Image 2019 RSA Annual Conference, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Date and location

  •   June 5, 2019 - June 7, 2019
  •   University of Santiago de Compostela, Praza da Universidade, 1, 15703 Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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Conference details


Conference Fees

As a leading and impactful community, the RSA seeks to makes its conferences inclusive. Conference fees are determined by career stage and geography, as well as membership. We offer reduced conference rates for RSA members compared to non-members registration rates.  If you are not currently an RSA member, please consider joining the RSA before registering for the Conference.

To join the RSA as a member, please go to to the Members’ Lounge at before you register for the conference.

  • Best paper competition entry deadline 14th May 2019

Free to access Virtual Issue on the subject of Borders, available until 31st December 2020

Regions are intrinsically bounded territories. However, they are increasingly exposed to global forces and flows that undermine their borders. Therefore, it is necessary to push regions beyond their limits, which can be understood as physical, but also as mental and disciplinary. In this sense, regions have to be re-examined going beyond the traditional scopes. The possibilities are multiple, including, among others: regions as scenarios for resilience and global competition; regions as social and political constructions permanently adapted to trans-scale dynamics; and regions as arenas for cooperation and inclusion.

In short, the 2019 RSA Annual Conference aims to discuss how to push regions beyond all kinds of borders and we are calling upon the regional studies, policy and neighbouring communities to join us in Santiago de Compostela, with the following conference themes:

A. Regional Development & its Policies B. Global Economies, Trade, Commerce
C. Financial Geographies, Flows & Globalisation D. Regional economies & (re)location of activities
E. Innovation, Knowledge & Regional Development F. Technologies, Social Networks & Regional Development
G. Entrepreneurship, Businesses, Start-ups & Spin-offs H. Economies of Agglomeration, Clusters & Externalities
I. Regions & Identity Economics J. Tourism & Regional Development
K. Developing Rural, Peripheral, Remote & Marginal Regions L. Global South, BRICs & Developing Area Studies
M. Institutions, Governance, Governments & Policies N. Spatial Planning, Infrastructures & Practices
O. Geopolitics Nationalism, Federalism & Regionalism P. Borders, Cooperation & Cross Border Regions
Q. Demographics, Mobility, Migration & Labour Markets R. Wellbeing, Habitability, Vulnerability & Resilience
S. Sustainability, Climate Change, Environment & Energy T. Regional Methodology & Data
U. Regional Theorisation & History – Between Time & Space

We welcome papers from all – academics, researchers, students and those working in policy and practice. The event is inclusive and offers networking opportunities for all in our field. The organisers welcome proposals for special sessions, themed workshops and innovative forms of networking and collaboration. If you would like to organise or offer a session to the conference, please contact Lesa Reynolds at:

Conference Fees

We offer reduced conference rates for RSA members saving compared to non-members registration rates.

If you are not currently an RSA member, please have a look at our Membership Benefits and consider joining the RSA before registering for the Conference. To join the RSA as a member, please first go to to the Members’ Lounge at before you register for the conference.

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Registration Fees for RSA Members

Please click on Band to see countries BAND A BAND B BAND C BAND D
Individual (Inc China Division)/Corporate £390 £345 £275 £210
Early Career (Inc China Division)/Retired/Emeritus £320 £255 £195 £160
Student (Inc China Division) £285 £220 £160 £120

Registration Fees for Non-members

Non-members all categories/bands £450

Policy Day Rate (Thursday 6th June 2019 only)

RSA member £100
Non-members £150


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Country Bands: Please find the country you are currently living in.

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BAND A: Andorra; Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Bahrain; Belgium; Bermuda; Brunei; Darussalam; Canada; Cyprus; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Hong Kong, SAR, China; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; Korea, Rep.; Kuwait; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Macao, SAR, China; Malta; The Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Puerto Rico; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Trinidad & Tobago; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States

BAND B: Antigua & Barbuda; Argentina; Barbados; Chile; Costa Rica; Croatia; Czech Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Estonia; Greece ; Hungary; Kazakhstan; Latvia; Lithuania; Oman; Palau; Panama; Poland; Portugal; Seychelles; Slovakia; St. Kitts & Nevis; Uruguay; Venezuela

BAND C: Azerbaijan; Belarus; Botswana; Brazil; Bulgaria; China; Colombia; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Gabon; Grenada; Iran, Islamic Reb.; Jamaica; Lebanon; Malaysia; Maldives; Mauritius; Mexico; Montenegro; Peru; Romania; Russia; Serbia; St. Lucia; Suriname; South Africa; Thailand; Turkey; Turkmenistan

BAND D: Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Armenia; Bangladesh; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo, Dem. Rep.; Congo, Rep.; Cote d’Ivoire; Egypt, Arab Rep.; El Salvador; Ethiopia; Fiji; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Jordan; Kenya; Kiribati; Kosovo; Kyrgyz Republic; Liberia; Libya; Macedonia, FYR; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Moldova; Mongolia; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Pakistan; Paraguay; Philippines; Rwanda; Samoa; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Somalia ; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Swaziland; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tonga; Tunisia; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; West Bank & Gaza; Zambia; Zimbabwe

If your country/territory is not listed, please call us on  +44 (0)1273 698 017 or email to and we will give you a quote. Please note: Data for China does not include Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Macao, unless otherwise noted. 

Conference Organisers

Academic Organisers
María José Piñeira-Mantiñán – University de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Rubén Camilo Lois-González – University de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

RSA Organiser
Lesa reynolds –

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University of Santiago de Compostela, Praza da Universidade, 1, 15703 Santiago de Compostela, Spain