Please read the guidance for individual authors and presenters before submitting your paper or poster.
The call for sessions, papers and posters has now closed. We are now reviewing all submissions and will be in touch with all contributors once this process is complete, to confirm acceptance and advise on next steps. We expect this to be in mid-late April.
We expect the draft programme for the conference to be published in May. The theme for the Chair's plenaries is Borders, bordering and borderlands. You can also view a list of proposed organised sessions for the programme here (please note that all calls for papers have now closed).
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com. Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions guide.
There is more information below for prospective presenters at the conference:
our code of conduct at the conference;
guidance on contribution limits;
eligibility to contribute to the programme;
Please see our updated code of conduct policy for more information.
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.
Sessions can be either online OR in-person. For organised sessions, this decision sits with the session organiser, in agreement with the session contributors.
We reserve the right to move individual papers submitted via the open call to an online format to ensure session viability.
All poster presentations will be online.
All programme contributors, except non-participating co-authors, must register to attend the conference by the early bird registration deadline of Friday 18 June 2021, and pay the appropriate registration fee.
Some delegates, particularly those from low-income countries, may be eligible to be invited by a Society Research Group to receive waived registration fees as a Research Group Guest. Please contact the Research Group sponsoring your session, or the conference organisers, for more information. Applications must be submitted by the Chair of the Research Group in question. The scheme will open in spring 2021.
We welcome attendance and participation from all members of the geographical and related communities/disciplines and other interested parties.
Anyone can participate in the annual conference, and you do not need to be an RGS-IBG Fellow or member to attend (though discounted registration is available for Society members).
You do not need to be a member of a Research Group to propose a contribution to a Research Group sponsored session.
International delegates are especially welcome to propose a contribution to an organised session, or to organise a session.
Given the content and nature of the annual conference, most student attendees are ordinarily at postgraduate level. If you are a student who is under 18 and are interested in participating in the conference, please contact the conference organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this before submitting a proposal or registering.
The Society does not publish a proceedings of conference, either online or in print. The conference organisers therefore do not require authors to submit their full paper to us before or after the conference. Session chairs or convenors may request a copy of the paper/presentation from authors to help with discussion in the session, but this is at their discretion.
Successful proposals, including the names and affiliations of session contributors, will be made public via the Society’s website and will be kept on record as part of the Society's historical archive.
If authors require confirmation of paper acceptance, for example for funding applications, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Read answers to frequently asked questions about submissions for the conference programme.
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