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Animal Geography Working Group

Animal Geography Working Group - Friday 16 February

The Animal Geographies Working Group of the RGS-IBG would like to invite expressions of interest for sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG 2024 Annual Conference. AC2024 will take place in London at the Society and Imperial College London, and online, from Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th August 2024. The Chair theme for this conference year’s conference is mapping, and will chaired by Professor Stephen Legg.  

The Animal Geographies Working Group would be interested in sponsoring sessions that engage with the conference theme from the perspective of animal(s') geographies, more-than-human geographies, and environmental geographies. We are also interested in sponsoring sessions that do NOT engage with the theme, as long as they relate to animals.
The deadline for sponsored session proposal submissions to the AGWG is Friday 16 February 2024.  
Please email submissions to Jamie Arathoon ( including session title and abstract (max 400 words), name(s) and affiliation(s) of the session convenor(s), contact details, and format of the session.  
Session convenors will be notified by Friday 23 February as to whether the AGWG will be able to provide sponsorship for your session.  
We can sponsor up to 12 timeslots in the programme. Please bear in mind that sessions cannot occupy more than two slots in the whole programme.  
We also have a limited number of guest registration passes available if one of your session participants is from outside the UK, or from within the UK but working in a different discipline or non-academic context. Please state in your submission if you would be interested in a guest pass and for how many days. We will work on sorting these out as the registration comes nearer and we will send out a separate call for applications.
Once a sponsorship decision has been made, you will have until Friday 1 March 2024 to provide the full session details (with all proposed papers and presenters) for final submission to the RGS-IBG. More information can be found here
We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any specific queries regarding session proposal submissions to the AGWG, please contact Jamie Arathoon (, Jonathon Turnbull (, and Hannah Fair (