New York Applied Geographers
Updated May 20, 2011
CONFERENCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
2011 World Human Geography Conference: Communities and Ethics
September 15, 16, and 17, 2011, Lawrence, Kansas
Sponsored by the American Geographical Society with Haskell Indian Nations University
The University of Kansas and the U.S. Army Research Office.
Concept and Intent
This conference will address thematic, research, and professional issues in human geography and allied social and natural sciences. The theme is “communities and ethics,” encompassing groupings from local communities to global entities, including public, private, academic, and government institutions. Working within communities inevitably involves ethical issues. The conference will provide a forum for sharing research findings related to these critical concerns impacting peoples and places worldwide, including a) community-based research methodologies; b) the ethics of funding sources; and c) the nature and accessibility of open-source research in the digital age. Drawing on traditions and customs that inform indigenous discourse and learning at Haskell Indian Nations University, we will encourage an honest, open, and respectful discussion that is too often absent in public life today.
Special sessions may be organized around related themes.
Participation & Fees:
Leading experts and practitioners will share their experiences through presentations, forums, and panels. The organizing committee seeks additional participants with direct, long-term experience in field work. Attendance is open to the general public.
Conference attendance fees are $160 before May 1st, 2011 and $190 thereafter. The student and non-participant rate is $40.00 before May 1st and $80.00 thereafter.
Scholars and practitioners are invited to present presentations and/or organize special sessions. Each potential participant should submit a 150-word abstract with name and affiliation by May 1st, 2011. Individuals wishing to organize sessions should contact the Organizing Committee directly by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org with session theme and details.
Schedule: September 15-17th, Opening session, keynote & banquet on Sept. 15th.
Sites: Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas.
Accommodations: The spectacular new Oread Hotel, overlooking Lawrence and the University of Kansas campus, will be the main conference hotel. Alternative accommodations will be announced in Spring 2011.
Archean to Anthropocene – the past is the key to the future
9-12 October 2011 • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Minneapolis Convention Center
Geological Society of America annual meeting
Topical Session Proposal deadline: 11 January 2011
Registration deadline: Standard, 1 June thru 6 September 2011
Abstract deadline: 26 July 2011
Reaching New Peaks in Geoscience
31 October – 3 November 2010 • Denver, Colorado, USA
Colorado Convention Center
Geological Society of America annual meeting
Registration deadline: Standard, 1 June thru 27 September 2010
Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference '10
The international Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference '10 convenes October 6-8, 2010, at Binghamton University, New York.
Geographers at Binghamton University (SUNY) conceptualized and hosted the first Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference in 2002. The American Geographical Society is a major sponsor of this year's conference.
This year, the American Geographical Society is offering two cash prizes: one for the best paper presented in a regular session and one for the best poster paper at the REP V in Binghamton. Papers co-authored with faculty are not eligible. Interested students should submit an abstract and complete the registration form at the
REP website. Details about the paper awards can be downloaded here.
The deadline for submitting an abstract for students is May 15, 2010.
This international conference included nationally distinguished public speakers, scholars of various disciplines from throughout the world, and students from across the continent who discussed contemporary diversity and equity issues, particularly those affecting Latinos and African Americans. Important conference themes that touch people of all racial and ethnic heritages were quality education, healthcare accessibility, affordable housing, and immigration.
To register or submit paper/poster/session abstracts for the Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference III, visit its Website. For additional details, e-mail
The Geological Society of America 2009 Annual Meeting: From Volcanoes to Vineyards: Living with Dynamic Landscape
18-21 October 2009 • Portland, Oregon, at the Oregon Convention Center
Registration deadline: Standard, 1 June thru 14 September 2009, and the Abstract deadline is 11 August 2009
More information available online at www.geosociety.org.
Coldest Crucible public lecture, book signing took place on Sept. 24 as part of International Polar Year series
Michael F. Robinson, the author of The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture, delivered a public lecture at
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, 008, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts. The lecture was co-sponsored by the
University of Delaware's William S. Carlson International Polar Year Events and the University of Delaware Museums. Robin Morgan, dean of
the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Janis Tomlinson, director of University Museums, and Frederick Nelson, Professor of
Geography, made introductory remarks.
Robinson, a history professor at Hillyer College, University of Hartford, explored the phenomenon of "Arctic Fever" that swept the
nation in the late 1800s as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic in search of fame, new lands, a sea route to Asia,
and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole.
A catered reception, featuring a booksigning by Robinson, followed the lecture. Copies of The Coldest Crucible
were available for purchase for $39. The lecture and reception were free and open to the public. The lecture was Web cast here
and at UD Second Life.
Robinson's lecture is part of UD's programming to mark International Polar Year 2007-2008.
The talk was keyed to the "Poles Apart" exhibition currently showing at the University Gallery, which focuses on 19th and early 20th century polar exploration and explorers
sponsored by the American Geographical Society. To learn more about the exhibition go to
Robinson delivered another lecture, which was also free and open to
the public, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in 116 Gore Hall. "The Mystery of the Open Polar Sea," was co-sponsored by the Department
of Geography and the College of Marine and Earth Studies. The talk focused on the 1845 disappearance of Sir John Franklin and
129 British explorers in the Arctic, as well as the several rescue expeditions made subsequently to the region. As the mystery of
Franklin and his party deepened, it also kindled new interest in the theory of the open Polar Sea, free of ice, which some scientists of
the time felt offered the key to a climate model of the world.
Celebrating the International Year of Planet Earth.
5-9 October 2008 • Houston, Texas
George R. Brown Convention Center
The 2008 Joint Meeting of The Geologica Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM. Hosted by the Houston Geological Society
IV Race. Ethnicity, and Place Conference
November 6-8, 2008 • Coral Gables, Florida (University of Miami)
The Race, Ethnicity, and Place (REP) Conference fosters dialogue on issues related to the racial and ethnic transformation of places.
See the REP Flyer for more information.
2009 CLAG Conference in Nicaragua
January 7-9, 2009 • Casa de los Tres Mundos, Granada, Nicaragua.
CLAG NICA 2009 supports CLAG's mission to promote geographic education and research about Latin America. We invite you to attend CLAG NICA 2009, and consider presenting a paper featuring your original research on geography, and related topics, about Latin America.
Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Mega-Engineering Projects
20-23 July, 2008 • Lexington, Kentucky
Hilton Suites of Lexington Green
For more information, contact Stanley D. Brunn, or Andrew Wood.
AAG Annual Conference, April 15-19, 2008, Boston.
The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers attracts more than 6,500 geographers and related professionals from around the world. Our meeting forum stimulates discussion about research, education, accomplishments, and developments in geography. Your participation is most welcome and encouraged. The 2008 Annual Meeting will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Marriott Copley Place and Westin Copley Place Hotel.
AGS Globe Signing, 12 February 2008
The signing of the AGS Globe launched the W. S. Carlson International Polar Year Events, a year-long series of public lectures, seminars, exhibits, films, and other events held at the University of Delaware
to celebrate the fourth International Polar Year.
The First IPY 1882-83 and the United States’ Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (Greely Expedition)
The exhibit opened on Thursday, March 1, 2007, at the University of Central Florida’s Main Library. The new documentary film Abandoned in the Arctic
will be introduced by Executive Producer Geoffrey E. Clark, MD, and screened from 4-5:30 p.m. in Room 223. Exhibit viewing and a reception from 5:30-6 p.m.
to follow, during which time refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please note that the film will also be shown intermittently in Room 223 during
the exhibit’s three-month engagement.
For more information, visit the Exhibition website.
The Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, 2007 Meeting
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA - May 31-June 3, 2007
For more information, visit the CLAG Conference website.
Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference III
The third international Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference convened at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX on 1-4 November 2006.
Geographers at Binghamton University (SUNY) conceptualized and hosted the first Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference in 2002. The AAG and Howard University
joined Binghamton University to host the 2004 conference and now partner with Texas State University to plan the third biannual event with the support of a number of co-sponsors, including the AGS.
This international conference included nationally distinguished public speakers, scholars of various disciplines from throughout the world, and students from across the continent who discussed
contemporary diversity and equity issues, particularly those affecting Latinos and African Americans. Important conference themes that touch people of all racial and ethnic heritages were quality
education, healthcare accessibility, affordable housing, and immigration.
To register or submit paper/poster/session abstracts for the Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference III, visit its Website at http://rep-conference.binghamton.edu/.
For additional details, e-mail REP3@geo.txstate.edu.
Conference highlights include:
· The latest research on the connections of race/ethnicity and place
· Interdisciplinary setting bringing together geography and other disciplines with participation by academic scholars, researchers, professionals, and students
· Concurrent sessions include papers, posters, panels, workshops, and an ethnic art show
· Free registration to student participants
· Dining includes a welcome BBQ with entertainment, two breakfasts, two lunches, and a closing dinner with entertainment – All Free to first 300 registrants
· Workshops – Free on first-come, first-serve basis:
o Diversity Workshop
o GIS Workshop on Race and Ethnicity
o Measuring Race/Ethnicity Disparities
· Five Fieldtrips throughout Central and South Texas – Free on first-come, first-serve basis:
o Culture Groups of the Texas Hill Country
o Ethnic Landscapes of the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers of Texas
o Ghettos, Enclaves, and Citadels in Austin
o Hispano San Antonio
o A Taste of Hill Country German Culture
* Free transportation from/to Austin and San Antonio Airports and
Free shuttle service from/to San Marcos Conference Hotels
The National Academy of Sciences featured an Arthur M. Sackler colloquium on Early Cities: New Perspectives on Pre-Industrial Urbanism. The Early Cities colloquium took place at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington D.C. on May 18-20, 2005.
Many disciplines including Sociology, Demography, Geography, Architecture and Urban Planning, Economics, Anthropology, and History are increasingly interested in "urbanism," particularly since much of the world is being converted into cities and vast metropolitan areas. A diverse group of scholars, who have employed different methods and a wide array of perspectives in their study of early cities, were featured at the Arthur M. Sackler colloquium "Early Cities: New Perspectives on Pre-Industrial Urbanism" on May 18-20, 2005 at the National Academies Building in Washington, D.C.
The ten archaeological case studies will be discussed by a group of distinguished scholars from fields such as geography, economics, urban planning, architecture, and environmental psychology. All 10 case studies will be accompanied by slides.
To facilitate the participation of younger anthropologists and social scientists, a number of travel grants will be available for graduate students and postdocs to help subsidize their travel to the conference.
For more information or to register for the colloquium, please go to www.nas.edu/sackler/earlycities or email us at email@example.com. Full details of the conference also are available online at: Conference Information.
The University of Alberta, Department Civil and Environmental Engineering, in Edmonton, Canada, together with the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence hosted an international conference on socio-economic aspects of waste management, from May 11-14, 2005. Click Brochure details.
The Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers convened in Morelia, Mexico, October, 2005. For more information about the Conference and its activities, click on: CLAG Website