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RGS conference draws record numbers to Cardiff

17 July 2018

Cardiff University will play host to the 2018 Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Annual International Conference, 29 – 31 August.

Preparations are well underway for the prestigious RGS conference which attracts delegates from all around the world. This year looks set to break records, with 1,600 delegates expected to visit Cardiff for the event, making it the best attended annual RGS conference outside of London.

There will be more than 360 sessions this year, including plenary lectures and panels, convened sessions, workshops and field experiences. Delegates will also be able to take advantage of a stimulating social and cultural programme which will introduce them to the sights and sounds of Wales’ capital city.

Professor Paul Milbourne, Head of the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, is the Chair of the 2018 conference and has chosen Geographical landscapes / changing landscapes of geography as the conference theme.

Professor Milbourne explained that “the conference theme is deliberately broad allowing delegates the freedom to explore landscapes in a range of different contexts - historical, contemporary and future – and across many different spaces.”

He added: “It is a pleasure to chair this year’s conference, which is returning to Wales for the first time in 25 years. We look forward to welcoming the hundreds of delegates to Cardiff, and to Cardiff University, for what is an exciting programme of plenary sessions and keynote lectures. I have no doubt the conference will once again provide an excellent environment for the development of new relationships, thoughtful and healthy academic debate, and the opportunity to re-assert the global value and impact of geographical scholarship.”

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Please visit the RGS conference website to view the provisional programme for the 2018 conference.

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