Geography Conferences and Events

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Listed here are upcoming webinars, events, and conferences relating to geography.  Events and conferences can be submitted here for listing on this page.

May 2020

Same Data, Different Stories
Live Talk – Online
Wednesday, May 27, 1pm
Live talk from the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library. Curator Garrett Dash Nelson talks with guest Maggie Owens, Principal Research Analyst and Planner for the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

June 2020

Twisted Data: Gerrymandering, GIS, and Visual Information
Live Talk – Online
Wednesday, June 3, 1pm
Live talk from the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library. Curator Garrett Dash Nelson talks with Alasdair Rae, Professorial Fellow in Urban Studies and Planning at The University of Sheffield (UK), who created a chart of gerrymandered congressional districts featured in the exhibition.


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Persuasive Cartography
Live Talk – Online
Wednesday, June 10, 1pm
Live talk from the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library. Curator Garrett Dash Nelson welcomes guest Judith Tyner, Professor Emerita of Geography at California State University, Long Beach. Tyner coined the term that gives this segment its title; she will discuss how maps are used to influence opinions and beliefs.

Cartographic Curiosities: A Collector’s View
Live Talk – Online
Wednesday, June 17, 1pm
Live talk from the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library. Curator Garrett Dash Nelson leads a lively discussion with map collector and researcher PJ Mode, whose love for old and unusual maps of the world led to a fascination with unconventional maps whose purpose is not fact-based, but more persuasive.

October 2020

Applied Geography Conference 2020
Virtual Conference
October 18-20, 2020

The annual conference, held every fall, is an opportunity for practitioners, academics, and students to share research and application ideas.


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