Wrap-up: 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)

From February 24th to 28th the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) was held in New York City, NY. Due to the large number of participants (~8,600) and sessions offered (~3,500) the conference was held in both the Hilton New York and the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. The conference ended more than one month ago, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to write down my comments about it earlier.

I have been trying to attend as many sessions as possible, and after detailed preparation have been able to attend a session in every time slot offered, except during the two field trips I participated in. Furthermore, I presented my own research in one session.

This is a summary of the sessions I attended and the most interesting papers and topics covered there. (The numbers in brackets refer to the session IDs in the conference program.)

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Upcoming Event: 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)

From February 24th to 28th, 2012, the Association of American Geographers (AAG) is inviting everybody interested to its 2012 Annual Meeting to New York City. This will be a great opportunity to hear about (and see in action) the latest trends and ideas in geography, GIS, and spatial analysis in more than 4,000 paper and poster presentations as well as several workshops and field trips.

I, too, will be involved in a so-called Interactive Short Paper Session titled “Highlights in Spatial Analysis and Modelling”, where I will give a brief 5 minute overview of my current research in a slot titled “Spatial Analysis of Terrorism Vulnerability”, followed by a panel discussion together with the other seven presenters of this session. The session will be held on Sunday, February 26th, from 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM in a room called Sutton Parlor Center on the 2nd floor of the Hilton New York, one of the two conference venues.

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