RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum 2017 Mid-Term Conference CFP

Royal Geographic Society-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference

School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, 19th-21st April 2017

Abstract submission deadline: 10th March 2017

Two bursaries available for transport students for further details see: http://www.pgf.rgs.org/mid-term-conference-2017/bursaries/

We invite postgraduate researchers from all areas of geography, however broadly defined or conceived, and at any stage of their research, to submit an abstract to present a paper or poster.

The mid-term conference is a fantastic opportunity for all postgraduate students to present their current work and research to their peers in a friendly and supportive environment. Whether you’re a first time presenter, looking for friendly feedback on early results or a draft paper, or want an opportunity to practice and enhance your presenting skills, this event aims to foster a relaxed and informal space to discuss your research amongst your postgraduate peers.

The conference fee is £55* and will take place at Cardiff University on the 20th and 21st April 2017, preceded by an evening wine reception and keynote lecture on the 19th April. This cost also includes refreshments, lunches and a conference pack.

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to rgsmidterm2017@cardiff.ac.uk using the subject heading “2017 RGS Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference”. Please include your full name and university along with four keywords, and your intention to present a poster or paper by no later than Friday 10th March 2017. For further instructions and advice please see our website.

Further Information

The conference is designed to specifically cater to the professional development needs of the postgraduate community. There will be:

  • A range of workshops covering qualitative and quantitative methods, mobile methods, publishing in academic journals, conducting citizen science via an app, using story maps on poster presentations, and generating both academic and non-academic impact;
  • An evening keynote will be provided by Daniel Raven-Ellison a guerrilla geographer, radical educator and National Geographic explorer (on the evening of 19th April);
  • A further keynote will be provided by Professor Mark-Jayne an urban, social and cultural geographer and established academic at Cardiff University; and
  • A three-course conference dinner will serve the finest Welsh sourced ingredients, taking place on the evening of the 20th April at Barley and Rye (this is included in the registration fee).
  • RGS Research Group opening events, bursaries, networking opportunities, and sponsored sessions.

Together these events will constitute a perfect opportunity for postgraduate researchers to develop both personal and professional working relationships with their peers from across the country.

If you have any queries please get in touch @RGSmidterm2017 or rgsmidterm2017@cardiff.ac.uk, we look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Lucy Baker, Melissa Dickinson, Charlotte Ford, Kieran O’Mahony, and Jen Owen

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference 2017 Organising Committee at Cardiff University

*Bursaries are available – please see the website for further information.

 

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