Image 2019 RSA Annual Conference, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Date and location

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

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Conference details

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Early Career Speaker application deadline 10th December 2018

Special Session proposal deadline 4th January 2019

Bursary application deadline 1st February 2019

Abstract submission deadline 28th February 2019

Best paper competition entry deadline 14th May 2019

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 about how to push regions beyond all kind of borders as a way to plan the future with different lens. Thus, we are calling upon the regional studies 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: lesa.reynolds@regionalstudies.org.

Conference Fees

We offer reduced conference rates for RSA members saving between 16-80% compared to non-members registration rates (early bird registration).

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 go to to the Members’ Lounge at https://members.regionalstudies.org/lounge

Early Bird Registration Fees for RSA Members register before 28th February 2019

BAND A BAND B BAND C BAND D
Individual (Inc China Division)/Corporate £330 £285 £215 £150
Early Career (Inc China Division)/Retired/Emeritus £270 £205 £145 £110
Student (Inc China Division) £245 £180 £120 £80

Early Bird Registration Fees for Non-members register before 28th February 2019

Non-members all categories/bands £395

Registration Fees for RSA Members after 28th February 2019

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 registering after 28th February 2019

Non-members all categories/bands £450

Policy Day Rate (Thursday 6th June 2019 only)

RSA member £100
Non-members £150

 

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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 – lesa.reynolds@regionalstudies.org

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