Annual Meeting

Upcoming events

    • 11/04/2016
    • 7:30 AM
    • 11/05/2016
    • 2:00 PM
    • Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA

    2016 Joint Annual Meeting of Middle States Division of American Association of Geographers and the Pennsylvania Geographical Society

    The MSD-AAG and PGS Annual Meeting Committees invite proposals for the 2016 PGS Annual Meeting in Altoona, PA on November 4-5, 2016. The meeting will be held at the Blair County Convention Center. Papers and posters on all geographic topics are accepted. Registration for the meeting will begin on August 29th. Participants who register by October 14th will receive a $10 discount on the registration fees.

    Paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes; abstracts of a maximum of 200 words should be submitted with registration. Posters and maps will be on display all day on Friday. Please visit the PGS website for poster size restrictions. Abstract submissions for papers and posters will not be accepted after October 23rd! No exceptions! You will be required to submit your abstract information on-line through the PGS web site.

    Suggestions for workshops, organized paper sessions and thematic discussion panels are also welcome. Please contact the meeting chairs, Brent Zaprowski ( or Joan Welch ( if you are interested in running a workshop or special session.

    Students are encouraged to enter the paper contest, sponsored by MSD-AAG or the Elaine F. Bosowski map/poster contest sponsored by PGS. Cash awards are presented to the best graduate and undergraduate student papers, maps or posters displayed at the annual meeting. Any graduate or undergraduate student who is registered and presenting at the meeting is eligible to compete in the student competitions if they choose. Separate competitions will be held for graduate and undergraduate students. Students may enter the paper or map/poster contest simply by checking the appropriate box on the registration form when registering for the conference. 

The Pennsylvania Geographical Society exists to promote effective geographic teaching, research, and literacy.

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