80th Annual: APCG '17


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apcg 2017

Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

October 25 - 28 | Chico, California

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Registration Is Now Available!

ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 2.

Abstract Submittal Form (Word doc)


We look forward to seeing you in Chico at the 2017 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. Chico, home to the internationally renowned Sierra Nevada Brewery, sits on the eastern edge of the picturesque Sacramento Valley. Surrounding the historic city is a mosaic of original Konkow homelands, Mexican ranchos, gold rush towns, agricultural landscapes, and the Sacramento River, a major water supplier to the Golden State.

This year's meeting will continue the APCG tradition of scholarship, collegiality and friendship. The evacuation from below nearby Oroville Dam made the national news last February and the spillway failure is topic of our Wednesday night Keynote Speaker. Department faculty members have planned six field trips for Thursday to help you explore the diverse landscapes of the northern Sacramento Valley. Destinations include Oroville Dam, Grey Lodge Wildlife Refuge, the New Clairvaux Monastery, The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, Historic Downtown Chico, Scotty's Landing and The Butte College Wildlife Preserve. Thursday evening's annual social event is at the Sierra Nevada Brewery's "Big Room". Brewery tours are optional field trips during the day.

Formal paper sessions will be held on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th on the Chico State campus. We encourage your participation. Remember that the APCG is an excellent, friendly venue for undergraduate and graduate students' research presentations. The Saturday night Awards Banquet and Presidential Address will be held on campus and feature a local Field to Fork Gourmet Meal centered on the historic Rancho Llano Seco. That morning, we will highlight the participating farms and farmers at the Chico Saturday Farmers Market, ranked among the top 10 Farmers Markets around the world by Essential Travel. There will be many other chances to network and socialize with colleagues, including the Conference Barbeque on Friday night and Women's Network Luncheon on Saturday. We encourage guests to stay in one of the many hotels or B&Bs within walking distance of campus so they can enjoy the many dining and entertainment options in our historic downtown without getting behind the wheel.

Mark Stemen and Scott Brady (Conference Coordinators)


Registration Fees for Members:
$110 Early | $125 Regular | $145 Late

Registration Fees for Students:
$40 Early | $50 Regular | $55 Late

Day Pass for Friday: $40

Day Pass for Saturday: $40

Early Registration Ends: Monday, Sept. 4

Regular Registration Ends: Friday, Oct. 6

Abstract Deadline: Friday, Sept. 22

Student Paper/Poster Award Application Deadline: Friday, Sept. 22

Conference Barbeque:
$10 Members | $5 Students

Women's Network Lunch:
$20 Members | $10 Students

Awards Banquet:
$50 Members | $25 Students


shastaPotential Conference Topics*:

Community Planning

Applied Geography

Water Resources Management

GIS and Critical Geography

Cultural and Food Landscapes

Conservation and Land Stewardship

Fire Management

Urban Geography

*Subject to change

bridge on csu chico campusThe City of Chico:

Chico, home to the internationally renowned Sierra Nevada Brewery, sits in the picturesque Sacramento Valley bordered by the Cascade and Mendocino Mountains. Surrounding the historic city is a mosaic of original Konkow homelands, Mexican ranchos, gold rush towns, agricultural landscapes, and the Sacramento River, a major water supplier to the Golden State.

sierra nevada breweryField Trips:

Agricultural Landscapes: Rice to Ruin

The Feather River Fish Hatchery and Oroville Dam: The Best Dam Tour Around

Fire Resilient Landscapes

Gray Lodge Pacific Flyway: Birds and Brews

Chico Historic Downtown Tour: Mixing New and Old

Sierra Nevada Brewery Tours

  

  

For more information, contact Conference Co-Leaders Dr. Mark Stemen and Dr. Scott Brady,

or Department Chair Dr. Dean Fairbanks.

SPONSORED BY THE GEOGRAPHY & PLANNING DEPARTMENT AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO

Photo Credit: Bruce King; Owen Bettis; CSU, Chico; Sierra Nevada Brewery



AAG Executive Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the AAG executive committee will meet in Chico during the APCG Conference. The attending committee members are:

President
Derek Alderman (2019)
University of Tennessee
Vice President
Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach (2020)
University of Texas at Austin
Past President
Glen MacDonald (2018)
University of California, Los Angeles
Treasurer
Julie Cidell (2018)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Secretary
Cathleen McAnneny (2019)
University of Maine at Farmington
Executive Director
Douglas Richardson
American Association of Geographers