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Explore symposium

The Society's annual flagship expedition and planning weekend returns over the weekend of Friday 1 - Sunday 3 November 2024.


Get ready to embark on your own expedition or fieldwork project by attending our Explore symposium over the weekend of Friday 1 - Sunday 3 November 2024. Join us at this extraordinary event, where like-minded individuals unite to celebrate and share their knowledge to push geographical boundaries.

Discover the secrets to successful geographical fieldwork, master the art of conservation, and uncover how to plan journeys with purpose. The weekend's workshops cover essential field research skills, how to thrive while on an expedition in even the most challenging environments, and the use of writing, photography, video, and sound to communicate your discoveries and experiences.

Speakers and workshop leaders will share their experiences from their recent expeditions, while exhibitors and Society staff will be available to provide personalised advice and guidance on your own future field projects and expeditions.

Your presence is an integral part of our shared journey towards uncovering the wonders of our world.

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