We currently have several calls for Early Career Plenary Speakers at our forthcoming conferences.

Applying is easy, for North America and Central and Eastern Europe you will need to submit an abstract that fits with one of the conference themes. If successful you will be part of one of the plenary sessions which fits your choice of topic.

For the Annual Conference the successful applicant will take part in the opening plenary panel session. The 90-minute panel will consist of 5 speakers and the focus will be on the future of regional studies. Each panellist will be asked to make a short opening statement, this will then be followed by discussion among the panellists, with frequent interventions from the audience in the form of questions and comments. The call is open to all, but we are particularly keen to hear from researchers working from or on regions in the Global South.

Applications should take the form of both a short video (maximum 4 minutes) of the paper to be presented and 300-word abstract.

If you have any questions concerning the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Lesa at Lesa.reynolds@regionalstudies.org.