A research group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff 2018: Call for session proposals for sponsorship by the EnGRG - deadline 10 January
23 November 2017
The call for sessions and papers for the 2018 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is now open. We invite session proposals from those who wish their session to be sponsored/co-sponsored by the Energy Geographies Research Group.
The conference will take place at Cardiff University in Cardiff from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 August 2018, with workshops and opening events on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The conference will be chaired by Professor Paul Milbourne (Cardiff University) with the theme Geographical landscapes / changing landscapes of geography.
If you would like to have your session sponsored by EnGRG, please submit your proposal to Neil Simcock (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday 10 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
Session format - we welcome both traditional and innovative/interactive sessions
If you plan to utilise the traditional format of presentations followed by questions, please indicate how many high quality papers you think you will attract (usually 4 or 5 fit into a timeslot). Further details on possible alternative session formats are available here.
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 that we are able to sponsor, which we will bear in mind when selecting which proposals to sponsor.
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.
More detail on proposing and organising sessions can be found here.