Applied Geography Commission: Geography Counts

When: July 11-14, 2017
Where: The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia
Abstract Submissions: See info at bottom of page
Cost: Standard: AUD$750; Student AUD$500

“On behalf of the entire local organizing committee, I would like to cordially welcome participants to the 2017 the Applied Geography Commission conference in collaboration with the  Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) in Brisbane. This year’s conference is being hosted by The University of Queensland on the St Lucia campus. We would also like to recognize those from University of the Sunshine Coast, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and Central Queensland University for their input.

This year’s conference theme is ‘Geography Counts’, stressing the role of geography in informing policy from a holistic, global perspective. We also would like to stress the breadth of the discipline, and welcome participation across all sub-disciplines, and from those using a diversity of methodologies. The committee also welcomes your input on anything we can do to make the conference better, and to encourage alternative disciplinary perspectives wherever we can. The diversity of keynote speakers (to be announced shortly) reflects this, and we hope that both geographers and non-geographers from Australasia and beyond attend and contribute. We look forward to seeing you in July in Brisbane!”

Dr Thomas Sigler


For detailed information on registration please go to: 

Geography Counts – Website


Abstract submissions: These will open in late February.

1.       From the home page: (https://absoluteevents.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/iag2017/web)

2.       Click “Programme” > “Call for Abstracts”

3.       Click “Submit Abstract”

4.       Create a “New Account” and sign in

5.       Under “Abstract submission” Click “Theme” and in the dropdown list select “Applied Geography Commission”

6.       Complete remaining author details, enter your abstract and “Submit”

Activities: There will be a variety of exciting opportunities to explore the Brisbane area and beyond – more details on the various fieldtrips to follow shortly!

More Info: If you would like additional info please contact our local organizer – Jonathan Corcoran jj.corcoran@uq.edu.au

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