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.
Registration for the conference is now open! Please see below for more information about how to register.
The conference will take place at Newcastle University with in-person, online and hybrid ways to participate. To reflect this, there are two sets of registration fees:
In-person, which include access to all in-person sessions for the day(s) you select, and to all virtual content.
Virtual only, which allow access to all online and some hybrid sessions, asynchronous content and session recordings
All bookings are non-refundable unless cancelled by the Society. The Society reserves the right to refuse any booking or admission to any event without giving a reason.
There is more information below about:
How to register
Registration fees at the conference
General information about registration
Our cancellations policy
The Research Group guest registrations scheme
You can now register for the conference via our Oxford Abstracts conference platform. If you have not already done so, you will need to create an Oxford Abstracts account before registering. You must use the same email address that you used for any submissions for the conference programme. Payment is via card, or you can request an invoice to pay via BACS.
By registering for the conference, you agree to abide by the conference's code of conduct.
If you are registering a colleague for the conference (i.e. you are not the delegate), you can register using this link. The registration form must be completed in full for each registering delegate. If you are completing registration on behalf of least 5 people (e.g. as a university administrator), please contact us for additional support at email@example.com before you start.
If you are registering yourself as a delegate, and one or more colleagues, please also contact us for additional support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any queries or are encountering any issues please contact email@example.com for advice.
Registration for the conference is now open.
Fee categories and rates for the conference are as follows.
Early bird (discounted) - before Friday 17 June
AC2022 registration fees – in-person & virtual
RGS-IBG Fellows and Members
Late/full - from Friday 17 June
If you would like to attend for just two days, you can add a 'second-day' supplement to any selected one-day rate at a cost of £60. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Virtual registration includes access to the whole online conference platform, all session taking place online, networking features within the platform, any pre-recorded content and streamed plenary and journal sponsored lectures. There are no one-day virtual registrations.
AC2022 registration fees – virtual only
EARLY* - Standard
LATE – Standard
EARLY* - Student/low-income
LATE – Student/low-income
*By Friday 17 June 2022.
The fees have been set to cover our direct costs of running the event. These are carefully costed and set on a cost-recovery basis.
We welcome attendance and participation from all members of the geographical and related communities/disciplines and other interested parties.
The online delegate registration fee includes access to all online sessions and recordings, and streamed plenary and journal sponsored lectures.
There are discounted fees available for Society Fellows and members - find out more about our special joining offer for conference attendees below.
Given the content and nature of the annual conference, most student attendees are ordinarily at postgraduate level. If you are a student who is under 18 and are interested in participating in the conference, please contact the conference organisers at email@example.com to discuss this before registering.
Please contact the conference organisers with any questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3027.
Bookings for this event are non-refundable unless a medical certificate or similar evidence can be produced.
If an AC delegate does cancel their booking by producing a medical certificate or similar evidence, cancellations made up to four weeks in advance will incur a £30 administration fee, and cancellations made thereafter will incur a £60 fee. We cannot give any refunds for cancellations made less than seven days before, during, or after the event.
If the Society is unable to deliver the in-person element, then the difference between the appropriate in-person and virtual rate will be fully refundable by the Society to those delegates who have registered for the in person event.
International delegates, or those who are not working in geography departments, may be eligible for a Research Group guest registration if their conference session is sponsored by one of the Society's affiliated Research Groups and/or if they meet other eligibility criteria. Research Group guests receive complimentary registration for the online conference or for one or more days of conference, at the invitation of the Research Group and the conference organisers. Assistance with travel and accommodation costs is not included. In 2019 we supported 35 colleagues to attend the conference through the Research Group guest registration scheme, including academics from the Global South and colleagues from outside academia, including artists and those working in policy and the third sector.
Research Group guest registrations are very limited in number and over-subscribed every year. Delegates should contact their session convenor and the chair of the relevant Research Group for more information.
The Research Group guest registration scheme is now open for 2022. More information is available here.
We regret that we are unable to contribute to the costs of conference registration or attendance (travel, accommodation or any other expenses) for any conference delegate other than invited chair's plenary speakers, beyond the Research Group guest scheme.
Delegates who need financial support to attend the conference are advised to look for funding from their own institutions or other sources.
Joining the Society as a Fellow or Associate Fellow offers you the opportunity to network with others in your profession and support the spread of geographical knowledge. In addition to reduced registration fees for the conference, Fellows and members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including access to the Society's Research Groups, academic journals, online lectures, the Society's Collections, and more.
Fellows play a vital role in the Society’s mission to advance geography. By joining as a Fellow you will be actively supporting the future of geography as well as benefiting from being part of a thriving research community.
If you mention the annual conference when joining we will waive the one-off joining fee for Fellowship (usually £30). Please note that the joining fee is a one-off payment and is separate from your annual subscription, which would not be waived.
Fellowship of the Society allows you to benefit from the discounted registration fees for conference attendance.
Associate Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to be actively involved in the wider geographical research community. Whether through the Postgraduate Forum, or being part of one of the Society’s Research Groups, there are plenty of opportunities to share your research and learn from your peers.
Associate Fellowship of the Society allows you to benefit from the discounted registration fees for conference attendance.
Please note that the one-off joining fee (as distinct from your annual subscription fee) is already waived for Associate Fellows.
If you are an existing Fellow or member, you can renew your subscription.
If you are a Fellow or member of the Society and wish to pay for your membership renewal at the same time as registering for the conference, please contact email@example.com for assistance. The Society can issue both charges on a single invoice/receipt, suitable for professional expenses claims.
The Society's annual conference code of conduct applies to all delegates and participants.
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.
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