CAG 2024: 74th Annual Meeting & Conference
Hosted by Memorial University of Newfoundland – August 14 to 18, 2024
74th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers
August 14 to 19, 2024
Hosted by The Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Geography is thrilled to be hosting the 74th annual CAG meeting in St. John’s, NL! The lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.
THEME AND INVITATION:
CAG2024 follows the theme “edges”. Edges are where one thing ends and another begins. Where disciplines meet, and interact. Where we push boundaries. Where transformation happens. ‘Edges’ also celebrates scholarship at the margins. A focus on the edges highlights opportunities to lift up voices, approaches, and sub-disciplines that are conventionally underappreciated and underutilized. We welcome innovative perspectives and diverse methodologies that challenge the status quo and broaden our understanding of geography.
CAG 2024: edges presents a great opportunity to network and exchange ideas with fellow geographers by presenting research, displaying posters, and organizing special sessions. The main academic program will take place over three full days, 15-17 August, with field trip opportunities before and after the main program, on August 14 and 18. Program highlights include a collective opening morning session with our Indigenous keynote speaker, the CAG Plenary and reception under a blue whale, graduate student professional development and networking events, and a closing kitchen party, Newfoundland-style. Our conference spaces will be accessible and inclusive to intersecting identities.
We sincerely look forward to (re)introducing CAG to this beloved Rock in the North Atlantic. Newfoundland, and St. John’s in particular, is a popular tourist destination, due in equal part to its rich and unique historical, cultural, and natural characteristics (newfoundlandlabrador.com). Field trips and social events associated with CAG2024: edges will capture the flavour of the culture, biodiversity, and geological history of Newfoundland. Prepare yourselves to see whales, puffins, and gannets, stroll past colourful row houses, listen to fiddlers, and sample the unique, traditional foods of Newfoundland. You may even see a 575 million year old fossil or two.
With its distinct geography, St. John’s is a tourist destination and there are regular direct flights from most Canadian hubs, e.g., Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax. We highly recommend that you book your travel as soon as possible, particularly if you are planning an excursion before or after the conference. Rental cars in particular go quickly. We will be posting additional visitor information in the lead-up to the conference, as well as information on on- and off-campus accommodations.
Join us on the eastern edge of North America at CAG2024: edges.
14-18 August 2024
Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Canadian Association of Geographers
PO Box 25039
Welland RPO Rose City, ON L3B 6G9