2022 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society

  • 11/04/2022
  • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Johnstown, Pennsylvania - hosted by the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown


  • Includes lunch
  • Student workers can earn free registration and lunch for the meeting if they work a shift at the registration table. Students might be asked to work as early as 7:30 am on the day of the meeting. You will be contacted before the meeting about your time slot.

2022 Annual Meeting

Pennsylvania Geographical Society

4 November 2022

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society will be held at the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Downtown in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The meeting is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

Registration for the meeting will open on 1 September 2022 at noon All registrants receive lunch as part of the registration fee. Participants who register by 21 October 2022 will receive a $10 discount on 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, and posters must be mounted in such a way that they may be displayed on an easel (e.g., on cardboard). Abstract submissions for papers and posters will not be accepted after 21 October.  No exceptions! You will be required to submit your abstract information on-line through the PGS web site.

This year’s Distinguished Geographer and Guest Speaker is Dr. Michael Glass from the Urban Studies Program, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

Suggestions for workshops, organized paper sessions and thematic discussion panels are also welcomed. Please contact the meeting co-chairs, Frank Galgano (francis.galgano@villanova.edu) or Ola Johansson (johans@pitt.edu) 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. 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: http://www.thepgs.org/studentawards


The meeting venue is the:

Holiday Inn Johnstown-Downtown

250 Market Street

Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15901

Discounted rooms are available at the Holiday Inn


You may make a reservation at this number: 814-535-7777

Or, using this on-line link: reservation


Rooms are $114.99 per night plus tax. Please note that the reservation cut-off date is Saturday, 1 October 2022. Any reservations received after 1 October or after the contract block is full will be based upon availability of both space and rate.

Parking is free.

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

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