Join us for the 2012 Mid-term conference in Nottingham!

Nottingham: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd April 2012Abstract Deadline: Friday 3rd February 2012Hosted by and located at: School of Geography, Nottingham University
This year’s theme is ‘Geographical Reflections’. We would like postgraduates to critically explore the nature of their own work with a view to considering the past, present and future geographies within their sub-discipline and within the wider discipline. This could include:

reflecting on how postgraduate work has furthered debates in geography;
how postgraduates have developed new and innovative methodologies;
how postgraduates have challenged previous geographical work; and,
how postgraduates feel the discipline will develop in the future.

However, postgraduates should feel comfortable presenting on any theme. The central aim of the conference is to provide a supportive environment in which to present your research.
Contributions
We welcome contributions to this conference from postgraduates from across the UK and beyond. Be it a first year literary review, a second year methodological paper, a third year exploration of data or a fourth year summary of findings, it is hoped that the conference will provide an opportunity to test and float ideas amongst an environment of peers, as well as foster interaction between postgraduates working on similar topics in different departments and disciplines. The guidelines for submission are as follows:
Papers
Papers should be no more than 10 minutes in length with 5 additional minutes allocated for discussion afterwards. Abstracts of no more than 200 words can be submitted to RGSmidterm2012@nottingham.ac.uk
Posters
Posters should be A0 in size. They will be mounted on display boards throughout the day and presenters will be allocated a 15 minute slot in which to answer questions. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted to RGSmidterm2012@nottingham.ac.uk
The deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions is 3rd February 2012.
Delegate Fees
The delegate fee for the conference is £30. This includes a drinks reception, buffet lunch and refreshments. Furthermore, as is traditional we will hold a Conference Dinner on the evening of 21st April. The dinner will be held on University Park Campus in Florence Boot Halls of Residence and will include a 3 course meal, coffee and wine. The cost of the formal dinner is incorporated in the conference fee.
We have also negotiated a special accommodation rate of £25 per person per night in Florence Boot Halls of Residence. Please see our conference website for details of how to book (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/geography/research/rgs-ibg-postgraduate-conf…)
For further details and to see the call for papers please visit our conference website, http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/geography/research/rgs-ibg-postgraduate-conf…
Any further queries should be directed to the Conference Team RGSmidterm2012@nottingham.ac.uk. Alternatively, we are contactable by phone: 0115 9515452 (0900-1700 Monday to Friday).