2024 Conference at Shasta College in Redding, California 

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, 2024


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.


Sundial Bridge on the Sacramento River in Redding. Location of the Social Hour and Geography Trivia Competition on Friday evening.



Student - $100

Student Presenter - $85

Faculty - $145

Lifetime Member - $115


Student Day Pass - $40

Faculty Day Pass - $60

*Day pass includes entry to the conference from 8am - 5pm on Saturday Only



Friday, April 26

Shasta Area Field Trips*

Experience the regional flavor of Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou Counties of Northern California first-hand! Sign up for a CGS field trip lead by local volunteers and faculty. *A few select field trips will also be available Sunday morning!

Registration and Kick-Off Social Hour

Network and re-connect with geography students, faculty, and professionals from across the state during this informal event.

Geography Trivia Competition

Test your knowledge in a light-hearted trivia competition with fellow geographers directly after the Kick-off Social Hour!

Saturday, April 27

Presentations & Keynote Address

Keep up-to-date on research in the discipline via dozens of academic papers, maps, and posters presented by faculty and students alike. This conference is well-known as a highly supportive academic conference for students and faculty alike!

Geography College & Career Fair

Looking to transfer to a CSU or UC as a geography major? Hoping to get a graduate degree? Looking for jobs in geography or internships opportunities? Institutions from across the state will be available to chat with you at our College and Career Fair.

Awards Banquet

Celebrate outstanding student scholarship at the Saturday evening awards banquet! Awards are given for undergraduate and graduate students in all presentation categories including papers, maps, and posters.

Silent Auction

Support CGS student scholarships by bidding on awesome regional swag donated by geographers from across the state! Feel free to donate an item or gift basket representing your unique region of California for the silent auction!



Registration will be available early 2024!

Please direct any questions about registration to Tiffany Seeley at [email protected]


Field Trip Information Coming Soon!


Conference Hotel

This year’s conference is located in Redding, California. Our official conference hotel will be the Americana Modern Hotel located in downtown Redding, but you can book anywhere you’d like.

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