Call for Abstracts and Student Paper Award Submissions:

Combined RACE-ETHNICITY-PLACE / MAD-AAG 2020 Annual Meeting (Virtual)
***Event: October 22-23, 2020 ***
Online Hosting Provided by Texas State University

MAD-AAG & REP together invite paper, poster, and panel submissions that consider the Covid-19 pandemic, vulnerable populations, social justice—and Maryland’s diverse urban centers.  The MAD Community is a bustling, lively association, and this fall’s collaboration with REP is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the diverse work by our members while engaging with colleagues from across the United States. And at the same time, while our conference has a theme, all papers and posters on all topics are welcome!

The 2020 fall conference will include the following online sessions:

  • Panel, paper, and speaker sessions with a focus on Covid-19 and vulnerable populations and social justice
  • Student paper sessions
  • Community events, e.g. films, speakers, etc., relevant to Baltimore

Undergraduate and Graduate students are also invited to submit papers for the 7th annual MAGMA (MAD’s Annual Geography Meritorious Award) Competition, $250 for the best submission. In parallel to MAGMA, graduate as well as undergraduate students can submit their research paper for the AAG Council Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at a Regional Meeting The winner of this additional competition will receive $1000 that can be used for AAG Conference costs.

MAD also encourages contingent instructors to use this event for networking, sharing, and gaining additional supportive resources while sharing your work with colleagues.

As the MAD Region is unique in its higher proportion of professional geographers, the Annual Conference is a particularly vital, regional and this year national venue to network and highlight key developments taking place in the discipline—outside academia.

To register to attend the REP/MAD October 2020 online conference and to submit a presentation abstract, organized session(s), and/or organized panel(s), please use these links: Registration Submission

Registration fees will cover the cost of online participation. 

  • Registration for faculty or professional: $25 (please consider a voluntary donation of $5, $10, $15 or whatever you’d like to defray the costs of student participation this year and next)
  • Registration for student: $15

**Do you need financial assistance to participate in REP/MAD 2020?  Please contact REP/MAD for information on how to apply for a registration fee waiver.**

Stay well, and we look forward to virtually meeting later in October!

All the best,

The MAD Board and our REP Colleagues


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