Fay Gale Memorial Lecture

At each IAG Conference, an outstanding early career researcher working in Australia is invited to give a plenary Fay Gale Memorial lecture on a geographical topic of their choice.

(An early career researcher is defined by the ARC and the IGU as a person who completed a PhD less than five years ago).


Process for selecting speakers for the Fay Gale Memorial Lecture

The conference organisers select an appropriate speaker, with a preference for a local researcher, and send their nomination to the President six months before the conference. The President issues the invitation to the chosen speaker.

The IAG covers the costs of the speaker’s attendance at the conference

It is expected that the lecture would be submitted to Our Journal Geographical Research for publication.

In a joint conference year when the conference is held in New Zealand, an alternative nominating mechanism could be used, e.g. Council could invite smaller departments to nominate someone.