2020 Triennial 
“Widening the Boundaries” 
Postponed to November 5-8, 2020
Washington, DC
The Society of Woman Geographers was founded in 1925 by four exceptional women: Marguerite Harrison, Blair Niles, Gertrude Shelby, and Gertrude Emerson Sen. These recognized explorers wanted to bring together women who shared ambitions and interest in exploration and achievement, exchange knowledge derived from work, and encourage women pursuing geographical exploration and research. SWG members have widened the boundaries of activities acceptable for women, expanded the boundaries of exploration, and expanded the boundaries of research. We have been to outer space, to the ocean floors, the tops of mountains, and to the Poles of the earth.

Join us for inspiring weekend of camaraderie, outstanding presentations, and tours of sites off the beaten path as we explore the theme "Widening the Boundaries" at the Cosmos Club, National Geographic Society and SWG's Headquarters in Washington, DC.  

Attached find the preliminary program and registration formWe look forward to seeing you in May.
About the Triennial

The Society’s three-day international conferences are held every three years in different locations. These intellectually stimulating events offer diverse experiences that give members an opportunity to explore a region, network, and conduct Society business. Presentations by Members reflect each Triennial’s particular theme. The Triennials are an opportunity for Members who live far apart to get to know each other. It is also on this occasion that the Society bestows Awards upon its distinguished members. Previous Triennials included:

  • 2017 — Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey, California
  • 2014 — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2011 — Boulder, Colorado
  • 2008 — Chicago, Illinois
  • 2005 — Savannah, Georgia
  • 2002 — Tanque Verde Ranch, Tucson, Arizona
  • 1999 — Sanibel Island, Florida
  • 1996 — Coolfont Resort, Berkley Springs, West Virginia
  • 1993 — Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey, California
  • 1990 — Washington, DC
  • 1987 — New York
  • 1984 — Washington, DC
  • 1981 — New York
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