The Society is delighted to announce that the 2018 Annual International Conference will be held at Cardiff University.
A key event in the Society’s calendar, the Annual International Conference is the largest annual academic geography conference in Europe, with over 1,800 delegates from 60 countries taking part in close to 400 academic sessions.
Every third year the conference takes place at a venue outside of London. In recent years the conference has visited the University of Exeter (2015), the University of Edinburgh (2012), and the University of Manchester (2009). In 2018 the conference will take place at Cardiff University from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 August.
Professor Hywel Thomas, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Cardiff University, said: “I am delighted that the international conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) will be held in Cardiff in 2018. With our emphasis on internationalisation, Cardiff University is proud to be hosting a conference that will bring so many geographers from around the world to Cardiff to discuss their research.”
Professor Paul Milbourne, Head of School, School of Geography and Planning, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the School to welcome geographers from around the world as well as to showcase some of the distinctive aspects of geographical research in Cardiff and Wales as a whole. I look forward to working with RGS-IBG during the next few months to develop a conference that provides academic, social and cultural value.”
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