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The Government Geography Profession is hosting its third annual conference next week, with a series of plenary panel discussions and workshops taking place online. All geographers working in central and local government organisations are eligible to join the profession and attend the conference.
Founded in 2017, the profession promotes better use of geography in government and supports the career development of geographers in the public sector, across both central and local government. Earlier this year the profession joined the Geospatial Commission and now has more than 1,300 members. It is also part of the Government's Analysis Function. The Society supports the profession and recently hosted the annual Geography in Government Awards ceremony.
Next week's conference will reflect on and celebrate the significant contribution geographers are making to policy making and delivery across a number of themes including the diversity of geography in the public sector, the development of skills and capabilities through the UK Geospatial Strategy, how geography supports responses to national emergencies, sources of professional development and support, and future trends.
These themes will be explored through online workshops and plenary panel discussions, enabling good practice sharing, professional networking and career development. The sessions are spread across the week, mainly during lunchtime slots, to enable participants to dip in and out.
Attend the conference (please sign up using your government email address).
Join the Government Geography Profession.
Find out more on the Government Geography Profession website.