Saturday, April 17, 2010

British and European Geographers Stuck at AAG 2010

British and European geographers who are attending the Association of American Geographers 2010 convention are about to get more familiar with Washington D.C. Because of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption all flights to Great Britain and many to Europe have been canceled. AAG2010 attender Alan Lew declared "Brits at #AAG2010 in Wash DC will not be able to return to the UK until April 30 (2 weeks) due to volcano and backlogged flights."

For those looking for housing options there is Craigslist and the DCpages. Those British and European geographers stuck in Washington, DC can contact Geographic Travels at catholicgauze [at] gmail [dot] com if they want to meet local geographers or do anything during the next two weeks.

For up to date information on the AAG and the fallout around world events track Twitter at #AAG2010 and #AAG. There is also the official twitter feed of the AAG which is trying to organize geographers to help out.


Bry-Guy said...

Hi again! I was working across from Willey Blackwell publishers who had staff from Oxford. They were stranded too. I wonder if I should recommend the Quality Inn at College park on the green line where I was staying. They mentioned that they had plenty of vacancies and are much more reasonable than downtown DC.

I very nearly was stranded too as I and a friend barely got clouded in at College Park Airport.

Catholicgauze said...

Hi Bry-Guy.
Recommending any place would be a good help to these people. Good to hear you got out!