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Digital Geographies Research Group

Digital Geographies Research Group - Monday 12 February

The Digital Geographies Research Group invites session proposals for (co-)sponsorship by our Research Group for the 2024 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference. The conference will take place at the RGS-IBG and Imperial College London from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 August 2024. The Chair of the 2024 conference is Professor Stephen Legg (University of Nottingham, UK). The conference theme is Mapping. See here for guidance on organising sessions.

DGRG has up to 12 sponsored session slots available. Please get in touch if you're thinking about organising a session with links to questions around the digital – we’re keen to sponsor sessions examining a range of theoretical and applied issues in this area, with particular emphasis on supporting the work of early career scholars.

Sessions may take the form of presented papers, panels, practitioner forums, discussions, workshops, or other innovative formats. We welcome joint proposals with other groups too. Please be aware of limits on contributions, available on the Call for Sessions page.

If you would like to have your session sponsored by DGRG, please submit your proposal to Dr Adam Michael Packer and Dr Harrison Smith by Monday 12 February, via email: and We will confirm sponsorship promptly and before the final RGS-IBG deadline for session submissions (1 March). Please get in touch with Adam directly if you would like to discuss sponsorship or would like to discuss the benefits of doing so.

Please include in your session proposal the following details: 

  1. Session title
  2. Name, affiliation, and email address of the session convenors
  3. Session abstract (max 300 words, excl. references)
  4. Indication (if known) of preferred session format (in-person, hybrid, or online) and session type (paper, panel, workshop, etc.). See here for some suggestions. Sessions will be limited to TWO timeslots in the programme. A timeslot is 1 hour 40 minutes. Please indicate the number of session timeslots that are sought.
  5. Whether you are applying for (co-)sponsorship with any other research group 

A timeline is available here.

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