MAD-AAG 2016 Annual Meeting
November 18 - November 19, 2016
Hosted by George Mason University's Department of Geography & GeoInformation Science
Please consider participating in this year's MAD-AAG conference. This year's conference theme,"Urbanization: Economic, Environmental, Health, and Social Challenges,” will include diverse sessions and panels that represent MAD-members' current work professionally, academically, and internationally.
From urban patterns and processes, climate and weather, to urban health and justice, this weekend's discussions and presentations will contribute to a renewed sense of a "MAD community," and will provide a supportive venue to test new ideas and to share current research.
Directed toward instructional innovation, we plan a panel discussion on best practices in the classroom, and of particular interest to students Friday evening will be a Map-A-Thon to mark Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day Events, as well as the annual GeoBowl on Saturday evening. We also invite undergraduate and graduate paper and poster submissions for the third annual MAGMA competition. This year, there will be a $1000 award for the top graduate student paper submission.
In addition to welcoming professional and university colleagues, we will have sessions aimed toward geographers in secondary education and encourage contingent instructors to use this event for networking, sharing, and gaining additional supportive resources.
As the MAD Region includes a higher proportion of professional geographers relative to other AAG-Divisions, the MAD-Annual Conference is a particularly vital, regional venue to network and highlight key developments taking place in the discipline outside academia.
ABSTRACTS, PANEL SESSIONS, and STUDENT AWARD PAPER SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
***For abstract submissions and inquiries concerning GIScience, mapping, and applied geography, please contact Mike, Michael.R.Ratcliffe@census.gov
***For questions concerning the GeoBowl and panel inquiries regarding K-12 and the Geography Alliance, please contact Tracy, TEdwards@frostburg.edu
***For session questions and thematic inquiries, student paper and poster submissions, and general questions, please contact Jeremy, JTasch@towson.edu
ACCOMMODATIONS: The Residence Inn Fairfax, "MAD-AAG" ROOM RATES AVAILABLE UNTIL November 1: (703) 267-2525
The Openning Friday Evening Banquet, November 18, 7:00, will be held at Ike's on the GMU campus. Derek Alderman, AAG Vice-President, will offer the evening's Keynote Address:
“Civil Rights as Geospatial Work: Rethinking African American Resistance and Public Geographies.”
On behalf of the Department of Geography & GeoInformation Science, the MAD Board and MAD-2016 Organizing Committee, we all look forward to a terrific MAD conference.