The Association of American Geographers invites scholars, researchers, and students to begin making plans to attend its 2012 Annual Meeting in New York for the very latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The conference will be held from February 24 to February 28 at the Hilton New York. The AAG Annual Meeting is an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone with an interest in geography and related disciplines. All scholars, researchers, and students are welcome to submit abstracts for papers and presentations beginning May 15. The deadline for submitting abstracts is September 28, 2011. Details on the call for papers will be published in the June issue of the AAG Newsletter and at The four-day conference is expected to host more than 7,000 geographers from more than 60 countries and feature over 4,000 scientific presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars and researchers. Sessions will be organized around topics and special themes such as political geography, natural hazards, cartography, geography education, climate change, human geography, GIScience and technologies, physical geography, planning and international development, and social justice. Special events will include special guest speakers, a reception for international attendees, World Geography Bowl, awards luncheon, and an exhibition hall showcasing recent publications and new geographic technologies. Geographers and graduating students seeking new career opportunities can participate in career development sessions and the Jobs in Geography Center, a career fair highlighting numerous job opening in all fields of geography. Attendees also will have several options to explore the rich cultural and physical geography of New York and the surrounding region through informative field trips and excursions. Visit on May 15 to register for the meeting and submit a paper.