Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference 2014 - Sheffield, UK

Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference 2014

Date and location

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Conference details

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Abstract Submission deadline extended to Sunday 14th September 2014 - Click here to register

If you wish to submit an abstract you will first need to register and pay the appropriate conference fee, during this process you will have an opportunity to upload your abstract. The conference is inclusive which means all abstracts are automatically accepted, the only exceptions are if the abstract does not fall into the scope of Regional Studies, Regional Science or contains inappropriate material.

Professor Gordon Dabinett introduces the RSA Early Career Conference 2014:


The Regional Studies Association encourages submissions of abstracts to our annual Early Career conference, to be held in Sheffield in October 2014. This exciting conference, sponsored by new open access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science, will provide early career researchers with the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and science. The objective of the conference is bring together students and early career researchers to present and debate their work in a welcoming and stimulating environment, with a view to getting invaluable feedback and new ideas and learning more about how and where to publish their research results. One session will focus on how the publishing environment is changing and the new opportunities it creates. A number of distinguished Plenary Speakers will be in attendance, in addition to the Editors-in-Chief of Regional Studies, Regional Science. Participants working in the following areas are invited to submit an abstract, though we welcome all submissions with a regional studies or regional science focus.

Urban & Regional Development & Policy New Challenges in Urban Planning
New Economic Geography Big Data & Regions
Climate Change & Sustainability Urban & Regional Governance
Politics & Territory Innovation & Knowledge
Mega-regions City Regions
Regional Mapping & Visualisation Clusters & Smart Specialisation
Labour Markets & Migration Spatial Justice

Conference Format
The conference will begin and end with a series of plenary lectures. In between these sessions a number of parallel workshop tracks will be held, all within the ICOSS building at the heart of the University of Sheffield’s city centre campus. Papers will be grouped thematically after submission. We will also hold a special ‘how to get published’ session with journal editors and devote one session to more innovative presentation formats.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Gillian Bristow, Cardiff University, UK
Sally Hardy, Regional Studies Association, UK
Martin Jones, University of Sheffield, UK
Paul Hildreth, Surf at Salford University, UK

Information About the Venue

The conference venue is 300m from the nearest tram stop, which connects directly to Sheffield train station (accessible directly from most major UK cities). For international visitors, there is a direct train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield. There are many bars, restaurants and hotels within walking distance of the venue.

Conference Pricing

Conference fees - Please ensure you are a paid up 2014 member of the Regional Studies Association if you intend to register at the member's rate. Please click here to see which Country Band your country belongs to. 

Early Career Member £55.00
Student Member £45.00
Individual/Corporate Member £120.00
Early Career Non Member £80.00
Student Non Member £60.00
Individual Non Member £140.00

Register and submit your abstract here

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Conference organisers

Academic Organiser:
Alasdair Rae:

RSA Organiser:
Lesa Reynolds:

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How to get there

ICOSS, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

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