Image 2015 RSA Student and Early Career Conference

Date and location

  •   October 29, 2015 - October 30, 2015
  •   ICOSS, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Conference details

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: Sunday 27th September 2015


The Regional Studies Association welcomes submissions of abstracts to our annual Early Career conference, to be held in Sheffield in October 2015. This conference will give early career researchers the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and related fields. The conference will bring together participants to present and debate their work in a welcoming and stimulating environment. Participants will receive invaluable feedback, new ideas and will learn how to strategically develop and enhance their profiles for career progression. One session will focus on academic change and the job market. Editors of the RSA journals Regional Studies, Territory Politics Governance, Spatial Economic Analysis and Regional Studies, Regional Science will be present.

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

  • Urban and regional policy
  • New challenges in urban planning
  • New economic geography
  • Big data and regions
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Politics and territory
  • Mega-regions and City regions
  • Regional mapping and visualisation
  • Clusters and smart specialisation
  • Labour markets and migration
  • Social and community cohesion
  • Innovation and knowledge

Conference Format

The conference will begin and end with plenary lectures. In between, parallel workshop tracks will be held, all within the ICOSS building, 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.

Conference Fees
The conference is open to RSA members and non-members. Fees for members and non-members are shown in the table below. RSA members benefit from a lower registration fee. Non-members might wish to join the RSA to also benefit from the reduced conference fee and our membership benefits (e.g. publications, funding, networking opportunities, awards, open networks and collaborations, an expert register, reduced members' rates for RSA events, conferences and discounted publications). To find out more about membership please click here

RSA Early Career Member (Early career is defined as 5 years post PhD)

RSA Student Member (Full time Student)

RSA Individual Member

Non-member Early Career (Early career is defined as 5 years post PhD)

Non-member Student (Full time Student)








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 Organisers

Academic Organisers: Alasdair Rae, University of Sheffield, UK: and Ignazio Cabras, Northumbria University, UK:

RSA Organiser, Lesa Reynolds:

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ICOSS, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK