The 2019 Annual International Conference will be held at the Society in London, from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2019, with pre-conference events on Tuesday 27 August 2019. The chair's theme is Geographies of trouble / geographies of hope, and has been selected by the chair of conference, Professor Hester Parr (University of Glasgow, UK), in conversation with the Society's Research Groups and the Research and Higher Education Committee.
Find out more about the chair's theme and plenary lectures
We are delighted to announce that the provisional programme is now live! Check your session information, find out more about our programme highlights and pre-conference events, and explore the wider conference programme.
Explore the programme
Registration for the conference is now open! Find out more about registering for the conference and our different fee categories.
Find out more about registration
Starting to think about planning your attendance at conference? See our guide to attending the conference - do check back regularly as we're adding further information regularly.
Plan your attendance at AC2019
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The dates and locations for conferences in 2020 and 2021 are expected to be as follows (though are subject to change):
Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 September 2020, at RGS-IBG in London
Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September 2021, venue TBC
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 RGS-IBG. 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.