Field Trips and Workshops

Explore the rich physical and cultural geography of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast through informative field trips led by geographers or other experts. Field trips are also an excellent way to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues and friends. Ready to sign up for a field trip or workshop? Proceed to the registration page and select those that you want to add to your Annual Meeting program.

Field Trips

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
F2_2 Jazz and Maps at the Mint 
Wednesday, April 11, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Organizer: Molly McGraw (Southeastern Louisiana University)
Capacity: 10
Cost/person: $31.00

Participants will walk through the entire French Quarter, stopping at Jackson Square and the Ursuline Convent (we will not go into the convent) for a brief history of these significant places, before reaching the Old US Mint. Once at the Mint, participants will be given a guided tour of the New Orleans Jazz Music Collection featuring priceless artifacts from artists, such as Louis Armstrong, Pete Fountain, and Kid Ory. We will then proceed to the Louisiana Historic Center to view historical maps of Louisiana, New Orleans and the lower Mississippi River Valley. We will walk back to Convention Center via the French Market, and time permitting stop for beignets and coffee at the world famous Cafe Du Monde. In the event of inclement weather, we will use the riverfront streetcar to travel to/from the Convention Center. Price of beignets/coffee and streetcar fare (if needed) are not included.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14
F5_2 Great Delta Tour
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Organizers: Peter Yaukey (Great Delta Tour) & Barbara Johnson (Great Delta Tour)
Capacity: N/A
Cost/person: $80

Great Delta Tours is a newly formed tour company in New Orleans, running year round, whose vision is to introduce visitors to the environmental wonders and challenges of southeast Louisiana. Its signature tour was written by local geography professor Peter Yaukey, who will also lead the tour for the AAG. This four hour adventure will proceed from downtown to Lake Pontchartrain, the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, and the fishing community of Shell Beach (St. Bernard Parish). Foci include colonial history, the delta, coastal land loss, hurricanes, and wildlife. Dr. Yaukey is an expert birder.

Workshops

TUESDAY, APRIL 10
W1_1 Adaptation and Resilience Beyond “the Bowl”
Tuesday, April 10, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Organizers: Ronald Schumann (University of North Texas) & Elyse Zavar (University of North Texas)
Capacity: 25
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Beauregard, Marriott, 5th Floor

This introductory workshop serves as a prelude to a field trip exploring the human, physical, and engineered landscape of the greater New Orleans area. We will be joined by local planning experts who are collaborating with communities to design long-term resilience strategies in the face of chronic threats from flooding, storms, land subsidence, wetland erosion, and sea level rise. This workshop provides context before we travel beyond “the bowl” (i.e., the levee system) to explore human adaptation in one of America’s most hazardous landscapes.

 
W1_3 Telling Your Story with Esri Story Maps
Tuesday, April 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Joseph Kerski (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

Story maps combine the power of Esri interactive web maps with audio, video, photographs, and other multimedia that can be shared, embedded, and used in many ways. Join us as we create story maps and explore how these can be used in education as assessment instruments, teaching and research tools, and communication tools.

W1_5 Networking: Promoting Yourself by Making Connections that Count
Tuesday, April 10, 12:40 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Organizers: Mark Revell (AAG) & Angela Rogers (Penn State)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 2, Marriott, 2nd Floor (J&C)

This workshop features the art of networking with a focus on how to develop an effective and memorable "elevator pitch," and what this promotional sound bite about yourself sounds like to prospective employers in different scenarios. The facilitator will guide participants through an interactive workshop to develop and practice your networking skills on how to: creatively introduce yourself, develop and deliver a dynamic "elevator pitch," efficiently "work" a room to make connections with key people, and learn questions to ask to keep conversations moving. The activities will be followed by a debriefing and time for Q&A.

W1_4 Compelling Cartography with ArcGIS Pro
Tuesday, April 10, 2:40 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Ken Field (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

This workshop will showcase a range of techniques that take your map-making beyond the defaults. We’ll illustrate how you can build and style custom basemaps for use with your online maps and explore a range of mapping techniques including flow maps, pictorial symbols and cartograms. We’ll also explore how you can create artistic maps with beautiful hillshades, different terrain representation and 3D. We’ll show how to take advantage of new and powerful cartographic features in ArcGIS Pro, where to download some great free cartographic tools and how to begin to think creatively to create beautiful and compelling maps.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
W2_2 Essentials for Successful Raster Analysis in ArcGIS
Wednesday, April 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Charlie Frye (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

If you have ever wondered about the impact of changing the default cell size, compression method, or extent and origin of the raster dataset your ArcGIS tool is about to create, this workshop will explain how these settings impact outputs when projecting raster data, focal and zonal statistics, raster algebra, and more. We will cover the basics of the ArcGIS Raster data model and the importance of seemingly optional properties such as histograms, pyramids, and snap rasters to set the stage for analyzing raster data. Both ArcGIS Desktop’s geoprocessing environment and ArcGIS Pro’s Raster Function Editor will be covered.

