We are inviting proposals for Special Sessions for the forthcoming RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, which will take place from 28-30 August 2019 at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

We would be particularly interested in sponsoring sessions which illustrate how various types of data (from census to micro-data and new sources of big data) and cutting edge analytical methods can help us understand the different Geographies of Trouble and Hope, following the conference’s theme. We are also open to other session proposals, which are within the remit of QMRG.

The proposals can lead to paper sessions, poster presentations or panels. We would encourage proposals for sessions led by post-graduate students.

QMRG has access to a limited number of passes for non RGS members, and this might be an opportunity for session organisers to invite non-academics (e.g. from industry) as presenters or discussants.

How to submit your proposal

Please use the RGS-IBG Session Proposal form available here and send it to Emmanouil Tranos (e.tranos@bham.ac.uk) and Dani Arribas-Bel (d.arribas-bel@liverpool.ac.uk) by 14th January 2019. We will assess all the proposals and get back to you by 21st January.

If your session is accepted for sponsorship by the QMRG you need to secure participants and complete the required paperwork by 15th February 2019 as indicated in the RGS-IBG relevant page.

Records of QMRG-sponsored sessions at recent conferences may be found via the links below (for each one choose ‘Browse by Affliation’ then ‘Quantitative Methods Research Group):