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    • 11/03/2023
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Salisbury, Maryland

    2023 Annual Meeting

    Pennsylvania Geographical Society

    3 November 2023

    The Pennsylvania Geographical Society and the Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University extend a warm welcome to their campus in Salisbury Maryland for the 2023 Annual Meeting on Friday, 3 November 2023.

    The meeting will be held on the second floor of the Commons Dining Hall on the University Campus. Parking will be provided in the lot adjacent to the meeting venue.  Campus Map

    Registration for the meeting is now open. All registrants receive lunch as part of the registration fee. Participants who register by 20 October 2023 will receive a discount.

    Presentations are limited to 15 minutes with five minutes for questions. Abstracts (for papers and posters) are limited to 200 words and should be submitted during registration. Posters will be on display all day during the meeting. Please visit the PGS website for poster size restrictions. Posters must be mounted in such a way that they may be displayed on an easel, which the PGS will provide. Abstract submissions will not be accepted after 20 October 2023.

    This year’s Distinguished Geographer and Guest Speaker is Suzanne McArdle from the Cartographic Services Branch, Geography Division, United States Census Bureau.

    Suggestions for workshops, paper sessions, and thematic discussion panels are welcome. Please contact the meeting co-chairs, Dan Harris (DWHARRIS@salisbury.edu), Brent Zaprowski (BJZAPROWSKI@salisbury.edu), or Frank Galgano (francis.galgano@villanova.edu) if you are interested in running a workshop or special session.


    Students are encouraged to enter the student paper contest, or the Elaine F. Bosowski poster/map contest. Cash awards are presented to the best graduate and undergraduate student papers and posters. All graduate or undergraduate student registrants are eligible. Separate competitions will be held for undergraduate and graduate submissions and awards are presented for the best papers and posters at each level. Students may enter the paper or poster/map contest simply by checking the appropriate box on the registration form. For more information, please visit the PGS website: http://www.thepgs.org/studentawards


    The meeting Hotel is the: Hampton Inn and Suites (1.5 miles from the University) | 304 Prosperity Drive | Fruitland, Maryland, 21826

    Discounted rooms are available for Thursday, 2/11 and Friday, 3/11

    Make a reservation by calling: 410-548-1282 (Reservations for PGS rates must be made via phone)

    Rooms are $94.00 plus tax. Please note that the reservation cut-off date is Friday, 13 October 2023. Any reservations received after 13 October or after the contract block is full will be based upon availability. Parking is free. Breakfast is provided with the room reservation.

    For on campus parking, all attendees must register their vehicles at the following link: http://www.salisbury.edu/visitor-parking. Click on the parking portal and scroll down to the Guest Login. You will receive an electronic parking pass, no charge!

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

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