75th ANNUAL SPRING MEETING, "TOGETHER EVERYWHERE".

FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 25TH, 2021.

• 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.

2019 - Big Bear Lake
2018 - Cosumnes River College
2017 - Grossmont College
2016 - San Jose State University
2015 - Humboldt State University
2014 - Los Angeles City College
2013 - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
2012 - University of California, Davis
2011 - Tri County Fairgrounds, Bishop
2010 - California State University, Fullerton
2009 - Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang
2008 - California State University, Chico
2007 - Anza-Borrego State Park
2006 - Shasta College, Redding
2005 - Yosemite National Park
2004 - Long Beach City College
2003 - American River College
2002 - Lone Pine High School
2001 - Delta College, Stockton
2000 - San Diego State University
1999 - CSU Channel Islands
1998 - CSU San Bernardino
1997 - Mendocino College
1996 - Columbia College
1995 - CSU Fresno
1994 - Cal Poly Pomona
1993 - Shasta College
1992 - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
1991 - Porterville College
1990 - USC
1989 - Cosumnes River College
1988 - Pierce College
1987 - Clarion Hotel, Ontario
1986 - West Hills College, Coalinga
1985 - CSU Chico
1984 - Conestega Hotel, Anaheim
1983 - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
1982 - Bahia Hotel, San Diego
1981 - Harrah’s, Lake Tahoe
1980 - Shasta College
1979 - CSU Fresno
1978 - Pierce College
1977 - Independence High School, San Jose
1976 - CSU Long Beach
1975 - CSU Chico
1974 - CSU Bakersfield
1973 - Hyatt House, San Jose
1972 - Pasadena Hilton
1971 - Sonoma State College
1970 - Del Webb’s Townhouse, Fresno
1969 - San Diego State
1968 - CSU Hayward
1967 - Los Angeles Community College
1966 - Watsonville High School
1965 - Long Beach State
1964 - University of the Pacific
1963 - San Diego State
1962 - Fresno State College
1961 - San Fernando State College
1960 - San Jose State
1959 - Long Beach Community College
1958 - Santa Rosa Junior College
1957 - Compton College
1956 - Sacramento Junior College
1955 - Santa Monica High School
1954 - Chico State College
1953 - San Diego State
1952 - Fresno State College
1951 - UCLA
1950 - Stanford University
1949 - Ventura Jr. College
1948 - UC Berkeley
1947 - San Diego Hotel

• CURRENT MEETING

Dear California geographers and friends,

Mark your calendars for the 75th Annual CGS Meeting for Friday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 25th!  We will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary with the first-ever virtual CGS conference as we meet “Together Everywhere” across the entire state of California.  The CGS board is hard at work coming up with ideas on how to maximize our conference experience.  If you have any experience with hosting or attending conferences virtually, we would love to hear your ideas or suggestions.


Matthew Derrick (President)
Zia Salim (Co-treasurer)
Jodi Titus (Co-treasurer, Past President)
Scott Crosier (Past-President)
Stephen Koletty (Board Member)
Alison McNally (Board Member)
Tiffany Seeley (Board Member)
Ryan Koyanagi (SoCal Student Rep)
Ryan Miller (NorCal Student Rep)

Download the 2021 Conference Flyer (PDF)

• MEETING COSTS & ACTIVITIES

Registration includes membership and access to all conference activities.

MEMBERSHIP

Students

Included in registration fee

Non-Students

Included in registration fee

REGISTRATION

Student Presenter

$25

Non-Presenting Student

$25

Non-Students/Faculty

Current Lifetime Member

$50

$50

• MEETING ITINERARY

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

SATURDAY, APRIL 24

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

TBA

TBA

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• MEETING PARTICIPATION

If you’re interested in presenting a paper, poster, or map at the conference, you must register by April 2nd, 2021. This is also the deadline to submit an application for Student Awards and the student paper, poster, and cartography 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 title and abstract will appear in the conference program, which will be published a week or two before the conference.

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

MEETING REGISTRATION

Registration available now!
Participants must register by April 9, 2021

Please direct any questions about registration to Tiffany Seeley at seeleytr@elac.edu

If you are a student who would like to apply for a scholarship
or participate in the student competition,
please review the call for papers.

• FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

LOCATION: Virtual

LED BY: TBA

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

LOCATION: Virtual

LED BY: TBA

SUNDAY, APRIL 25


LOCATION: Virtual

LED BY: TBD

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

LOCATION: Virtual

LED BY: TBA

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

LOCATION: Virtual

LED BY: TBA

• TRAVEL INFORMATION

CONFERENCE HOTEL

  • No hotel party this year, ya'll

OTHER LODGING OPTIONS

  • Just stay home, please

TRANSPORTATION

  • Don't Drive n' Zoom

WEATHER & GEOGRAPHY

  • Where ever you are, check the weather report

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