Geography2050 Annual Symposium

Geography 2050: Borders and a Borderless World

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. Held at Columbia University in New York City, 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.

Visit our dedicated Geography 2050 media page to find the 2018 sessions videos!

AGS Geography Teacher Fellows

The AGS Teacher Fellows Program awards Human Geography teachers the opportunity to interact with and become one of the nation’s thought leaders at the AGS Geography 2050 Fall Symposium. Teachers will also engage in a year-long partnership with AGS to make geospatial tools accessible in the classroom. This year-long partnership includes complimentary registration for the annual Geography 2050 Symposium, the opportunity to participate in a Mapathon on the first day of the Symposium, networking opportunities with the U.S.’s top geographic and geospatial experts from academic, business and government backgrounds and a professional level affiliation with AGS.

AGS Council Fellowship


One of AGS’s main causes is the continued education of Geography around the country, especially to students. AGS GeoBadges offer the geography community a way to highlight both extra-curricular activities and project-based work by rewarding participants with digital badges. This new generation of micro-credentials offers a chance for students to be recognized for their accomplishments outside of formal geography schooling. These GeoBadges are an excellent way of acknowledging geographic expertise and interest.

AGS Junior Service Fellows (JSF)

The AGS Junior Service Fellows Program rewards Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) students who have received a score of 3, 4, or 5 with a global platform that will encourage them to leverage the power of their geographical scholarship to make the world a better place through public service. AGS JSF promotes geographic knowledge from a young age and seeks to expand geospatial tools into the classroom. With over 1 million APHG graduates, and 25% year-over-year growth, the AGS JSF program is poised to build an enormous national cohort of young Americans who will become global citizens while serving their nation by harnessing the power of geography.

AGS Scholar Intern Program