RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff 2018

The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference will take place in Cardiff from Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 August 2018

The Population Geography Research Group has a busy programme of events, activities and sponsored sessions – please come along and take part!


Tuesday 28th August

Pre-conference event: Austerity politics and changing landscapes of inequality

Organised by the Population Geography Research Group and the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group

Please find all the details about the event here. It will take place prior to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2018. This event brings together academic, policy and public participants to discuss these questions and the trends, experiences and challenges of austerity and inequality in a changing political landscape.

Confirmed speakers include:
Alison Stenning (University of Newcastle) Sarah Marie Hall (University of Manchester) Rory Coulter, (UCL), Sait Bayrakdar (Kings College London) and Ann Berrington (University of Southampton) Jon May (QMUL), Paul Cloke (University of Exeter), Andrew Williams (Cardiff University) and Liev Cherry (QMUL) Rosie Walker (University of Brighton), author of ‘The Rent Trap’

Booking now open through conference registration or for more details see programme here

Wednesday 29th August

Population Geography Research Group AGM (18.45-8pm) AGM details

Housing landscapes and the life course  Convenors: Rory Coulter (UCL) and Michael Thomas (Groningen) Session details

Thursday 30th August

Interrogating relationships between spatial and social mobility in the Global South Convenor:  Marta Bivand Erdal, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)  Session 1 details   Session 2 details 

Landscapes of Education Migrations and Mobilities  Convenors: Suzanne Beech (Ulster University) and Johanna Waters (University of Oxford) Session 1 details Session 2 details

Friday 31st August

Landscapes of Gentrification Convenors: Martin Phillips (University of Leicester) and Darren Smith (Loughborough University) Session 1 details  Session 2 details

The geographies of migrant politics Convenors: Liz Mavroudi and Sophie Cranston (Loughborough University)    Session 1 details   Session 2 details




2017 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’.

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.

For more information please click here