Date and location
- June 5, 2019 - June 7, 2019
- University of Santiago de Compostela, Praza da Universidade, 1, 15703 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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 https://members.regionalstudies.org/lounge 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://members.regionalstudies.org/lounge before you register for the conference.
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)
Country Bands: Please find the country you are currently living in.
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 email@example.com 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.
María José Piñeira-Mantiñán – University de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Rubén Camilo Lois-González – University de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Lesa reynolds – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Santiago Conference Call for Papers
- Newcomers Guide to the Annual Conference
- RSA Membership
- Publish with the RSA
- Best Paper Award Information
- Terms and Conditions
- Policy Day
- Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities
- Technical and Post Conference Tours
- Travel and Hotel Information
- Venue Information
- Side Event – 2nd Networking Workshop for Early and Mid-Career Women in Regional Studies and Science
- Side Event – Young Scholars Initiative Workshop
- Draft Conference Programme 25th April
- 2019 RSA Annual Conference Bursary Winners
- 2019 RSA Annual Conference Sponsors and Supporters
- 2019 RSA Annual Conference Plenary Speakers
- 2019 RSA Annual Conference Special Sessions