Call for session proposals – RGS-IBG 2014 – Deadline soon!

It’s that time of year again – not Christmas, but the Call for Session Proposals for the Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference (or RGS-IBG2014 for short – see here).

If you would like to have your session sponsored by TGRG, please submit your session proposal to (cc by Thursday 12 December 2013, please see below for details.

Procedure – to have your session proposal approved by TGRG we need:

· A title

· Names, affiliations and email addresses of the session convenors (we advise TWO)

· A session abstract (about 200-300 words), and up to five keywords.

(you do not have to use the AC2014 session proposal form at this stage)

Guidance – sessions are scheduled into time-slots of 1 hour 40 minutes long. A session may not normally occupy more than two of these time-slots in the conference programme. TGRG has a ‘ration’ of time-slots, which we will bear in mind when selected which proposals to sponsor. Please indicate how many high quality papers you think you will attract – four or five (max) ‘traditional’ papers will fit into a time-slot, or you can consider holding a debate, or a workshop, or adopt a different format such as a pecha kucha. We welcome joint proposals with other groups (who may have a different time-line – please state what that is). For session proposals which attract many high quality submissions, we will consider allowing two timeslots – there are usually 2 or 3 sessions which have two timeslots each.

The committee will consider all proposals received before Christmas. If we accept your proposed session you will then have until 21 February 2014 to send out your Call for Papers, choose your presenters and submit your full session proposal to AC2014. We will make sure that your Call for Papers is also advertised through the Conference Website as being sponsored by TGRG.

Proposals already received and seeking TGRG sponsorship:

Pre-conference Knowledge Exchange with Department for Transport TGRG/DfT

Professor Peter Jones (UCL)

Deregulated air transport route network change International collaboration

Anne Graham (University of Westminster) and Frederic Dobruszkes (Free University of Brussels)

Mobilities and Livelihoods in Developing Urban Contexts Joint TGRG/DARG

Karen Lucas (Leeds) and Gina Porter (Durham)

Transport and energy: exploring mobilities at the research-policy interface Joint TGRG/EGWG – see session abstract and application form here for more details.

Robin Lovelace (Leeds) and Stewart Barr (Exeter)


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