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The 69th SEDAAG Meeting will be held in Athens GA on the University of Georgia campus November 23-25, 2014.

The Department of Geography and the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at the University of Georgia welcome you to the 69th Meeting of the SouthEastern Division of the Association of American Geographers in Athens, Georgia, on November 23-25, 2014.

Some important things you should do in advance of the meeting:

1. Make an online hotel reservation at the Georgia Center. [If you prefer, you can call 1-800-884-1381 and use block code 83138.]

2. If you are not already a member, please join SEDAAG.

3. Register online for the meeting. [If you prefer, you can print and mail a paper registration form.] Early registration ends Friday, November 7, 2014.

4. The deadline for both paper and poster submissions is Friday, September 5, 2014. The deadline for organizing sessions is Monday, August 25, 2014.  Information on paper and poster submissions and organizing special sessions is available on the SEDAAG website.


Field Trips

During registration, you can elect to participate in one of two field trips on Sunday, November 23. The first option is a walking tour of downtown Athens with a particular focus on the rich musical history of the city. The second option is a field trip to Tallulah Gorge, which is approximately two miles long and has rocky cliffs up to 1,000 feet high with a series of falls. This field trip will focus on the geomorphology and physical geography of northeast Georgia.

Opening Events

The opening events on Sunday will include two field trips, the World Geography Bowl registration and round robin competition held at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in the afternoon, and several evening events held at the University of Georgia’s new Special Collections Library. Sunday evening’s schedule will start with a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. for prospective graduate students to visit with faculty from participating degree programs over a buffet dinner. Simultaneously, meeting attendees are invited to view a collection of cartographic artifacts at the Library. A keynote lecture by Dr. Craig Colten, the Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography at Louisiana State University, will be followed by a reception honoring the memory of Dr. Louis DeVorsey, Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Georgia.

Local Arrangements

For more information, please contact a member of the Local Arrangements Committee, which includes Thomas Mote, Hilda Kurtz, and John Knox.

About Athens

To learn more about Athens and the surrounding area, please visit any of the following sites:

UGA Libraries Athens-Clarke County Guide
Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau
Athens Downtown Development Authority
Flagpole Guide to Athens

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Mote, Thomas L.

Professor and Department Head

Research Interests

Hydroclimatology, cryosphere, synoptic meteorology, remote sensing