RGS-IBG 2017 PolGRG sponsored sessions

Dear all,

The Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG) of the RGS-IBG is pleased to extend an invitation to sponsor sessions at the next RGS-IBG Annual International Conference.

The conference will take place in London at the Society from Wednesday 30 August to Friday 1 September 2017 with workshops and opening events on Tuesday 29 August. The chair of the 2017 conference is Professor Sarah Radcliffe (University of Cambridge).The conference theme is ‘Decolonizing geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world’.

Full call for sessions can be found here:


The deadline for session proposals submissions to PolGRG is Thursday 22 December 2016.

Please email submissions to Diana Martin (diana.martin@port.ac.uk), including session title and abstract (max 400 words), name(s) and affiliation(s) of the session convenor(s), and the anticipated format of the session.

Session convenors will be notified in due course as to whether or not PolGRG will be able to provide sponsorship for your session. We can sponsor up to 12 session slots.

Please bear in mind that sessions cannot occupy more than two slots in the whole programme.

If sponsorship can be provided, then you have until Friday 17 February 2017 to provide the full session details (with all proposed papers and presenters) for final submission to the RGS-IBG.

The full guidelines for organizing sessions can be found at:


Please note that a list of key deadlines is available at


We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any specific queries regarding session proposal submissions, please contact Diana Martin (diana.martin@port.ac.uk)

Best wishes,