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Latin American Geographies Research Group

Urban Geography Research Group - Friday 9 February

The Latin American Geographies Research Group (LAGRG) of the RGS-IBG is open for submissions for session sponsorship for this year’s Annual International Conference, which will be held at the RGS-IBG in London and online, Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 August 2024. The conference will be chaired by Professor Stephen Legg (University of Nottingham, UK), on the theme of ‘Mapping’, broadly conceived.

There are multiple benefits to being sponsored by a research group. Sessions sponsored by LAGRG will receive wider publicity, will be scheduled to avoid clashes with other LAGRG sponsored sessions, and can apply for guest passes (subject to eligibility).

Sessions may take the form of presented papers, panels, practitioner forums, discussions, workshops, or something else. Sessions must have a clear link to Latin American geographies and we are particularly keen on sponsoring innovative and alternative session formats. 

More information about the conference can be found here. The RGS-IBG also has guidance for session organisers where you can find more information about hybrid sessions (for which there is very limited capacity) as well as more general information.

To submit a session for sponsorship please email Matthew Richmond ( with the following:

  • Session title and abstract (max. 300 words)
  • Names, affiliations and contact details of the convenor(s)
  • Format of the session
  • Whether the session will be in-person, online or hybrid (and, if hybrid, why that will be necessary)
  • Whether you are seeking sponsorship from any other research groups
  • How many sessions you are seeking sponsorship for (max. 2)

The deadline to apply for sponsorship is Friday 9 February 2024. We will notify you of the outcome as soon as possible after this date. Please note that final session submissions, including information of individual papers and panellists, must be submitted to the RGS-IBG by 1 March 2024.

We look forward to receiving your submissions, in the meantime please get in touch with any questions.