W2_9 Should I incorporate GIS or coding activities into my course?
Wednesday, April 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Organizer: Coline Dony (AAG)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00 
Room: Studio 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor (J&C)

In this workshop, we will provide faculty with resources to help them include small GIS and/or coding activities to their courses even if they do not have a GIS focus. The resources and software platforms that will be suggested will be primarily free and open-source. This will be followed by a guided discussion with the audience on the new skillset geography graduates require.
Faculty from across the geography spectrum - from those teaching human and social geography to those teaching physical geography and Earth Sciences - are invited to attend this workshop.

This is part of a series of workshops related to the AAG’s Coding Initiative. The challenges associated with Big Data and the ubiquity of spatial data have triggered an increase in the demand for graduates with both spatial thinking and computer programming skills. Because few undergraduate geography programs offer training in computer programming, many employers in the geospatial technology industry face a dilemma: either hire a geographer with limited or no programming skills, or a computer science graduate with limited or no training in geography, spatial thinking, and GIS.

The AAG is committed to ensure that new generations of geographers are equipped with the new skills required in order to be productive in our economy well into the future. This AAG initiative will need involvement from faculty, students and employers.

For more information about this workshop, do not hesitate to contact Coline Dony at cdony@aag.org.

W2_8 Should I hire a geographer or a computer scientist for this job?
Wednesday, April 11, 1:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Coline Dony (AAG)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00 
Room: Studio 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor (J&C)

In this workshop, we will provide data on jobs for geographers and trends regarding needs for programming skills. This will be followed by a guided discussion with the audience on the new skillset geography graduates require. We will end the workshop by sharing resources employers can use to train their geographers with necessary computer programming skills.

Any employers - from big corporations to small associations - who hire geographers are invited to attend this workshop.

This is part of a series of workshops related to the AAG’s Coding Initiative. The challenges associated with Big Data and the ubiquity of spatial data have triggered an increase in the demand for graduates with both spatial thinking and computer programming skills. Because few geography graduates receive training in computer programming, many employers in the geospatial technology industry face a dilemma: either hire a geographer with limited or no programming skills, or a computer science graduate with limited or no training in geography, spatial thinking, and GIS.

The AAG is committed to ensure that new generations of geographers are equipped with the new skills required in order to be productive in our economy well into the future. This AAG initiative will need involvement from faculty, students and employers.

For more information about this workshop, do not hesitate to contact Coline Dony at cdony@aag.org.

W3_4 Modern GIS Practices in your Curriculum
Wednesdsay, April 11, 1:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Geri Miller (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

We will discuss the concept of Web GIS and what it means for your curriculum. We will cover what sets Web GIS apart from its predecessors (Desktop and Server GIS) and look at best practices for deploying Web GIS in academia. We will examine the various components of Web GIS - combination of portals, web apps and desktop apps. ArcGIS Pro will be examined in detail as a desktop app in a Web GIS pattern. We will also discuss identity and user management and traditional GIS workflows and capabilities, such as data management, mapping and visualization, analysis and sharing content.

W2_4 Mastering Space-Time Data with ArcGIS
Wednesday, April 11, 3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Aileen Buckley (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

Learning to organize, analyze, and visualize space-time data can be daunting. Get up to speed in this workshop by learning how to manage your space-time data aptly, analyze it appropriately, and map it artfully. A variety of examples are used demonstrate how ArcGIS helps you gain greater understanding of space-time data using powerful analytical tools for aggregating your data into a space-time cube; performing hot spot, cluster, and outlier analyses; and visualizing your data and analysis results. Techniques are also presented for creating captivating and informative displays to share your insights with others.

