ADVANCED REGISTRATION FOR THE SAN DIEGO CONFERENCE IS CLOSED.
On-site registration will be available during the conference at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center beginning 09/30 (Cash or check only).
A CONFERENCE PASS IS AVAILABLE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS* (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD .pdf FORM AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS) *The undergraduate student pass is intended for university and community college students who are interested in attending the conference but who are not presenting a paper or poster.
The Department of Geography at San Diego State University is proud to host the 2009 APCG Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, California between September 30th and October 3rd, 2009.
Scholarship and camaraderie are the hallmarks of the APCG annual meetings, and this year will be no exception. The Opening Session on the evening of Wednesday, September 30th will feature a keynote presentation by urban theorist and social commmentator Mike Davis, followed by a reception and social hour. Exciting field trips around lovely San Diego will take place on Thursday, October 1st. Our Annual Social Event, on Thursday evening, is a family-style Mexican Dinner in charming Old Town San Diego. Formal paper sessions will be held on Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd. The Awards Banquet and Presidential Address will be held on the evening of Saturday the 3rd. There will be many chances to network and socialize with colleagues, including the President' Reception and Poster Session on Friday, and the Women’s Network Luncheon on Saturday.
The conference facility is centrally located near various attractions in our dynamic city. San Diego has an international airport with service provided by twenty-five airlines. Inexpensive shuttle and taxi services connect the Town and Country to the airport and for those who pack light, San Diego’s award-winning trolley system and transit easily connects to the airport and has a station immediately adjacent to the conference venue.
While its 1.3 million residents make San Diego the eighth largest city in the United States, our neighborhoods and communities allow it to maintain the intimate feel of a smaller city. San Diego boasts an idyllic Mediterranean climate, almost seventy miles of beaches, and a whopping 264 days of sunshine and blue skies a year. Our location is unique: bounded by the Pacific Ocean, Mexico, and the Laguna Mountains and the Anza-Borrego Desert, San Diego offers entertainment options and activities for everyone. Besides the exciting set of field trips that have been lined up, there will be plenty of opportunities for individuals to explore all that there is to see and do in San Diego and beyond. Popular attractions in the city include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Sea World. The Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego is a renowned historic district with many entertainment options. Sports fans can visit Qualcomm Stadium to cheer on the San Diego Chargers or Petco Park to root, root, root for our Padres!
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego at the 2009 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting.
Stuart Aitken and Fernando Bosco (Conference Coordinators)
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