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. We promote geographical research and provide an avenue for continued education in the larger community. 

The 2024 Annual Meeting hosted by NCCU

The NCGS Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, hosted by North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. We would like to extend an invitation to participate in the conference. Additional information about the conference will be available soon, so be sure to check back. For general information on the conference and annual business meeting, see the 2024 Annual Meeting page.

The North Carolina Geographer

NCGS is now accepting submissions for the upcoming volume of The North Carolina Geographer. We are accepting research articles, comprehensive review articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, curriculum articles, and special Carolina Landscape articles discussing the cultural landscape of North Carolina. Research on any geography is welcome. Students and faculty who are interested in publishing with The North Carolina Geographer can visit our journal submission page for more information.

We would like to thank all the authors who submitted articles to Volume 20 of The North Carolina Geographer. The previous issue offers research articles discussing and analyzing a variety of pertinent issues across the state of North Carolina. To read this publication and all other archived articles, please visit the journal archive page

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 able to attend our annual meetings, you can still become a NCGS member.

NCGS Nominations

The following positions are currently open for nominations for 2023-2024. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a position, please go the nominations page. If you have any questions about the nomination process or officer responsibilities, contact Joyce Clapp at

Positions open for nominations:

  • North Carolina Geographer Article Reviewers
  • North Carolina Geographer Editorial Board Members

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“Geography is a subject which holds the key to our future.”

Michael Palin