The Society is looking forward to welcoming close to 2,000 geographers from across the world to this year’s Annual International Conference in London later this month.
The theme of this year’s conference, which takes place from 30 August to 2 September, is “Nexus thinking”. Nexus thinking draws attention to the urgent need to address the interconnected challenges of food, water and energy security, through integrated research that spans the social and environmental sciences, in ways that go beyond separate disciplinary, sectoral, and policy silos. Speakers will also extend the nexus further, showcasing the application of geographical thinking to a much wider range of issues.
The conference programme includes field visits and exhibitions, sessions for postgraduate students and early career researchers, collaborative work by geographers and artists, meet-the-author sessions, and lectures sponsored by some of the leading geography academic journals.
The conference opens on the Tuesday evening with a presentation by Andy Stirling from the Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex, reflecting on the current ESRC Nexus Network initiative. Further plenary sessions will be held at lunchtimes throughout the week, with presentations by Julie Guthman, Ananya Roy and Tim Jackson. Each talk will be followed by two short responses from disciplinary experts with time for questions and general discussion. These sessions will provide a great opportunity to bring participants together and offer a counterpoint to the more specialised discussions that occur throughout the rest of the conference.
To mark GIS day, we’re sharing the career profiles of geographers from a wide range of sectors who use GIS in their day-to-day role.
13 November 2019
Kerstin talks of her project to understand more about, and to protect, these extraordinary and beautiful marine creatures off the coast of Peru; working with local communities and supported by a Rolex Award for Enterprise.
24 April 2017
Our response welcomes the inclusion of geography as an EBacc subject, and predicts that inclusion will increase uptake of geography in schools. It also highlights the role of the Society in providing professional development and implementing the Action Plan for Geography
Tom Grahamslaw is an Associate at WSP currently leading the operational safety delivery of a programme of smart motorway schemes.
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