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The three-day RGS-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 2,000 geographers from around the world. 

We expect to publish a provisional programme for the conference in mid-late May 2024. Please see our conference timeline for more information. 

Conference dates and times

The Annual International Conference 2024 will start at 18.00 on Tuesday 27 August 2024 and will end at 18.30 on Friday 30 August 2024. Sessions and papers may be scheduled in any of the timeslots between 09.00 on Wednesday 28 August and 18.30 on Friday 30 August.

A conference opening plenary event and drinks reception will be held on the evening of Tuesday 27 August 2024 (c.18.00) - all are welcome. Delegate registration (collection of name badges ) will be open from 10.00 on Tuesday.

Session times

Session start and end times are as follows:

  • Session one: 09.00 to 10.40
  • Session two: 11.10 to 12.50
  • Plenary/lunch: 13.10 to 14.25
  • Session three: 14.40 to 16.20
  • Session four: 16.50 to 18.30
  • Evening usually 18.45 onwards - please see individual listings for details