W2_6 Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers in Geography
Wednesday, April 11, 3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Mark Revell (AAG) 
Instructors: Joseph Kerski (ESRI), Heather Houlton (American Geosciences Institute), & Michael Solem (National Center for Research on Geographical Education)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 1, Marriott, 2nd Floor (J&C)

Despite rapidly evolving and expanding employment opportunities, many students are unfamiliar with the numerous career paths for which a degree in geography can prepare them. Using the AAG publication Practicing Geography: Careers for Enhancing Society and the Environment (Pearson 2013) as a resource, the workshop facilitators -- who are contributing authors to the book -- will introduce participants to a series of classroom activities that have been designed to raise students' awareness of employment prospects for geographers and to help them recognize and articulate the value of their geography training to potential employers. The participants will then break into small groups to work through these exercises, sharing ideas about how to adapt them to the needs of their own students and institutions. This workshop is suitable for educators at all grade levels and career stages.

W2_10 Do geographers really need to learn computer programming?
Wednesday, April 11, 3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Coline Dony (AAG)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor (J&C)
 
In this workshop, we will provide a summary of the benefits of learning computer programming for your job prospects, geography projects, and/or research and graduate school. This will be followed by a guided discussion with the audience on barriers and challenges to learning computer programming. We will end the workshop by sharing resources you can use as a geographer to learn computer programming.
Students from across the geography spectrum - from those interested in Human and Social Geography to those interested in Physical Geography and Earth Sciences - are invited to attend this workshop.

This is part of a series of workshops related to the AAG’s Coding Initiative. The challenges associated with Big Data and the ubiquity of spatial data have triggered an increase in the demand for graduates with both spatial thinking and computer programming skills. Because few undergraduate geography programs offer training in computer programming, many employers on today’s job market face a dilemma: either hire a geographer with limited or no programming skills, or a computer science graduate with limited or no training in geography, spatial thinking, and GIS.

The AAG is committed to ensure that new generations of geographers are equipped with the new skills required in order to be productive in our economy well into the future. This AAG initiative will need involvement from faculty, students and employers.

For more information about this workshop, do not hesitate to contact Coline Dony at cdony@aag.org.

 
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
W3_13 Teaching Web GIS with Getting to Know Web GIS 3rd Edition
Thursday, April 12, 8:00 a.m. – 9:40 p.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (ESRI)
Instructor: Pinde Fu (ESRI)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

In order to learn and teach Web GIS, you need a textbook that is hands on, up to date, and comprehensive. Getting to Know Web GIS 3rd edition by Esri Press is such a textbook. This workshop will demonstrate the 10 chapters/labs in the book, and introduce Esri’s entire Web GIS platform, including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, web app templates, app builders, mobile apps, ArcGIS Pro, and web APIs. Updates in the 3rd edition, such as big data analysis, image services, Arcade, Survey123, Operations Dashboard, virtual reality, and 3D scenes, will also be highlighted.

 
W3_1 Walking the Tightrope: Practical Ideas for Women in Geography to Exercise a Leadership Mindset 
Thursday, April 12, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Organizers: Patricia Solis (Texas Tech University) & Elizabeth Wentz (Arizona State University)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 1, Marriott, 2nd Floor

Join us for the fifth annual workshop in a series of themes addressing career advancement and success for women in Geography. This year’s workshop will explore practical ways to exercise a leadership mindset. At any career stage, you can consider yourself a leader and aspire to listen and lead with authority. This requires a perspective that leadership is a thought process and set of skills rather than a given position or title. In this workshop, we will share experiences, discuss the characteristics and contexts for a leadership mindset, and identify practical ways to build skills such as active listening and negotiating. We will promote inclusive ways that women across categories of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness can understand and support each other as leaders. Our workshop promotes the practice of a leadership mindset to transcend challenges and grasp opportunities in women’s careers.

W3_2 Collect and Analyze Field Data with Survey123
Thursday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Joseph Kerski (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

Join us as we discover how to create, modify, and share form-based field surveys using Esri’s Survey123 tools and mobile field app. Survey123 allows for powerful yet easy-to-set up and use data sheets with which you can collect information on tree species, water quality, pedestrian counts, and much more for research and teaching, and the results can be analyzed in graphs, tables, and maps.

W3_11 Conveying the Right Message: Letting Your Resume and Cover Letter Speak for You
Thursday, April 12, 10 a.m. – 11:40 p.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (ESRI)
Instructor: Nick Kelch (ESRI)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor (J&C)
 
Resumes and cover letters are the key components to most every application. We will be diving into the practices that help make your resume and cover letter speak to your qualifications, get recognized, and finally touch on ways to improve your skills for certain roles. Please bring a copy of your cover letter and resume for this workshop.

