This year's annual meeting for the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education begins today in Long Beach, CA, in The Westin Long Beach March 3-6. Make sure to check out what new titles Springer Publishing Company has in the world of Gerontology.

The AGHE Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference is the premier national forum for discussing ideas and issues in gerontological and geriatric education.

Every year, there are over 5 million tourists that head to Long Beach, so here are some fun facts about the city to get you excited for the trip:

Long Beach, CA


1. On average the city has 345 days of sunshine each year. Go enjoy that California sunshine!

2. Long Beach is the 7th largest city in California and the 36th largest city in the United States. 

3. The Port of Long Beach remains one of the world’s largest seaports. It handles millions of containers each year and is second busiest container ports in America.

4. The Aquarium of the Pacifics, located in the city, has a record of more than one million visitors each year. Make sure to check it out while you're in town.

5.The original Queen Mary is docked on the shores of Long Beach. It is now out of commission and has been transformed as an exclusive club and restaurant. A historical must-see!

Leave us a comment with your adventures in Long Beach, and have a great time at AGHE!