Note: You must first register for the Annual Meeting to submit an abstract or session.
The AAG accepts all submitted abstracts and organized sessions for presentation. If you have any questions about these guidelines please direct them to Oscar Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call for Papers: May 15 to Sept. 28, 2011
Registration opens. Abstracts and sessions can be submitted online. September 28, 2011 is the deadline to submit an abstract and organized sessions. We encourage you to submit early for best placement in sessions and in the program.
- Annual Meeting: February 24-28, 2012
Requirements for Participation
Anyone interested in the advancement of geography may participate in the annual conference. You are eligible to give a presentation or participate in other capacities in the program provided you are registered for the meeting. You do not need to be an AAG member to register.
The AAG Council has implemented rules pertaining to the number of times an individual may appear in the annual meeting program. Eligible participants may present only one paper, illustrated paper, interactive short paper, or poster presentation. You are allowed to present one paper and be a panelist in one other session, or you may elect not to present a paper, and appear as a panelist twice. You may still organize multiple sessions.
Participation in the program as a session chair, discussant, panelist, non-presenting co-author, session organizer, workshop organizer, or field trip organizer or leader does not affect your eligibility to present a paper, poster, interactive short paper, or illustrated paper. Anyone who participates in more than two events runs the risk of time conflicts that staff will not be able to resolve.
An abstract is required for everyone presenting a paper, illustrated paper, or poster presentation. Abstracts can only be submitted online after you have registered for the meeting.
All participants, except non-attending co-authors, must pay the appropriate participation fee before submitting an abstract. Annual meeting registration fees may be paid online.
Your presentation should describe the purpose, methods, and conclusions of your research. No one may submit or take part in more than one presentation. Presenters may give one, and only one, of the following presentations:
- Paper PresentationEach presenter is allowed 20 minutes to present and discuss a paper. Sessions are limited to five presentations.
- Illustrated PaperA short, three- to five-minute, oral summary of problem, data, method, and findings presented in poster format, followed by a one-on-one or small group discussion at the poster.
- Interactive Short PaperA session of ten to 14 paper presentations accompanied by PowerPoint slides. Each presentation summarizes research or research in progress in a particular field, followed by a 30- to 45-minute interactive roundtable discussion.
- Poster PresentationSessions consist of posters displayed for informal browsing with opportunities for individual discussion with authors. This format is best suited for material that can easily be communicated visually.
The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers is an open forum for sharing the results of research and teaching in geography and related specialties. The contents of annual meeting presentations by individuals or groups at the annual meeting are theirs alone. The Association of American Geographers neither endorses nor disclaims the conclusions, interpretations or opinions expressed by speakers at its annual meeting.