A full programme will be available in February 2011, until then please peruse the below information on the plans confirmed to date.

Friday 1st April 2011
Delegates will be able to register their attendence at the conference, collect their welcome pack and their conference pass from the foyer on Level 2 of the Geography Department’s West Building from 1600. The conference will begin in the Appleby Lecture Theatre (W103: 1845 for 1900) with a welcome talk by Professor Joe Painter, Head of Department, who will also introduce the pre-conference plenary. We are delighted to announce that the pre-conference plenary, kindly sponsored by Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study (, will be performed by Professor Sarah Whatmore (Oxford University) who will speak to the conference theme of ‘Geographical Futures’. This will be reflected upon by Professor Ash Amin (Executive Director of the IAS and Professor in the Department of Geography) (TBC). This will be followed by a drinks reception in the department’s ‘Manley Room’.

Saturday 2nd April 2011
The Co-Chairs will introduce the day’s proceedings at 0900, with the first set of sessions starting at 0915. The day will consist of four sessions of presentations, lasting either 60 minutes (four presenters) or 75 minutes (five presenters). Each session is comprised of four separate themed sessions These will be held at:

0915 – 1030
Session 1

1030 – 1100
Refreshment break

1100 – 1200
Session 2

1205 – 1305
Session 3

1305 – 1405

1405 – 1550
Session 4

1615 – 1715
Workshops (details to follow)

During the lunch break we will host the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum AGM.

The conference will conclude with a formal dinner to be held on Durham’s historic bailey and in the shadow of Durham Cathedral at St. Chad’s College. The Dinner will include a waitered 3 course meal with coffee and inclusive of wine. The dinner (1900 for 1930) will be followed by live entertainment (included in price) and the College bar will be open.