Meeting Minutes

NCGS Business Meeting minutes May 2019

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  • Suggestion to move the NCGS meeting to Nov 1 avoid other conferences in Charlotte, NC and Greenville, SC on Oct 25 
    • Will to work with UNCG to order lunches, room organization, etc 

    • Conference ideas and information

    • Grad (and undergrad) student career discussion

      • Panel for conference 

      • Job options for grads (non-academic and academic)

        • Corey (UNCG) happy to spearhead session 

      • Grad school tables for undergrads

      • Information session for undergrads?

    • Call for participation timeline

      • Mid-August call, abstracts due Oct 4 or 11

      • Schedule (all-day Nov 1) 

      • Morning for presentations

      • Lunch PhD student or public geographer as keynote speaker

      • Afternoon geo-bowl (and business meeting)

    • Develop tentative schedule for July meeting (Jesse)

    • Flyer to send out in August

  • Deferred conversation on journal to next meeting

  • Quick review of Geography at institutions in attendance

Annual Meeting

NCGS 2017 Meeting this Friday

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The first meeting of the NCGS in a few years is just a few days away on Friday, 3 November. We are looking forward to a small, but informative meeting that will include three poster presentations and five ~15 minute presentations, in addition to the business meeting.

The NCGS Meeting will take place at the WSSU Enterprise Center (1922 S. MLK Jr. Dr, Winston-Salem, NC - in the lower level computer lab.

The general agenda for the day is:
10:00 – Opening Remarks
10:15 – Business Meeting
11:45 – Lunch (provided) and Posters
12:45 – Oral Presentations

Please be sure to register for the event if you are attending ( you will need to log in to receive your member discount).

Annual Meeting

Press release: The North Carolina Geographical Society seeks presentation submissions for 2017 annual meeting

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The North Carolina Geographical Society (NCGS) will hold its 2017 annual meeting on November 3rd in Winston-Salem, NC. The event, organized by Winston-Salem State University and MapForsyth, will include the society’s annual business meeting, a lunch that includes poster viewing, and an afternoon of presentations. A call for presentations and posters is open through October 8th. Information about the NCGS 2017 Annual Meeting, call for presentations and posters, and online registration can be found at

“We are excited to bring the North Carolina Geographical Society and the NCGS annual meeting to Winston-Salem,” said Jesse Rouse, Interim President of the NCGS. “The meeting offers a great opportunity for Geography professionals in public and private positions, students, and others to share their interest in the state we live and work in.”

Abstracts are sought for paper and poster presentations for the meeting by October 8th. Paper submissions should focus on geographic themes connected to North Carolina, while poster submissions are open to any topic or theme. Details regarding abstract submission can be found at

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About the North Carolina Geographical Society:
The North Carolina Geographical Society (NCGS) is a professional organization for individuals across private and public entities who work with, or are simply interested in Geography. As the society approaches its 30th anniversary in 2020 it seeks to broaden its impact by refocusing its efforts in the state.


Abstract deadline extended

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The deadline for abstracts for the 2017 annual meeting of the NCGS has been extended to October 8. Poster and paper presentation submissions are encouraged from all areas or geography and individuals of all level of experience.