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Key dates and deadlines

The 2024 conference will take place in London at the Society and Imperial College London, and online, from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 August 2024. 

The call for sessions, papers and posters for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2024 will open by mid-November 2024

Please note that all dates are provisional and may be subject to small changes (except the dates of the conference itself). Please direct any questions to

See Frequently Asked Questions guide


November 2023 to 1 March 2024 (with various deadlines for organised session CfPs)

AC2024 Call for Sessions and Call for Papers/Posters (CfP) open

  • Session organisers advertise Calls for Papers to their sessions
  • Prospective delegates submit paper proposals to either:
    • Organised sessions (by Research Groups or independent organisers) or
    • 'Open' call, with sessions to be convened by RGS-IBG conference planning committee

All session organisers and prospective delegates are asked to read the guidance for presenters and for session organisers before advertising a Call for Papers for their session, or before submitting a paper proposal to any session.


Friday 1 March 2024

Deadline for programme submissions (organised sessions, papers and posters)

Prospective delegates should submit their paper and poster proposals to organised sessions and 'open' sessions. The Calls for Papers for 'organised' sessions will have various submission deadlines, some well before 1 March 2024. 

Links to the submission portal are now available via our 


End of April 2024

Conference organisers confirm acceptance of sessions & papers

Conference organisers will formally confirm acceptance of sessions, papers and posters for the conference. Delegates may request letters of acceptance to make funding applications, and letters of invitation for visa applications. Conference organisers will begin timetabling the programme.

Session organisers should convey planning information to participants in their sessions, for example length of time they can speak for, and any special arrangements. Session organisers should also supply any special requirements to conference organisers.


April 2024

Registration opens

Online registration opens. Deadline for reduced rate ('early-bird') registrations is Friday 14 June 2024, by which date all those listed on the conference programme (session organisers, chairs, presenting authors and discussants) must be registered.


Mid-May 2024

Provisional conference programme available

Provisional conference programme shared. Session organisers and presenting authors are invited to make corrections and request final changes to titles and abstracts.


Friday 14 June 2024

Deadline for early-bird (reduced rate) registration

All those listed on the conference programme (for example; chairs, panellists, discussants, presenting authors and so on) should be registered by this date.


Monday 1 July 2024

Final conference programme announced

Final conference programme published on the conference website. Changes may be made to the online programme at any time up to and during the conference.



The conference will take place at the RGS-IBG and Imperial College London, and online, from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 August 2024.