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.
Please note that all dates are currently provisional and may be subject to change
December 2020 to March 2021 (with various deadlines for organised session CfPs)
Session organisers (Research Groups or independent organisers) and the conference organisers advertise Calls for Papers to their sessions
Prospective delegates submit paper proposals to either:
1. Organised sessions (by Research Groups or independent organisers) or
2. '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.
Guidance for presenters
Guidance for session organisers
Frequently asked questions
Conference session formats
Friday 12 March 2021
The online portal for submissions is now open. Please see our call for sessions, papers and posters for more information.
End of March 2021
The conference organisers will make a decision at the end of March 2021 as to whether we can proceed with in-person elements for the conference. This will be announced at the same time as we announce acceptance of programme contributions. Given current uncertainty, we strongly recommend that delegates do NOT make any non-refundable bookings until we have made an announcement on this.
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 (if in-person elements are possible). 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.
Conference organisers will separately confirm acceptance of papers for 'open' sessions and organise papers into themed sessions within the conference programme.
Online registration opens. Deadline for reduced rate ('early-bird') registrations is Friday 18 June 2021, by which date all those listed on the conference programme (session organisers, chairs, presenting authors and discussants) must be registered.
Provisional conference programme shared. Session organisers and presenting authors are invited to make corrections and request final changes to titles and abstracts - requests should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 25 June 2021.
Friday 18 June 2021
All those listed on the conference programme (for example; chairs, panellists, discussants, presenting authors and so on) should be registered by this date.
Monday 5 July 2021
Final conference programme published on the conference website. Session organisers, authors and presenters may make later changes on the website. If applicable, room allocations will be made and announced in late July 2021.
Changes may be made to the online programme at any time up to and during the conference.
The conference will take place from Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September 2021.
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