Geography 2050: DC


Geography 2050 is a multi-year, strategic dialog about the vital trends reshaping the geography of our planet in the coming decades. Initially organized by the American Geographical Society (AGS) in 2014, the ongoing Geography 2050 dialogue convenes thought leaders from academia, government, industry, and the social sector to facilitate discussion of the major forces that will shape our planet’s future.  Every year since its inception, Geography 2050 has added a new topic to the discussion through the Fall Symposium. Urbanization, sustainability, mobility, energy and most recently, borders have rounded out the topics and themes central to this comprehensive conversation.

Geography 2050: DC is a one-day Symposium designed to revisit the themes and update the conversation.  Leading experts from academe, business, government, and the not-for-profit sectors will gather in Washington, DC to lead the talks and give new perspectives on how the planet is doing with respect to the issues addressed in previous years’ symposia.  There is no charge to participate in Geography 2050: DC as the costs for the event are being generously underwritten by several sponsors.

As part of this one-day meeting, AGS will be sponsoring geography and geospatial graduate students and faculty from the metropolitan Washington, DC area to attend and participate.  AGS encourages business and not-for-profit organizations as well as government entities to actively engage with the students, many of whom are about to begin careers in the field of geospatial science.

Registration is closed

To view the program, click here. For more information please contact the AGS HQ at or 917.745.8354

*Please note: NGA Headquarters is a secure building and you will be required to bring a photo ID, complete a security screening, and leave all electronic devices in your vehicle or in lockers provided at the facility. For driving directions and a list of prohibited items, please see links below.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s involvement in the Geography 2050: DC Symposium does not imply endorsement of AGS or any AGS events by the United States Government.