The Council of Geographic Names Authorities (CGNA) Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, May 2017

5961390860_a81ac783a5_mThe Council of Geographic Names Authorities (CGNA) is a professional conglomerate of state and federal government agencies working together to promote the standardization of the names of geographic features for official use throughout the United States. Each year, the CGNA holds a conference for scientists, governmental policy-makers, and members of the general public. The conference program includes toponymic workshops, academic papers, and group discussions. According to CGNA officials, the organization’s next annual conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia during the week of May 10, 2017.