• AAG 2021 - BGSG Student Paper Competition

    Call for Student Papers (apologize in advance for the cross-posting)

    We are looking for submittals to our student paper session at either the graduate or undergraduate level.  If you are a student member and are presenting at the AAG 2021 Conference, please consider joining the competition.  

    Description:  This session provides a forum for research focused on business geography - the application of geographic knowledge and information and geospatial techniques that assists businesses in making specific real-time decisions, including but not limited to retail applications, international business, manufacturing, transportation, energy, finance, and other sectors. This session thus welcomes applied geographic research spanning the economy.

    Awards:  There will be monetary awards for 1st and 2nd place.  Winners will also receive a free copy of Maptitude Mapping Software (

    Requirements:  To be eligible for the competition, the first author of the paper must meet ALL of the following conditions: 

    1. The author is currently an enrolled graduate or undergraduate student;
    2. The author is a current member of BGSG;
    3. The student author undertakes the majority of the research and the drafting of the manuscript;
    4. The student will register for the 2021 annual meeting of the AAG and present at the student paper

    The competition session is organized by the BGSG.  The committee will make final decisions based on the quality of the paper and the presentation at the conference.

    If you would like to participate in the paper sessions at the AAG 2021, please submit your abstract and PIN to Hao Huang ( by January 15, 2021.