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Abstract submissions are now open for IAG 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Abstract submissions are now open for the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) annual conference, to be held 11-14 July in Brisbane. Abstracts can be submitted through the online conference portal. The organising committee will allocate abstracts into sessions in consultation with session organisers.

Abstracts can be submitted under general thematic areas (e.g. ‘GIS’, ‘Cultural Geography’, etc.) or to specific organised sessions. A complete list of sessions appears

The programme will be diverse and provide a variety of disciplinary perspectives – we encourage those from all areas of geography as well as non-geographers to submit. Confirmed keynote speakers include Michael Batty (UCL), Jo Little (Exeter), Jonathan Nott (JCU), and Matthew Zook (Kentucky). There will also be special sessions in collaboration with the International Geographical Union.

Some other key dates to note:

Registration is now open at www.iagconference.com.au. The early registration period closes 10 May.
· Abstract submission will be open until 5 April. Delegates will be notified of their abstract acceptance by 26 April.

Please keep an eye on the website for updates.

IAG 2017 Conference in Brisbane in July

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Check out the IAG 2017 Conference website for the Brisbane conference in July 2017:
https://absoluteevents.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/iag2017/web

IAG 2016 Conference Website

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

**IAG 2016 Conference Website is now available for viewing**.

Includes the Key Dates.

Calendar for Future IAG Conferences:

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Calendar for Future IAG Conferences:

2016 - Adelaide  (website developed soon)
2017 - Brisbane
2018 - Auckland, New Zealand (combined with NZGS/IAG conference)

IAG 2015 Conference Program

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

The conference program for IAG 2015 is now available to download as a printable PDF, or to view online:
https://kaigi.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/iag2015/iag2015/Agenda

IAG 2015 Conference, Canberra July 1-3 at the Australian National University

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

IAG 2015 Conference, Canberra July 1-3 at the Australian National University
Abstract Submission close 10 March 2015
(**extended to 24 March 2015**)

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Conference Website: www.iag2015.com.au

KEY DATES:

**Abstract Submission open (online submission via conference website only)
Abstract Submission close 10 March 2015 (**extended to 24 March 2015**)

**1 February 2015 Early Bird Registration open (online registration via conference website only)
Early Bird Registration close 8 May 2015

Call for Abstracts
IAG Conference Canberra 1-3 July 2015

The theme of the conference for 2015 is ‘Exploring Geographic Connections’ and focuses on exploring and strengthening the links between geography and the diverse domains that geographers apply themselves to regarding current and emerging challenges.  The conference draws attention to geographers’ existing (and potential) contributions to the policy sphere.  Beyond the formal policy arena, the theme of exploring connections also draws attention the wider governance systems in which geographers have a contribution to make – such as through interactions with the business sector, the not for profit sector and others, in a wide range of contexts, from urban to rural.  In pursuing the theme of geographic connections, the conference also turns the spotlight on the discipline itself, to inquire where Geography is heading from national and international perspectives. What new connections should geographers be cultivating and what aspects of our disciplinary tradition are valuable to retain for the future?

We have received around 30 session proposals. You are welcome to submit an abstract for any of these sessions as detailed on the Program page of this website. Alternatively, you can submit your abstract to the ‘unassigned’ pool of abstracts which the program committee will allocate to the most appropriate session.

Presentation type: Abstracts may be submitted for a 15 minute presentation, 5 minute panel session presentation, or poster. You may select your presentation type preference when you submit your abstract via the online submission site.

Full details of the abstract submission procedure are available on the conference website: www.iag2015.com.au/

The closing date for Abstract submissions is now 24 March, 2015.

Conference Flyer: iag-2015promotional-flyer_extended-to-24-march.pdf

Looking forward to seeing you in Canberra,

Tom Measham and Bruce Doran
Co-Chairs  IAG Canberra 2015

Ps. Should you have any questions please contact the conference secretariat via email to iag2015@kaigi.com.au

 Travel Grants for Postgraduates

The IAG supports the active participation of its postgraduate members in national and international conferences. To further this aim the Council provides travel grants to assist eligible Research Higher Degree students to attend the annual IAG National Conference and the International Geographical Union Congress. The following describes the selection criteria and application process for postgraduate members who wish to apply for funding to attend the National Conference. Travel grants are awarded at the discretion of the IAG Council. Support for attendance at conferences other than the IAG Conference and the IGU Congress is not available from the IAG.

