Call for TGRG session proposals: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015

The call for sessions and papers for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is now open and we would like to invite members to submit session proposals for next year’s conference.

The conference will take place at the University of Exeter from the 2nd-4th September and will be chaired by Professor Sarah Whatmore (University of Oxford).  The conference theme is Geographies of the Anthropocene

If you would like to have your session sponsored by TGRG, please submit your session proposal to angela.curl@glasgow.ac.uk by Friday 16th January. We will confirm sponsorship the same week and you will then have until Friday 20th February to send out your Call for Papers, choose your presenters and submit your full session proposal to RGS.

Please include the following in your session proposal:

  • 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 timeslots of 1 hour 40 minutes long. A session may not normally occupy more than two of these timeslots in the conference programme. TGRG has a ‘ration’ of timeslots, 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 timeslot, 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 timeline – 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.

In addition to promotion of sessions and support in submitting session proposals, one of the benefits of a TGRG sponsored session is that we are given an allocation of guest passes for non geographers and/or non UK conference participants. Session organisers may suggest names of established speakers for whom the TGRG can potentially offer a free conference pass, assuming the criteria for guest passes are met and subject to our allocation of guest passes.

The following links may be useful in proposing your session.

www.rgs.org/AC2015

www.rgs.org/ACSessionFormats

www.rgs.org/AC2015OrganiseSession

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