A research group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
Call for Energy Geographies Research Group session proposals: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London 2017
8th December 2016
The call for sessions and papers for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is now open and we would like to invite session proposals for next year’s conference.
The conference will be held at the Royal Geographical Society and Imperial College in London. Professor Sarah Radcliffe (University of Cambridge) will chair the conference with the theme ‘decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world’.
If you would like to have your session sponsored by EnGRG, please submit your proposal to Catherine Butler (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 5th January. We will confirm sponsorship promptly in January.
Please include in your session proposal the following details:
Names, affiliations and email addresses of the session convenors
A session abstract (about 200-300 words), and up to five keywords.
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. EnGRG has a ‘ration’ of timeslots, which we will bear in mind when selecting 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 using a different format.
We welcome joint proposals with other groups. For session proposals which attract many high quality submissions, we will consider allowing two timeslots.
In addition to promotion of sessions and support in submitting session proposals, EnGRG are given an allocation of guest passes for non-geographers and/or non-UK conference participants. Session organisers may suggest names of speakers for whom the EnGRG 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 link gives more detail on proposing sessions: