The three-day RGS-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 2000 geographers from around the world. This year, the conference is taking place online, with in-person elements if it is possible to do so.
The call for sessions, papers and posters has now closed. Submissions have now been reviewed and accepted by the conference organisers. If you have not yet heard from us, please contact us.
The draft programme for the conference has now been published. The theme for the Chair's plenaries is Borders, bordering and borderlands.
Guidance for presenters
Guidance for session organisers
Frequently asked questions
Conference session formats
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We introduced new guidelines for participation for the 2021 conference, to allow as many people as possible the chance to participate in the conference and to present. This includes revised limits on contributions to the conference programme.
Delegates will be limited to ONE paper presentation and ONE panel contribution, OR, TWO panel contributions.
A single paper may only be presented once at the conference.
We cannot guarantee to resolve all timetable clashes for non-presenting co-authors where they are involved in multiple sessions.
There is no formal limit on the number of sessions one can chair, but we encourage delegates to be realistic about what they can take on.
There is no formal limit on the number of sessions that one can (co)convene. However, we do not undertake to resolve timetable clashes for convenors where they are involved in multiple sessions, where they are not presenting or chairing.
All poster presentations will be online.
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Sessions will be limited to TWO timeslots in the programme. A timeslot is 1 hour 40 minutes.
Sessions may take the form of presented papers, panels, practitioner forums, discussions, workshops, or something else. Innovative formats are encouraged, particularly for online sessions which make use of uploading 'on-demand' content in advance of sessions to be viewed ahead of time.
Please remind contributors of the limits on individual contributions when accepting paper proposals for a session.
Session organisers should ensure that they have sufficient confirmed contributors to allow the session to go ahead if one or two withdraw. For paper sessions, we will consider those with four papers provided there are contingencies for replacing papers should any of the papers be withdrawn. For sessions with fewer than five papers, all presenters must register by the early-bird registration deadline (Friday 9 July 2021) so that the session can be confirmed as going ahead for the programme.
Sessions do not need to be sponsored by a Society Research Group in order to appear in the programme, but session organisers may wish to seek the sponsorship of one of the Society's Research Groups for their session.
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