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RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2012

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The Urban Geography Research Group (UGRG) is pleased to announce its call for sessions for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2012 to take place in Edinburgh, on Tuesday 3rd-Thursday 5th July 2012. The conference chair is Chris Philo (Universityof Glasgow) and the theme is Security of Geography/ Geography of Security. For further info please see:

UGRG encourages submissions that are urban in focus, that are innovative and exciting, and that connect to the conference theme and/or the aims of the Urban Geography Research Group. For further info on the UGRG please see our new and exciting website: . Benefits of Research Group sponsorship include promotion for your session, help in managing timetabling clashes for parallel sessions, and opportunity to apply for registration fee waiver for certain categories of guests.

Individuals or groups who would like to propose a session for UGRG sponsorship are invited to submit a session proposal by emailing before November 30, 2011.


To be considered for sponsorship, please include:

* The session title and abstract (max 400 words),

* The name(s) and affiliation(s) of the session convenor(s), and

* The format the session is going to take (paper session, panel discussion, etc.).


As usual, each session will be 1 hour 40 minutes in length. The format can range from paper or poster sessions, panel discussions to practitioner forums. Sessions usually consist of five 20 minute papers (with time included in each for questions) or four 20 minute papers with discussion / questions at the end. If you plan to propose an alternative format, please indicate this in the session proposal.

Convenors will be notified as to whether or not their session will be sponsored by UGRG by early December 2011.

Please bear in mind the change of location and earlier date for this year’s Annual Conference. If you have any further questions regarding this call, contact Luke Binns:

We look forward to hearing from you!
Luke Binns
PhD Candidate
Dublin Institute of Technology
Room 213, DIT Mountjoy Square,
Dublin 1,Ireland




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