View all the guidelines at:
https://www.iag.org.au/postgraduates/travel-grants-for-post-graduates/

IAG 2015 Conference, Canberra July 1-3 at the Australian National University

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Early bird and Abstract submission open for IAG 2015 Conference, Canberra July 1-3 at the Australian National University

Conference Website: www.iag2015.com.au

KEY DATES:

**Abstract Submission open (online submission via conference website only)
Abstract Submission close 10 March 2015

**1 February 2015 Early Bird Registration open (online registration via conference website only)
Early Bird Registration close 8 May 2015

Call for Abstracts
IAG Conference Canberra 1-3 July 2015

The theme of the conference for 2015 is ‘Exploring Geographic Connections’ and focuses on exploring and strengthening the links between geography and the diverse domains that geographers apply themselves to regarding current and emerging challenges.  The conference draws attention to geographers’ existing (and potential) contributions to the policy sphere.  Beyond the formal policy arena, the theme of exploring connections also draws attention the wider governance systems in which geographers have a contribution to make – such as through interactions with the business sector, the not for profit sector and others, in a wide range of contexts, from urban to rural.  In pursuing the theme of geographic connections, the conference also turns the spotlight on the discipline itself, to inquire where Geography is heading from national and international perspectives. What new connections should geographers be cultivating and what aspects of our disciplinary tradition are valuable to retain for the future?

We have received around 30 session proposals. You are welcome to submit an abstract for any of these sessions as detailed on the Program page of this website. Alternatively, you can submit your abstract to the ‘unassigned’ pool of abstracts which the program committee will allocate to the most appropriate session.

Presentation type: Abstracts may be submitted for a 15 minute presentation, 5 minute panel session presentation, or poster. You may select your presentation type preference when you submit your abstract via the online submission site.

Full details of the abstract submission procedure are available on the conference website: www.iag2015.com.au/

The closing date for Abstract submissions is 10 March, 2015.

Looking forward to seeing you in Canberra,

Tom Measham and Bruce Doran
Co-Chairs  IAG Canberra 2015

Ps. Should you have any questions please contact the conference secretariat via email to iag2015@kaigi.com.au

IAG 2015 Call for Parallel Sessions

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Call for parallel sessions closes 15 January, 2015
IAG 2015 Conference, Canberra July 1-3 at the Australian National University

Website: www.iag2015.com.au

The theme of the conference is ‘Exploring Geographic Connections’ which focuses on exploring and strengthening the links between geography and the diverse domains that geographers apply themselves.  The conference will draw attention to the existing and potential contributions made by geographers to the policy sphere and wider governance system through interactions with the business sector, the not for profit sector and others, in a wide range of contexts, from urban to rural. Of particular emphasis at this conference is the focus on exploring cultural connections, and foremost among those are the links to Indigenous communities.  In pursuing the theme of geographic connections, the conference also turns the spotlight on the discipline itself, to inquire where Geography is heading from national and international perspectives.

 The call for parallel sessions is currently open. There are  2 options to submit a session proposal.

1)     Sessions proposed by the Study Groups will be given priority when developing the Program so please  consider developing your session proposals in collaboration with the  relevant Study Group. More information on Study Groups including contact details is available here: https://www.iag.org.au/study-groups/

2)     Session proposals outside the study groups are also welcome. To propose a conference session outside of the study group structure please forward the following information to  Thomas.Measham@anu.edu.au or Bruce.Doran@anu.edu.au

Title for session (10 Words max)

Abstract (200 words  max)

Forwarded emails expressing interest from at least 4 people with draft titles of proposed presentations for the session (final presentation titles not necessary until 10 March).

The due date for session proposals is 15 January 2015 so that we can incorporate sessions into the Abstract submission website (therefore delegates will be able to directly align their abstracts to these sessions). 

