SPRING MEETING.
THE LODGE AT BIG BEAR LAKE,

MAY 3RD-5TH, 2019.

• OUR MEETINGS

The initial constitution of 1946 established annual meetings of CGS, which was known at that time as the California Council of Geography Teachers. The first meeting was held on Saturday, June 21, 1947, in the San Diego Hotel in conjunction with the APCG meeting. Since the inaugural conference, meetings have been held in almost every corner of the state, in urban settings and in rural settings.

The annual spring conference is generally held the last weekend in April or the first weekend in May, and average attendance hovers around 350 geographers and friends.

The conferences feature high quality scholarship from student geographers, professors and professional geographers from the public and private sectors in a supportive environment. 

Fabulous field trips, lead by local geographers and historians are always a highlight, but many conference attendees claim the camaraderie and fellowship makes each year's conference memorable.

COMING SOON
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CURRENT MEETING

Join with friends from the California Geographical Society in May 2019 in one of Southern California’s most scenic mountain towns, Big Bear Lake!

All conference activities will be held at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake.  If you are flying into Southern California, the closest airport is Ontario (about an hour and a half drive away from Big Bear).

Details about the conference and links to register will be updated in January 2019. Please help get the word out, and get your students and colleagues ready to join us in Big Bear next Spring!

If you're interested in presenting a paper, poster, or map at the conference, you must register by Friday, March 29th, 2019. This date is also the deadline to apply for the Student Travel Award.

MEETING COSTS & ACTIVITIES

MEMBERSHIP

Students

Included in registration fee

Non-Students

Included in registration fee

REGISTRATION

Student Presenter

$85

Non-Presenting Student

$95

Non-Students/Faculty

$125

FOOD/LUNCH

Friday Night BBQ

Free with registration

Saturday Lunch

Eat in town or bring a sack lunch

BANQUET DINNER

All Attendees

Included in registration fee

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MEETING PARTICIPATION

If you're interested in presenting a paper, poster, or map at the conference, you must register by March 29th, 2019. It is also the deadline to submit application for the Student Travel Award and the Student Paper and Poster competitions. 

When you register, you should already have a title and completed abstract for your paper, poster or map. During the online registration process, you will be asked to copy and paste your title and abstract into a web-form. That tile and abstract will appear in the conference program, which is published a week or two before the conference itself.

If you plan to enter a student competition, please follow closely the guidelines established by the various calls for papers, once registration opens. You may compete for prize money and recognition for papers (oral presentations of research) posters, and cartography.

MEETING PROGRAM

TRAVEL INFORMATION

MEETING REGISTRATION

Register for the meeting and submit presentations below.
Register by Friday, March 29th.

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