Conference Notices

Links to conferences which may be of interest to Geographers:

November 2017

The 8th State of Australian Cities Conference will be held in Adelaide from 28-30 November 2017. SOAC is the premier conference for academics and researchers focused on the complex challenges and issues facing urban landscapes within Australia. The conference aims to provide a focus for new urban scholarship and will bring together the most prominent academics working in this area in Australia, together with new researchers, policy makers and practitioners – who are interested in the Australian city. More information at: 

October 2017

The IGU Commission on Geography of Governance will hold its 2017 Annual Conference on Local Governance in the new urban Agenda at the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, from 19-21 October.
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The Geomorphology Symposium to be held in 2017 will be held in Elaz?? F?rat University on 12-14 October 2017. Geomorphology Association in cooperation with Elaz?? Firat University Geography Department will be hosting "International Geomorphology Symposium". The notifications presented at the symposium will be published in the "Proceedings" booklet. Symposium presentation language is in Turkish and English. The symposium aims to bring together all national and international scientists and practitioners who are interested in geomorphology and who contribute to the development and spread of geomorphology. More information at: 

September 2017

The 5th International Conference on Geographies of Children, Youth and Families will be held from 25-27 September 2017 at the University of Loughborough UK. The session title is Precarious lives: children, youth and families in contexts of urban povertis currently calling for papers, and session organisers, Lorraine van Blerk (University of Dundee, UK) & Harriot Beazley (University of the Sunshine Coast, AUS) are currently calling for papers. More information at:

The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London from 29th August – 1st September 2017. More information is available at:

August 2017

The inaugural International Symposium of the Active Living Laboratory at the University of Otago (New Zealand), will be on “Active Living and Environment: Towards a Healthier and More Sustainable Future” from 28-30 August 2017 at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The goal is to bring together researchers, policy makers, health promoters, urban designers, transport experts and interested members of the public to engage in a multidisciplinary and multi-sector dialogue about Active Living and Environment. Symposium themes include Health, Transportation, Environment and Sustainability. More information is available at: 

July 2017

A two-day training course on social impact assessment will be held from 17-18 July 2017 at the University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane. Australiain partnership with the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland. Trainers are Prof Frank Vanclay and Dr Ana Maria Esteves. This intermediate course provides a current overview of leading industry practice related to social impact assessment and management that is consistent with IAIA’s International Principles for SIA and Guidance for SIA. The course will address the current issues relevant to the business of managing the social impacts of extractives projects. The trainers include a leading academic in SIA and a person with considerable industry consulting experience. In the course, SIA is regarded as being more than just the ex-ante prediction of social impacts, it should be the process of managing the social issues, and a mechanism to ensure social and economic development. More Information and registration is available at: 

The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference and the 3rd Safe Cities Conference will be held in Brisbane from 10th - 11th July, 2017More information is at: 

The 2017 Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) conference is to be held in Brisbane on 12-14 July 2017, with 11 July designated for post-grad day and study group meetings.. This year’s conference is being hosted by The University of Queensland on the St Lucia campus. We would also like to recognise those from University of the Sunshine Coast, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and Central Queensland University for their input. The conference theme is ‘Geography Counts’, stressing the role of geography in informing policy from a holistic, global perspective. We also would like to stress the breadth of the discipline, and welcome participation across all sub-disciplines, and from those using a diversity of methodologies. The IAG Conference is the annual meeting of the Institute of Australian Geographers, a non-profit organisation representing geographers and aiming to promote and advance the discipline of geography. Participants from academic, non-profit, government, business, research, and other institutional backgrounds are encouraged to attend. More information from the conference website:

The Regional Studies Association Second Australasia Conference 2017Fragmented Regional Worlds: Inequality and Populism in a Globalising World, will be held from 3rd-5th July 2017, at the University of Sydney. A selection of papers will be considered for chapter contributions for an edited book on place-based deal-making scheduled for publication in 2018. More information at:

June 2017:

The 2017 Developing Northern Australia Conference will be held at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel on the 19th and 20th June, followed by study tours on 21st June. Following the highly successful conferences in Townsville in 2015 and Darwin in 2016 and the implementation of the government White Paper, the focus of the 2017 conference will be on initiatives to drive progress, growth and investment in the development of Northern Australia. As a member of the The Institute of Australian Geographers, you are eligible to register to attend the Conference at the Member registration rate. For information on prices please visit the website at: