The deadline to submit paper and poster abstracts is September 30, 2012.
Abstract submission must be accompanied by registration before October 11, 2012.
Abstract: An abstract is required for everyone presenting a paper or poster presentation. All presenters must also be registered to attend the conference. The West-Lakes and East Lakes AAG accepts all submitted abstracts for presentation. Abstracts must describe the presentation's purpose, methods, and conclusions. Each abstract is limited to 300 words. By submitting an abstract, you are granting the West-Lakes and East Lakes regional AAG permission to publish it in the abstract compilation and to disseminate it electronically. Abstracts must be submitted using the online abstract submission console.
Tips: Please be sure to include keywords (see Selecting Keywords below). Your abstract will not be edited; you are responsible for any spelling, grammatical, and typographical errors. Use the active voice for your abstract and presentation. Transmit your research results clearly and concisely. Avoid jargon.
Each paper is allotted 20 minutes for presentation and discussion. Paper sessions are limited to five presentations. Abstracts for paper presentations are presented in paper sessions.
20 minutes per paper (time includes presentation and discussion)
5 presentations per session
Presenters are advised to bring their own laptops
A digital projector will be provided in each meeting room
Use the poster format for your presentation when your material can easily be communicated visually. Each presentation should make a unified, coherent statement. Materials, both textual and visual, should be of professional quality and be clearly legible from a distance of four feet (4'). Graphic materials will be displayed on a 4' x 8' wall divider supplied by the conference. Text should be limited to brief statements. Presentations consisting mostly of text are most appropriate as paper presentations. Abstracts for poster presentations are presented in poster sessions.
Posters are exhibited for informal browsing all day on Friday/Saturday with opportunities for individual discussion with poster authors during 5:40-6:40pm on Friday, Oct. 26
Poster size is advised to be 40 inch (wide) by 30 inch (height)
Push pins for posters are provided
Special Group Topics
Consider submitting a paper on one of our special group topics. For more information about each topic and how to submit, please click the link provided under each topic.
Transportation Geography and Mobilities
Sponsored by the Transport Geography Specialty Group
For more information click HERE
Health and Medical Geography
For more information click HERE
Subject Area: Geovisualization
For ore information click HERE
"Climate Applications and Impacts"
Contact: Dr. David Changnon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards for Students' Presentation Competition
This competition provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your research to others in the geography community and gain recognition for yourself and your home institution. There are five award categories and cash prizes will be awarded in each category as follows:
$200 for first place, $100 for second place, $50 for third place.
I: Undergraduate oral presentation
II: MS students oral presentations
III: Ph.D. students oral presentations
IV: Undergraduate poster presentations
V: Graduate (MS & Ph.D.) poster presentations
An eligible student is an individual who is current with their academic institution at the time of the conference and who has not yet received a degree in the competition category. Also, the student must be the primary author of the research presented. At least two-thirds of the research and all of the presentation should be prepared by the student. The Judging Committee will evaluate the student papers based on research design, substance of findings, and presentation.