Annual Meeting Guidelines

The Annual Meeting of the American Association of 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 AAG neither endorses nor disclaims the conclusions, interpretations, or opinions expressed by speakers at its Annual Meeting.

If you need accessibility accommodations in order to participate in the AAG Annual Meeting, please let us know at  More information about accessibility accommodations can be found here.

Photography, Videography and Audio Recordings in Sessions

Photos, videos or audio recordings may not be taken during paper or poster presentations without the permission of the presenter. Anyone doing so without permission will be asked to leave the conference.

AAG Photo/Video Release

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored, presented, or organized by the AAG. The AAG may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the AAG.

Tips for New Attendees

  • While AAG does not have a 'dress code' per se, we recommend business casual attire for Annual Meeting attendees.
  • AAG asks that all attendees to minimize their use of strongly scented products that trigger reactions such as respiratory distress, nausea, and headaches.
  • Please be mindful of your surroundings at the Annual Meeting. Wearing your AAG badge and lanyard outside the conference hotels indicates that you are a tourist in the host city and, therefore, a potential target for thieves or panhandlers.
  • There is much more going on at the Annual Meeting than paper and panel sessions - be sure to explore all the conference has to offer! For example - visit the Exhibit Hall, walk through poster sessions, attend the International Reception, go on a field trip, participate in a workshop, visit the Jobs and Careers Center and much more!