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 conference programme for AC2022 is now final!
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.
As we finalise our preparations for the hybrid and online sessions, you now need to log in to view the virtual event space. Access is via the email you used to register. If you are having any difficulties logging into the online platform, please contact us to resolve these now.
You can see a read-only version of the programme here.
If you have changes or updates to your title, abstract, or how your name and affiliation appear, please let us know at email@example.com.
Access the virtual event space
View a read-only version of the programme
Find out more about our programme highlights
Sessions are in-person, hybrid, or fully remote. The format of the session is displayed alongside the location.
Our chair's plenary lectures and the majority of the journal-sponsored sessions will be taking place in the Curtis Auditorium at Newcastle University. Join us there in-person. These will also be livestreamed to all online delegates via the online platform, and available to watch on demand after the event.
Hybrid sessions will have an in-person room at Newcastle University, and a Zoom link for any remote presenters and online delegates to join. The room location is included in the session details in the online programme.
Online-only sessions will have a Zoom link to join.
In-person sessions will take place in a room at Newcastle University with no online access to watch or attend. The room location is included in the session details in the online programme.
For all formats, sessions may be recorded at the discretion of the session organisers and uploaded to view on catch-up via the online platform.
Changes to the programme
The online programme will always be the most up to date version of the programme, and we will make changes there as we hear of them (such as any paper withdrawals). We strongly encourage session chairs to check the final details for their session shortly beforehand as any changes will be reflected there, although we will also do our best to notify you of any changes.
Programme grid view
For those of you missing our old style printed programme book, you can download a simple grid view of the conference programme (PDF). Use this to identify sessions of interest, and then search for full details for a given session in the online programme.
We will regularly update this in the run up to the conference, and will have printed copies at the conference helpdesk.
Download the grid view
How to bookmark sessions of interest
Within the online programme, you can bookmark sessions of interest and add them to your device's calendars. On the top right corner of a session, you will see a little bookmark icon, and within a session there are options to add it to calendars.
For more details, with screenshots and a short video to show you how to do this, please see the guidance from Oxford Abstracts.
Research Group sponsored sessions and codes
Some sessions are sponsored by the Society's Research Groups. Each research group has an abbreviation (e.g. Historical Geographies Research Group = HGRG), and you can use these acronyms to find sponsored sessions on the conference programme. The acronyms are included in both the session title, and session details. You can see the full list of Research Group abbreviations on our Research Group page.
Finding in-person session rooms
The room location for hybrid and in-person sessions is included in the details for each session in the online programme. See our guide for finding your way around the in-person conference venue to help you find these on site (coming shortly).
Book of abstracts
You can download a set of all paper abstracts listed for the conference. Each has a submission number; please enter this number in the programme search in the online programme to find further details of the paper and the session in which it appears.
Download the book of abstracts
The Annual International Conference 2022 will start at 09.00 on Tuesday 30 August 2022 and will end at 18.30 on Friday 2 September 2022. Sessions and papers may be scheduled in any of the timeslots between those 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 18.30 onwards - please see individual listings for details
Find out more about our sustainability policies for the conference.
Find out more about our plans for the virtual elements at this year's conference.
Find out how we are trying to make the conference as accessible as we can.
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