The three-day RGS-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 1,800 geographers from around the world.
In light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 annual conference has now been postponed to 2021.
The new dates for the conference are Tuesday 31 August to Friday 2 September 2021. The conference will take place in London, and will have the chair's theme of Borders, borderlands and bordering.
A revised timeline for the rescheduled conference will be published shortly, including a timeline for review of submitted programme proposals, registration arrangements, and more.
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Because we effectively hit pause on planning for the conference while we explored our options as to cancelling or postponing, we have not yet reviewed submissions for the programme.
We will carry out a full programme review in the autumn, and we will be in touch at that stage to confirm acceptance of proposals and to give accepted contributors the chance to amend, update or withdraw their proposals. All submissions received to the end of March 2020 are automatically accepted for consideration in that review process. You do not need to do anything further at this stage.
We also expect to be able to accept a number of new contributions for the programme at that time, subject to capacity.
A full timeline and more details of the review process, along with information about any additional calls for sessions, papers and posters, will be published in early autumn 2020.
The Chair's theme for the 2021 Annual Conference is borders, borderlands and bordering. We welcome sessions and papers which engage directly with this theme, as well as others focusing on all areas of geography.
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The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is the learned society and professional body for geography.
Geography, by its very nature, looks outwards and acts inclusively. This is also true of the Society, as an independent, self-financing learned society and professional body. We are absolutely committed to the importance of international collaboration in research, scholarship, teaching and field science and the value of sharing ideas, understanding and perspectives widely.
The Annual Conference is international in nature and outlook. Each year we welcome hundreds of colleagues from around the world, with a third of attendees coming from outside the UK. We are committed to continuing this open and outward-facing approach, and particularly welcome contributions by international delegates to the conference programme.
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