RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff

The Population Geography Research Group invites suggestions for sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018. The conference will take place in Cardiff from Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 August 2018 with workshops and opening events on Tuesday 28 August. The chair of the 2018 conference is Professor Paul Milbourne (Cardiff University). The conference theme is ‘Geographical landscapes / changing landscapes of geography.’

Full call for sessions can be found here:

We welcome any sessions that engage with the conference theme and the broad themes of population geography. This could include, but is not limited to, migration; diversity; population transitions; population structures; inequalities; birth, lives and death; different methodological approaches to understanding population geography. We welcome co-sponsored sessions and any session that utilise a non-traditional format.

If you would like to be considered for sponsorship, please send the following information to Sophie Cranston ( ) by the 8th January 2018:

  1.  title of proposed session (up to 15 words), name and affiliation of organizers, and abstract of c. 200-300 words
  2. indication of proposed format (e.g. papers or panel discussion, number of papers, number of timeslots etc.)

We actively invite session proposals from postgraduate researchers. If you would like support with your proposal, please contact Charlotte Bolton ( and Andreas Culora (


We will inform session organisers about sponsorship by the 10th of January, ahead of the deadline for submitting sessions to the RGS-IBG on the 16th February 2018.


PGRG AGM followed by drinks reception

Our 2017 AGM took place at the Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday 30th August 2017. The AGM included the election of new committee members and discussing plans for the year ahead.

RGS IBG Annual International Conference

The 2017 Annual International Conference was held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, from Tuesday 29 August to Friday 1 September 2017.

This years conference was chaired by Sarah Radcliffe (University of Cambridge, UK). The chair’s theme was ‘Decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world’.

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A number of our members attended the 9th International Conference on Population Geographies at the University of Washington, Seattle, June 29-July 1, 2017.

The International Conference on Population Geographies is a biennial gathering of population geographers, spatial demographers and others interested in presenting papers and sharing ideas on spatial population issues.

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