showcase scattered throughout New Orleans' famous French Quarter. FQF will feature hundreds of hours of free, local music of all varieties, as well as food and drink from New Orleans' finest restaurants. French Quarter Fest will run from April 12-15, 2018.

Present Your Research

The AAG accepts all submitted abstracts and organized sessions for presentation. Be sure to note abstract and session submission deadlines below. For more information about different presentation and session types, visit this page.

 August 1, 2017  Registration and Call for Papers opens
 October 25, 2017  Abstract submission deadline
 November 8, 2017  Session organization deadline
 January 2017  Preliminary Program available online
 February 14, 2018  Poster abstract submission deadline
 February 23, 2018  Abstract and session editing deadline
 April 10 - 14, 2018  AAG 2018 New Orleans Annual Meeting

Who attends the AAG Annual Meeting?

AAG members and conference attendees represent a spectrum of research interests from across the geography and related disciplines. Though we may be the American Association of Geographers, over 30% of our attendees annually are from outside the U.S. Students represent a considerable portion of our attendee base as well - over 40% at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston.

Why should you attend?

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. The letter provides the details needed to convince your supervisor or department that attending #AAG2018 will benefit you and your organization.


Each year, the AAG Council and Executive Director identify a few themes for its Annual Meeting to help focus discussion and provide a fresh and engaging structure to the conference program. As always, any topic relevant to geography is welcome at the AAG Annual Meeting.

Contributions to the Black Geographies theme will address the meaningful role of Black communities and individuals as they advance  the production of geographic knowledge and space-making practices. Likewise, contributions will encourage the critical reflection on the issues, processes, intrinsic qualities, and interconnections that shape Black lives and geographies on local, national, continental, and international scales.

Geographers are uniquely situated to address the myriad challenges presented by hazards due to the interdisciplinary nature of our discipline. Through climate change science, GIS, remote sensing, and, perhaps most importantly, the united interest in human dimensions of global change, geographers are well-equipped to research and apply their work in response to and in preparation for natural hazards. 

Geographers have important perspectives on a host of environmental, social, and technological issues.  Moreover, the discipline’s ultimate sustainability and efficacy depends upon being more recognizable and better understood among a broad array of communities.  This special theme within the 2018 AAG Annual Meeting will create and open spaces for demonstrating, debating, and improving how geographers engage public groups through their research, teaching, and other professional practices.