Image 2019 Student and Early Career Conference, Lincoln, UK

Date and location

  •   October 31, 2019 - November 1, 2019
  •   University of Lincoln, Lincoln, United Kingdom

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Conference details

  • Video Presentations submitted by – 1st October 2019
  • Registration open


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This conference will give PhD students and early career researchers (within 5 years after finishing a PhD) the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional and urban studies, planning, geography, politics, development studies, economics and related fields. This is an annually run conference and previous participants particularly valued the invaluable feedback received, new ideas and learning how to strategically develop and enhance their profiles for career progression.

Experts in academic publishing, funding and impact will be present during the conference and provide insights into how to publish in academic journals, how to build a professional network, how to promote your publications, how and where to apply for funding and how to increase the impact of your work.

The conference will bring together a range of international participants from different disciplines to present and debate their work in a welcoming, supportive and stimulating environment. Participants will be able to enrich their engagement with contemporary research in the field and share their learning.

The 2019 conference is hosted by the University of Lincoln School of Geography in partnership with Lincoln International Business School. The event is also supported by the University of Lincoln Doctoral School.

We welcome submissions with a regional focus and especially those in the following areas:

Urban and Regional Challenges in the Global South Big Data, Mapping and Visualisation
Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Gender, Diversity and Equality
Regional and International Migration Sustainable Tourism and the Visitor Economy
Regional Policy and Industrial Strategy Regional Governance and Institutions
Innovation, Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0 Education, Skills and Regional Labour Markets
Urban and Regional Inequalities, Social Mobility and Uneven Development The New Territories of Regional Politics: Localism, Nationalism, Devolution and Brexit
Connecting Rural and Coastal Regions Infrastructure Planning and Investment for Regional Growth
Climate Change and Regional Environmental Challenges Global Political Ecology
Housing Markets Global and Regional Demographic Challenges
Entrepreneurial Regions

The conference will include the following sessions: Plenary: Universities, Innovation and the Industrial Strategy: Getting your Research Heard in Local and National Debates

Plenary: International Networks and Career Progression: A Session showcasing research and learning from the Migration, Inter-connectivity and Regional Development (MICARD) RSA Research Network

Workshop: Getting Published

Abstract submission: Please submit your research (up to 250 words) via the Regional Studies Association conference portal by 10th September 2019. Abstracts will be considered against the criteria of originality and interest, subject balance and geographical spread.

Conference Fees

Your active participation allows us to support the global regional studies community. Your engagement is key to the impact that regional studies can make. Thank you.

Non-members fees include 1 year RSA Membership

RSA Members
Student Member £55
Early Career Member £65
Individual Member £130
Corporate Member £130
Non-members Inc 1 Year RSA Membership
Non-member Student £105
Non-member Early Career £147
Non-member Individual £239

Conference Organisers

Scientific Committee:

Dr Gary Bosworth, School of Geography, University of Lincoln, UK
Dr Agnieszka Rydzik, Lincoln International Business School, UK
Dr Adegbola Ojo, School of Geography, University of Lincoln, UK
Dr David Gray, Department of Economics, University of Lincoln, UK
Maria Salomaa (Marie Curie Phd Student), Lincoln International Business School, UK

RSA conference manager: Lesa Reynolds,

Related Documents

Call for Papers
Virtual Conference Guide
Conference Programme 18th Oct


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University of Lincoln, Lincoln, United Kingdom