Geography 2050: Towards a More Equitable Future

AGS prides itself on its ability to bridge the gap between the academic institutions, businesses, and the general public. The annual Geography 2050 Symposium brings together thinkers of these fields and beyond to help develop a geographical understanding of the vital trends that will reshape the geography of our nation and our planet by 2050. This annual Fall symposium offers workshops, conferences, and talks on a variety of geographic topics. Visit the official Geography 2050 website to learn more about our next symposium.

Geography 2050: DC

Similar to our annual Geography 2050 Symposium in NYC, Geography 2050: DC will convene the nation’s leaders in geography and geospatial sciences to discuss border, migration, sustainability, urbanization, and mobility trends that will reshape the geography of our nation and our planet by 2050. Taking place at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) headquarters in metropolitan DC, Geography 2050: DC will bring this important dialogue to the change-makers in our nation’s capital.

Geography Educator Initiative

The Geography Educator Initiative is a selective nationwide professional development program for high school Human Geography Teachers. The Initiative was started in 2016 as a means to recognize APHG teachers and provide them with special opportunities for professional development. Since its inception, the AGS Geography Teacher Fellows initiative has gained recognition within the Human Geography teaching community as a resourceful community to be a part of. As the initiative grows, so do the opportunities we provide teachers such as webinars, mapathons and mapping contests.

AGS Council Fellowship

Fieldwork is an integral component of the field of geography. The councilors of AGS created the AGS Council Fellowship to support graduate student fieldwork in the pursuit of geographic knowledge. The fellowship is open to all graduate student affiliates of the American Geographical Society. Each fellowship is worth $1,500 and a total of four will be awarded in the Spring. Proposals in any sub-field of geography may be submitted and reviewed by the AGS Council Fellowship. The program encourages, but does not require, a fieldwork component.

AGS Scholar Intern Program

AGS offers a Scholar-Internship Program throughout the year at our headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, New York for those interested in spreading geographical awareness. Undergraduate and graduate students who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.2 are eligible to apply. During the Spring and Fall semesters, the program runs for 15 weeks with 15 hours per week spent at AGS HQ. The Summer internship runs for 15 weeks with 35 hours per week spent at AGS HQ.