The Royal Geographical Society has choosen NewcastleGateshead for its Annual International Conference in 2022, after a joint bid from Newcastle University and NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau. The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2022 will be held at Newcastle University between Tuesday 30 August and Friday 2 September 2022. The conference usually attracts over 2,000 attendees from 60 countries around the world, with a third coming from outside the UK.
The conference promotes the importance of international collaboration in geography within research, scholarship, teaching and field science, and the value of sharing ideas and perspectives. The event, which is the largest annual academic geography conference in Europe, will be based on Newcastle University’s main campus with multiple breakout rooms being used for smaller sessions over the three days.
“Having postponed our planned 2020 conference to 2021 in London, we are really delighted to be bringing the annual conference to Newcastle in 2022“, Dr Sarah Evans, Research and Collections Engagement Manager at The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), said. „We know both the university and the city will be welcoming hosts, and we are keen for our delegates to see all that Newcastle has to offer. We’ll also be working with the team at Newcastle to facilitate virtual and remote participation from colleagues who can’t join us in person.”
Paul Szomoru, Director of Business Events at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, adds: “Newcastle University is renowned for its strengths in geographical research and teaching, making it a fitting venue for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2022.