Call for Session Sponsorship – RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019 (Royal Geographical Society, London)

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 at the Royal Geographical Society in London from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2019, with workshops and opening events on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

The chair of the 2019 conference is Professor Hester Parr (University of Glasgow). The conference theme is Geographies of Trouble / Geographies of Hope.

The full call for sessions can be found here:

The deadline for session proposals submissions to PolGRG is Monday 17 December 2018.

Please email submissions to Ruth Massey (, 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. Please also indicate if you are applying or intend to apply for sponsorship with any other research group.

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 15 February 2019 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:

Find out more about possible conference session formats here:

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 feel free to contact Ruth Massey (