The PGS annual meeting committee invites proposals for the 2015 PGS Annual Meeting in West Chester, PA on November 6, 2015. The meeting will be held on the campus of West Chester University in West Chester, PA. Papers and posters on all geographic topics are accepted.
Registration for the meeting will begin on September 15th. Participants who register by October 23rd 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 chair, Brent Zaprowski (email@example.com), if you are interested in running a workshop or special session.
Students are encouraged to enter the paper contest or the Elaine F. Bosowski poster contest and 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 PGS meeting is eligible to compete in the student paper competition if they choose. Separate competitions will be held for graduate and undergraduate students. Students may enter the paper or poster contest simply by checking the appropriate box on the registration form when registering for the conference. For more information, please visit the PGS website: http://www.thepgs.org/studentawards
The Annual Luncheon will be held on the West Chester Campus and will be catered by New Street Catering. This is a great opportunity for some geography discussions and networking.
The Annual Banquet will be held at the Sprout Music Collective and will be catered by the Roots Cafe which supports local agriculture, sponsors community gardens, and has community-based music programs (rootscafewc.com).
PGS has arranged to have a block of rooms set aside at a group rate for Thursday and Friday night at two different hotels in town.
Hotel Warner (Downtown West Chester)
120 N. High Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380
$139/night for a king or 2 queen beds
Rate includes complimentary continental buffet and high-speed Internet. In addition, the above rate does not include taxes. To receive the rates outlined above, you must make their reservations directly with the hotel at 610-692-6920 and identify themselves as being part of the "Penn Geographical Society". Please note that all accommodations need to be made BEFORE 10/5/2015, in which remaining rooms in the block will be released and reservations will be reserved on a space available basis. The established group block and rates will not be accessible on or after cutoff date.
943 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
www.dayswestchester.com$82.50/night for a single or double room
In addition, the above rate does not include taxes. To receive the rates outlined above, you must make their reservations directly with the hotel at 610-692-1900 and identify themselves as being part of the "WCU Pennsylvania Geographical Society". Please note that all accommodations need to be made BEFORE 10/16/2015, in which remaining rooms in the block will be released and reservations will be reserved on a space available basis. The established group block and rates will not be accessible on or after cutoff date.