The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2023 will be chaired by Professor Harriet Bulkeley (Durham University, UK), with the Chair's theme of Climate changed geographies.
With the theme Climate changed geographies the RGS-IBG 2023 conference invites a conversation about how climate change is, and is not, changing our discipline – our ways of knowing, exploring, understanding and acting geographically – and with what consequences. It also opens up debates about the kinds of geographies – urban, political, social, cultural, economic, regional, glacial, fluvial and more – that are and are not being changed by climate change.
Find out more about the Chair's theme
The conference will take place in London and online, from the evening of Tuesday 29 August to Friday 1 September 2023.
The call for sessions, papers and posters is now open. The submission portal is now open, and can be accessed via our guidance for presenters and guidance for session organisers pages. The updated deadline for submissions is Friday 24 March 2023.
Please note that while we have plenty of capacity for online and in-person sessions, we will have very limited capacity for live hybrid sessions at this year's event - see our guidance for session organisers for more information.
Read the call for sessions, papers and posters
We are delighted to be piloting new hubs models at this year's conference.The ‘hubs’ model is an approach designed to combat fatigue with online conferences, while still benefiting from some of the opportunities online participation offers for accessibility, inclusivity, and sustainability. Regional groups are encouraged to meet in local hubs to have in-person experiences, connected to a wider online event.
This year we are introducing a new registration fee category of remote viewing hub, and a distributed Chair's plenary on Wednesday 30 August.
Find out more about our plans for hubs at the conference
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
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.
We 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 are dedicated to providing an inclusive conference experience for everyone. Discrimination, harassment, bullying and behaviours that are patronising have no place at the conference and will not be tolerated.
Please see our full code of conduct for more information. All delegates are required 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.
We are 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 conferences in 2024 and beyond will be listed here once they have been finalised.