 
W2_3 Web GIS Administration: Tips and Tricks
Thursday, April 12, 1:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Geri Miller (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

We will cover various approaches and best practices for Web GIS management and administration in an academic setting. We will start with basic out of the box tools and workflows available to create an effective Web GIS portal and efficiently manage users, content and credits. We will also discuss 3rd party solutions which are available to simplify these tasks. Lastly, we will cover a new Python API which has modules to empower administrators in higher education institutions to easily manage their organizations. Newer capabilities such as Portal to Portal collaboration and their implications for teaching and research will be examined.

W3_8 GISCI - An Exploration of Professionalism Early in a Career or Profession
Thursday, April 12, 1:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Organizer: Mark Revell (AAG) & Bill Hodge (GISCI)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 1, Marriott, 2nd Floor (J&C)

Individuals attending this workshop will receive information on the various facets of a professional career, especially from a geospatial perspective. Included will be a discussion of certification and professional credentials in general, and the GISP, specifically, and how this area can help an individual succeed early and throughout one's career.

W3_12 Stand Out from the Rest: Nailing Your Career Fair Interaction and Interview
Thursday, April 12, 1:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (ESRI)
Instructor: Nick Kelch (ESRI)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor (J&C)

This workshop focuses on the interaction that takes place at a career fair along with the interview that follows. We will provide you with the tips & tricks needed to successfully navigate this process by walking you through the three main components of any career fair or interview: 1) preparation, 2) interaction, and 3) follow up. Resumes are welcome but not required for this session. 

 
W3_5 Spatial Data Mining I: Essentials of Cluster Analysis
Thursday, April 12, 3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Lauren Bennett (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

Whenever we look at a map, it is natural for us to organize, group, differentiate, and cluster what we see to help us make better sense of it. This workshop will explore the powerful Spatial Statistics techniques designed to do just that: Hot Spot Analysis and Cluster and Outlier Analysis. Through discussions and demonstrations, we will learn how these techniques work and how they can be used to identify significant patterns in our data. We will explore the different questions that each tool can answer, best practices for running the tools, and strategies for interpreting and sharing results.

W3_10 Can you help us close the gender gap in computer programming for Physical Geography and Earth Sciences?
Thursday, April 12, 3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Coline Dony (AAG)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Studio 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor (J&C)
 
In this workshop, we will present information about the gender gap in geography and GIS and a summary of the benefits of learning computer programming for your job prospects, projects and/or research in Physical Geography and Earth Sciences. This will be followed by a guided discussion with the audience on barriers and challenges to learning computer programming. We will end the workshop by sharing resources you can use as a geographer to learn computer programming.

Students interested in Physical Geography and Earth Sciences are invited to attend this workshop. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to attend.
This is part of a series of workshops related to the AAG’s Coding Initiative The challenges associated with Big Data and the ubiquity of spatial data have triggered an increase in the demand for graduates with both spatial thinking and computer programming skills. Additionally, there exist an underrepresentation of women and minority groups among jobs in geography and GIS.

The AAG is committed to ensure that new generations of geographers are equipped with the new skills required in order to be productive in our economy well into the future and also see an increased participation of women and other underrepresented groups. This AAG initiative will need involvement from faculty, students and employers.

For more information about this workshop, do not hesitate to contact Coline Dony at cdony@aag.org.

 
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
W4_1 Learn to Leverage the Living Atlas
Friday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Aileen Buckley (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

The Living Atlas of the World—available through ArcGIS Online—is the world’s foremost collection of geographic information for analysis and mapping, with maps, data layers, tools, services, and apps contributed by Esri and its partners and distributors worldwide, but most importantly, the community of ArcGIS users. Learn how the Living Atlas is organized, how it integrates with different parts of the ArcGIS platform, and how it can be integrated into your workflows. Learn how to leverage these authoritative data for analysis and mapping, and how you can nominate your own maps and data for inclusion in the Living Atlas.

W4_2 Working with Real Time and Big Data with ArcGIS
Friday, April 13, 1:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Geri Miller (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

Do you have datasets that are large, complex and difficult to process? Some of these datasets come from real-time streaming, while some of them have been collected over the years waiting to be mined for patterns and insights. This workshop will explore the comprehensive capabilities within the ArcGIS platform for working with large volumes of complex data. We’ll focus on ArcGIS Enterprise including GeoEvent Server and GeoAnalytics Server as well as talk about the client tools you can use to leverage these powerful features such as ArcGIS Pro, Insights for ArcGIS, and the ArcGIS API for Python.

