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2014 SWAAG-GPRM Joint Regional Meeting


October 23-25, 2014
Hotel Andaluz  |  Albuquerque, New Mexico

Important Information

Conference Hotel (Hotel Andaluz) Special Rate Ends October 10, 2014

CategoryEarly RegistrationLate Registration
(after Oct 15)
Field TripsVariable Cost (See trip descriptions for details)

Current Registration Map (Updated Daily)

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Latest News

The Friday night banquet to be held at the historic Albuquerque Railyards is a partial open air venue.  We recommend that attendees come prepared for cool weather with warm jackets!  See our Weather page for more Albuquerque climate info.  Posted September 29, 2014

Thank you to everyone who submitted a paper or poster abstract by the September 19 deadline.  We received a total of 157 abstracts for this year's meeting!  To see paper/poster authors and titles, see our Abstracts Received page.  Posted September 23, 2014

The abstract deadline for this year's meeting has been extended one week to September 19.  Submit your paper or poster abstract and register for the conference now to take advantage of discounted prices before the increase after October 15!  Posted September 3, 2014

Need assistance with childcare during this year's meeting?  See our Childcare Subsidy Program page to learn more about your options for licensed care in Albuquerque and how to take advantage of the AAG Childcare Subsidy Program.  Posted August 21, 2014

The Friday night venue for this year's joint meeting will be held at the historic Albuquerque Railyards site with dinner catered by Sadie's of New Mexico.  The "Yards" is a redeveloped site very close to downtown and the Andaluz Hotel.  Posted July 1, 2014

Conference Overview

callforparticipationYou are cordially invited to join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first-ever joint meeting of the Southwest and Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Divisions of the Association of American Geographers.

Geographers from the University of New Mexico and Kansas State University are collaborating to structure a vibrant program that welcomes scholars from the 40th parallel to the Rio Grande and the Mississippi River to the Rockies to share research and develop new collaborations.

In addition to paper and poster sessions, a number of special events are planned including:

  • An opening reception at the Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque.
  • Invited presentation by Dr. Mona Domosh (Dartmouth College), President, Association of American Geographers.
  • Invited presentation by Dr. Scott Collins (University of New Mexico), Director, Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) and past chair of the LTER Executive Board and Science Council.
  • Banquet lunch and awards dinner included with registration.
  • Field trips exploring the physical and cultural geography of the region.
  • Student paper and poster competitions, including GeoBowl.
  • SWAAG-GPRM student mixer.
  • Free city transportation with an Albuquerque bus pass included with registration.

Opportunities exist for those interested in organizing special sessions at this year's meeting. Please make arrangements with the conference organizers.


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