We look forward to seeing you in Canberra, 

Tom Measham and Bruce Doran

Co-Chairs IAG Canberra 2015

For general inquiries about the conference please contact Tricia Hopkins at Kaigi Conferencing and Events: tricia@kaigi.com.au 

IAG/NZGS 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014

  • We encourage all Geographers to visit the conference website: http://iag-nzgs2014.org/
  • Conference App is: http://iag-nzgs-2014.m.asnevents.com.au/
  • Use #IAG2014 as the Twitter account for the conference [changed to #IAGNZGS2014 to be more inclusive].


An invitation to submit sessions for the Joint IAG/NZGS conference to be held in Melbourne in 2014

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

  An invitation to submit sessions for the Joint IAG/NZGS conference to be held in Melbourne in 2014

  (From Ian Rutherfurd and Brian Cook, University of Melbourne)

Every four years a joint Trans-Tasman geography conference is held between the IAG and our sister organisation the New Zealand Geographical Society.  The exciting news is that this joint IAG/NZGS conference is being held in Melbourne between Monday June 30th and Wednesday July 2nd, 2014.  The main conference will be held in the beautiful cloisters of the University of Melbourne, but the event is being organised by the geographical community of Melbourne from Monash, Deakin, Victoria and RMIT Universities. 

We encourage all geographers to visit the conference web-site http://iag-nzgs2014.org/

Already on the program are a pre-conference post-graduate day (held on Sunday 29th of June), book launches, and a field trip to the Yarra Valley.  A range of excellent key-note speakers are being invited.  You will also be happy to know about affordable accommodation options!  We know that capital cities are expensive places, so we have been able to secure inexpensive accommodation at University colleges, as well as good deals in nearby hotels.  The cost of the conference will be kept at around the same price as the excellent 2013 conference in Perth. 

Call for sessions

This year we invite you to propose conference sessions in which research groups or individuals can suggest any geographical themes that they think could attract a minimum of four presenters.  Please immediately go to the conference website  http://iag-nzgs2014.org/ and suggest sessions.  We have extended the date for submission of session topics for the IAG/NZGS conference to February 10th.  

The key date to remember for now is February 15, 2014.  On that day we will advertise the sessions, call for abstracts (some of which will fit within the proposed sessions), and open registrations.  Early registration will close March 1st, with all registrations closing June 1st.  The final program will be posted soon thereafter.

Pre-conference Postgraduate Day

The postgraduate day will this year take place on Sunday June 29th. It will involve career development activities, followed by the opportunity for a geographical tour of the lanes and icons of central Melbourne.  Planning is still progressing, but possible sessions could include: a panel discussion on grant submissions and DECRA applications (involving past assessors); presentations from geographical journal editors on publishing ‘dos & don’ts’; geographical department leaders who have been part of recent hiring panels (to discuss job applications for ECRs); and a presentation by a ‘networking’ specialist. 

Students will then have lunch with the IAG Council to meet some established academics before the conference. Following lunch, post-doctoral researchers from the human and physical sciences will discuss their experiences. Finally, there will be a walking tour of Melbourne, where we will visit, and learn about, some of the famous laneways, landmarks, and historical sites of Melbourne – whilst getting to know each other better.

We welcome any suggestions for activities for the conference (e.g. people are suggesting things like book-launches), offers of sponsorship, and we also gratefully accept any offers of help in organising any aspect of the conference. 

Should you have any suggestions or questions please contact either Ian Rutherfurd (idruth@unimelb.edu.au) or Brian Cook (brian.cook@unimelb.edu.au)

We look forward to hearing about your session ideas, and we particularly look forward to seeing you in Melbourne in 2014.  

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Best regards

Ian Rutherfurd

Associate Professor

Associate Dean Research Training

Department of Resource Management and Geography

Melbourne School of Land and Environment

The University of Melbourne

Office 1.02 (just behind reception)

221 Bouverie Street

Parkville

Victoria 3010

Ph. +61 3 83443172

Mob. 0407 881210