The North Carolina Geographical Society…

is a professional organization for individuals across private and public entities who work with, teach about, or are simply interested in Geography.


The 2019 annual meeting will be hosted on November 1st by the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability at UNC Greensboro.

Please consider including your work for presentation as a poster or oral presentation at the conference. 

2019 Conference program

In the Maple Room of the Elliot University Center at UNC Greensboro. Check here for directions to the University Center and the Oakland Parking Deck.

9:30 - Introduction/Welcome

9:45 – Presentations

9: 45 Aaliyah Weatherington, UNCP - Chicago's Inner-City Life & Culture

10:05 Jesse Lane, UNCG - Foreign-trade zones in the Southeastern United States: Do they promote economic development or lead to inequality?

10:25 Shane Canup, UNCG - The Geography of Public-Private School Choice and Race: A Case Study of Sumter, Clarendon, and Lee Counties, South Carolina.

10:45 – Posters

Phillip Agbesi, NCCU - GIS-based Characterization of Flood Vulnerable Residential Communities in Horry County, SC

Emma Bouie, NCCU - Mapping Rare Earth Element Mineral Deposits in Western North Carolina

Ian Fisher, UNCP - Suitability Map For Oyster Aquaculture in North Carolina

David Luzader, NCCU - An Analysis of Straight-Line Boundaries and Conflict in the Mideast Region

Kayla Robinson, UNCP - Atmospheric Science and Art History

Rachel Williams & Amanda Gallavan, UNCP - Environmental Education in India

11:30 – Lunch & Keynote panel. What can I do with my degree in geography? A roundtable discussion 

Edward Beaver, MA, Market Research Analyst, Aerotek

Kristin Johnston, MA, GIS Technician, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

Chris McGinn, PhD, Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University

Jomar Pastorelle, MA, Transportation Planner, Town of Chapel Hill

Debbie Shoffner, MA, Water Quality Analyst, City of Greensboro

12:30 – NCGS Annual Business Meeting and new officer elections


NCGS Membership

Membership in the society provides you with a number of professional and networking opportunities, as well as:

  • exclusive access to the North Carolina Geographer for one year;
  • direct access to the archives of the North Carolina Geographer; and
  • reduced rates for society events and workshops.

If you are not attending the annual meeting in November, you can still become a NCGS member.


NCGS Officer Nominations

The following positions are currently open for nominations  or volunteers for 2019. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a position please do so here (please include 'Nomination' as your subject on the form, including the nominee's name and nominated position in the message). 

Positions open for nominations:

  • President (2 year term)
  • Vice-president (2 year term)
  • Secretary (2 year term)
  • Treasurer (2 year term)
  • Social Media Editor
  • Article reviewer for the NC Geographer