Annual Conference Spring 2022 – Press Release

The North Carolina Geographical Society (NCGS) Annual Conference will be held on March 18, 2022 on the beautiful campus of UNC Greensboro and will begin at 9:30 am. More information will be provided in the future on the exact location. For people unable to attend in person, there will be a hybrid option as well. Registration deadline is February 25th. The conference will consist of paper and poster presentations, lunch, Keynote Speaker, and the Annual Business Meeting. Lunch will be included in the cost.

Kent Rothrock will be the Keynote Speaker. Mr. Rothrock, the owner of Highland Mapping, Inc., is a GIS analyst, programmer, and database administrator with a background in cadastral mapping and Enterprise GIS implementations. With over 25 years of experience, he serves as Senior Project Manager and has worked for numerous public and private clients throughout his career. He continues to help clients manage all types of data (spatial and non-spatial), implement custom tools and processes, build complex applications, and provides high-quality DBA support. Kent holds a M. A. Degree in Geography from Appalachian State University.

According to Jesse Lane, President of NCGS, “we are excited to see all of our geography colleagues this year. This will be a wonderful opportunity for academics, professionals, graduate students and undergraduate students to show off their work and network with other professionals in North Carolina. I would like to extend a special thank you the Kent for agreeing to be our keynote speaker. I am looking forward to seeing his presentation.”

If you are interested in attending the Annual Conference, please visit the registration page. If you are not a current member, please create an account. This account does not convey membership, until you register for the conference, but it will allow you to use the abstract submission system. Abstracts are sought for paper and poster presentations for the meeting no later than March 4th. Paper submissions should focus on geographic themes connected to North Carolina or the Southeast in-general, while poster submissions are open to any topic or theme. Details regarding abstract submission can be found on the abstract submission page.