Date and location
- October 30, 2019 - November 1, 2019
- University of Lincoln, Lincoln, United Kingdom
- Abstract submission deadline Extended – 26th August 2019
- Video Presentations submitted by – 1st October 2019
- Abstract acceptance notification – 2nd September 2019
- Registration open – 2nd September 2019
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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|
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.
Non-members fees include 1 year RSA Membership
|Early Career Member||£65|
|Non-members Inc 1 Year RSA Membership|
|Non-member Early Career||£147|
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, firstname.lastname@example.org