Annual Meeting

Upcoming events

    • 11/09/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    • The Inn at Villanova, Villanova University, Radnor, PA

    2018 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society

    The PGS annual meeting committee invites proposals for the 2018 PGS Annual Meeting in Villanova, PA on Friday, November 9, 2018. The meeting will be held at The Inn at Villanova University. Papers and posters on all geographic topics are accepted.

    Registration for the meeting will begin on September 15th. Participants who register by October 26th will receive a $10 discount on the registration fees.

    Paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes; abstracts of a maximum of 200 words should be submitted with registration. Posters and maps will be on display all day on Friday. Please visit the PGS website for poster size restrictions. Abstract submissions for papers and posters will not be accepted after October 26th! No exceptions! You will be required to submit your abstract information on-line through the PGS web site.

    Suggestions for workshops, organized paper sessions and thematic discussion panels are also welcomed. Please contact the meeting co-chairs, Brent Zaprowski ( or Keith Henderson ( if you are interested in running a workshop or special session.

    Students are encouraged to enter the paper contest or the Elaine F. Bosowski poster contest and cash awards are presented to the best graduate and undergraduate student papers, maps or posters displayed at the annual meeting. Any graduate or undergraduate student who registers for the PGS meeting is eligible and encouraged to participate in the student paper presentation contest, or the Elaine F. Bosowski map/poster contest.  Separate competitions will be held for undergraduates and graduates, and cash awards are presented for the best papers and maps/posters at each level.  Students may enter the paper or map/poster contest simply by checking the appropriate box on the registration form when registering for the conference. For more information, please visit the PGS website: 

    The luncheon and the annual awards banquet will both be held at The Inn at Villanova University. Meals reservations can only be accepted up through October 26th.

    Lodging is available at The Inn at Villanova University

    Rooms are $159 per night on Thursday and Friday night. Reservations can be made by contacting The Inn at 610-519-8000. Please be sure to mention the Pennsylvania Geographical Society when you placeyour reservation. In order to receive the discounted room rate, rooms need to be booked by October 9th.

The Pennsylvania Geographical Society exists to promote effective geographic teaching, research, and literacy.

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