Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2013 in Perth, Western Australia

The School of Earth and Environment, University of Western Australia and the Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University invite you to attend the 2013 Institute of Australian Geographers Conference in Perth.

The conference theme, “Multi Speed Planet: Multi Speed Geographies?”, acknowledges Western Australia’s present position in the economic fast lane as a result the current – and mainly China driven – mining boom. However, it also seeks to encompass the environmental and social changes occurring at different rates and with differing effects in different locations and at different scales, from the decline in rainfall in South Western Australia in recent decades to the aging of the population in much of the developed world, the putative dawn of the ‘Asian century’ and the varied impacts and implications of climate change.

The conference seeks to encompass all areas of geography and welcomes contributions from geographers working in education, government and industry as well as cross disciplinary input from scholars and practitioners in related areas. Given Western Australia’s proximity to and growing links with Asia, we also take pleasure in inviting Asian geographers to share their experiences with their Australian colleagues.

Postgraduate student members of IAG are encouraged to apply for financial support from the Institute and to attend the Postgraduate Workshop at the University of Western Australia on Sunday June 30. IAG Study Groups and others will host themed sessions. A draft program will be available early July and updated regularly. The University of Western Australia is located a short distance west of Perth city centre on the bank of the Swan River. Regular bus services operate from Perth CBD and a shuttle bus service links to Subiaco station on the Perth-Fremantle railway line. Conference participants can choose local accommodation options close to the campus, including University halls of residence, or choose from convenient city locations and use public transport to reach the conference venues on the UWA Campus.



Important Dates:

Abstract submission closes: 

Acceptance notification to authors:
26 April

Early Bird registration closes:
12 May

Registration deadline for authors:
19 May