The 2017 Geographic Names Conference of COGNA (Council of Geographic Names Authorities in the United States) will take place May 8—12, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. They are looking for papers and panel discussions to explore a full range of toponymic topics such as name standardization policies at the Federal, State, Tribal, and local levels of government, and conflict resolution regarding naming procedures.
This conference is the only conference that brings together the State Geographic Names Authorities (SNAs) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) and provides participants a unique opportunity to share information and knowledge about the geographic naming process and research. There is no better way to network and benefit from the expertise of members and staff of the BGN, SNAs, Tribal authorities, other State and Federal mapping agencies, and members of the geospatial and academic communities.
You can download the Call for papers here. The deadline for abstracts is March 1, 2017.
Additional information on the conference is available at their website.