W4_6 Get The Knowledge You Don’t Get in College: An Interactive Professional Skills Development Session on Entering and Excelling in Sustainable Infrastructure and Environmental Careers
Friday, April 13, 1:20 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Organizer: Drew Lehman (Environment & Education)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00 
Room: Studio 1, Marriott, 2nd Floor (J&C)

Join this interactive workshop session and learn about the practical realities of entering and succeeding in careers in public, private and non-profit sector in the sustainable environment and infrastructure arenas. There are literally hundreds of thousands of these essential service jobs worldwide and they last forever. Employers are actively recruiting people at all skills levels, and are committed to workforce diversity. More geoscientists work in public agencies, private industry and advocacy organizations than academia. These jobs are everywhere, they pay well, if not always financially, then in mission advancement. 

Learn about skills employers need and want in employee prospects. Learn how to target and connect effectively with employers, strategies for getting interviews, networking realities, improving your pitch and thriving when you get your dream job. Great for students and transitional employees. Invest in yourself; come and stay for the full workshop.

The session is led by Drew Lehman, Principal of Environment and Education, where he provides career pathway training for college students and professional skills development training for entry level employees and middle skill/senior program managers. At AAG 2016 (San Francisco) and AAG 2017 (Boston) Drew led tours of regional area infrastructure (wastewater, energy, recycling, transportation) operations and will do so again this year in New Orleans. 

Drew has a Master’s degree in Environmental Geography from Columbia University. His undergraduate work was at Clark University. He has recruited, hired and trained over a hundred environmental professionals from interns to senior managers in the public and private sector for recycling, green waste and biosolids composting and waste-to-energy facilities nationwide. 

W4_3 Spatial Data Mining II: A Deep Dive into Space-Time Analysis
Friday, April 13, 3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Astrid Ng (Esri)
Instructor: Lauren Bennett (Esri)
Capacity: 75
Cost/person: $0.00
Room: Nottoway, Sheraton, 4th Floor

Space and time are inseparable, and integrating the temporal aspect of your data into your spatial analysis leads to powerful discoveries. This workshop will build on the cluster analysis methods discussed in Spatial Data Mining I by presenting advanced techniques for analyzing your data in the context of both space and time. We will cover space-time pattern mining techniques including aggregating your data into a space-time cube, emerging hot spot analysis, local outlier analysis, and best practices for visualizing and interpreting your cube. Come learn how to use these new techniques to get the most out of your spatiotemporal data.

W4_4 Can you help us close the gender gap in computer programming for Social and Human Geography?
Friday, April 13, 3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Coline Dony (AAG)
Capacity: 30
Cost/person: $0.00 
Room: Studio 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor (J&C)

In this workshop, we will present information about the gender gap in geography and GIS and a summary of the benefits of learning computer programming for your job prospects, projects and/or research in Social and/or Human Geography. This will be followed by a guided discussion with the audience on barriers and challenges to learning computer programming. We will end the workshop by sharing resources you can use as a geographer to learn computer programming.
Students interested in Social and/or Human Geography are invited to attend this workshop. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to attend.

This is part of a series of workshops related to the AAG’s Coding Initiative The challenges associated with Big Data and the ubiquity of spatial data have triggered an increase in the demand for graduates with both spatial thinking and computer programming skills. Additionally, there exist an underrepresentation of women and minority groups among jobs in geography and GIS.

The AAG is committed to ensure that new generations of geographers are equipped with the new skills required in order to be productive in our economy well into the future and also see an increased participation of women and other underrepresented groups. This AAG initiative will need involvement from faculty, students and employers.

For more information about this workshop, do not hesitate to contact Coline Dony at cdony@aag.org.


If you are interested in organizing a field trip or workshop in New Orleans, please visit this page for more information.

Groups interested in organizing sponsored workshops for the 2018 Annual Meeting should contact Samantha Freeman at 703-964-1240 x 310 (sfreeman@conferencemanagers.com) or Oscar Larson at 202-234-1450 x136 (olarson@aag.org) for more information.

NOTE: In keeping with the AAG's effort to promote the fair and equal treatment of members, field trips organized by AAG members or specialty groups at the Annual Meeting will, as a rule, be open to all members. In instances where a member or specialty group wishes to organize a field trip that explicitly excludes any group of AAG members, the organizer will petition the AAG Council for an exception to this policy by the date when field trip proposals are due. If Council grants the exception, notice will be given in the AAG Newsletter, along with an explanation of the reason for the exception. Please keep this rule of open access in mind as you organize your field trip.