The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference regularly attracts over 2,000 geographers from around the world. This year, the conference is taking place at Newcastle University, with in-person, online, and hybrid ways to participate.
The provisional programme is now live and registration for the conference is open. For more information please see the conference timeline.
Please see below for some of our frequently asked questions about registering to attend, planning your attendance at the conference, and submissions for the conference programme. We will add additional information here in due course about the conference programme.
Please also see:
Planning your attendance
Guidance for individual presenters
Guidance for session organisers
Conference timeline and key dates
Inclusivity and safety at the conference
The provisional programme is now live.
Click through to our virtual event space to explore the fantastic range of keynotes, paper sessions, panels, workshops and more that will be happening at the conference. You can find out more about programme highlights at the conference here. We also encourage you to check the timing and details for your sessions.
This programme is still in draft, and there may still be some further timetable changes coming as we finalise the programme. We expect this to be finalised in week beginning 3 July.
If the timing for your session will cause you serious difficulties (for example, if you're an online presenter and we've inadvertently scheduled you for 3.00am your time), please let us know asap by emailing email@example.com and we'll see what we can do. Please send any requests or comments by Monday 13 June at latest.
If you have changes or updates to your title, abstract, or how your name and affiliation appear, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, the provisional programme is now live. Early bird registration rates are available until Friday 17 June.
You can now register for the conference via our Oxford Abstracts conference platform. If you have not already done so, you will need to create an Oxford Abstracts account before registering. You must use the same email address that you used for any submissions for the conference programme. Payment is via card, or you can request an invoice to pay via BACS.
By registering for the conference, you agree to abide by the conference's code of conduct.
The conference will take place at Newcastle University with in-person, online and hybrid ways to participate. To reflect this, there are two sets of registration fees:
In-person, which include access to all in-person sessions for the day(s) you select, and to all virtual content.
Virtual only, which allow access to all online and some hybrid sessions, asynchronous content and session recordings
Please see our registration page for more details
Please see our guide to planning your attendance at the in-person conference.
Yes. All conference delegates who need a visa to enter the United Kingdom are advised to arrange this as early as possible.
Visa support letters may only be requested from the Society once a delegate has had a submission accepted for the conference programme, paid the in-person registration fee in full, and provided full contact details from a recognised institution. There is more information in our guide on planning your attendance at the in-person conference.
The conference organisers are pleased to offer registered conference delegates a crèche service for children of all ages. The crèche is provided by Little Hens Childcare, an Ofsted-registered provider, whose staff are all first aid-trained, reference-checked, and CRB-checked. There is more information in our guide on planning your attendance at the in-person conference.
Places are limited so please enquire as early as possible if you would like to book a place for your child.
We are committed to making the conference as accessible as we can to all delegates, in person and online. Please see our guide on accessibility at the conference.
The final deadline for all submissions was Friday 25 March 2021. Please see our guidance for session organisers and for individual presenters.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For anyone undertaking industrial action on that date, we accepted finalised submissions up to 5.00pm on Wednesday 30 March.
Sessions can be in-person, online, or propose a hybrid approach.
As you plan your session consider whether your contributors are planning to attend in person or online, bearing in mind that sessions usually work best when all contributors are participating in the same way. Our suggested rubric is as follows:
In-person sessions - presenters and chair will all attend in person at Newcastle University
Hybrid sessions - at least three of the presenters and the chair will attend in person
Online sessions - presenters and chair will all take part online
If you are submitting an individual paper to the open call for papers you will be asked to indicate whether you would prefer to present in an online OR in-person session.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CONFERENCE SESSION FORMATS
Yes, we are accepting proposals for hybrid sessions, although we cannot guarantee to accommodate all such requests. There is a section on the session proposal form where you can propose a hybrid format. Please be as specific as possible about the format you would like (e.g. one remote presenter joining via Zoom).
Delegates will be limited to ONE paper presentation and ONE panel/workshop contribution, OR, TWO panel/workshop contributions. The role of discussant is included as a panel/workshop contribution.
A single paper may only be presented once at the conference. Please see our guidance for presenters.
No, you do not need to register for the conference before you can submit a proposal for the programme. However, if your contribution is accepted, you will then be expected to register and pay the appropriate fee to attend. Both virtual-only and in-person rates are available. In-person registration also includes access to all virtual elements. Registration for the conference is now open.
How to invite your contributors to attach submissions via email:
How to find the attach abstract button as a submitting contributor:
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[Online and in-person] The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference regularly attracts over 2,000 geographers from around the world.
30 August 2022
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