MAD-AAG 2019: Passages, Movements, and Interactions

MAD-AAG 2019: Passages, Movements, and Interactions
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Fri 15 November 2019
Friday 15 November 2019
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

MAD-AAG 2019 Annual Meeting 

November 19, 2019 09:00am — 06:00pm

Hosted by the United States Geological Survey, Catonsville, Maryland

MAD-AAG 2019 invites paper and poster submissions that highlight the range of people, places, data sources, and creative productions with which MAD Community members engage. The MAD Community is a bustling, lively association, and the annual MAD-AAG Conference invites abstract submissions that highlight the diverse work by our members. 

All papers and posters on all topics are welcome!

We also invite undergraduate and graduate paper and poster submissions for the 5th annual MAGMA (MAD's Annual Geography Meritorious Award) Competition. In parallel to MAGMA, graduate students can submit their research for the AAG Council Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at a Regional Meeting, ($1000 award to be used to attend the AAG in April).  

In addition to welcoming professional and university-college colleagues, we encourage sessions organized by & oriented toward geographers in secondary education. MAD also encourages contingent instructors to use this event for networking, sharing, and gaining additional supportive resources.

As the MAD Region is unique in its higher proportion of professional geographers relative to the 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. 


                                                         Sunday, November 3, 2019


Submissions and Additional Information: 

***For session questions and submissions, thematic inquiries, and general questions, please reach out to conference organizers at

***For questions concerning the GeoBowl, please contact Tracy directly at:

***MAGMA Competition & AAG Council Award submissions, please send electronically to the following addresses:;

Poster Guidelines

  • Posters should offer a unified, coherent statement
  • Materials should be of professional quality and strive for legibility from a distance of four feet (4')
  • Abstracts for each presenter are required and should accompany the posters in/out of the session
  • Posters should be appropriate for display on easels and/or to be hung on bulletin boards

Abstract Guidelines

  • Include paper title, your name, affiliation, and e-mail address, but not in the body of the abstract.    

  • Each abstract should not exceed 250 words.

  • Abstracts should describe/summarize the presentation's purpose, methods, and conclusions.

  • Avoid bulleted lists, underlining, boldface type, italics, subscripts, or superscripts.

  • Transmit your research results clearly and concisely, avoiding jargon.

  • All abbreviations should be spelled out in the abstract text.

  • Keywords can be compound, e.g. "political geography." Separate keywords with commas.

  • Keywords should generally be nouns rather than adjectives.

Paper presentations generally are limited to 20 minutes each, 

with questions and answers reserved until the end of the session
to help ensure that each presenter has equal time, and in order to facilitate an inclusive and wide-ranging discussion.


VISITOR PARKING: For your convenience parking is available at the conference site.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Those staying overnight are encouraged to consider the following local options:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baltimore West - Catonsville: +1 877-859-5095

Ramada by Wyndham Baltimore West: +1 800-946-5338

Candlewood Suites Baltimore-Linthicum: (410) 850-9214

Inn at The Colonnade Baltimore - 4 W University Pkwy, Baltimore, MD 21218: (410) 235-5400

Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys, Baltimore - 5100 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21210: (410) 532-6900

Mt. Washington Conference Center - 5801 Smith Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209: (410) 735-7964

Red Roof Inn Baltimore Northwest - 5810 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21215: (937) 328-1797


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