The three-day RGS-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 1,800 geographers from around the world.
Watch this space for more information about planning your attendance at our Annual International Conference, to be published in spring 2018. In the meantime, learn more about Key dates and deadlines or the Registration process.
The Annual International Conference 2018 will start on the evening of Tuesday 28 August 2018 and will end at 18.30 on Friday 31 August 2018. Sessions and papers may be scheduled in any of the timeslots between these times.
A conference opening plenary event and drinks reception will be held on the evening of Tuesday 28 August 2018 - all are welcome. Onsite delegate registration will be open from Tuesday afternoon.
The Postgraduate Forum Annual Training Symposium (PGF-ACTS), and a number of pre-conference workshops organised by the Society’s Research and Working Groups will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 28 August 2018. Places are limited and should be booked in advance.
Session start and end times are as follows:
Session one: 9.00 to 10.40
Session two: 11.10 to 12.50
Plenary/lunch: 13.10 to 14.20
Session three: 14.40 to 16.20
Session four: 16.50 to 18.30
Evening: Usually 19.00 onwards
The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018 will take place at Cardiff University, Cardiff). The postcode (for accommodation searches) is CF10 3AT
Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee and delegates are responsible for making their own arrangements. The conference organising committee cannot recommend or book accommodation for delegates. A large range of youth hostels, bed & breakfasts, self catering apartments, university rooms and hotels are within a one-and-a-half mile radius of the conference venue.
Cardiff University, which is hosting the conference, has reasonably priced B&B student accommodation available over the summer period. Accommodation has been reserved at numerous venues at the university all in walking distance to the conference venue. Delegates are encouraged to book online.
The following further accommodation search options may also be helpful:
All conference delegates who need a visa to enter the United Kingdom are advised to arrange this as soon as possible.
Visa support letters may only be requested from the RGS-IBG once a delegate has had a submission accepted for the conference programme, paid the registration fee in full, and provided full contact details from a recognised institution.
To request an invitation letter for visa applications, please send an email to email@example.com and include the following information:
The invitation letter from the conference organisers is not an official invitation to enter the UK. Delegates are expected to organise and pay for all their expenses. More information is available from https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration
The conference organisers are pleased to offer registered conference delegates a crèche service for children of all ages. The crèche is provided by Little Hens Childcare, an OFSTED-registered provider, whose staff are all first aid-trained, reference-checked, and CRB-checked.
The crèche will operate from 8.30 until 19.00 daily, allowing delegates to attend sessions with time for drop-off and pick-up at the start and end of each day. The crèche is located close to the conference session rooms.
Prospective delegates may make enquiries about the crèche to the conference organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to delegates who have completed their registration to attend the conference.
How to send an indication of interest
Send an email to email@example.com with your full name and affiliation (this is so that we can find your registration - it helps if you can send your email from the same address that you registered with). The email should also contain:
A submitted indication of interest is not a booking or guarantee of a place in the crèche. Those who have registered and indicated their interest will be given priority for booking a crèche place, on a first-come, first-served basis.
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