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135 REPORT ON THE FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING Tucson, Arizona September 11-15,1991 The 1991 meeting of the APCG, held at the Hotel ParkTucson, was large; 267 people registered, including 116 students. The meeting was sponsored by the Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, in cooperation with the Drachman Institute for Land and Regional Development Studies; the Economic Development Research Program; Extended University, Conference Services; and Arizona’s geographical community. The programwas a full one. Some 140papers werepresentedin 38 sessions. LayJames Gibson and David A. Plane co-chaired the Organizing Committee and Leland R. Pederson chaired the Program Committee. Field trips were organized by James Hayes-Bohanan, Jeffrey Bawdon, Lay Gibson, Melinda Laituri, Laura McCarthy, Dave Plane, Brian Sommers, and Marshall Worden. Tony Brazel prepared the guide for the Tucson-Grand Canyon trip. The meeting opened on Wednesday, September 11 with registration, a recep­ tion, andtheAPCGWomen’s Retreat. On Thursday the 12th, theday was occupied by a field trip to Southeastern Arizona. The 90 people who filled two buses were split 60-30, APCG meeting goers and University of Arizona students. Following the field triptherewas apoolsidereceptionandbarbecueatthehotelandan opening session, “Tucson, Southern Arizona, and the Border Region.” Friday morning was devoted to more field trips—and they all operated at capacity. Choices were: Arizona Desert Museum, Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Tucson, Sabino Canyon Walk, andWaterTransfers andWaterConser­ vation: The Central Arizona Project and Casa del Agua. Friday afternoon was devoted tofourconcurrentsessionsofpapers Theday was finishedoffby ameeting of department chairs and by another reception. Saturday was “paper day.” Six or seven concurrent sessions were scheduled from8:10a.m. to4:20p.m. Theonly gaps werelunchandanhourforthePresident’s Plenary Session, “Applied Geography and the APCG.” In the late afternoon there was the APCG business meeting, a walking tour of the University of Arizona campus, and still another reception. The Annual Banquet was the only activity (besides the walking tour) held on campus. Itfeatured Phil Pryde’s stimulating and informative presidential address, “Thirty Million Californians Can’t Be Wrong.” On Sunday the 15th a small group headed north out of Tucson with Tony Brazel’s Tucson-to-Grand Canyon trip guide in hand. The majority headed home. Lay James Gibson University of Arizona ...


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