A research group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
2020 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London: Call for session proposals for sponsorship by the EnGRG - deadline 10 January
2 Dec 2019
The call for sessions and papers for the 2020 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 the Royal Geographical Society in London, from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 September 2020. The conference will be chaired by Professor Uma Kothari (University of Manchester) with the theme borders, borderlands and bordering.
If you would like to have your session sponsored by EnGRG, please submit your proposal to Dr Neil Simcock (Chair) by Friday 10 January, via email – firstname.lastname@example.org. 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). The conference organisers and Participatory Geographies Research Group have developed a series of short guides on possible alternative session formats, 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.