We have now announced the chair's plenary speakers at the conference! Take a look at our programme highlights page for more information, along with details of other high-profile sessions including journal-sponsored lectures and more.
Submissions have now closed for the conference programme. Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals for the annual conference programme. The review of all submissions is now underway, and we expect to be in touch with decisions in late April. For more information please see the conference timeline.
The conference will be chaired by Professor Rachel Pain of Newcastle University, on the theme Geographies beyond recovery. It will take place at Newcastle University, from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2022, with a strong in-person element, and with hybrid and online ways to participate.
We are really excited to be bringing the conference to Newcastle, and hope to see many of you there in person.
We are thinking widely and expansively about sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility in and around the conference and our broader activities with Research Groups and the geographical community. Please see our chair's statement on inclusivity and safety, and our resource on planning inclusive conferences.
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Code of conduct
The RGS-IBG Annual Conference is intended to be a space that allows geography, geographers and geographical careers to flourish through respectful, inclusive and equitable treatment of others sharing professional information, knowledge and ideas.
The RGS-IBG chair of conference and organisers want to promote a positive sense of academic community by asking everyone to:
Treat everyone equally and respectfully
Listen to others’ views and engage constructively with them
Set an example
Be committed to helping each other and to be kind
Respect the environment and the people around you
We believe that everyone (delegates and staff) has the right to be in a respectful, safe and welcoming environment at the conference.
We are dedicated to providing an inclusive conference experience for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, or language, political or other opinion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, religion or economic class. Discrimination, harassment, bullying and behaviours that are patronising have no place at the conference and will not be tolerated.
We ask that conference delegates practice:
Please see our full code of conduct for more information. All delegates are requested to act in accordance with the code of conduct.
About the conference
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is the learned society and professional body for geography.
Geography, by its very nature, looks outwards and acts inclusively. As an independent, self-financing learned society and professional body, so does the Society. We are absolutely committed to the importance of international collaboration in research, scholarship, teaching and field science and the value of sharing ideas, understanding and perspectives widely.
The annual conference is international in nature and outlook. Each year we welcome hundreds of colleagues from around the world, with a third of attendees coming from outside the UK. We are committed to continuing this open and outward-facing approach, and particularly welcome contributions by international delegates to the conference programme.
The dates and location for conference in 2023 are expected to be as follows (though are subject to change):