I have recently found the National Council for Geographic Education website. It is a US-based site where they promote geography as a subject around the world. The site is very useful and is a good way to find out new subject material and activities for your lessons. Their blog is also an excellent way of exchanging ideas and thoughts on the world of geography. I have been in contact with Joseph Kerski (who co-runs the site), a passionate and enthusiastic promoter of geography – we need more educators like Joseph!
The NCGE are also hosting thei, National Conference on Geographic Education, an annual event where geography educators from across the USA and around the world meet to exchange ideas, research, resources, and best practices in geography education. The conference is filled with opportunities for participants to attend workshops, paper and poster sessions, field trips, and more. Long-time conference participants enjoy the collegial atmosphere of the conference, opportunities for networking and brainstorming, and endless prospects for professional development. The NCGE Conference in 2010 is in Savannah, Georgia in the USA from 29th September to 3rd October. If they are looking for anymore guest speakers I would love to take part!